Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ombre Hello



The challenge this week at SCS is to create something that has light to dark colors.....this technique is also called Ombre which is defined as "graduated colors from light to dark on a surface". Starting with the lightest shade of a color (any color), use light, medium, and dark shades of the same color to create a background or main image. 

I'm finding this particular quilt pattern intriguing these days. First of all it's easier than most and you get some wonderful movement with colors. I found instructions on Nancy Riley's blog. Now I can't stop making the squares. I think it works so well with the graduating colors in purple (or any) colors. The daisies are a favorite of mine to make. Big impact with not much fuss. I used Martha Stewarts daisy punch and a Punch Bunch small sun punch. Each daisy has four layers plus one in green. The Verve small "hello" sentiment fits nicely in the one inch square.


7 comments:

Bonnie said...

Your quilt is so pretty and so are the flowers!

JD said...

Wow! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I have tried this technique...and now I am going to go and hide my card...looks nothing like this fabulous card...great job with this technique!

Becky said...

wow Angela, this is awesome. Love the quilt look and great colors.

Jenny said...

EEk! Love this design Angela! Clean, modern and elegant all at the same time!

Hugs,

Jenny

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card!

Audrey Ann said...

Beautiful Angela!! I love the geometric shapes behind the soft beautiful florals. Absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs,
Audrey

Leanne ... said...

This technique looks like a lot of work. This turned out excellent Angela.
Hugs...Leanne