Friday, 13 December 2013

Make It, Take It... Ombre!

..cor blimey, I don't know where this last month as gone to!  Today sees a brand new challenge over on the Craft Stamper blog HERE are all the deets for you.  The challenge is to use the "Ombre Technique".  I have to admit, when Trish first told me the theme, I was like "Errrm... okaaaay... what is that then?"   I have been doing this for yonks and didn't even know it had a proper name... but a proper name it does have and that name be Ombre!  I am trying to work out how to put an accent over the "e" but I am too stooopid so if you say Ombre, say it like you would say "ole" in Spanish.   The challenge also has a fabulous prize attached to it... two of Kate Crane's brand new DVD's... go for it... and good luck, hope you win!!!



So, what does Ombre mean?  This is the definition; Ombre: A graduation of colour from light to dark or vice versa.  Easy huh?  So, armed with some delish Paper Artsy Fresco Paints, I got cracking and made my entry.  The colours I used (from dark to light, top to bottom) are South Pacific, a mix of South Pacific and Bora Bora, Bora Bora, a mix of Bora Bora and Mermaid, Mermaid, a mix of Mermaid and Snowflake and then finally, Snowflake on its own.  I used Cut & Dry foam to apply the paints, dabbing them on to get a nice blend line.  The base is a piece of old cardboard, stencilled with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Texture Paste and the TST Foxgloves mask and paint applied straight over the top.  



Once I had the painty background how I wanted it, I got playing with embellishments.  I had already made some roses using the Posey Patch Heartfelt Creations stamps and Teresa Collins Creative Expressions papers, and I am usually such a bad person, any stuff I make for telly shows that doesn't get used, usually goes into a bag and gets dumped under the Desk of Doom. Not this time, hurrah, I remembered I had made them so I used them up.  Being as the papers didn't really "go" with the background, I grabbed a Black Marble Dylusions spray, liberally spritzed the ink over them and then got some Antique Blue Cosmic Shimmer spray and slapped that on too (teckernical terms that is lol)  I popped them onto the radiator to dry too... I love using my radiator to dry stuff... it is a more gentle heat and doesn't change the ink colours that a heat tool sometimes can.  The radiator is minging dirty mind, so I won't be drying a white teeshirt on it anytime soon... although...   I added metal embellies, some are Prima Mechanicals, some are Idea-ology and some are just stuff I got out of the Bag of Doomly Goodness (those who have taken classes with me recently will remember seeing the contents of the Bag of Doomly Goodness tipped out onto the table and know how much stuff is in it!)  Finishing touches are in the form of Sapphire and White Fire Treasure Gold to add a smidge of bling.  Oh and the leaves are the Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf stamp I had on the shows on Wednesday.



So, what you got planned for today?  I have got my "to-do" list out again... starting with Morrison's (wish me luck) and then a mammoth task of sorting all my boxes out... re-packing for my class in Hessle tomorrow... and then I needs to sit and make some Christmas Cards... still not made a single one!! I know!!!!  Baaaad Hels!   Thanks for looking, have a fabby day!  TTFN

Hels x

13 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous make and your flowers look fab as always! Hugs x

corinna said...

the project is llloookkkking good, hels. amazon woman away to morrisons... is the battle too much for our intrepid explorer? have fun. ombre, huh. take care, corinna

Redanne said...

Oh Hels, this is gorgeous! I love the colours you have chosen and of course, those beautiful flowers... Hugs, Anne x

rachel said...

this looks gorgeous Hels - is this one of alfie cats food boxes I wonder - lol xx

Anneke said...

Great ombré effect! I do like the beautiful flowers on your card too!

Carole Z said...

This is full of gorgeousness Hels! Love the colours..apologies, not going to get a project done for Sunday Stampers again this week :( Carole Z X

Helen said...

I never knew it was called Ombre, either, so we both learnt something. This looks gorgeous, love the colours.

Angelnorth said...

Lovely painty ombre, looks fab in those shades!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Hels, love the ombre effect. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisapmac said...

Blooming gorgeous, love the ombre effect and the colours you've used x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Gorgeous, gorgeous, hanging. The colours are fabulous, love everything about this project.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS Have the Vets with Lizzie for a check-up this morning, no doubt they will be telling me to cut down her food, yet again !!! haha xx

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, another fantastic hanging
I don't know where you get all the space
to hang your marvelous work but they are all fabulous.
nancyd xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Stunning piece!

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