Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Black and White and Teal All Over

I have a new page for you today. My colorsplash photos from Saturday's post got me playing around with with the contrast between black and white and a monochrome colour scheme. It's certainly an easy way to pull together supplies for a layout: one black and white photo and a selection of embellishments in one colour gives you a look like this:

Photographed before the journaling was added. It's a family story, this one. But I will tell you that the bridesmaids dresses were in the shade of blue I have chosen for my background paper

I'll be trying this one again soon in a different colour. And that's a promise!

Many, many thanks to everyone who contributed a story for Storytelling Sunday this month, and to everyone who hopped around enjoying the tales. It's not too late, there is still time to add yours to the list. Or, if your story is still cooking, there is always next month..

47 comments:

Amy said...

There is something so elegant about bridal couture of yesteryear, my grandmothers and great grandmothers all looked so beautiful and probably a whole lot more formal that I would ever see them again!

Lizzie said...

Those were lovely dresses - it's rather wonderful that you have made that photo into a scrap page on the same colour-theme; kind-of keeping the snapshot of family history for your children & grandchildren, but in a much more meaningful way than just the photo on its own.
I suppose that's the real benefit of scrapbook pages, when applied to family photos. It can add more than just an extra dimension - it adds new history too!
Great layout, Sian - I like the composition and the way it all co-ordinates so very beautifully. The white flowers and pleated ribbon really add a lovely touch. And I love that blue!

Michelle said...

Such a gr8 Layout! Beautiful colours!

darkpoetess said...

woah! that is so pretty! loving the monochrome - totally makes the photo stand out. gorgeous! x

darkpoetess said...

woah! that is so pretty! loving the monochrome - totally makes the photo stand out. gorgeous! x

Clare said...

What a great idea to take the colour that you can't see in the b&w photo and use that as your background, I would never have thought of doing that. Such an elegant photo and layout.

Alison said...

I agree with Clair..great idea and great LO!
Alison xx

alexa said...

Lovely delicate vintage feel ... Like the softly distressed look for this photo.

Jo said...

Great layout, I love the colours. I was at work having a quick sneaky blog read and I read teal as tea! I was expecting a post on spilt tea on a layout! :)

Cheri said...

gorgeous layout Sian - the b&w&onecolor combo is really quite elegant.

scrappyjacky said...

I love using black and white photos for the very reason that you can then use your own colour palette....but do love the idea of picking a colour that would have actually been in the photo.

laurie said...

the beautiful blues really go well with the black and white photo. i like how the two are connected in an unseen way - the color of the dresses.

Mary B said...

Lovely lovely layout I love doing monochrome too

favouriteworkofart said...

Really beautiful LO, Sian - love all the details. Could look at it for an age!

Jimjams said...

Beautiful - such elegance. Lovely details on the page and a gorgeous colour palette!

Tammy said...

Beautiful! I love the colors. So many details and textures. Your layout turned out great! :)

Lynn said...

That is beautiful -one of my favourite colours. I think I may use that idea with some of the old b&w photos - thanks for the inspiration.

helena said...

great design idea - will try it soon.

furrypig said...

Thanks for sharing your LO Sian as it is not something I have tried before but would really like to... not even ever scrapped with B&W photos but I will definitely try it! I am so nosey I would love to know who the glamourous bridemaids in blue were! I assme they are related to you in some way, such a great page thanx for the inspiration again xxx

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

GORGEOUS layout, Sian!!! Love the teal with the black and white photo. xo

Jinnag said...

What a lovely LO - and a beautiful way to record the colour of the dresses. I loved blog hopping from storytelling Sunday - though I didn't comment - not because I didn't want to, as I had limited time - and preferred to try to read all the stories from each participant. I that I succeeded and I loved all the stories.

Jennifer said...

Amazing monochromatic LO!! Such a classic look and really allows for the photo to shine! I just checked out the Counterfeit kit challenge and am loving the palette. I still have some scraps and journal tags from "Daily Junque" that may work. Hope you are playing along this month! :)

Ruth said...

That's a gorgeous page to compliment a gorgeous photo. We don't actually need to know the story ~ the LO seems complete without it. But, being nosy, I'd love to know what you wrote ....

Gem's Crafts said...

Gorgeous LO Sian, i love the way your embellishments give it a heritage feel :)

Cheryl said...

What a stunning layout Sian and so elegant love it x

Kirsty.a said...

That is one of the beautifullest LO I have seen in ages. i love it. I need to find a suitable black and white photo so I can scraplift it!

Kirsty.a said...

That is one of the beautifullest LO I have seen in ages. i love it. I need to find a suitable black and white photo so I can scraplift it!

Beverly said...

Oh I really, really LOVE this layout! It's beautiful :)

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Wow wow wow!!! What a stunning layout. TFS! xoxo

Amanda said...

Beautiful shade of blue. Part of me thinks the photo looks lovely just as it is in black and white and part of me wants to see just what the dresses looked like in colour.

Denise said...

Absolutely lovely layout Sian,I love the black and white/teal combo.The combination of the photos and the teal do give it a vintagey feel (for me anyway!) beautiful x

Lisa said...

such a gorgeous layout - pinned for future inspiration! thanks for your lovely comments on my blog - much appreciated!

Melissa said...

That is a gorgeous layout. What a great idea to use the black and white photo, yet use papers in the color of the dresses.

Bubbles said...

How pretty! I love the little extras... like the print and button embellies :)

scrapchick said...

So pretty! Love that color! And funny I have to work at not having all my layouts be monochromatic - I don't know why I lean toward "matchey/matchey". I LOVE colors. lol

Karen said...

Such a beautiful and elegant lo Sian, simply stunning.

Rachel B said...

Beautiful layout Sian :)

Abi said...

what a lovely page Sian. That colour is amazing.

Scrappi Sandi said...

Such an elegant LO...& a great formula for creating one too! I just love that you chose the colour that the dresses actually were even though the photo is B&W...wher did you journal? Just on the tag?..or on the background as well?...Handwritten? Am I nosey?!!! Just like to know these things!!! :)

Sian said...

Journaling is on the tags and on the back. And handwritten, which is my favourite way.

Jana said...

This layout is stunning. So very elegant and feminine. I love it.

Ginger said...

I love this monochromatic look Sian, it's stunning to say the least!

Miriam said...

This is so beautiful Sian, such a great idea, I would love to try it x

Louise said...

simply beautiful Sian, loving all the blue x

scrappysue said...

Oh my this is stunning Sian, you should frame this, its just too lovely to go in an album!

humel said...

Oh, pretty :-) I love this effect! xx

Karen said...

What a fabulous photograph, and you've done such a wonderful job of showcasing it with this elegant layout.

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