Friday, 13 May 2016

A Touch of Tone on Tone...

Hi there,

I'd love to share a card I have made for the current challenge going on over at the always awesome, A Blog Named Hero, and this time round, it's all about 'Tone on Tone'.

And here's my card...

Sometimes, when I haven't got time to get into my craft room to play, I'll write lists of techniques I want to try, and cards I want t make...and a Tone on Tone design was next up on my list of things to try!  So when I saw what the challenge was this month, I was over the moon!

I started by creating a loose watercolour wash on a piece of cardstock using Distress Inks, adding water drops, and flicks of both white and shimmer sprays.  Once dry, I took a heart stencil by Echo Park, and, using the same Distress Inks, lightly blended over the top, fading out from one corner.  I then went back over all my hearts with a wet brush to re-activate the ink and give them a watercolour look, and left to dry.  While that was drying, I inked up another piece of card, using the same tonal inks to use as my back panel.  I took my Hero Arts 'Thank you for being my friend' set, and stamped out this lovely sentiment, onto vellum, and cut into a little flag.  I wrapped some Lawn Fawn twine around my card, and added my vellum over the top using some strategically placed glue, and stapled in place.  I then added a little tie of the same twine just for a sweet little touch.

I added a good scattering of sequins, teeny hearts and stars from a Lucy Abrams mix in my stash, mounted the whole thing onto a card base, and there you have it.

I really hope you like it, I really enjoyed making it and love the tone on tone look!

See you next time.



  1. your card is so wonderful, Jill - love the way you did the tone on tone and great design!! thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero - and good luck!

  2. fantastic card, love the watercolor look