Friday, 8 April 2011

Monochromatic Fairy Card

There are a few challenges around at the moment, that are asking for monochromatic cards, so I had a play last night to make a card using my favourite colour purple and stickles, and here is the result:

and I love it!

For this card, my challenge was to try to work out on the computer how I could change the background colour of the fairy image from start white, to a more subtle purply colour to go with the dp paper I wanted to use (Henbury Lane - with lots of sparkles) and purple card I had in my stash.

After a play around with Paintshop Pro, I managed to change the background colour! Really pleased that I was able to work this out, as it has endless possibilities for future images.

This image was a free one from Floppy Latte Designs called 'Garden Fantasy'. Since I got it a couple of months ago, and never quite got round to doing a card for the actual challenge I got it for, but have been itching to try it on a card, and last night the inspiration finally came.

The image was printed and then layered onto deep purple card, and although the dp lookes really pinky in real life it isn't it is quite purple, with lots of sparkles on the flowers. I've added purple stickle to the fairies wings and flower, and a couple of purple gems to finish the layout. The sentiment was from my stash, and I have coloured it with a purple promarker to match the purple tones of the card.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Stamping Vacation - you name to challenge (to learn to change background colours in Paintshop Pro)

Claudia & Company
- monochromatic

Lexi's Creations - monochromatic

Digi Stamps for Joy - monochromatic


  1. Lovely card. Caroline - using that image is on my agenda too x

  2. Lovely Card! I have that image too i love it! Thank you for playing along at Digistamps4Joy this week.

  3. Fab card Caroline. I love that image and you did a good job changing the colour of the background.

  4. That is SO pretty - thanks for joining our challenge on the Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge Blog.
    Love and Hugz
    DS4J DT Co-ordinator

  5. Beautiful card, its lovely xx

  6. Really pretty card Caroline. Jaqui x