I live in the southwest portion of the US. More specifically - in the beautiful Sonoran Desert where we have blue skies most days of the year. When I saw the challenge over at Linda Ledbetter's blog calling for the Ombre Technique from CC vol. 3, page 57, I knew I wanted to do something southwestern. The way the colors fade from dark to light remind me of a sunset or, all though I don't see many, a sunrise.
This time around the challenge is sponsored by the lovely Linda Coughlin, of
The Funkie Junkie Boutique and she is awarding a $25 shopping spree to the winner. Also Tim and Mario are sending out some goodies to the person chosen by the Curiosity Crew.
Here is what I made for the challenge.
I played a little bit with the colors before deciding what I was really going to do. I made some feathers with Tim's Feather Duo using the technique but I didn't feel that it showed up as much as I wanted.
Next I made a panel using the technique with blue and caramel and I got just what I was looking for.
To add a little interest I did some stenciling using Tim's Stars and Bubble Layering Stencils and some Orange Blossom Archival Ink. I was pretty happy with that so I cut the top of my panel to look like a tag & punched a hole in the center. I added a charm that I sanded and then a feather that I added Alcohol Ink to. I also added a couple feathers from the Writing Desk Die.
When we travel in the summer one of the things I like to do is color with my PrismaColor Pencils. I had a desert panel in my stash so used it for the center. Next came the feathers with a brad and I was ready to go.
Have a wonderful and crafty week,