Welcome to Trending Thursday, where we pick something we are seeing trending within the scrapbooking industry and ask our designers to focus on that trend as they create their projects to share with you. This week we are focusing on ombre effects.
“Ballerina Girl”, by Katie Rose.
I went a little different route with this ombre assignment and instead of using stripes I used stars. I chose 3 shades of red and pink from the Lucky Starz collection and cut several stars from each color. I then arranged them from lightest to darkest on my page creating an ombre effect. I then chose other Bella embellishments the same shades as the stars and paired them with stars of the same color.
Lucky Starz: McIntosh Starz, Punch Starz, Peep Starz, Trinkets; Molly: Trinkets, Treasures & Text; Playdate: Alpha+Bits; Daily Chevies: We Are Family Bookplates; Christmas Countdown: Captions; Sienna Chipboard Alpha: Punch; Crochet Hearts: McIntosh, Cotton Candy, Punch
“Family Forever”, by Stephanie Buice.
I really like how the ombre trend lends itself to endless possibilities, plus it involves color so I'm all about that! I wanted to incorporate it into the background of my layout so I used some different patterned papers in yellow prints. I went diagonally from white adding the prints in from least yellow to most then to a piece of yellow cardstock by the time the strips reached the bottom of the page. I like the colorful base that it gave me, as it’s like a sunny canvas.
Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Banana; Daily Chevies: Bell Pepper; Snapshots: Daily Details, Pajama Day, Tabs; Family Forever: Treasures & Text, Candid Cards, Mom & Dad, Game Night, Trinkets; Max: Borders, Trinkets, Treasures & Text; Love & Marriage: Wedding Day Minatures; Christmas Countdown: Captions, Paper Pieces; Ciao Chips: Bachelor/ette Icons; Designer Tapes: Red Chevron, Chevron Combo
“Captured” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
I love the ombre look, especially with cute Bella papers! I chose a couple of matching papers from the Lucky Starz collection and added in a piece of solid cardstock to create my background. The focal image is a Candid Card with some stickers added in for fun! For embellishment, I tucked a Bella Feather behind the focal image and added some ribbon and a Crochet Heart.
Lucky Starz: Peep Starz, Punch Starz, Treasures & Text, Candid Cards; Feathers: Cotton Candy; Crochet Hearts: White
“Never Give Up” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
To create the ombre look on this card, I started by brushing on three different hues of aqua (using watercolor pencils). I punched out stars from two of the Lucky Starz collection and scattered them on my background. The focal image is two Candid Cards that I popped up for some added dimension.
Lucky Starz: Gulf Starz, Ice Starz, Candid Cards, Trinkets