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March 27, 2012

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!

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



  • 1.
    Lisa W. said…

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

  • 2.
    Linda E said…

    Love this idea, Kelly!

  • 3.
    Sandi M said…

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

  • 4.
    J Allen said…

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

  • 5.
    Carol Mc said…

    Beautiful paper. I love this line.

  • 6.
    Renee L said…

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

  • 7.
    Jane said…

    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 said…

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

  • 9.
    Molly said…

    cute, kelly!

  • 10.
    Barb in AK said…

    That is sooooo pretty :-)

  • 11.
    dawn said…

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

  • 12.
    Eva said…

    Really pretty and effective. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 13.
    Lynn said…

    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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