Clarity Challenge 14 – Monochrome
For this challenge I was ready with a plan, As it was Easter this month and had bought the stamps at Harrogate. I was going to do an Easter card.
I waited patiently for the April theme to be announced, Monochrome?, that’s okay, I can do that.
Then I lost three weeks, there I was at the beginning of April happily having a play with my new acquisitions from the Harrogate Show, and the next thing I know its Easter and I had totally forgotten to enter the challenge.
I know what happened,. A little four letter word happened, WORK, and then I had promised we would redecorate the kitchen while I had a couple of days off over Easter.
So to plan B
While waiting for the paint dry in the kitchen I managed to have a bit of a play at an idea that had come into my head.
As I was painting I had been thinking (as you do ) about the monochrome theme and it brought up images of old sepia photographs. Now I have not done much with water colours, so I just got some watercolour paper and Vintage Photo distress ink and had a play with techniques I have seen being done . My first attempt was literally just seeing what worked and what didn’t. Then a new piece of watercolour paper and considering I didn’t really know what I was doing
As I am lucky enough to have lived by the seaside all my life , (when Barbara Gray put the offer on her blog for the seaside stamps I just had to have them). this was the scene that “just happened”
I am not known for doing simple cards, so this was really different for me . Just Vintage Photo Distress ink , water and a paint brush, and a distress marker pen (for the birds and boats) and no embellishments, lol. There is a lot of room for improvement but I really like how this card turned out and will definitely having another go (when I get time)