The Thursday challenge on the Scraptastic blog this week is all about using color, specifically ONE color, on a layout. We're challenging you to go monochromatic, using a single color in all its shades. Neutrals such as the black and white that I used here, give the page its contrast, and keep it interesting.
A favorite cut file from the Counting Stars kit was stretched to match up with the large polka dots on the patterned paper. Yep, it took a few tries before I got it right, but I love how they now work together in the background.
Stickers, flair, acrylic shapes, journal cards, strips of washi tape and digital printables were clustered around the photo. (Everything is from the Counting Stars kit, except the washi tapes.)
Another cluster resides at the bottom of the page. I altered a print file from the kit to say #summerswimming, and combined it with washi tape, a die cut, and patterned paper tear strip.
Adding the resist die-cut fan imparts a little whimsy to the title, whose letters were stamped with the Counting Stars stamp set (small) and printed in a similar font (large).
I'm all about mixing colors, but every once in a while it's fun to do the monochromatic thing! For another take on this challenge, check out Erin Stewart's monochromatic layout in the yesterday's Scraptastic blog post. Try it yourself, and link your monochromatic layout to the blog post to be entered in February's drawing for a free Scraptastic kit!