Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ombre Background in MDS

Hi everyone!  I know, it's Tuesday, and I am just now posting my MDS Monday page!  I thought I had scheduled it over a week ago but I guess I didn't.  Oh well, better late than never!  You may also recognize the photo, its the same one I used for the virtual crop last week.  I actually made this one first.  One of the many great things about creating digitally is that you can play around with a photo on many different layouts and see which one you like best. 
On to the Ombre effect.  I created this effect on my page with punches.  I added a 12 x 12 square and filled it with soft sky.  I reduced the opacity to 20%.  Next I added a 12 x 10 in punch and added soft sky again.  Layering the colors will give you a gradually darker effect as you go down.   You can play around with the opacity in your layers to get more subtle or more noticeable shades.  

Here is the sketch.  Head on over to the MDS Monday blog and see what the rest of the design team has come up with.  We hope you will give the sketch a try too! 


  1. Beth, I love your bubble page, especially all the circles you added. I love how you accomplished your ombre effect too! I wouldn't have thought of approaching that way! Great idea!!

  2. I love this page Beth! I'm a sucker for bubbles and I love the Soft Sky you've picked for your ombre. Tons of fun.