Sunday, 24 June 2012

Monochromatic Sympathy

I was fascinated with a recent technique posted over on SCS called Masking Fluid Resist and wanted to give it a go.  So I incorporated that into this week's Dynamic Duos color challenge and Freshly Made Sketch.  I'm not 100% sure the sponging on this card qualifies as the "clean" that is part of the FMS challenge, so I made another card using the same sketch which I'll show you in a separate post.


I had some masking fluid because I'd seen Heather Telford use it on her blog before and wanted to try it for myself.  If you haven't seen Heather's work, check it out.  She is the master of sponging!  Anyway, onto the card.  I followed the instructions for the technique, except I only used two colors - River Rock and Always Artichoke.  This is a fun technique - the hardest part is waiting for the masking fluid to dry, but heat tools were invented for a reason LOL.

Here are the challenges:



I didn't put any embellishments in the top right corner because I wanted to keep the card more muted and somber.

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated):

Stamps:  Dreamy (Penny Black); Warmest Regards
Cardstock:  River Rock; Always Artichoke; Whisper White; Neutrals DSP Stack
Ink:  River Rock; Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Windsor & Newton Masking Fluid; paintbrush; sponges; oval Nestabilities; Tasteful Trim die

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card was chosen as the top pick at Dynamic Duos.  Thanks, guys!

15 comments:

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Just one word - 'stunning'! :) Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos.

Jen said...

This is a great card. I love the colors and the muted tones. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Anja said...

Georgeous card! Love the technique you used.

Linda Callahan said...

That trechnique is something else! Beautiful!

Christine Blain said...

Karren, this is really beautiful! The colours are perfect for a sympathy card, I love the gorgeous image you've used, and that technique is amazing.

Jen Timko said...

Karren this is stunning! I love these colors but you have really taken them to a whole new level. Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa said...

Karren this is breath taking. I love your wispy flowers and you've used our colours perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Jen Sannes said...

Wowza! This card is perfection. I love how you used the technique to create such a delicate focal image. Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch.

Allisa said...

Gorgeous card....going to have to look up info on the Masking fluid. Love your image! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Karren! So serene! A perfect sympathy card! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lesley said...

Wow Karren, this is stunning. What a wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and Dynamic Duos.

Annette said...

The sponging is just perfect Karren. A beautiful monochromatic card.

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful! What a stunning technique and image. Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos.

Kim S said...

I have had that stamp on my wishlist and now I'm going to have to buy it so I can CASE your stunning card!

Carolyn King said...

Congratulations Karren. I loved your card when I first saw the post and you had me so intrigued with the technique which I have not tried before so now I have to have a go. It is such a beautiful card.