Have Book, Will Photo

It's Sian here again, with a post which was going to be about black and white pages:

I just had to find somewhere great for the fabulous camera embellishment from Say Cheese


I loved the Kesi Art graph paper (and the paper tape and the crisp white cardstock..) so much it made me want to try something I've only done a couple of times before. A layout pulled together entirely from black and white supplies. It's certainly an easy way to start! No colours to dither over? How quick is that! It's a great chance to mix some patterns too. And a good way of experimenting with texture. Build up a few layers of tone on tone texture without any fear of things not matching!

I tried it. And you know what? At the end I liked it...

but I still felt that the colours on some of the other lovely papers were calling me. I just had to add a pop of that bright green. All I needed was the strip from the bottom of the sheet. (The little hearts aren't even complete - I was able to hide the bits I couldn't get punched.)


And I like it much better this way. So my tip for today? Use black and white as a base for any other colour you like. It's worth trying once. And if you do - don't forget to add your layout to this month's link. I'd love to see.

Oh, and the book? The best tip in there is one I already knew, but had never really thought about: Your camera phone is with you all the time, so it's there whatever you are feeling. Use it to capture emotions.

17 comments:

  1. This is really effective. And you were right that touch of green just finishes it perfectly!

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  2. Beautiful page - I love doing tone on tone titles - they are like a little secret awaiting someone prepared to give more than a cursory glance!
    Love the touches of green and the white over-stitched circles.

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  3. Stunning and stylish and the little touch of green really makes it pop right out at you

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  4. Fab page Sian - must give the black and white with a pop of another colour a go - and I am dying to use my camera embellishment too

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  5. The touch of green really does make all the difference.

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  6. Those little spots of green just make the whole page pop! Perfect! I love this LO & that camera embellie is gorgeous...may have to have a go at maing one a little like that!! :D

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  7. Super page, and I love the little touch of spring green ... I'm also very fond of white on white (as you might know). This all works perfectly. :)

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  8. I'm on a cardmaking roll today so might try this out on some of them. I like it so much more with the pop of color.

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  9. I love the white on white and it looks great with your touches of green teamed with black too. Sweet camera stamp :)

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  10. A great page and I love the splash of green.

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  11. Just that little bit of green works perfect Sian!

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  12. girl this is amazing. love. it.

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  13. That little dash of green just make the LO 'pop'...and the camera stamp is cute!
    Alison xx

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  14. Beautiful! I love that camera embellishment and the stamp!!

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  15. Wow love your black and white thinking. the stitching sets it off and the pop of green works well too.

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  16. I love the stitching on this, and the little pops of colour. Lovely! x

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