Friday, June 27, 2014

The Many Shades of Ombre Dreams

Good morning!

I'm here today to share with you three different projects I created this month using the gorgeous Ombre Dreams collection from Blue Fern Studios! I just can't get over how beautiful these papers are, and what a delight to put them to work! There's such a beautiful array of colors available in this range that I decided to spotlight a different palette in each of my projects...

"My Boy"
I LOVE the watercolor-y washed out seashore shades in the "Ginger's Dream" paper, which I chose to use as my background for this photo of my middle child at the beach. And layered in pieces behind my photo are some more blues from the "Susan's Dream" paper.

I chose to feature the Roman Clock Set- Small on my layout as well. This set can be split up into three different clocks (along with hands); I chose the largest of the clocks, cut it in half, dabbed it with white chalk ink, and used them to really set the design of my page.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams: Ginger's Dream
Ombre Dreams: Susan's Dream
Roman Clock Set- Small

Other Products Used:
Prima Marketing: Flowers, Ribbon, Resin Bird & Clock, Bling, "Memorandum" ATC Card
Webster's Pages: Paper Straws

"Thoughts" Card
Next up, I went with two more fabulous papers that are predominantly purple, while offering hints of many other colors including green, blue, pink, turquoise, and more: Joyce's Dream and Dream Cards. It was very difficult not to use some mixed media on the background of this card, but I really wanted to show off the lovely delicate patterns :)

The butterfly piece you see here is from the "Tattered Butterfly" set, which features 4 butterflies in various sizes. I just love the intricate detail in this butterfly design. I decided to go with a random smattering of embossing enamel which was set with a heat gun. Embossing enamel offers a great mix of color and texture which catch the light beautifully! For even more sparkle, I added a pretty crystal to the center.

Since I had my Roman Clock pieces out, I went with one of the smaller pieces in the set here. First I painted it with a lilac shade of acrylic paint and, while still wet, dusted it with a sparkly white embossing powder to give it a pretty frosted look. 

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams: Joyce's Dream
Ombre Dreams: Dream Cards
Roman Clock Set- Small
Tattered Butterflies

Other Products Used:
Prima Marketing: Flowers, Doily Die, Metal Clock Embellishment

"Discover" Card
Finally, we have some orange/peach/pinks to feature! The Shannon's Dream paper is full of tropical citrus colors and dreamy floral patterns. 

The Wild Flourish Bundle chipboard piece was just what I needed to set the foundation for my cluster on this card. It was covered with a pale yellow chalk ink, embossed with clear embossing powder, and accented with some bling.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams: Shannon's Dream
Wild Flourish Bundle

Other Products Used:
Prima Marketing: Flowers, Metal Embellishment
Webster's Pages: Sticker Sentiment, Resin Leaves

Thank-you for checking out my post today!
We're nearing the end of the month- don't forget about our June Sketch Challenge~ if you loved some of the pieces in my post today, you have the chance to win a couple of them in this month's prize pack! Don't miss out :)


Romy said...

What a wonderful and sweet lay-out! You just make that photo shine!
Your cards are both truly amazing too. Wonderful work!

cebelica said...

Your cards and your layout are gorgeous. Amazing work! Hugs! xx

Lizzy Hill said...

Totally fabulous your clocks & bg on the LO... So soft & subtle:):)

dstandard said...

Beautiful layout and gorgeous cards! Love these!

Patty O'Malley said...

Breathtaking projects, Erin! The papers are gorgeous as well as the embellishing.

Unknown said...

as usual, love the elegance and beauty of your creations Erin. You really brought out the features of the Ombre Dreams papers really, really well!

Solange Barreto said...

Fantáticos seus trabalhos. Belíssimo.
Beijo, um abençoado fim de semana.

Lizzyc said...

These are beautiful!

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Janene said...

Beautiful work!

Laurie said...

beautiful projects! especially that last card, love the colors :)