Tuesday, July 3, 2012






This time I am bringing you the Beyond Grey challenge. A little bit of



I have been seeing this trend pop up on pinterest a lot lately. Cake decorating, home decor and in fashion, but not much in the crafting world.  Plus, I think it is a good project for using up little bits and pieces that seem to hang around forever, like buttons, scraps of paper or ribbon.  I am obsessed with using up as much of my stash as possible lately.  I think it would look with washi too, because it is translucent and can be layered. 

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I made an ombre backdrop and added it to the center of a layout for my project.

I kept the title black for contrast. I had to turn the v's upside down to make the a's, but I think it turned out pretty well.


I painted some yellow ombre stripes with my new watercolor set and then punched out circles and butterflies.  I added a few buttons and stickers for dimension and texture. 

Supply List: target watercolor set and watercolor paper, butterfly punch, circle punch, assorted buttons, resin flower, chipboard butterflies, mistable butterflies, MME chipboard, woodgrain patterned paper, taxi and sunshine mister hueys, and black foam thickers.

It is a relatively simple concept, easy to achieve, but with striking results.  I hope you'll play along!


Link up here before July 14th:

16 comments:

  1. ooh, not sure if i'll get a chance to participate but I LOVE ombre, ever since I saw Gwen Stefani's wedding gown, which started at white and then was dyed to a dark pink at the bottom. I wanted that for my own, but alas it was too expensive ;)

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  2. gorgeous LO. butterflies are making me swoon!

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  3. What a great inspiration, love the ombré of your LO!

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  4. Ooh I love this! I have to agree Anandi that Gwen's wedding dress is one of my all time favourites too!

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  5. Wow!! This is beautiful - love all that color and texture from the butterflies!

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  6. This is so pretty! (I hate when I run out of vowels! ;oP)

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  7. that layout is gorgeous!! love that the butterflies match the the orange/yellow on her dress!

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  8. so lovely! I've been meaning to tackle this "trend" forever and I keep forgetting! I LOVE the butterflies here- the subtle tones you added to the paper- gorgeous!

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  9. Love this layout, cute picture. The butterflies are gorgeous and love YELLOW!!

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  10. Loveeee the details there :) so bright and sunny :)

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  11. Such a great choice to link up with the girlie challenge over at SSS&Show! Thanks for joining us this week!

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  12. fabulous colours and wonderful butterflies. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Sarah.

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