Monday, September 28, 2015


Hi all and welcome to another week of the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week the challenge is ombre!

I created a series of backgrounds using a stencil, some paints in varying shades of colors to create my own ombre backgrounds.  I then cut them up to create a variety of atc's.

My first one mixed pink, coral, and yellow paints together.  I then stamped the butterfly and colored to coordinate. I added a few rub-on remnants in the background and a little shading around the butterfly.

Next I added a few circles and a touch of white paint to soften the background.  I added a stamped image of the lady and gave her a few inspiring words along with her flower in her hair.

I then went back to the same pink background and added a few more circles with white paint and added in the butterflies in coordinating colors.

Products: Stencil, Paints, Ranger Fossilized Amber Paint, Ranger Pink Gumball Paint, Ranger Abandoned Coral Paint, Ranger Dabber Blue Paint, Ranger Paint Dabber - Twisted Citron, Simon Says Sequins, Hemptique White Twine, Stampers Anonymous - Butterflies and Moths, Stampers Anonymous - Watercolor Butterfly 2015, Stampers Anonymous - Perspective , Idea-ology Remnant Rub-on Botanical, Dina Wakely - All the Girls , STAEDTLER Watercolor Pencils, Ranger Dabber Picket Fence Paint, Technique Tuesday Circle Dies , Prima Paper flowers, Black cardstock

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

So now it's YOUR turn, come play along and show us your ombre inspired art. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in


If you use instagram add  #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!



  1. Oh WOW!! these are all gorgeous Suzz! I love them all :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Gorgeous Suzz, the backgrounds really showcase the focal images perfectly. Fabulous colour combinations too X X X

  3. Loving this trio of polka dot ombre!! So lovely!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Love those shaded polka dot backgrounds - so cool - a fabulous trio!
    Alison xx

  5. I love these variations on a pretty!

  6. Each week I'm looking forward to seeing how many interpretations you give to our challenge! you've never disappointed me! Love all your cards! barbarayaya

  7. Beautiful set of ATC's Suzz and I love the backgrounds of each one which compliment the stamped focal points so well ~ three little works of art, which are just stunning!

  8. Love how you did this with your paints, and tried out different colors! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  9. Love these cards, Suzz! The dotted background is amazing! Hugs, Sandra

  10. The cards are all so pretty Sue! Love the backgrounds you created, and those gorgeous circles for the focal points.

  11. Look at all the Awesomeness here...
    all the backgrounds are just STUNNING !!
    Love the Butterfly with the PEN stuff...looks Cool !!

  12. These are really pretty, Suzz. I've been drawn to them all week. I love the stenciled ombre. It's such a cool effect!

  13. Wow.. all these color combos are amazing, Suzz. Love the beautiful embellishments, too. :)

  14. These cards are amazing! I am such a polka dot fanatic and you nailed the backgrounds here! I also love how you've shown what a card looks like with the butterfly in the center and then with the butterfly coming in from the side. It's always such fun to see so many styles of the same "theme" when I come to your blog! Well done!


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