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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ombre Skinny card

Ombre... Oh how I have admired ombre cards - a technique that can be used for every style, CAS or really embellished cards... And oh how difficult I found it to make one myself!  I don't know how many attempts that have ended up in the bin. I was aiming for a CAS card and look what turned out! I'm very pleased about the final result, but I never thought it was going to be such a struggle to create ANYTHING ombre.

I've tried inks, mists and newly bought Gelatos. I ended up turning to my DPs and found one from Authentique I felt suited. I added die cut leaves and a heart made with Memory Box dies and a fairy from Marianne. The fairy I mounted onto black craft foram for a bit of dimension and I added frantage to her wings. 2 flowers from Prima and one of unknown provenence. A heat embossed sentiment on vellum, found in my stash of ready to use elements, two blue sequins decorated with pearls. Blue tulle. And voilà! (after 1 week and I don't know how many attempts, lol)

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - Ombre
2) Fussy and Fancy - #131 Things with Wings
3) Simply Create Too - #77 Happy Mother's Day or for a Female
4) Crafting for all Seasons - #94 Things with Wings

36 comments:

Deepti Stephens said...

Oh so cool Pia.. You did a fab job.. (y)

Mervi said...

wow truly fabulous, beautiful fairy, love the papers ( have the same !)
another technique to try, thanks;-))m

Loz said...

This is stunning Pia.. I will have to find out what ombre is..loz

Sue said...

This is stunning Pia. I love the shades of blue and such beautiful detailing.
Sue xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

You may say you had trouble in doing this card to your satisfaction but Pia it has turned out so beautiful. Everything about it is gorgeous and it is full of so much loveliness.
Hugs Cathy xxx

cotnob said...

This is stunning Pia, such pretty shades of blue and beautiful details - well worth all of your time and effort.
Pauline
x

Mynn xx said...

OH my word, Pia, this is amazing! LOVE the fabulous texture and layers! I would love for you to link this up with us at House of Cards--it's perfect for our color challenge! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Just a quick visit Pia - sorry! Lovely card. x

sandie said...

Glad you stuck with it as the ombre worked and the emboosing on vellum is a lovely subtle touch. Thanks for joinig Ink x

Pat K said...

WOW this is a gorgeous ombre creation Pia. I have gelatos waiting to be used too - can't wait to see what you do with them as I know it will be wonderful. Pat K xx

having a {me} day said...

A beautiful card! I`ve not tried ombre before, but you've made a stunning job of it.

Lau W said...

OMG !!!! A beauty, ohhhhhhhhhh !! Superb work Pia !!!
xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Simply FABULOUS Pia!!! "Gratuleren!!!" :-D This card is really very beautiful, love it so much! All the details are perfect in shapes and colours and the background is super stunning! The intricate white heart looks great under the pretty fairy and the turquoise roses illuminate the card so lovely!! Love so much also the touch of blue of the voile and the sequins! Great work!!

Laine said...

Well worth the effort Pia. Its stunning. The design and colour palette are fabulous. Love all of the detail.
Laine
xx

Chrissy said...

So stunning Pia..gorgeous colours and design..love the fairy [have not used mine yet]..fabulous details..just beautiful.

luv CHRISSYxx

Desire Fourie said...

Wow this is just magical Pia. A gorgeous design and wonderful soft colouring.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Jacee said...

So lovely Pia, you have made a wonderful creation here, we would never have known you have struggled making it if you did'nt say as it would seem you are a real expert! I love it, will we see more of this gorgeous work?
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! Such a Wonderful creation..I LOve it Pia..
FABulous colours and design.
Chrissyxx

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Pia this is adorable
love the ombre and the flower and that die cut lady (I have it from you too yeah) looks so magic on your card..
Wonderfully made sweety
Hugs, Monika

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful card, Pia. The background and those embellishments are gorgeous! :)

maria f. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, from the ombre to the fairy to the flower. Thanks for gracing the gallery at Simply Create Too!

crafty-stamper said...

Not sure what ombre is but love your beautiful card and dies
Carol x

Patricia St Martin said...

Gorgeous Pia, love the fairy and your flowers and the other die are so pretty.
Hugs, Pat/♥

aussie aNNie said...

This is such a super gorgeous creation Pia, with that beautiful fairy die. You have made the sweetest card and love the goodies added. The criss cross on my LOTV card is a memory box die.....comes in a set of many and it's just fabulous to use, will be one of my favourites.xxx
..xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet Pia...cards do not get any more beautiful than this one. It is simply stunning and I am in love with your sweet fairy, just so beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.

Donna Nuce said...

This is so gorgeous Pia! Your ombre is perfect! I love the vellum sentiment, perfect for a subtle look. Have a great day!

Janet McLaughlin said...

Oh, Pia, this is fantastic! I think you nailed the whole ombré thing in the most gorgeous way!

Lisa S. said...

Wow! You've made me love ombre cards now too Pia. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Have a wonderful weekend. xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Simply gorgeous, the detailing is amazing, thank you so much for playing with Simply Create Too.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Marina said...

Oooh lovely! Definitely not CAS - quite extravagant and beauitiful. I found ombre quite a challenge too, but I'm glad I tried it. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Shauna said...

Wow Pia... this is fantastic! So many techniques. So many embellishments. The ombre looks beautiful with the pattern. Seriously, a stunning card! As always thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Donna said...

What can I say but gorgeous!

Asha said...

Oh my! You nailed the ombre ... it is just gorgeous, Pia. Congratulations! I have yet to dabble in ombre... waaay to scary.

flossbite said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs
Fiona DT x

Frk. Bogstad said...

Kjempeflott kort :)
Her ser eg du har brukt stencil og ein blåfarge. Det e jo ei byrjing ;)
Eg bestemte meg *in the romjul* for at 2015 skulle bli mitt
Embrace Imperfection -år. Kaste seg uti det, og vonlegvis lande mjukt :)
Det e kjempekjekt å leike med fargar (distress ink, gelatos) og vatn på forskjellige underlag.
Gesso e påny blitt ein god venn :) So lukke til med mixed media; det e moro :D

Danielle Vincent said...

This is a wow card Pia! Sure glad you pushed through the struggles to make this amazing card to share with us. I haven't done much in ombre either.