Tuesday, 17 February 2015

CASology 134 - Monochrome



This week's CASology Cue Card is Monochrome!



During the week, the DT had various discussions about the meaning of monochrome - all one colour? Different shades of one colour?  Black and white only? What we agreed is that monochrome does NOT have to be monotonous!

I decided to use blue and to also play along with One-Layer Simplicity #13 - You blend. I masked a triangular portion of my card and sponged on various blue distress inks. The arrow shape points your eye from left to right, but by using a big Technique Tuesday YOU, the card still feels balanced.

Now it's your turn - we can't wait to see your creations for this challenge! Here are links to the blogs of the rest of the DT members - check them out for more inspiration!

18 comments:

richardbreaks said...

That is super sharp looking, Ardyth.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your balancing and blending on your cards is amazing!

Brandi said...

Gorgeous! The blue part looks like a spotlight!

Judy1223 said...

WHat a great masking technique and perfectly paired sentiment to go with it. Love this design...so versatile!

Bobby said...

You do such a great balancing act, Ardyth. No wonder we're draw into your cards.

Lynn said...

Ahhh...you definitely would have thought I had seen your card before making mine last night!

Maureen said...

Great card and a great take on the challenge!

Brenda said...

Wow, this is an awesome card Ardyth! I love the sponged "arrow" in the difference blues. It just is stunning and so fun! Hugs, Brenda

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous inking! Crisp edges and perfectly blended as always and I love how it leads to that big ol' you!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the gradations of the blue!!!!! so pretty!

Susan said...

I always love your cards...so clean and simple...yet always make an impact! LOVE the way this inking moves the eye across the card...beautifully done!

Geri said...

Wow! Perfect! Love the balance!

Anita in France said...

Perfectly sponged ombré blues, Ardyth ... love how the triangle draws the eye along the sentiment to the 'you'! Anita :)

cm said...

Ardyth, your sponging is perfect! Tracey mentioned that during your recent crafting get-together, you shared your technique! Please, please: can you do so here (photos, videos, anything and everything!) - but only if you have time. My attempts are...well, bleak!
~c

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Ardyth!! I love how that blue color fades to the you!! Nicely done.

Gillian R said...

So stunning Ardyth and perfectly shaded

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Striking and impactful! Would love to get this birthday card!

Susan Raihala said...

LOVE THIS!!!!! You totally rock, Ardyth. Seriously.