Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Ombré and Butterflies


You know that moment just before the light fades completely after a gorgeous sunset?  That's what this reminds me of.  Not sure if the butterflies would still be playing out at that time, though.

The background for the card was inspired by the challenge at Simon Says Monday Challenge - Ombré.


I've been using autumn colours lately, (with a lot more to come, I'm sure) so I thought I'd have a change of palette and went for pink through to purple.  I dabbed Spun Sugar, Pickled Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Distress Paints down one side of a panel of mixed media card, then spritzed, turned the card sideways to let the paints drip and blend, with the added help of a paintbrush. I like that you can see some of the brush marks too.  Once the panel was dry I stamped the solid butterfly shapes from Trendy Butterflies and sentiment from Vignette: Trendy Feathers.

















We've got more inspiration for you over at the STAMPlorations blog, and if you fancy CASEing this or any of the DT's cards, why don't you link it up to the CASE playground and the Anything Goes challenge (if you used STAMPlorations stamps) for a chance to win prizes.

Come back tomorrow, we have a new CASEplorations challenge for you.

12 comments:

  1. Stunning Ombre card Shirley...I loved the new color palette you used! :)
    Suchi xx

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  2. Gorgeous colours, love the butterfly silhouettes, Cathy x

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  3. Gorgeous colours, love the butterfly silhouettes, Cathy x

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  4. Beautiful ombré :) love the colors you chose !!

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  5. Stunning ombre inking!!! A beautifully serene scene - perfect sentiment!

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  6. This is so gorgeously straightforward and simple! It's perfection in its ombre gloriousness! Truly lovely, Shirley!

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  7. Simply beautiful, Shirley ... and just like the sunsets we have at this time of year ... stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

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  8. Lovely card and I adore the ombre effect you've created, it looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :)

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  9. Love this, love, love, love!!! An absolutely stunning creation Shirley I may have to CASE this onto a canvas (provided you don't protest) because I love it so much. In fact I think I could make some lovely Christmas presents being inspired by this beauty, thanks for sharing Karen x

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  10. You did an incredible job on this card! I love how your ombre effect has wide richly-colored stripes and how the butterfly silhouettes stand out against it so perfectly. And what a great sentiment! I can tell that this card would come in handy in so many situations. I know it would make me feel better no matter what was going on in my life! Thank you so much for sharing your considerable talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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