KatieGrace

November 2016 Challenge

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I love layouts that are black and white with just a pop of color. They always seem to catch my eye in galleries and I can't resist a kit with black and white patterned papers. On this layout I challenged myself to put the text on a curve that mimicked the curve of the paper. I referred to Amanda Taylor's classes "The Power of the Pen Tool" and "The Art of Journaling" to help me make a type path. It's not perfect but I"m okay with it. I still need a little practice. 

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So here's the challenge

  1. Create a layout that is mostly black and white
  2. Use at least 3 patterns
  3. Add a pop of color but not more than 3 (remember it's mostly black and white)
  4. Optional: curve your text or put it inside or around a shape. 

Post your layouts in the challenge gallery and link it to this forum topic by November 30, 2016

 

And now for the prizes (all prize winners chosen randomly):

  1. (1) $30.00 discount coupon towards a class of your choice
  2. (1) $20.00 discount coupon towards a class of your choice
  3. (1) $10.00 discount coupon towards a class of your choice

You can only win one prize in the challenge each month. Instructions on how to post a layout in the gallery and how to link it to this thread are pinned to the top of the category.

 

I hope you'll join the challenge and good luck!

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FUN! I used pops of gold & did my journaling on a curved path! 

 

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Wow, gorgeous Amie! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Black and yellow

I have very few kits that are mostly black and white. This one is a favorite, I've used it a few times. Not sure if it is available anymore as it is pretty old. Credits are in the gallery post.

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Great layouts Yobeth and Christine. I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's take on the challenge and the way the different colors work against a mostly black and white layout. I left you some comments in the gallery. Thanks for joining the challenge Christine.

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Love your layouts, Yobeth, Amie and Christine!

 

 

 

I decided to do two layouts. Can't seem to get away from Black/White and yellow:

 

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Your pages are so inspiring ladies! I am always looking forward to see your pages here.

Here is my take on the challenge.

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WOW!! Gorgeousness overload!! Ladies, these are just stunning! You all have set the bar way too high...gotta get going on mine.

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This was a bit of a challenge for me as I typically don't do monochromatic layouts but I have to say that I love the end result! B&W is always so striking to me!  :)
 

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This was a bit of a challenge for me as I typically don't do monochromatic layouts but I have to say that I love the end result! B&W is always so striking to me!  :)

 

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You ROCKED it.

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My effort for this time.  I know I got carried away with the color. But I did manage the pen tool better than usual so it was a win for me!!

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My effort for this time.  I know I got carried away with the color. But I did manage the pen tool better than usual so it was a win for me!!

Great page and I agree that your pen tool work looks wonderful. Mine is still a little wobbly but I should practice with it more. I left you some comments in the gallery. Thanks for joining the challenge.

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My take on the challenge.    I cheated a little, but using 3 textures and not patterns.    This layout was super simple.    I grabbed the photo mask and the other elements from the October Champions.   

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I'm very late with my page.  It was a challenge as I don't have a lot of black and white kits.  Had to go into my archives from 2011.  LOL.  Here's my page.

 

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I'm very late with my page.  It was a challenge as I don't have a lot of black and white kits.  Had to go into my archives from 2011.  LOL.  Here's my page.

 

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This is gorgeous Renee!

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Random.org has chosen the following winners for the November Challenge:


  1. (1) $30.00 discount coupon towards a class of your choice - Minorscraps

  2. (1) $20.00 discount coupon towards a class of your choice - judymac

  3. (1) $10.00 discount coupon towards a class of your choice - Suzanner

Congratulations to all our winners! Please contact student support to collect your prize. 


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