Monday, October 08, 2012

TTC27 - Fall Monochrome

There's a new challenge up at the Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge blog - this time we're using our markers to create projects with a fall theme. As an added challenge, we'd like you to use a monochrome color scheme on your project. We hope you'll join the fun!

I love Gary Robertson's images for monochrome coloring! This is one of a series of Fall scenes he did, called Fall Triptych 2.

I had seen this tutorial on Pinterest for achieving a crinkled look on diecut florals, and I thought it would give a neat look to the new leaf dies from Impression Obsession - I love how they turned out. I also used the Square Shaker die to add an embossed frame to my image.

Beginning with the lightest color, I added layers and blended until I got the depth of shading that I wanted. Here are some photos I took to show my process...

You can visit the Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge blog for all the details if you'd like to play! Don't have a blog? That's OK. Just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC27 and touchtwin. Have fun!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thank you, Dina! I never considered coloring an image like this, but it's a wonderful idea for a really detailed stamp like this!

  2. Fabulous highlights in your image! Love the way you did your leaves! Fabby card Dina!

  3. Beautiful card Dina!

    Thank you for the tutorial!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  4. Gorgeous card Dina. The coloring is amazing and I love the monochormatic look. The crinkled flowers are awesome... off to check out that tutorial. :o)

  5. This my friend is stunning. I LOVE this image. It is perfect for fall. I have not bought a stamp in many moons but just may have to cave. The leaves are the perfect touch.