Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Feeling Blue?

Hi everyone,

A quick post for today's Ombre Midweek Throwdown. I also tried to keep in mind this month's Design Bootcamp focus on the rule of thirds.

acrylic-painted background: Desert Turquoise, Light Ivory, Midnight Blue
sentiment from Inkadinkado's Kid Quotes, heat embossed in Distress Ink black soot
paper: Distress Ink core paper, black Cardstock Warehouse Paper Co., white AC
Queen & Co. rhinestones

Before scrapbooking/card-making and after cross-stitching, I took classes on tole painting. (Does that make me a serial crafter, as Bobbi likes to say?) And, I've been looking for ways to incorporate painting in my card-making. Today's challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity to do just that!

The middle painted strip is Desert Turquoise. The strips on the left and right are blends of Desert Turquoise with Midnight Blue and Light Ivory, respectively. I must admit that I really like the way this technique turned out. :)

The sentiment background is also slightly ombre, with the bottom layer being a sanded version of the orange layer.

Parting Thoughts

When I asked hubby to take a look -- or in hubby speak, "if he was ready for an eye-rolling moment" -- I told him the challenge was an ombre one. His loving response was, "Is that hombre with an H?" He's a funny one, he is. :)

Okay, I really do think this is my last card post for a week or so. Think the schedule is going to require that I be semi-offline these next few days. But, this challenge was too much of a temptation to pass up. Jan, thanks so much for such a fun challenge!

So, have a great end-of-the-week and weekend. Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'


Penny Ward said...

Yikes...I have really been fighting the painting urge.....your card is not helping!!! I LOVE how your background turned out...just lovely.

Donna Hanley said...

WOW these colors are beautiful. It did come out lovely.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

This turned out nice and I like the way you've incorporated the OWH Bootcamp lesson too! Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

Paula S. said...

Hi Sybrina! I like the texture that using paints add to the background and I say mixed media is fair game in card making. This design definitey has the rule of thirds at work and I like how the Ombre background ties into the sentiment too. Nice job and Thanks for the fun tutorial too!