Tuesday, 21 April 2015

CASology 143 - Ombre


This week's CASology Cue Card is Ombre



I chose a blended form of ombre, starting at the top of my card and blending various blue distress inks to make my sky. I started with the lightest shade and really faded out as I came to about half-way down. Then I added the next shade, but only about one-third of the way, then I added a tiny bit of the darkest shade at the top, making sure all was well blended.

I used an old MFT Sun die and an Avery Elle "Happy Camper" sentiment. My first thought was to place them both right in the centre of the card - this is a classic, simple layout that gives great symmetry and is very pleasing to the eye. But sometimes we like to shake it up a bit, right? So I slightly offset the sun from the sentiment. This adds some interest but it remains balanced, since they're both about the same distance from the centre.

Now it's your turn! Be sure to get even more inspiration from the rest of the DT!


19 comments:

Deepti said...

Gorgeous sky :)

*Vicki* said...

Stunning look for the ombre sky!! Love this!

experimentswithcardmakingetc said...

Oh so fabulous!!
- Ashwini

Joyce said...

Great design, and your blending is fabulous.

Loli said...

Hola Ardyth, fantastic card! very bright and vibrant perfect colours for a beautiful day.
Thank you for your comment about my card on MUSE, i have been thinking two weeks for play because is different to other challenges, is to go up one step more and i don't have to much time, very busy life.
But i think i need to try one step more at this moment in my life.
A warm hug from Palma

Lisa said...

Love your pretty sky Ardyth!

Pam said...

Fabulous blending on your beautiful sky. Gorgeous card!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is fabulous! Eye-poppingly fabulous!

Anita in France said...

Amazingly blended sky, Ardyth ... the perfect backdrop to that vibrant yellow sun ... gorgeous! Bisous, Anita :)

Brenda said...

Love your ombre sky, so beautiful and I love that bright yellow sun against the blue sky. This is a fabulous card Ardyth! Hugs, Brenda

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aw, this is such a cool card, Ardy! Talk about Happy Mail, this would explode with happiness in the mailbox!! Hugs, Darnell

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Ardyth!! Your sky line is amazing. I love your sun too!! You have to have a beautiful day with your card.

Tracey McNeely said...

I just want to make a card like this! Gorgeous blending!

Geri said...

Gorgeous! So in awe of your beautiful sky...and the perfectly balanced design!

Kim Heggins said...

Love your sky and can't wait to give this a try. What a wonderful card, just makes me smile.

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous inking as always - such seamless blending! And I like the offset image and sentiment.

Judy1223 said...

Ardyth, I love your blended ombre sky...such an effective technique on a card such as this! A beautiful sky!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Love the subtle ombre of that sky! So perfect with that pop of yellow sun!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the contrast of the blue fading and the BRIGHT YELLOW sun!!!