So one of my favorite techniques is Monotone theme cards…..Monotone means that you are creating a card based on a single color using all your embellishments, papers and other goodies with the same color. In my card here of course, it’s Brown, which is, one of my favorite colors. Often in monotone theme cards, you can color your image, which I did, but I used all browns! That’s kind of an extra layer of fun in a challenge. Of course for this image, it’s a bit easier to do, but imagine the fun of taking on monotone theme coloring when it’s not a teddy bear and you just want to use browns….This cute image is artist Diane Carubia from Squigglefly.
All the gorgeous papers I am using today are from Paper Temptress, the image is printed on Neenah Solar white. This cardstock is perfect for printing out digital images, runs through my printer easily and I let it dry many extra hours (even though ink seems dry as soon as you print, when coloring with Copic markers, it’s really good to give it more time). The textured background paper is Canyon Brown Skinny Columns. It has the best lined texture. I added just a hint of ink on the edges to highlight that fact. The great die cuts (from Marianne Crafts) are done out of Kraft paper, also called brown bag cardstock. Don’t they go perfect here? They really just pop right off the card and I think they look amazing against a very dark background card and the bright image coloring.
Have a great week! Perhaps try making your own monotone theme card with your favorite color!