Friday, July 29, 2016

Monochromatic Texture


Today's post is about using different textures to create interest using a monochromatic color scheme.  What is so funny is I didn't even think I liked yellow!  I often use yellow as a highlight color on a card, but generally NOT as the only color.  I was looking through to see what kind of ink sprays I had and it turned out I had a lot of different shades of yellow.  I wanted to do all one color, but using different values of that color.

I started with a flat piece of canvas on which I used texture paste and a circle stencil to create some raised texture (upper right corner).  This dried overnight.  I then stamped the vintage looking girls on thin copy paper so I could easily decoupage it onto the canvas (glue it on the front and glue on the back of the image as well).  This happens to be one of my all time favorite stamps!  (I really like photo stamps)

  I then glued on the flowers, pearls, and buttons.  After this dried, I added color using a variety of ink sprays, Inka Gold, and markers.  I also sprayed the flowers and added Twinkling H2O's to the rest of the piece.  While it was still wet I sprinkled on chunky gold glitter.

After everything dried I added some daisy stickers and a small piece of vintage measuring tape I picked up at a local flea market.  I embellished with a bit more ink spray here and there to finish.


*4x6 flat canvas
*texture paste & circle stencil (or any stencil design you like)
*photo stamp
*spray ink, Inka Gold, markers, Twinkling H2O's, gold glitter
*flowers, buttons, pearls, stickers, measuring tape

This post is entered into two online challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog  (Add Some Texture Challenge)
A Vintage Journey      (Monochromatic Challenge)

Thanks for visiting!


  1. What a beautiful card and I LOVE how you've used yellow/gold as the main colour, it just works so well with the black stamping! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  2. Fabulous canvas, love the sunny yellow colour palette and that wonderful image! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Deb xo

  3. I love what you've done with your canvas background and those stunning yellow tones! The stamped image is stunning and works so perfectly with all your details. Beautiful.Thank you so much for joining in our Monochromatic Challenge at A Vintage Journey. Julia x

  4. Gorgeous sunshine colours, and what a great vintage image - this is fabulous.
    Alison x