Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Nothing but black

This weeks challenge on Art Impressions was "anything goes". Kerry had made some stunningly colourful Pop Art cards for inspiration - I think I will need to try those one day too. But this time my inspiration came from my husband's work with black and white photography . I wanted to try "nothing but black" with watercolouring.

My first draft was coloured with Distress Ink & Markers Pumice stone, Black sooth and Hickory smoke. It was ok, but it wasn't what I was looking for, so I decided to try the challenging one colour only approach. It was slightly odd to think about colouring skin with black but I think the result works. I used only Distress Marker Black sooth  in this image. The first layers I made with a brush and lots of water, slowly adding shades and shapes with less water - until the last touches which I made directly with the marker.

The card I made with black cardstock, and used some pearl white paper which I embossed with Xcut embossing folder. The ribbon is cut from KaiserCraft's paper which I coloured with the same Black soot Distress Ink.

The stamp I used is Art Impressions Uptown Girls 

Make sure you also check out Kerry's Pop Art cards and the other works on the challenge!


  1. I LOVE your black and white card! I'm SO scared to try a monotone card LOL. But you've shown that it can be done and CAN look STUNNING! Thanks for sharing :-)

    1. Thanks Sherry! You should try it, it was lots of fun :)

  2. Oh this is really nice! Very different with the (great!) black & white colouring!

  3. WOW! You did an awesome job with the black and white coloring! And that's not a super easy thing to do! Fabulous card!!!


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