Friday, November 24, 2017

#TGIFC135 | Ombre Technique

Hello friends and a big welcome to you! Today for new new challenge over at TGIF Challenges we have a technique for you, Ombré.

I'm sure you've all seen cards with the Ombré look and I for one am a big fan. But if you aren't sure what Ombré is here is a definition for you googled from the Internet.

ombre

  om·bre
The definition of ombre is the French word for color that is shaded or graduated in tone.
An example of ombre is the color of a dress that is light gray at the top, medium gray in the middle and dark gray at the bottom.

I've gone for an Ombré Christmas card and mixed it up with the Eclipse Technique. Super easy and so fun!


I first started this card with trying to sponge 3 different colour greens on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock to get the varying shades of colour from light to dark. But as I was trying to get the colour sponged across the cardstock it just wasn't working or looking very good. So that idea was scrapped. I then thought to, again using the Sponge Brayer, sponge just one colour of green - Garden Green, over the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper. Because this DSP is white with the black print, it is perfect to add colour too so it co-ordinates with whatever project you are creating.

I just started with the colour at the bottom of the DSP and then rolled the Sponge Brayer, back and forth and then also moving it up the DSP, keeping the darkest concentration of colour at the bottom, thus creating the Ombré look.
 

 The next part of the card was to die cut the 'Joy' letters for the Eclipse part of the card. Once the letters were cut out of the DSP I then cut 3 more of each letter out of Basic Black cardstock and layered them all together. This layering of all those Basic Black cardstock adds to the effect of the technique, creating more of a shadow.


I popped the letters up as well with some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals and then added some ribbon and trim while layering the 'Merry Christmas' from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments. Last but not least I punched out some pieces from the Holly Berry Builder punch to add to that Christmas feel.

. If you are after some inspiration for this challenge check out all the fabulous creations from the rest of the TGIF gals and I'm sure you will get the creative ideas flowing. I do hope that you will join us this week for this fabulous Ombré technique.

Just on a side note, this is my last challenge with the TGIF crew. I'm stepping down from the design team to have a break after this most momentous and most fabulous year.  I'm so very thankful to have been part of the TGIF DT and I hope that my creations have inspired you one way or another. I'll still be blogging and creating but just having a little bit of time to recharge. Thank you to all you who support me. Love to you all!

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