Hi crafting friends! I hope you had a good weekend! We had a lovely fall day in a forest yesterday. Today, it is Monday and time for a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. We are having an Ombré theme this week. This implies the gradual blending of one hue to another, such as going from light to dark within one shade of colour.
I like ombré techniques, and often do them with dye ink and a brayer. Today, I used Hero Arts Ombré ink pads, with which you can achieve an ombré effect very quickly and easily. My background came out so nice that I almost didn't want to cover it up.
I used the Pool to Navy pad together with the lovely Doily Pattern Background stamp, by Hero Arts and Basic Grey. This technique works well with a pretty solid stamp. If you use a stamp with lots of open areas, the ombré effect won't be as noticeable. I inked starting from one edge and going towards the center. When I reached the center, I turned the stamp around and inked it the same way from the other edge. That way, I got an impression that is lighter in the center and darker towards both edges.
Color Layering Butterflies set, which contains two different layered butterflies - each one consisting of four stamps. I used the Butter to Orange Ombré ink, Simon Says Stamp Sunkist ink and Hero Arts lovely Satin Pearl embossing powder. The small butterfly was die cut with the Tiny Shapes set.
I hope you can see the effect of the embossing powder here. It was the first time I used it and I really liked the way it turned out, such a pretty pearl powder.
butterflies look nice with a tone-on-tone effect, or you could try stamping them in contrasting colours instead.
I hope you will join us in our ombré challenge, as always, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.
If you want to, follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff every day.
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads, so that we can see them on there too.
Thank you so much for visiting today! I will be back tomorrow with a Halloween post.