Hello Crafty Friends,
I’m really enjoying our monochrome challenge! Sticking to a restricted color palette gives me a chance to concentrate on other aspects of the card. Today’s card is a scene of a friendly frog doing yoga on his water lily.
My color palette is “pond” and I’ve carried that color to a logical conclusion. By using a gel press background of acrylic paints framed with stacked oval frames, there is the suggestion of an actual pond. I think there’s a little bit of Monet in that pond, do you see it, too?
The yoga-loving frog is seated smack dab in the middle of a white water lily (or lotus, if your prefer). The flower and frog let me dust off my Copic markers — which have not seen much action this year. After masking the lily to create a single image of the lily and its leaves, I colored the image in blues and greens. Using very, very light blues and greens on the flower gave it depth while making sure it still appeared white. Coloring the frog more green than blue made him pop, and dotting in the frog’s shading was fun. If you look closely, you can see the glossy shine I’ve added to Mr. Frog’s eyelids. I popped up the flower with foam dots and popped up the frog with a little more foam. I heat embossed Breathe In, Breathe Out from Zen Messages, which is one of my very favorite sentiment sets.
And then…I left well enough alone. Plenty of depth, texture, an interesting background, and a tiny bit of shine. That’s the card, I hope you like it.
Play along with our monochrome challenge this month for the chance to win one of our prizes, generously supplied by our sponsor, Hero Arts. I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by,