Thursday, October 08, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Monika Goes for a Monochromatic Purple Palette

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Hi, everyone. It's Monika back again for another tutorial. Today I'm going for a monochromatic palette in purple working with the stamp sets Bold Sentiments: Imagine and Mixed Media Elements, our current stamp club set, plus the Old Rose Prints ARTplorations stencil.

Before starting, I made myself a little colour swatch on a piece of scrap paper to see how my purples would work together and to decide which ones to use.

This is basically a one-layer card, which means I stamped directly on my base card.

I started off by twice stamping the script in Sweet Plum Memento ink having wiped a little ink off along the bottom edge before stamping the second time.

Next, I added my splashes in Dusty Concord Distress Ink and stenciled my rose using Dark Orchid Starlights Metallic Paint. Seeing that some of my stamped splashes could make perfect leaves helped in the positioning of the rose.

I then stamped my sentiment in Elegant Eggplant, added some more stamped texture using stamps from the Mixed Media Elements set, and sprayed a fine mist using a marker pen and spritzing tool. I then finished off by rounding three corners and adding some extra sparkle in the form of gems and sequins.

Here is a close up of the rose, as you can see the paint is very sparkly which adds lovely interest to the finished project.

TIP: If you haven't got any ready made paint, you could try adding glitter to acrylic paint which should give you a similar effect.

As always there is a little video where you can craft along. It gives you a little more information on how I create my projects as I go along.

That's it from me for today. Have a lovely day!

Monika xxx

Products Monika used in today's project:


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  1. Thanks for a wonderful tutorial Monika. Love all the layered stamping & spritzing and such an elegant amethyst color scheme.

  2. What a stunning one layer card. I do like how the rose sparkles!!

  3. What a stunning one layer card. I do like how the rose sparkles!!

  4. Beautiful one layer card :) love the shades & textures :) thanx for the tute.!

  5. Beautiful one layer card :) love the shades & textures :) thanx for the tute.!

  6. What a beautiful card! Is it for the Hop to Stop? Thank you for being a sponsor for this meaningful hop! :-)

  7. What a wonderful card Monika - love your hint about using glitter in paint - thanks.

  8. Fabulous video love the hint you gave and the mono colours are gorgeous.x

  9. Love the colours and the textures on this card!

  10. The metallic paint is a nice touch -- I thought it was embossed until I read the description.


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