Saturday 4 August 2012

Some Gradient Fun

As I write this post I am falling asleep over my computer keyboard so you will have to forgive me that it’s shorter than my usual posts.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at Color Me Creative, this time it’s all about backgrounds so check out the main  CMC Copic Challenge Group for all of the fun details.

I have to be honest I struggled with this one, I’m not great with Copic backgrounds, that must be a video I haven’t seen yet!  I came up with a technique that I’d seen over on Nichole Heady’s blog where you use your pens to create a gradient of colour by blending each ‘striped’ section with the next.  I used this technique on the circle behind my little cupcake, hope you can make it out.  I will definitely try it again another time, it would be fun to do in different colours, especially rainbow colours.

CMC 812-1
Here’s what Nicole did with hers …

My gorgeous little cupcake image is from Squigglefly, our sponsors this week.  This image is called Cherry Cupcake Cutie!  I love her little smiley face (because obviously she's a girl with all that pink around her lol)!  Thank you Squigglefly, I had fun colouring her in and I'm sure she will be used again and again!

For my card I used the following colours;

Cake case: BG15, BG13, BG11
Cupcake: E31, E33, E34
Cherry: R59, R37 and used tip to tip method to blend the two colours
Background: RV29, RV25, RV23

I hope you give this technique a try, it’s really fun to do!

Check out the rest of the DT girls’ projects, they pulled this challenge off a whole lot better than I did!
I’m entering this card into the following challenges..

Crafty Cats Weekly Challenge – to use pink
Inspire Me Fridays – anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy – Cupcakes or baby

I hope you join along with us for our fun challenge.

Have fun!


  1. Thanks for sharing your very pretty card with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  2. Very, very pretty! Love those colors. Thank you so much for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges! :) Janis

  3. Absolutely gorgeous. Love your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Pause, Dream Enjoy.

  4. Lovely combo of colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

  5. Such a delish card!!! I gotta try that technique!

  6. LOVE that gradient effect, Ruby, and your little cupcake looks good enough to eat!

  7. Hi Ruby
    A fabulous card love the colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CRAFTYCATZ
    Hugs Dianne xx

  8. Such a cute card Ruby!! Would you be mad if I ate that yummy cupcake? Love your gradient background - I'm going to try that!!

  9. What a fun card Ruby!! Great background technique.


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