Thanks for your feedback on the first 'Purple Phase' colour palette I really do hope you'll find them useful in some way.
Throughout the series the colour combinations I'm going to be suggesting will be illustrated with an example from 'real life' ie:
- something I already wear;
- a completed card or scrapbook page;
- a mix of colours on something I've bought / use / wear.
I was reassured to read that the first palette Using Purple with Brown + Tan was received well so ... I'm going to try to build on that today with something which is both similar in colourway and also similar in it's non-threatening use of purple. If we were in school this would be your 'consolidation' lesson!
Here's palette 2:
This variation uses a deeper shade than the chalky lavender of last time but I wanted to show how brown and grey can work just as well with a more purple shade of purple!
I used the mid tan colour, the charcoal T-shirt and the wooden beads to help soften and warm up what can be a harsh colour. And here's where the denim comes into it:
Now, to make this combination translate across to crafty projects, you could consider using any 'difficult' deep purples with:
- kraft cardstock;
- kraft tags;
- woodgrain papers and embellishments;
- denim-effect papers and embellishments;
- grey patterned papers and
- metal embellishments.
There's now a 'Purple Phase' Pinterest board where I'll be pinning:
- all of the colour palettes I've created;
- my new projects created for this series;
- examples of inspiring uses of purple I've found around the internet;
- projects created and blogged by you;
- outfits pulled together / worn and blogged by you;
- You must let me know / leave me a comment that you've blogged it;
- You must have mentioned Purple Phase in your post with a link to my blog.
- I'm going to be busy in the next few weeks ... so don't be offended if it takes me a while to get round to pinning them.
OK then, I'll be back soon with a card which may or may not involve purple ... [OK, I confess, it does involve purple ... but I bet you'd already guessed that!]
See you then then.
p.s: [and this has nothing to do with purple] if you like the look of the new BBC3 series The Fades please remember to watch it - it starts tonight! It's written by a friend of mine and I'd love it to be a great success for him.