Well, today brings us another Stampotique Designers' Challenge, and our uber-talented Design Team member Tanja Kewel-Neef is our challenger. Here is what Tanja has to say:
Hello crafty fellows, today it's my turn. I selected the theme monochromatic. Well, in fact it's a big challenge to myself. I actually prefer it a little more colorful. But restrict myself to work tone in tone? First let's see the projects from the amazing Stampotiue Design Team. And now... Come on up! I'm longing to see all your stunning monochromatic artworks. Hugs TanjaIt is not usually difficult to add color to a project, but when one is restricted to using just a single color, it does become a challenge for most of us. Understanding the definition of monochromatic gives one a bit more leeway: monochromatic colors are all the colors (tints, tones and shades) of a single hue.
My project is based on orange, with the interpretation of lighter orange being yellow and darker orange being red. I began by creating a monoprint using a Gelli Plate, stencils and acrylic paints in red, orange and yellow. Once dry, I trimmed the print to the size I wanted for my card. I used scraps to create a bit of visual interest on the bottom left and to provide grounding for my Stampotique Originals' image Midge. Both Midge and the Stampotique quote (by Leonardo da Vinci) were stamped using Wendy Vecchi's archival ink in Orange Blossom (Ranger Products). The same ink was used to edge the individual words of the quote. A bit of matting and done!
I hope you will participate in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week and grab a chance to win one of two monthly $30 gift certificates from Stampotique Originals toward anything on their website. Be sure to follow the submission rules here.