Saturday, March 5, 2016

Silver Lining

Even though it has taken me a long while, I have begun to realize every cloud in life does indeed have a silver lining. I still am learning this, every single day.

I was inspired by the Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge: Ombre Stenciled Backgrounds to make this card. I started by selecting colors fro the ColourQ Challenge #331 and inked up a white panel with the various blues, teals and aqaus. Then I added ink on top of this through a chevron stencil. The video is very informative and easy to follow, the technique is one I'd really like to try again!

Supplies Used:
Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock 
Papertrey Ink Up, Up & Away Sentiments Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Cloud Dies
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Memento Bahama Blue Ink
Memento Danube Blue Ink
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores Ink
DCWV Glitter Paper
Studio Calico Mr. Huey's Chevron Stencil

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  1. Beautiful ombré! I love the silver clouds paired with the perfect sentiment!

  2. Love that sentiment, and your ombré stenciled background is gorgeous. I just realized I forgot to blend first and then stencil. Guess I've got too much else on my mind right now. Lovely card, Karen!

  3. Your ombre background is fabulous - especially with those clouds and that sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ!

  4. Your ombre is fabulous Karen and so perfect for this week. Thank you so much for sharing at the colourQ!

  5. You've done an amazing job with your background Karen!! Such pretty card!!

  6. Oops, almost forgot to thiak you for joining us at ColourQ!

  7. gorgeous ombre! Yup, although we don't want to think that good comes out of the bad, I think we always learn from our experiences.

  8. Beautiful silver clouds on a pretty chevron background. Love it!

  9. Stunning card and such a true sentiment!! I am continuing to learn this as well. Hugs to you!

  10. Beautiful Karen! Love the blues you used in your background with the silver clouds.

  11. Your inked and stencilled background is stunning--and a perfect way to use our colors this week. Love that your entire cloud is silver and not just the lining--things must be really looking up in your part of town. Thanks so much for playing along with us at ColourQ this week.

  12. LOVE the background you created, Karen, it's just perfect with your pretty silver clouds!