Friday, July 29, 2016

Mix-Ability Challenge: Stop Color Bullying

Not long ago, I saw an article that proclaimed this color (Pantone 448C) to be the ugliest color in the world

Now, I know they had their reasons, but........ that's just mean. 
So my challenge is to make this color feel the love by incorporating this brown (or the closest you have) into a mixed media project. 

I used an existing background, and added some layers of stamping in brown to one side using stamps from Impression Obsession - I have a stack of collage stamps that I never put away - you'll see a lot of the same images on many of my mixed media projects.

The sentiment is from Unity Stamps - I love that collection of bold fonts and brave words. The card base is a pretty close match to the color above - so apparently not everyone thinks it's ugly!

Join us!
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  1. Ha! I saw the article about this color. As soon as I read it- I sent it to my daughter with the comment - don't we have clothes in our closet this color? We didn't think it was ugly either- but a beautiful color found in all the gardens of earth!

  2. Very nice! I agree, it's not ugly!

  3. This is an awesome challenge! :) Love your beautiful card with the NOT so ugliest color in the world!

  4. This is really a fantastic piece! You nailed it! I love your piece of art. When I taught school, one of the lessons I strived to imprint on students was that not all art need be "pretty" to be good art.

  5. Don't think that is an ugly color at all. My eye likes the dark colors, and I say bring 'm on.

  6. not at all ugly. I see it as a soft, gray brown and a great versatile color.

  7. Beautiful! I love how you used the brown.

  8. Great card and just goes to show you can use any and every color out there to make something beautiful!!!!
    Paper Hugs,