This week’s challenge on the iCopic Blog is to use unloved Copic colors.
For me, choosing the colors I rarely use was easy. I only had to look at one section in my Copic holder — Violet.
I have nothing against violet, or any shade of purple for that matter. It’s not like certain shades of green that I just plain do not like. But, for me, violet is a shy color. It never asks me to play. It doesn’t call my name. I don’t crave it.
I tend to like the warmer shades — yellows, browns, oranges and reds — along with blue, blue and more blue. Those are the colors I tend to reach for. And, they are the ones that catch my eye.
So, while I don’t dislike violet, I don’t love her, either.
But, since I was challenged to make something I liked featuring her, I went for it. This is what I came up with … (click on the image for a better look)
The stamp is from Magnolia and the word stamp is from Studio 490. Papers are from DCWV and gems are from KaiserCraft. The ribbons were in my stash and the cardstock is from American Crafts.
I stamped the image on X-Press It! and used these colors to color the image:
Then, I added a bit of Distress Ink to the background and colored the purple parts with atyou Spica in lilac. I love the sparkle it provides … not too much and not too little, but Just Right!
What colors do unlove?