Wednesday 14 September 2011

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - Monochrome Steampunk.

Hi folks and welcome to this week's motivation spot. However first I would like to announce last week's Top 3 winners. They are
3 - Valerie
10 - Gerda
15 - Lisa & Elaine
Congratulations ladies please feel free to copy and paste the winners badge from the side bar.

This the very lovely Cath has done this piece to inspire you
This weeks challenge was to use Monochrome when doing your Steam Punk piece. I know a lot of people have a problem with this and stick to Black and White, but I have found if I only have the colour I am going to use out on my desk and no other I don't get tempted to add anything else.
 For this card I have just used Walnut Stain distress ink, blending it over the edges to get a dark base card.

I then made a nice puddle of ink and water on my mat and dunked my card in to it to get a lighter, patchy background.

I then used the ink pad to ink up my stamp and stamp onto plain card. I have found if you use these inks to stamp on glossy card you can emboss them if you are quick even though they are dye inks.

I then stamped onto the background once it was dry and stuck this to the card I had edged, then added the topper that I had smudged lightly with a water brush to it with foam pads.

I hope this gives you some ideas when using just one colour.

Cath xx


  1. Thanks for the inspiration - great stamp

  2. thank you much for this how to. monochrome is new to me and it is so dynamic as you have shown here :)

  3. Great inspiration and I'm over the moon to have made TOP 3!!!!! Thank you so much:)
    Val x

  4. TFS thats cool. Wonderful card. Love All the brown.


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