Monday, May 24, 2010

Monochromatic and Heritage Layouts

Good morning! I just wanted to share some of the layouts I created in my new scraproom so far. I think that room is going to be good for my creativity! These layouts are for a combination of  the Monochromatic, Heritage, and Scraplifting 101 Challenges at I enjoy completing the monochromatic layouts because focusing on one color is difficult at times. I had a hard time with the gray layout, that's for sure! The heritage layouts are wonderful because I get to work on my family heritage albums that I have a ton of pictures for! I've been entering a lot of challenges lately because it pushes me to think outside my personal box and to complete a good number of layouts. I even have my own challenge at the Darker Side Challenge. This challenge was created to get scrappers out of their respective confort zones and go "darker" than they are used to and try new things. I hope you enjoy these layouts!

Layout for the Monochromatic Challenge Week 4 - Orange; 1st Thanksgiving. I had this photo of my son on his first Thanksgiving and I thought it would be perfect for this part of the challenge. I mean he's wearing orange and orange is a major color around that holiday. This layout is also for the Scraplifting 101 Challenge. I scraplifted Julia S's layout: Family.

Close-up of 1st Thanksgiving layout. I used coordinating papers and a lot of Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and a touch of Vintage Photo DI on this one.

Abuelita layout. Abuela means grandmother in Spanish; Abuelita was my name for my great-grandmother, Rufina. She was a very strong and serious woman, as you can tell by the photo (She didn't smile in pictures). This layout is for the Monochromatic Challenge Week 2 - Gray. I had a touch time with this one. For some reason I can work with black and white quite easily but gray stumps me. Finally got the layout completed and I am pretty happy with it.

Close-up of the lace flowers I created for this layout. I colored them gray with Slate and Graphite Glimmer Mists.

Oh! Brother layout. This layout was completed for the Monochromatic Challenge Week 1 - Blue. This is my brother-in-law, Brian. He just can't seem to help himself when he's in front of a camera: he ALWAYS makes faces! Don't think I have one "good" picture of him but he does make everyone laugh.

Great-Grandfather layout. This is my great-grandfather, the husband of the lady in my Abuelita layout. He was a sweet man and when I saw these papers I knew I had to use this photo. I created this layout for the Heritage Challenge at as well as the Scraplifting 101 Challenge. I scraplifted Bronte 10's My Little Red Boots! layout.

Close-up of some of the details of my Great-Grandfather layout.

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