Saturday, September 26, 2009

Our Creative Corner - Monochromatic

Hello and thanks for stopping!! Today’s sample is for this week’s challenge over at Our Creative Corner. Our September host, Dana Grothaus, has challenged the OCC to create monochromatic cards.

You can incorporate as many colors of one shade onto your card. You may also use neutrals (white, cream, kraft, and black). We warmly invite you to play along, please use your favorite stamps and supplies.

For my design, I found a Christmas image by Thomas Kinkade and edited it in Photoshop. I started by opening a NEW file and sized it to 5.5 x 4.25. I dragged the Christmas image over the the NEW file layer and changed the Hue & Saturation to a rich brown.

After finding the right color, I printed it onto white cardstock and cut out the image. I then used my Topnote die and created the image layer for my card. Elmer's glue was added to all of the areas of snow and sprinkled with glitter.

Pictured below you will find another fun sample I created using this same technique. If you are inspired by this idea, please link your card to this post, I would LOVE to see it!

Have a wonderful weekend & don't forget to stop by the OCC to see the other fun samples by the Design Team!

14 comments:

Karen Wilson said...

I love Thomas Kincade's work. You can outdone yourself with these 2 cards, wow. Absolutely stunning. Just beautiful. They look like you could just walk in and sit for hot chocolate on a cold night!

Loretta said...

Gorgeous, Jennifer!

Silke Ledlow said...

OH my - Jennifer - both cards are GORGEOUS!!! Perfect cards for the upcoming holidays!!! Hugs ~S~

Lori said...

Wow, this is an amazing technique. I need to learn more about my PSE! I love your cards and what you did with the digital images. Beautiful!

Ann Schach said...

I love this technique! I can hardly wait until I can try it! Beautiful cards!

Wendy J. said...

Gorgeous, Jennifer! What a clever idea! Love it!

Jenny Gropp said...

These are so warm and lovely -- great idea and awesome cards!!!

Michelle said...

Love, love these Jennifer, GORGEOUS!

I'm just fooling around with CS2 right now. How fun!

Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

I love the ribbon - both samples are beautiful! I love all the embellies on the side!

My Little Space said...

Jennifer your cards are stunning!

Mandy

the funkie junkie said...

Oh, I just LOVE both of these cards, Jennifer. That wide ribbon and snowflake flourish on the first one really finishes the card off perfectly. Thanks for sharing your little PS tutorial - I might even be able to manage that - LOL!!

Mrs B said...

Wow! what great cards! I would love to learn how you did that with the image!
CindyB

Lynn said...

This is so pretty! I love the snowy image and the glittery swirled snowflake!

Kim said...

These are stunning Jennifer - I remember the later image from last year, just gorgeous!