Saturday, October 11, 2014

JUST US GIRLS! #262 - Trend Week!

Hello and good morning, crafty peeps! This week is a trend week at JUST US GIRLS! And the trend is OMBRE!

Ombre has been around a while in our paper crafting world, but it's still a very hot trend right now. Here's what I came up with:

 Here's the inside of my card:

I used shades of blue ink to make my background. Stamping the bramble image first, I made a mask for the moon (Ok, the name of this stamp is Bramble Sunrise, but I made it a moon rise, cuz that's how I roll! LOL!), then inked up the moon with squeezed lemonade and wild honey DI. Then I masked over the moon and inked up the background using tumbled glass & broken china DIs, and Memento Paris dusk. I inked just a smidgen of black soot DI in the top corners. I like how it turned out, but in hindsight, I should have used card stock instead of water color paper, like I did on the inside. (Insert sad trombone sound here) On both web images, I traced over them with diamond Stickles.

 Ooh! Shiny!

Now it's your turn to make a card using ombre! Don't forget to link it up at Just Us Girls! Please be sure to check out what my teammies created to inspire you, and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Memory Box - Bramble Sunrise; Cloud 9 Designs - Halloween; Inkadinkado - All Hallow's Eve
Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Black Soot; Staz On - Jet Black
CS: Strathmore water color paper; Darice
Accessories: Ranger - Diamond Stickles; painters tape; Faber-Castell - black PITT Artist pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent


  1. Fabulous night sky using the technique!!

  2. Isn't it weird how much of a different texture the Distress Inks have on watercolor paper, than on cardstock? I kind of like it in this because it reminds me of the Starry, Starry night painting. I also really love the shimmer you've added on the spider web. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Somehow a bramble sunrise just wouldn't have the same Halloween impact. :D I like the textured ombre on the front! And sparkly spider webs are just right. Nice!

  4. Love the colours effect you got here and the dripping halloween. Glad you showed us your spiderweb - it's fabulous. Love your card Chris.

  5. Love your wonderful night sky! What a fun Halloween card!

  6. A fun CAS design with a beautiful ombre sky! Love the touch of glitter!

  7. I HEARD THE TROMBONE! lol! I happen to LURVE this even if you regret your paper choice - the inking is amazing, and the intense pop of yellow moon is GORRRRGEOUS :)

  8. Love that night sky background! Love the touches of sparkle, too.

  9. Terrific blending on your spooky card! Love the spider dropping in on the inside of the card! Good luck on JUGS!

  10. OMGosh, what spooky fun! I LOVE this, Chris! Amazing job on the moonlight ombre background!

  11. Even after our sneak peek at this card on FB...I am in love with the finished product! Great job with the challenge and thrilled your with us!!


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