Not one to give up on the stuff I already bought - I got my veil suede to come out "almost" perfect!
How you ask? By letting it sit out in the Arizona sun for a while! The suede I bought from Tandy was waaaaay too dark and too purple. A few hours a day for maybe a week, sitting in my backyard, was enough to lighten it up. I have to get my before/after samples out to show everyone. All I can say is that I knew this heat was good for something!
Yeah, that's what I have to do with the leather to get it to lighten up. It lightens up even more when I distress it but the Sun works great. My new house I just bought actually has a sun room and I left a shirt out there for a couple weeks and it bleached it so much it's half as dark in the areas that were on top If I do more leather..or rather if tandy ever gets more in!!! ..., that's where it's going.