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.