Here is a card I made using a technique that I learnt in a cardmaking class I attended some time last year.
You stamp the image onto pearlescent card and using a paintbrush and water you swipe over the image, carefully and within the lines to shade it in. You then just dab your paintbrush onto the ink pad and paint parts of the image for contrasts of the same shade. I really enjoyed doing this and think it looks really effective.
My fella thought this was an Autumn card because of the colours, but it's actually a Christmas card lol.
ABC Christmas Challenge - Chocolate creams
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge - Monochrome
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Flower Power
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Colours beginning with a B (mine are Brown, Beige, Bronze)
Handmade base card
Free paper and Forever Friends Christmas paper
Personal impressions Bethlehem stamp
Dew Drops brilliance ink "Coffee Bean"
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles glitter in Brilliant Bronze
Britannia dies set of 3 poinsettias
Spellbinders floral oval dies
Pearls from "e"
Thanks so much for looking and have a great day