Well, not really. Nothing's ever black and white. Life is full of gray areas. But you didn't come here for my philosophy of life (or if you did, I'm really sorry to disappoint you).
When it comes to scrapbooking, I don't do a lot with black and white. I like color. So when I got the box of Imaginisce goodies with the new "To Love and Cherish" collection, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. I'm not quite ready to tackle my wedding album just yet and the monochromatic look was a little intimidating. But then I started playing with it.
Oh. My. Goodness. This stuff rocks! You can put literally any accent color with it and it jumps right off the page.
For example, here's what I did with a sheet of Core'dinations Cardstock:
The label shapes were all made with this acrylic stamp and cut out. I used pop dots on a few of them and left the others flat.
Here's another one with a little less color, but it shows that this collection can do WAY more than wedding photos...
Cecily was playing with the willow tree, but it's hard to tell that just by looking at the photo. So I added a little butterfly to create a focal point for her. Also, I cheated a little bit on the shaped paper at the top. I don't have a die-cutting machine that cuts 12" so I found a sheet of die-cut paper that I liked and traced it onto chipboard so I could use it as a template for any other paper. Don't tell anyone, 'kay?
Be sure to check out the Imaginisce blog on Monday. They're doing a Release Party for this collection, and the other DT members have done some A-MAZ-ING stuff that you're definitely going to want to see. And I might just have a couple of other projects up my sleeve, too.
Thanks for stopping by!