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


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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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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