Well July seems like just a blip on the map this year.
I can't believe it's almost over already.
The end of the month brings us the
Smeared Ink DT Blog Hop.
So that's a good thing, at least.
The theme for this month's blog hop is
I chose to work with purple hues. One of my very favorite colors.
I used my new rubber stamp called, "The High Priestess",
from the Morbidly Adorable rubber set,
sold exclusively through the rubber club at Smeared Ink.
I was so excited to ink up my new rubber, that I didn't really
consider just how much coloring was involved with this image.
Let's just say it was a bit of a marathon coloring session.
And a bit of a challenge to keep it all monochromatic. I did cheat a teeny bit by
using some RV pinks to give some contrast to the wings, ball in her hand, and
the beads in her hair.
Love the skellie kitteh!
I used a white Sakura gelly roll pen to add some highlights.
The highlights help with contrast. I can't express how important
I feel contrast is to successful coloring. You have to have super darks
and super lights, coupled with all of the shades in between for a nicely
colored image. Regardless of whether it's full color or monochromatic,
there should be a full range of hues to show depth.
In my opinion, anyway.
Lastly, I've added a sheer purple bow for some dimension and interest,
given how simple the card ended up. I felt it only
detracted from the image to add any embellies or other crap.
Sometimes I forget that less is more. Usually, I forget.
Thanks for dropping by today.
Please feel free to hop along to the rest of the design team's
blogs, and check out their amazing monochromatic makes.