Thursday, May 14, 2015

Blog Every Day In May - How To Create A Monochromatic Layout

This year I've enjoyed creating quite a few monochromatic layouts, especially since Susie reorganized the front wall of Scrappin' Goodtime into a Wall of Color! These layouts come together quickly and are the perfect way to highlight photos. Today I'm sharing the simple 8-step formula I use for putting together a monochromatic layout.

Step 1 - Choose your photo(s).

Step 2 - Choose your color.

Step 3 - Grab two pieces of cardstock and two pieces of patterned paper in chosen color.

Step 4 - Choose several embellishments and a set of letter stickers in chosen color. (For my brown layout [above], I chose glitter tape, buttons, doilies, and two sets of letter stickers!)

Step 5 - Mat photos on cardstock.

Step 6 - Use one sheet of cardstock as background.

Step 7 - Layer patterned papers and photos on background.

Step 8 - Add embellishments, title, and journaling. (For my blue layout [below], I chose glitter tape, bling, and a set of letter stickers. I also used several dimensional travel stickers that matched my colors and theme.)

There are, of course, many ways of creating these layouts. For example, it's not necessary to use a cardstock background each time or to mat the photos. However, this simple formula works for me, and I always like the results.

Click HERE to see other monochromatic layout INSPIRATION.

Today I'm linking up with Cate and her challenge to blog every day in May. Click here to join in!


  1. Fabulous post detailing how to scrap this style of pages! Love your layouts!!

    Sandy’s Crafty Creations Blog

  2. I always enjoy reading about other people's processes and this is no exception. Always good to have a formula which works :).

  3. That's really relaxing scrapbooking, then, when you work to a formula you know gives you great results. I like that

  4. I love these monochromatic layouts, and the way the flowers overlap the label on the second one is fantastic!

  5. Truly lovely layouts and I love me the push to make some myself. Great how-to!

  6. Clever to have a tried and tested formula that you know you love! They're both great layouts!

  7. I should try monochromatic more often - you make it shine.

  8. Monochromatic layouts are always so sharp. It's always interesting to see someone else's process.


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