Friday, January 8, 2016

Study in Blue

Dear Ones~
Today's offering is for the Mod Squad Challenge, to do the ombre technique. My dear friends Barb Campbell and Lesley Turner are hosting this week, and they are beyond talented. Click on their names to visit their blogs and see what I mean.

Here's my card:
 I chose to do a study in blue today. My ombre is on the background. I sponged 3 colors - Danube Blue, Faded Jeans, and Tumbled Glass, and then ran the piece through an embossing folder. The flourish die cut is from a Spellbinders die, and the background scribble, done in GKD Turquoise Sea, is cut with a die from a Sizzix set called Scribbles and Splatter by Tim Holtz. This set is new and I love it!!

Here is a close up of the scribble......I think it's so fun!!! The little flowers were punched out in Powder Blue card stock and sponged with Danube Blue Ink, then attached to the flourish die cut. Little pearls are added to the middle.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ivory and Turquoise Sea Card Stock
Spellbinders Fantastic Flowers 1 Die
Sizzix Scribbles and Splat Die Set
Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder
McGill Flower Punch
Distress Inks in Faded Jeans & Tumbled Glass
Memento Danube Blue Ink
Simon Says Stamp Circle Sayings Stamp for Greeting
Stash Pearls and Ribbon

This card will be entered in:
The Mod Squad Challenge - Ombre Technique 
Simon Says Wednesday - Something New (new Sizzix die set)
Double "D"s Challenges - Forget Me Not Inspiration
Scrappy Land - Anything Goes with a Die (dies are from Sizzix and Spellbinder)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Emerald Creek Dares Challenge - Anything New

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. Hope you all have a good weekend, I'm enjoying some time to myself again after the crazy December I had.


  1. Beautiful the white flourish and REALLY love that scribble die, how cool is that?!?! Your little flowers are so fabulous, so Springy! Great double bow and I love all the pearl centers and accents. It's just FAB all over, well done!

  2. Gorgeous color! I've never seen the scribble die before, but it is totally cool! Your little flowers are so sweet. What a lovely card!

  3. I have not seen that scribble die before either. Love it. Beautiful hombre card. It is had to comment after Donna: she always says it all. So ditto Donna. Glad you could enter both Double D and Scrapy Land

  4. Hi Judy!! What a super sweet and really fun card. I would like to invite you to stop by and share your sweet art with us at Word Art Wednesday. It's always Anything Goes, and our prize this week is $25 to Simon Says Stamp. I really hope you will join us.

    Word Art Wednesday

    1. I'm so happy that you came by to join us. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card, and hope that you wil join us again soon. Have a wonderful week.
      Word Art Wednesday

  5. Ok, I maybe last here, but I am sure this will not be the last time someone says. " I love that scribble die!" Great ombre technique and I see that you are using more dies and not so much stamping. Hmmm, so am I. Wonder if it is a trend?

  6. Fabulous creation Judy! Great job on the technique and the design is awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Double D Challenges! We hope you’ll come back often.


  7. Judy- this is a beautiful in blue card! Great use of dies, too. (loving that flowers!)
    Thank you for sharing at Scrapy Land! I am happily your newest follower. :)

  8. Your ombre background is so nicely blended and I just love the scribble die. Must check that out. Thanks for thinking of us at Double D for our Forget Me Not Challenge!

  9. What a gorgeous card you made. Love the blues!

  10. Outstanding card, Judy! I LOVE the Scribbles and those different shades of blue. AWESOME!

  11. Beautiful card! I almost bought that TH Scribbles die the other day at Hobby Lobby, now I wish I had! I love the scribble die on your card and the pretty ombre background! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #33!

  12. BEAUTIFUL Study in Blue. The colors are so striking. I absolutely love everything about it. And, I see a trip to Hobby Lobby for the Tim Holtz scribble die

  13. Oh Judy this is stunning. Love the blue and the white swirl really pops. Love it , may have to case it

  14. Well here you are with another gorgeous creation. Love the difference of colours the flowers and that fabulous die from Tim. Beautiful...

  15. Theses so pretty Judy! That beautiful scroll really catches your eye. Love the bitty flowers too! Nice job my friend!

  16. Beautiful come to mind firstly. I like the layered banners for the sentiment. The embossed background is sweet as well. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 217th- FF AG challenge! Our first challenge in 2016. Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

  17. Love the shades of blue!! This would make a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge - Anything New! Hope you join us! :)

  18. Beautifully designed creation. Lovely colours as per our challenge. Thanks for entering this gorgeous card.xx
    Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  19. Wow, Judi, this is phenomenal! Love, love, love your color palette and that scribble die is to die for, lol! Thanks so much for playing in our Ombre Technique challenge over at Mod Squad Challenge Blog!
    Leslie, Mod Squad Challenge Co-Host
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  20. Gorgeous card Judi :-) I love the whole design of this, the background is fabulous and I love how you used the die cuts! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  21. Beautiful card, Judy! The ombre technique with the blues is stunning! Thank you for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares.

  22. Wonderful card and love the blues. Thanks for joining us for our Anything New Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

    Karon DT

  23. Beautiful card and love your ombre..a technique I have never tried myself! Thank you for joining us at Double 'D' and hope to see you again!
    Diane DD DT

  24. Awesome card - so much going on -- I love that Scribbles & Splatter die - very cool. Thanks for joining in at DD's~

  25. What a great card! Love the blues and the flourish and those sweet flowers , just fabulous!! Sorry I don't get on often, I don't seem to get emails from other people's blogs even though I subscribe have a great week Judy!