Happy Wednesday to you! It’s hump day!!! Woot! And it’s also time for another installment of my Purple Passion column over at MFP Speedy TV
. Each week, I show an example of how to incorporate purple in your projects. Sometimes it’s a little and sometimes it’s A LOT!
This week, I decided to go for another card using Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger. I’ve done a total of three of these in the past few months and I just love the technique. This time, I chose a Christmas stamp set from Mark’s Finest Papers called You Are An Angel
. I wanted to make a golden light effect around her head and halo, so I chose various shades of yellows and oranges for my color palette. After stamping my image with Black Memento ink, I started with the lightest yellow and covered the entire page. Then I used the next darkest color and didn’t go quite to the center. A little less for the third color, and so on until the darkest orange was used just around the edges of the page.
I love the effect of purple and orange together since they’re on the opposite sides of the color wheel, so I had to put a purple mat behind my main picture. I mounted all of that onto a yellow card base that matched the yellow in my inks, and voila!
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