You know you have at least one. That color you never use on a layout. The patterned paper and cardstock that remains in your stash, daring you to pull it out and put it on a page. The July Challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous is to challenge yourself to make a page with that hard to use color.
My hard to use color is purple. Which is very strange, because growing up it was my favorite color. I even had a purple bedroom with light purple walls and purple shag carpet. But I digress. So I created this layout with small doses of purple patterned paper from a monthly kit. Just a few touches here and there, with lots of neutral white. And now, this is one of my favorite layouts.
Another key to working with a difficult color is to make it monochromatic except for maybe some little accent colors. All I used on this layout was the patterned paper, black and white.
I also think one of the keys to using that hard to use color is to use the least offensive shade of it that you can find. This pale purple cardstock, more like lilac, that holds my journaling is actually kind of pretty.
Now it's your turn! You have until the end of the month to submit your layout. All the details are right here.