Ombre is a very popular technique right now. It's a soft merge of colors going from light to dark or soft to bright. It can be all one color range or different colors. You can find examples all over Pinterest.
On this layout, I used chalks with my feather shaped mask. By using chalk, the colors just blend together where they start and stop. I really love this effect!
I created this layout for Scrapbooking From the Inside Out and Club CK's Thanksliving challenges. I scraplifted the design from Creating Keepsakes' Sept/Oct 2012 issue, page 96: Gut Buster by Kristy Cox.