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Create Ombre Using Color Mist from Kelly Purkey

I wanted to share an idea for creating an ombre effect on your layouts. Ombre means shaded or graduated in tone and is popping up everywhere right now - from hair styles, clothing, home decor, and even food.

This gorgeous new ruffle paper from the Dear Lizzy line is a great example of ombre on a paper. I wanted to create my own effect so I picked three shades of yellow Mister Huey's Color Mists with butterfly masks. I set down the masks and lightly misted from the top down, using the lightest color mist to the darker.

I love that you can still see the layers of white and yellow ruffle paper below the mist.  This is an easy effect that you can do on just a white piece of cardstock and have pretty results. Hope you'll give it a try!

Check out Kelly's newest online workshop at Studio Calico: Sketchbook 4


14 thoughts

  1. Lisa W.

    2012-03-27 08:12:17 -0400

    This is SUPER super cute...I just purchased some of the Dear Lizzy ruffle paper:)

  2. Linda E

    2012-03-27 08:47:53 -0400

    Love this idea, Kelly!

  3. Sandi M

    2012-03-27 08:48:47 -0400

    Love it! Thanks for the inspiration, going to have to give that a try -

  4. J Allen

    2012-03-27 09:36:16 -0400

    Can you say Beautiful? Thanks so much for your post in the absence of Ali :)

  5. Carol Mc

    2012-03-27 09:44:41 -0400

    Beautiful paper. I love this line.

  6. Renee L

    2012-03-27 10:12:23 -0400

    Such an easy, but awesome look. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  7. Jane

    2012-03-27 10:34:50 -0400

    When I saw this paper I thought "what would I do with that?" NOW I know! Thanks for the layout - totally cute!

  8. Ruth G

    2012-03-27 12:26:11 -0400

    I love yellow and ruffles so I think this is the best ever! Thanks for sharing, Kelly!

  9. Molly

    2012-03-27 14:17:24 -0400

    cute, kelly!

  10. Barb in AK

    2012-03-27 15:23:31 -0400

    That is sooooo pretty :-)

  11. dawn

    2012-03-28 06:13:32 -0400

    This is soooo pretty, love the colors!! Thanks for the idea!!

  12. Eva

    2012-03-29 07:36:46 -0400

    Really pretty and effective. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Lynn

    2012-04-01 02:34:43 -0400

    Love this, now I know how I want my new bedroom curtains to look!!! I didn't want anything plain, and now they won't be thanks for the inspiration! Oh, I will try this on paper too, gotta practice.

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