Saturday, September 1, 2018

Celebrations +Monochrome at The Twisted Challenges

Hi Everyone,

We have arrived at our 4th Challenge and when I look back I feel immense happiness at the response we have got till date. 

This month we have  an interesting challenge at The Twisted Challenges.

Celebrations with Monochrome may sound a bit off and some of you may wonder, how can one show celebrations with only one hue and its shades and tones. But thats the challenge, and to support it we are allowing neutrals -black, white, cream, grey and kraft in minimal use. 

I for one was super excited with the theme and wanted to challenge myself further. I chose to work with the neutral colours we have allowed, as at the end of the day some of them are pure hues after all!

 I chose the colour BLACK. Yes, you heard me right and I am celebrating 'Teacher's Day'. I have a couple of young teachers in my life and through this challenge am celebrating one of them.  It’s not always about learning from elders.... sometimes we find ‘little teachers’ in our life walking in heights shorter than us but thoughts higher and far more pure  than us.

This is my niece Ananya Kaho Mohanty, and this photo is from my 2015 trip to Hong Kong. She has grown up not only in age and  height but as a person too. My recent trip to Hong Kong showed me a far more responsible, competent and caring person than she was 3 years down the lane. She showed me and taught me that patience is the key word and that being happy is the most important thing. Things may go wrong and will always go wrong but being happy in whatever you do is the most important attitude one can adapt. This teaching was worth noting and celebrating and hence for my sweet and young 10 year old teacher, Happy Teachers Day. 

The florals are stamped images which have been coloured using Zig markers (Blacks and Greys and water only)

The butterflies are stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. And a lot of stenciling has been done across the page with Catherine Pooler inks with shades of black and grey.

I have layered some pattern papers behind the photo mat to create more tones and shades of black and grey 

The sentiment down has been stamped with Black Versafine ink on white cardstock mounted on a black cardstock.

The sentiment 'World's Best Teacher' has been stamped with Versamark ink and white embossed and I have used Uniball white pen to create the stitched border on the banner of the sentiment.

Hope you like this project and join us at The Twisted Challenges for our September Challenge.

Happy Crafting