Tuesday, 9 April 2013

#84 inspired by the ombré trend

I know! I'm late. I'm a bad scrapper and a very bad blogger at the moment. Big apologies.

I'm trying to catch up but honestly, where does the time go?!?

I did manage to get a layout made yesterday evening though and that was a good thing. It's a great stress reliever and I'm in need of that right now :-)

So, I challenged you to take up the ombré trend and get colourful.

Whenever I put these prompts together, I'm rarely organised enough to actually think about HOW I will make mine and I certainly didn't have any papers in mind. So it was pure luck to open up my April Counterfeit KitOpposite,  and discover a selection of creams, yellows and oranges which seemed to be calling to be put together. This was most definitely not planned but such a pleasant surprise.

I've been missing using lots of paper on my layouts recently so I decided to just select a group of papers, cut them into strips and use one of my favourite border punches in order to get a large block of colour on my page. I placed them all a bit off kilter to make it look less structured and quite like the higgeldy piggeldy look to it.

After laying them out on the page, I decided that the page didn't need much else. The kit didn't have much that fitted the look I wanted to achieve so I settled on a few resin roses, a couple of über-old rub ons including a Doodlebug alpha which must be four or five years old, and some pearl sprinkles. A few glitter mist splats finished this off.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit - Opposite - layout #2




My journalling is minimal but heartfelt and the photo is one I adore so you can be sure to see that again and again on various layouts.

I loved seeing the ombré effect appear with the papers and I will be trying this again - practice makes perfect I think!

We really hope you share your colour choices over at our Flickr gallery (here) with the tag WM#84

7 comments:

  1. Very pretty - I like the pearls sprinkled around the page!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I love this! What a pretty layout and this would be a great way to use up some paper scraps!

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  3. BEAUTIFUL page! Looooove how you used the papers to create an ombre effect. Beautiful work!

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  4. Wow, that's fantastic. You make me want to give it a try too. Really fab page, Lisa. That's such a sweet photo.

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  5. pretty edging on your layered papers and a lovely colour scheme

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  6. Beautiful layout! Love those paper strips with the border punch!

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  7. that is a gorgeous layout! I love the ombré look and came super close to doing it with my hair (stlll thinking about it). I think I'll take this ombré on paper challenge though! :)

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