Ombre?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I will be the first to admit that I had never heard of the word 'ombre' until recently, especially when it came to  the paper crafting industry. In my defence, I did understand the concept of gradient colour, I just didn't realise it came with a fancy name. Silly me!

Ombre: n. A French term meaning "shaded".
Usually a multi colored stripe, with colors graduating from light to dark.

So here's my ombre inspired layout which is also featured on the Doodlebug blog today along with another wonderful ombre layout by the very talented Monique Liedtke


I really love the Doodlebug paper frills as they come in a rainbow of colours but also differing shades within the one colour range. I also cut the little flowers from the floral paper frills strips to add to the branch and continue with the ombre effect of the layout.



This little guy is called 'Hootie' and comes from the super cute Doodle-Pops collection of dimensional cardstock stickers.


My funny little 'Teddy' who is now five months old... can you believe it? He really is so cute now that he's starting to smile after such a long battle with colic and reflux. The poor little guy didn't have much to be happy about for the first three months.



Supply List: Doodlebug Patterned Paper - Bumblebee Dot Grid, Tangerine Dot Grid, Beetleblack Dot Grid; Doodle-Pops 'Hootie'; Beetleblack Jack and Jill Rub-ons; Bumblebee and Beetleblack Type Cardstock Stickers; Bumblebee and Tangerine Paper Frills;  Home Sweet Home Cling Stamps; Colorbox Bumblebee Stamp Pad.

From farm to you...

13 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this layout!!!! I am totally pouring over every little detail. You are getting pinned, my dear! Poor little man battling colic and reflux. NO GOOD! But his smile is just darling! he is so cute. Hugs!

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  2. beautiful layout love the sunny yellow ombre! Teddy is just adorable, his little smile is so sweet!

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  3. And I thought it was a mexican word...maybe that's Hombre?????Who knew...you've taught me something, too. They probably say it like 'om-a' or something, too.Anyways, your Ombre looks SENSATIONAL....love how you have such clean lines & Teddy looks so happy here!!!

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  4. wow beautiful page, cute photo..

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  5. Oh my how cute is that layout...completely charming. Als came with a nice new word....I like it

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  6. Wow, this is such an adorable page. It just so pops.

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  7. Your little Teddy is just adorable Melinda! What a fantastic 'ombre' layout. Lol! You can tell I have never heard of the word either. :)

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  8. Just amazing!!! I love the ombre..x

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  9. FOr someone who didnt know the name of this technique you certainly rocked it big time, Mlinda, you jus have this certain knack for making things look so simple yet so beautful!

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  10. found you on Two Peas today and I am instantly smitten...

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  11. I agree so much with Kim... you do have a knack for it!! This is just beautiful, as always!!! I love the graduating color scheme. I am so glad little one is feeling better!!!!

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  12. Perfection! Ty for always inspiring me!

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  13. Oh Melinda i just adore this page and that happy color yellow. I was totally unsure of what Ombre was thanks for posting that too.

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