Friday, August 16, 2013

Monochromatic Color Challenge with Just Us Girls

I never, never, EVER get tired of the shifting challenges from Just Us Girls!
Every week of the month, it's a little something different, and THIS week, 
even the COLOR challenge is different from the last time - 
we're playing with MONOCHROMATIC color! 

 Oh, HOW IS LOVED THIS!  It made me look HARD at my stash of 
goodies, but THEN I remembered one, little thing...   INK!!!!  Oh, yeah!
Ink AND some of my LATEST stamps from Wplus9 Design Studio...  

Just US Girls have SO much FUN with supplies!  

And I ADORE meeting a challenge with enthusiasm and creative spirit!

So, in case you're interested, here's a few tips on how I went MONOCHROMATIC!

 I made some cloud masks with post-its and placed them on a panel

Then I inked up the deck pattern on Dockside Backgrounds, 
and then stamped it along the bottom of the Oatmeal panel in 
three different shades of blue, starting lightest to darkest.  I did
not apply full pressure to the stamp, to allow vacancies in the 
ink.  TRUST me, this effect was EXACTLY what I wanted!

In the final layer, I sprayed dark blue SMOOCH spray from 
Clearsnap, direct to the stamp.  With a dry piece of sponge I 
dragged the ink across the pattern of the stamp, stamped it to
the foreground of the panel and then dragged the foreground 
with the sponge to smudge the pattern just a bit.  THIS made
the deck pattern turn into SEA, right before my eyes!  COOL!

 Repeating with the same ink colors, ink was sponged over the cloud masks and across the sky.

I removed the masks, sponged a bit more ink onto the white of the cloud, until 
they looked CLOUDY enough for me!  Then inked up some MORE great Wplus9 Stamps
and finished off a darling nautical SCENE, 'cause I LOVE me a "scene" card!

No reason to feel "blue" when you gaze upon our Color Challenge, this week!  
Just Us Girls have MANY reasons to make you feel SUNNY and bright, as 
you ink up some BLUE!  CHECK out the GALS of Just US Girls!  

Happy SAILS, to YOU!

Supplies - 

C/S - Wplus9 Design Studio
Stamps - Wplus9 Design Studio
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Smooch Spray - Clearsnap


Lynn said...

Elise, the scene you created is amazing. I love it! And your paintings on! You are so talented my friend.

Lisa Kind said...

Very cool technique Elise! Love this card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

YOU ROCKED IT OUT!! Beautiful use of the stamps -- beautiful scene card!!

Marisa said...

FABULOUS!!!! Love the water you created with the reflection on it - one of my favorite things to see on the water! Gorgeous boats and a great sky you created. You rocked this chalelnge big time!!

Stempelgedöns said...

Your card is wonderful! Great scene and technique. Love it!

Brenda in IN said...

My first time to your blog and what a great card. Love the scene and thanks for sharing the technique. I'll be visiting often.