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Old 04-30-2013, 08:18 AM
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I'm very excited to be hosting a new challenge. I am hoping to be able to offer you something different each month that will inspire you, stretch your imagination and possibly your technical skills as well, depending on where you are on your scrapbooking journey. Before I discuss this month's challenge, I have to say that I would WELCOME any suggestions you may have as to what you might like to see offered for this challenge in the coming months..........just PM me!

Now for this month..........

I'm calling this challenge Black and White +1. The idea is for you to create a page that is entirely black and white (or gray scale) with just ONE other color on the page. You can use various shades of that one color, but no other colors.

As an example, I've found a very old page of mine and I've totally revamped it and made it 'pop' by using this technique. You may like to do that or you may prefer to start a new page from scratch. I've made 10 gray scale papers for you if you would like to use any of them, but that is certainly optional. This challenge will no doubt involve some recoloring techniques and if you are in doubt about how to do that, there are plenty of tutorials on the web if you do a Google search. I'm here to help though, so if you run into problems, be sure to ask in this thread and I'll do my best to help. In my example below I've used some colored elements and gray scale papers. You may care to reverse that with colored papers and all gray scale elements. Oh the possibilities, the choices!!!

Upload your image to the Variety Challenge Gallery HERE and then link back to this thread so I can leave you lots of love. I'm so looking forward to seeing how you interpret this challenge!

Please include in your layout some products from our Studio store.

Post your pages by May 31st. All participants receive an extra 10% discount on ALL of your purchases (from the PU store only) for the following month. So, if you participate this month and get a layout posted (AND post a link here in this forum), you will receive 10% off every purchase made next month! No coupons are required. The discount will automatically be applied to your purchase. For this to work make sure that the email address you used to sign-up in the forum is the same as the email you use in the store.

UPDATE......Toiny has just posted a fabulous 'Converting to B & W' action that is FREE on the Studio blog. This will be a helpful tool for this challenge.



The 'old' layout............




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Old 04-30-2013, 09:48 AM
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Robyn, what a great challenge! And thank you for the papers! Looking forward to doing this one.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:05 PM
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This looks fun! It's been ages since I've created an layouts for challenges; I think I'll join in the fun this month.

Thank you for the papers, they look lovely!
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:31 PM
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Thank you Robyn, what a fun challenge. Here's mine I can't remember the name of this kitty, but her blue eyes just were so mesmerizing. She was a "fat" cat, and very cuddly. (Hard for me to say since I am very allergic to cats and don't care much for them)
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:34 PM
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Wow, that is STUNNING Priss! That little bit of colour in the cat's eyes and then that same colour picked in the border is fabulous!
Thank you so much for participating in my challenge.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:03 PM
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Thank you for hosting this awesome challenge Robyn! Can't wait to play!
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:29 AM
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Gorgeous papers Robyn, thanks and what a great idea for your challenge, might pinch it one day your challenge name caught my eye fancy we've both got challenges called the same thing...we could compare notes and share ideas some day...lordy me I'm often get stuck for ideas...that's the trouble with the variety ones it's open slather and I often find that the ideas challenge me more than the challenge itself lol

Just wish I had more time to participate in them but had to find out what this was all about when my newsletter popped up...thought I was seeing things lol
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:02 PM
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oh I hope I did this one okay. It sure was tough working with B&W.
Here's my layout.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:35 AM
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Well you may have had a tough time working with B & W, but I think your layout is wonderful!
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:17 AM
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hi this is my layout I used Alice Tagger elements and paper.
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I'm working on one...coming soon. Love the b/w papers..thanks Robyn!
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Here is mine...I used beige for the one other color.
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redid a layout from the past too for your challenge Robyn!
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Norma your page is stunning!!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:19 PM
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Fabulous pages ladies. Off to leave some love.............
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Thank you Robyn for the gorgeous papers and challenge.
I love making black and white layouts with pops of color.

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:27 PM
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Thank you Pat. What a lovely page..........leaving some love in the gallery!
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Wow, it sure was nice to be creating layouts again. Thanks for the inspirational challenge Robyn!

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