Monday, April 30, 2012

White Plus One - Let's Get Sketchy

Hi there!

As you know each Monday a new challenge is released over at Let's Get Sketchy,  typically it is a sketch challenge - to the tune of 4 new sketches a month, which is fabulous right?  However, seeing as this month has 5 Monday's,  LGS is mixing it up a little with a challenge of another kind!  The challenge is to use white (or cream) plus only one other colour in your layout!

Well, I have never attempted a challenge like this before, so  I must admit, I procrastinated a little bit ;)  -  and then I decided that since yellow is my favourite colour and I do not use it a whole lot, I would incorporate that as my one colour.  I rummaged through my stash and pulled out every bit of yellow I had, I am surprised at how little my pile was.  I only had a few small pieces of paper with only yellow and white, so I cut them up into 1.75" x 1.75" squares and attempted my first quilted layout with actual machine stitching.  Have a look.....

 The papers are a combination of MME, American Crafts and Fancy Pants.  The tags are from 4 different companies, including Jillibean Soup and Authentique.  Brads, buttons and Thickers, finish it off.

I was a little concerned in the beginning that this layout would look, flat or washed out with only one colour being used, however, i found that using different tones of the same colour add depth and personality.  All in all I am quite happy with the final product and I am sure I will re-use this challenge again and again!

Thank you for visiting,


  1. This is really sunny and bright! Love the yellow ... and the photos are hilarious :)

  2. This just makes me smile!! I love the yellow and white combo. Your details and design...fabulous!

  3. not washed out at all...really sunny and happy!!!

  4. You make it look so easy! Beautiful!!


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