Simon Says: Ombre


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Time Out Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to use an ombre technique on your project


Definition: Ombré is a French word for a color with a shaded tone or varying tones.

An example of ombre is a color that fades from dark gray to light gray.

As it is the first week of the month we are showcasing a particular brand/designer. This week we are all using products from the fabulous Dina Wakley! You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used!

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


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This week we are welcoming the lovely Alison Bomber aka Words and Pictures back into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited Alison’s blog before then you are in for a real treat! Please pop by to say ‘Hi’ :-)

Alison’s imagination was caught by the word “Ombre”, not only in the art sense of colour gradation but also in the French meaning of “shadow”.  So in this journal spread there’s the subtle blue/grey shading of the background, echoed in the houses, but also the shadows of the Scribbly Girlies future selves, hovering with some advice for them. She used several colors of Distress Inks and a few strips of Butterfly Design Tape for the background.

Andrea made some ombre circles for the backgrounds for her notebook makeovers.  She used two Prima Traveler’s Journals (Passport and Personal sizes) and lots of fabulous Dina Wakley products like the Funky Silhouettes stencil and the Text and Scribbles stamp set.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page with an ombre background. She worked in Dina Wakley’s Media Journal and colored the page with Scribble Sticks. The birds are from the Scribbly Birds and Scribbly Small Birdies sets.

Barbara created both backgrounds of her tags  with Gel Printing by Ranger! She used also two Dina Wakley’s stamps, Textures Media and Weird is good, Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks, Tim Holtz stencils Dashes and Dotted and a lot of acrylic paints.

Cheiron created an altered tag using Dina Wakley Media Paints in Fuchsia, Magenta, Blushing, Sky, Turquoise and Evergreen to create her ombre background. She added stamps from Dina Wakley’s Contour Figures set to create her focal images.  She colored them in with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks 1 and Scribble Sticks 2 and blended them with a wet brush.

Emma created a journal page in the Dina Wakley Media Journal and used Dina’s Media Acrylic Paints in Night, Peacock, Marine and Buff to create an ombré background. She added stamped images from Tim Holtz’s Entomology and Mail Art Stamp sets to complete the layout.

Kath created an Inspirational Words panel with a purple ombre background using Dina Wakley Cotton Watercolor Paper, Scribble Sticks, Printed Media and Washi Tape, Collage Paper and Collage Words

Lols chose to decorate a couple of pages in her Dina Wakely Media Journal. For the burlap page she used Gesso to paint a white area and then splattered with various shades of blue ink. She coloured the seahorse, from a Visible Image ‘Create Your Own Calm’ stamp set, using Zig Markers in shades of blue. For the underwater scene on the right she used Distress Oxide Inks to create an ombré look, splattered with inks and then used a Mighty Wave Stencil and Embossing Paste to create some texture and then sprinkled with Seahorse Glitter. She used a Dina Wakeley Scribbly Fishes Stamp Set for the sea life.


Macarena used Etcetera Small Tag as her base and gave it a natural ombre color using Distress Paint Ground Espresso and other shades of cream, beige and browns. The texture was done with Dina Wakley Guts stencil and crackle paste. She put Dina Wakley Collage Words inside her self-made frame.

Maura headed to her Dina Wakley Media Journal and pulled out her gel plate along with the Dina Wakley Shape Mashup and Mini Favorites stencils to create her spring blues pages.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Dina Wakley Four Women Media Stencil and Tim Holtz Distress Paint to make the ombre effect on the background.

Sandra went for an art journal spread, and she used the Dina Wakly Gel Plate with a few of the Dina Wakly Heavy Body Paints along with the Dina Wakly Spaced Dots to create her bold background.

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

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  1. Thank you for the fun challenge and wonderful inspirations from the team! It was great to get my Scribbly Birds out to play Karen x

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