oh this is lovely Jen!! Love this :) :)
Thanks for a fun challenge.
You are just so smart, this looks amazing. Btw, love the fact that you make 8.5x11 pages. It is my preferred size as well and I usually have difficulties finding inspiration for this size. Maybe a tutorial on adjusting 12x12 for use on 8.5x11. I'm sure you'll know how to do that.
LOVE this layout, i pretty much lifted it for this challenge as i just loved everything you had done.
This looks so pretty. I love those shades of aqua blues and how you added the sewing into the design.
I have a butterfly shape punch so am going to try making something for this challenge. Thanks for giving me some new inspiration :)
Challenge - Challenge: Use Punches to Create an Ombre Effect
I am so in love with all the ombre layouts I'm seeing right. Ombre refers of a monotone color scheme that moves from one end of the spectrum to the other.
For this layout, I selected six papers that gave me this effect. They are not all from the same manufacturer so it required a bit of digging to find exactly the tone of blue that I wanted for each paper.
I used a circle punch and a butterfly punch to punch several shapes from the paper.
Using a sewing machine, I stitched a row of the punched shapes together. Sometimes I layered three punches on top of each when I stitched so that I could add some dimension later (see the close-up photo). I followed the same pattern each time: light to dark.
I mounted the garlands on the page and then carefully folded back the punches where I had layered three of the same shape. I added further embellishments and printed journaling in the same color scheme. Even the title is this teal blue. The only thing not blue on this layout is the little label because I wanted a slight pop of color.
Challenge: Use any punch–border, shape, corner rounder to create an ombre effect on your layout. Try yellow, grey, pink, purple or even teal if you desire. Upload it to the challenge gallery making sure to mark the correct challenge box.