Thursday 23 April 2015


Ok - I've heard of ochre, but ombre?  That conjures up images of mexican bandits in a spaghettii western!! 

So after admitting my ignorance (and having a quick google) I got the "shady" reference made by CAS-ology and made these for their Ombre Challenge this week.

It's cheating a little bit as these colours come perfectly blended courtesy of the local DIY store. I've punched the butterflies out of paint sample cards :-) 

Stampin' Up Butterfly Punch
Pretty in Pink

 Likewise with the dragonflies....
Wisteria Wonder
 ...and with Stampin' Up's Petite Petal punch.
Petite Petals
Early Espresso

So I hope I've interpreted this correctly!

I'm entering these in the following challenges too:

Clean &Simple Challenge on Cute Card Thursday
Up, Up and Away Challenge on Less is More
Things with Wings Challenge on Uniko.

Thanks for looking



  1. Cool idea! Who would think, paint samples. I'm off to my local hardware to collect some. Definitely giving your idea a try.

  2. Beautiful cards! Especially love the cute row of button flowers :D Such a great idea to use paint sample cards, too!

  3. Great bunch of cards. I really like your cascading butterflies. Paint chips are a fabulous way to do an ombre look and get all the shadings just perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  4. Crisp, clean and gorgeous cards Linda and a fun take on our challenge.
    You might also like to link up at Uniko Studio where it's things with wings for the challenge. Thanks for playing along at LIM too. Sarah x

    1. Thanks for the tip, Sarah!

    2. Thanks so much for linking up at Uniko - your card looks great in the gallery there. Sarah x

  5. I pick up paint samples whenever I'm in the store, but never actually think to use them! Great cards!

  6. Using paint samples is a great idea for ombre! Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing at CASology!

  7. Crisp, clean and stunning, a true delight. You rocked the Ombre look and we are so pleased you joined Uniko x

  8. Your butterflies and dragonflies are lovely in those ombre shades!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Linda, you have TOTALLY rocked ombre!! Love that you took the time to look it up, as it has paid dividends! You have inspired me to get some paint chips, as I i have that butterfly die, and I love how you have showcased it! Thanks so much for entering this beautiful creation over at CASology this week, and also for the inspiration!

  10. Beautiful ombre butterflies and the movement you have created on the card is FAB. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x


I'd love to hear what you think....thanks for looking :-)