I made this layout for a challenge at Lets Get Shabby. November’s challenge was to make a monochromatic layout. Meaning: TONES/SHADING OF ONLY ONE COLOUR. That means – no adding in white or black as an extra colour or any other colour no matter how small it may be….. except for the photo. For this challenge I used beige/brown tones for the layout. I inked the papers light brown and used an old crochet doily that my grandmother gave me recently.  Then I took the big flowered flourish from Dusty Attic and I painted it in cream colour. I then inked the edges in light brown and added thin brown lines. For the title I used white chipboard letters and inked them in brown too. I also used 2 different clocks as layers. The smaller one is light brown with dark brown numbers. Finally I used some brown flowers and a tag for journaling. I hid the tag under the picture (see close-up below). It has a dark brown Treble on it. I do believe I meet the criteria on this layout.  I love doing monochromatic layouts. They always look so delicate.

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  • Reply Gayle November 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    What a beautiful, beautiful LO Karen. The gorgeous doily and flower flourish give your page wonderful texture and detail as well as elegance and softness, and your design and arrangement is spot on. I love your page, and thanks for playing along at Lets Get Shabby.

  • Reply mandysea November 17, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    It is very delicate… The doily gives it such a beautiful background… and love the flourish too! thanks for playing along with Shabby!

  • Reply Julie November 17, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    just love what you have done with the doily gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at shabby.

  • Reply Vicky Varvadouka November 18, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Hi Keren! Does your Grandmother have any more of those?LOL! It is perfect!!! You did a great job with these earth tones!!!Good luck!

  • Reply christiane 83 November 19, 2011 at 8:08 am

    How lovely and delicate is yout LO !!

    All the details are so elegant, I love the colours harmonie and your flowers

    Thanks for playing along with us at shabby.

  • Reply JaN's ArTy JouRneY November 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Stunning Layout…Loving all your gorgeous shabby details..especially the sweet crochet doily …Thanks for playing along with us at Lets Get Shabby 🙂

  • Reply Magda(i)Lena November 20, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Stunning Layout. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Get Shabby.

  • Reply yumiko November 21, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Keren, your shabby page is so beautiful!!!
    I love it!! Thank you for playing along with us at Shabby!!!

  • Reply Lizzyc November 22, 2011 at 1:23 am

    I.. wow. this is so beautiful.. it is soft but also very suitable as a male layout.. love it..

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