I got Krafty last night…

March 24, 2010 at 11:14 am 5 comments

Had to do a monochromatic LO for a scrap-lympics competition I entered and I chose Kraft as my color…I know not the most exciting color.. but hey its a color. I’ve never done a monochromatic layout before and I discovered they are a lot harder to do than I thought they would be…I apparently don’t have tons of stuff in my stash that is monochromatic besides thickers and primas so I didn’t have a lot to work with… I also discovered picking pictures for a monochromatic layout is a chore in itself. I did manage to make a few random colored piles o’stuff  but was stuck on what do with any of it. After much debate..and a nap (yes I took a nap at 7 p.m.)…and a salad for a snack…I was finally able to come up with a plan. Decided to work with the pics I liked best which meant taking a pass on the pretty blues, pinks and greens and using plain old paper bag brown. Turns out I have a ton of kraft paper and had quite a few different patterns so it gave me some options…also realized that raw chipboard is pretty close in color to kraft paper so decided to pull out a bunch of chip chit to use. After a few dabs from my creamy brown cats eye the chip was a perfect match. Luckily the challenge allows for 10% of the layout to be black or white so I was able to pull some flowers and a title together. Got to say though it’s pretty hard to calculate what percentage of a layout a white prima flower is. It took 4 hours start to finish but I finally got it done. Here’s the end result….

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jingle  |  March 24, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I think kraft was a GREAT choice! This is absolutely beautiful!

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  • 2. ~ Kim ~  |  March 24, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Gorgeous!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

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  • 3. Carolyn  |  March 25, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Beautiful…nice choice!!

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  • 4. Dana  |  March 26, 2010 at 5:36 am

    I love this LO – so, so pretty.

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  • 5. Cindy S  |  March 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I SO love this layout! I was surprised it didn’t win the monochromatic layout. 😦 But you can bet I’ll be lifting this one, perhaps in several different colors!

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