Monday, February 28, 2011

Monochromatic Monday 2-28-2011

Hello, all! This is a jam-packed Monochromatic Monday! I am sharing three layouts today. I made a mistake in Week 1 of The Monochrome Challenge at The challenge was to use light blue if you lived north of the equator and bright yellow if you lived south of the equator (the twist was Looking Out My Back Door) but when I read the description I just got as far as north and south and since I live in Texas, I thought I had to do a yellow layout. Well, I was extremely mistaken! Lol! So I created a light blue layout to exchange it with the yellow.

Winter's Gift layout. These are photos of my back yard last year when snow fell in February. It was out first year back in Texas and this gave my family a little taste of what we missed about Wisconsin. I used a sketch from Punky Scraps for this page. The papers are My Mind's Eye and I used my Cricut Expression to cut the snowflakes out. I also covered all the white parts with Star Dust Stickles.

Week 3 of the Monochrome Challenge was to use an all neutral palette with a bird twist. My favorite neutrals to use are black and white and I had just the photos I wanted to use of this sweet little cardinal that visited my house every day.

Tweet layout. This is a cardinal that would visit my house every day. Isn't he a beauty? I used the Meadow Lark collection of papers for this and added some fabric and paper roses. The title is made of Thickers and I stamped a flourish design with Staz-On Opaque Cotton White Ink. I used Stickles in Black Diamond to form the circle. This page is also a lift for the Scraplift 101 Challenge; a lift of Create by Craftysprinkles.

The last week of the Monochrome Challenge was to use your birthday colors from Colorstrology; both the month and the day. My colors were Coral Blush (July) and Lilac Marble (08). I wish my colors had been more to my taste but I did my best with these. 

Cake layout. This is me on my first birthday. The photos actually went really well with the papers and colors I chose to use. I used my February Scraps of Darkness kit for this. I was so lucky that the colors I needed were provided for me so coincidentally! I distressed the edges of all the papers with my Distrezz-It-All and used almost an entire package of Prima Symphony Blend flowers, plus some Prima E-line pearl bling, and some beaded trim. I used Lavender Stickles around the page as well and some old puffy sticker alphas I had in my stash. This page is also a lift for the Scraplift 101 Challenge at; the lift is of Kissed by the Wind by CathyLane.



  1. I love all of your monochromatic Monday pages, Celina!!!!!

  2. Oh wow they are all fabulous pages. Annette x

  3. thanks so much for your comments on my blog. Your LO's are amazing!!! Plus I love the name scrap vamp that is soooo cool!