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Spring Break Guest Post | Kelly Purkey

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!

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  1. Lisa W. says…
    03/27/2012

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

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  2. Linda E says…
    03/27/2012

    Love this idea, Kelly!

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  3. Sandi M says…
    03/27/2012

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

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  4. J Allen says…
    03/27/2012

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

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  5. Carol Mc says…
    03/27/2012

    Beautiful paper. I love this line.

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  6. Renee L says…
    03/27/2012

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

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  7. Jane says…
    03/27/2012

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

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  8. Ruth G says…
    03/27/2012

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

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  9. Molly says…
    03/27/2012

    cute, kelly!

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  10. Barb in AK says…
    03/27/2012

    That is sooooo pretty :-)

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  11. dawn says…
    03/28/2012

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

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  12. Eva says…
    03/29/2012

    Really pretty and effective. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Lynn says…
    04/01/2012

    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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