Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge-Monochrome Colors

This week, we are going to do something that will really help you think outside the box when it comes to scrapbooking. For me, I love tons of color on a layout. I love to mix and match patterned papers, and I almost always go bold in my color choices. But, why not tone it down a bit?

The challenge for this week is to stick with one color tone and only mix it with neutral tones. What are the neutral tones? I would say neutral tones that you can use are: white, cream, beige, tan, brown, khaki, black, gray, and navy. So, for this week, let’s choose red as our main color to get in the Christmas spirit. You can use many shades of red, and also many of the neutral tones, but trying this might make you create something totally different than you have created before. The majority of the layout, let’s say 3/4 of it, should be in red tones.

Here are some tips for making this challenge a little easier:

1. Choose a red-toned solid colored cardstock. This will help you meet the challenge of 3/4 of your space being the main color we chose.

2. Pull out a red pencil or marker to do some journaling.

3. Create your own embellishments on white paper and color them red.

4. Find ribbon to match your main color.

5. Matte your photos in a different shade of red from your solid colored cardstock.

There are so many ways that you can do this challenge. If you focus on Christmas photos, it will be even easier! So many times it just takes a little bit of creativity and thinking outside of the box, and you can create a layout that is totally unique, and totally different than anything you’ve done before. Let’s scrap!

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at