Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Make It Monday #241 - Ombre Stenciled Backgrounds

Hello friends.  Playing along with Betsy and the Make It Monday challenge, where Betsy shows us how to make an ombre stenciled background.  This was a fun challenge, as I love blending ink colors, and then you're basically blending over top of your blending with a stencil, so more fun!!  I'm still stuck on the blue, green, and purple color combo, so here's what I came up with for this challenge:



There are things I like about this card, and things I don't like!  What I do like:  LOVE the colors, the watering can die cut...thank you dear Birgit!!, the Glossy Accent centers of the flowers (Petite Pots), the stencil (Modern Background Stencils), and the font of the sentiment (Winter Woods).  What I don't like:  the water spots I added to the background, and the overall busyness of the card.  So I guess the "likes" outweigh the "dislikes", and it's growing on me!  It is definitely a bright and cheerful card, and will hopefully bring a smile to someone's face, and that's what card making is all about, right?!!!  :0)

You can check out Betsy's great video and BEAUTIFUL card right HERE over on Nichole's blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!!  :0)

23 comments:

  1. Lovely bouquet Marcia! Love the glossy accents in the center of the flowers.

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  2. What a darling card, Marcia! I love these flowers in the watering can and the glossy accents in the centers is a perfect finishing touch!

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  3. Awe... so cute. What a fun technique. Really makes for a fabulous card. I love your design.

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  4. I think the card is great and I like the same things about it that you do:) it will definitely bring a smile to someone's face! Love the colors you used for the background blending...like grass and sky:)

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  5. Marcia, you're too hard on yourself! The water spots are a nice addition - it makes it look like the watering can dripped a few times. And I don't think it's too busy at all, it's a lovely Spring time card.

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  6. It's a very pretty card, Marcia! Your white circle and sentiment banner calm down the busy background highlighting the focal point beautifully.

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  7. Marcia, this is just so sweet and adorable. Love it and I know it will bring a smile to someone's face.

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  8. Gorgeous bg, Marcia, and sweet spring card! Love ALL your details!!!

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  9. Sweet card, love the combinations and great background.

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  10. Such a soft, sweet, pretty card, Marcia! Love your choice of colors! :)

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  11. Beautiful card, Marcia! The colours and background are awesome!

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  12. Marcia I think this card is really lovely and
    the "likes" outweigh the "dislikes" :-) Great job with this technique!

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  13. I don't think it's busy at all. Love the flowers springing from the watering can! The background is super!

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  14. Oh, this is so sweet and pretty!

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  15. Marcia...I love it!! Your white circle background really draws your eye in to the flowers, but WOW your background is stunning!! Great card, friend!!

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  16. Love love love it!!sweet color combo and I'm with Colleen the white circle really makes your flowers pop!!

    Patti

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  17. SUCH a pretty scene, Marcia. Super cute with the bird and the two toned background looks fabulous the way you did it!

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  18. Marcia, you're too hard on yourself. This "note" will definitely bring a smile to some lucky recipient. Everything looks placed perfectly and great colors...such a pretty bouquet!

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  19. Hahaha! You crack me up. Yes, for you this card is very busy, but you did an awesome job. I love your background, the colors you chose, the watering can and the flowers in it! And, YES, it will make the person who receives it, smile!!

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