Scrapping without Color

I like color.  A lot.  In fact, I don't think I have EVER made a layout that didn't have color.  So for fun, I decided to challenge myself to scrap without color.

I started with the picture of the eight of us on New Year's Eve, determined that the color in the photo would be the only color on the layout.  I matted it with a dark grey and then chose a silvery-grey paper (that I have had since at least 2005) for the background.  Yes, I do realize that grey is actually a color...

Anyway, I added some silver ribbon, punched a star and added some silver Stickles to it.  I added the same Stickles to the chipboard numbers and put them in place.  Then I went through a bunch of different sticker sheets to find sentiments in black, grey or silver that were vaguely relevant to the topic.  Finally, I journaled in black pen around the edges of the layout.

In person, it's shiny and sparkly and the journaling is legible.  I really like how it turned out. Have you ever scrapped without color?  I can definitely see trying it again sometime.


  1. Is black and white considered "without color"? If so...then yes I have!
    I Iove your swirly BG and the way you did the title!

  2. Love it!!! I've never done no color... monochromatic yes, but not shades of grey/black/white. Very nice!! :)

  3. I have done just one page in black and white. Here's a link to my post on it: http://scraplebee.blogspot.com/2010/05/scott-is.html
    I like how it turned out so I should try it again. I love your silver, sparkly take on it.

  4. I loveeeeeeeeeee this! LOVING the way you did the date!!!!

  5. I think this is beautiful. I haven't scrapped an all grey layout, but I've done black and white plus one color and those always turn out cool. Your page looks great!!! I especially love the stickles.

  6. Muted colours can look fabulous on a layout...yours turned out great!


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