"It's all there, black and white, clear as crystal!" Two references to the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, possibly one of the greatest movies ever!
Okay so indigo is technically a really really dark blue, but to my eye it reads almost black so I’m going to talk about black today. Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men. Black outfits can also be overpowering, or make the wearer seem aloof or evil.
Black and white conversions really help me put a layout together sometimes. If I need to use a specific color or patterned paper on a project and the photo doesn’t match, I convert it to black and white. A free b/w conversion action that I love is from the Pioneer Woman. She offers the actions in both Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS versions. So head on over and download them today!
I love how these ladies embraced black and used the color as the main color on their layouts. Some scrapbookers use black backgrounds a lot, it really makes the color elements on the page pop. Give it a try sometime!
Jody Wenke used primarily black on this Halloween layout - I love how her black alphabet letters look so bold against the white background.
Tina Cockburn created a large black matte for her photo and title. The black makes the colors in the photo really pop!
I love this digital layout by Micki Devries from the Flickr gallery. Just some black lettering was all she needed to make her photo shine!
Next up violet! The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic. However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial.
Today I’m sharing this printable purple faux bois (wood grain) paper from Paper Crave with you. How cute would that look on a page?
When asked which color they use least, most scrapbookers will say purple. However, this past season purple has been creeping into products and designs everywhere. Here are a few layouts from the Flickr gallery and the fabulous ladies in the collective.
Erin Sweeney used a pretty lavender as a background for this fun birthday page!
Karen Glenn used this oh-so-creative color palette - bright yellow green with purple - in the first Write.Click.Scrapbook gallery - Why We Scrapbook.
Lisa Kisch embraced the wonky colors in her childhood photos and pulled the out for this great Halloween page!
I’ll be going through the Flickr gallery tonight and choosing some layouts to showcase. Tomorrow I’ll pick a name for a little RAK. So if you want to play, show us a rainbow page today!