Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monochromatic Colouring

What is Monochromatic Colouring?
A monochromatic colour is all the hues, tints/tones and shades of a single colour and gives a subtle and peaceful look due to the lack of contrast and uses variations of lightness and saturation of a single colour. Most people usually think it refers to greyscale/ black and white colouring but we can use other combinations using only tones of a single colour group.

Colour plays a strong role in all our emotions and how we feel about something we see, when choosing colours think about what you want to be the main focus of your card.

When we choose Warm colours-: such as Red, Pink or Orange they provide excitement, energy and passion. When we view something coloured with warm colours, they move forward in our line of vision and will grab your attention because of the intensity of the colour.

When we choose Cold colours-; such as Blue and Green this gives us more of a feeling of tranquillity and a sense of peacefulness. Cool colours move away from our line of vision and recede into the background.

Sepia colouring is using colours of a Light Brown to a Darker Brown  and is neither Warm nor Cool but gives us a feeling of warmth as in what we feel when looking at old aged vintage photos.

I have included some examples of Monochromatic colouring using Warm, Cool and Sepia Colouring. Don’t be afraid to experiment with this colouring, the effects can be wonderful to view and look so effective on your card.
The image I have used is “LYLAH”,Fashionette Lil’ Lolita from Tickled Pink Stamps and has been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card.
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"BOTANICALS" and there is a wonderful prize up for grabs !!!
Thanks for Stopping by , Debra, xxxxx
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  1. love it deb! this is a brilliant tutorial. it is so well explained and your colouring is beautiful! well done!

  2. Awesome job Debra! Love this!

  3. The monochromatic look is fantastic Deb - love the different looks you created!!!