Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Black and White kraft


Hello stampers, Craftyfield here with an inspiration piece for this month's challenge here at Rubber Dance.

I went the less obvious route and chose Kraft as my colour and, by using it as the cardstock base, I made sure there would be a LOT of it! Having said that, by the end, all I wanted to do was add a pop of red...

For stamps, I used the Textured Flowers plate, which has both big and small blooms as well as leaves to build your own garden, field or bouquet. I love this graphic design which I think lends itself to Mixed Media makes and unconventional colour schemes.


With such a drab colour scheme, I had to play with the types of ink I used to get different tones of black and create a sense of depth in the picture.

Here the foreground flowers have been stamped in Versafine and look that bit darker against the smaller flowers in the background, stamped with Memento dye ink.

I also gave the main flowers details with white gel pens following the stamped motifs.

The subtle colouring given to the background flowers has been added with a white colour pencil for a soft effect.






I also used white pencil around the blooms at the center of the bouquet.

Finally, I used two of the small textures from the Textured Flowers plate with white embossing powder to spice up the background.

The sentiment is from the Da Vinci plate, stamped and embossed on black card.

I hope I have inspired you and wonder what colour schemes you will use for this challenge!

Thank you Bibi for having me here and thank you readers for your lovely comments and encouragements.

Happy stamping!

6 comments:

  1. Your card is stunning!! I love that you chose Kraft as your third colour. It looks fanstastic with the black and white, and you've managed to create such depth with the masking and different tones of black and white. I love these stamps and you've made them look their best. Thank you so much for being willing to Guest Design again, Craftyfield! I can't wait to see your next GD post in a couple of weeks! :-D

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  2. This is gorgeous, wish I'd have thought of Kraft card lol xx

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  3. Fabulous card with just the two colours and the kraft. Great masking and love how you've added the pop of white x

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  4. Fabulous card, stunnig and very clever, whih features wonderfully these great stamps!!! Well done to Christine! xx

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  5. I love those Textured Flowers stamps, and you've made them even more wonderful! Great idea to have a Craft background.
    Hugs, Anita ♥

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  6. Great idea to use your colour as the background. I love how you stamped and coloured the flowers. Such a fun card. Hugz

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