If you're just joining us, welcome to Song of My Heart Stampers' blog series challenge, 31 Pages In 31 Days! Every day during the month of August, I'll be posting a scrapbook layout for inspiration. I am running a Scrapbooking Summer School on four consecutive Thursday nights in August, and I've issued them a challenge--complete thirty-one pages in just thirty-one days.
You can play along at home, too! Join the online support group here at the 31 Pages in 31 Days official Facebook fan page! And use the hashtag #31pagesin31days to make your project searchable for everyone participating!
Another double-page spread today, a masculine one this time!
I'll be honest and share that one of my goals for this page was to cover up as much of that tiny black and white chevron pattern as possible! Maybe it's just me, but I went booglie-eyed every time I even glanced at it. When I cut the pieces for the packets for Scrapbooking Summer School, I had to turn the paper over to the other side so I could focus! Funny!
All that patterned black and white lent itself well to adding Basic Gray and Smoky Slate, with a little Gorgeous Grunge and Hardwood to dirty up the edges and cut all the crispness.
TODAY'S TIP: Sub in ANY accent color for the cool vintage turquoise I used, and this mostly-monochromatic layout still looks great. Why? Because the accent color is used proportionally to all the other colors (keeping in mind that the two photo mats on the left hand page will be 95% covered by the pictures, leaving only a rim of turquoise around them.) As a general rule, designers strive for 50% main color, 30-35% secondary color, and 15-20% accent color. If there's four colors involved, it's typically 40% main, 30% secondary, 20% secondary two, and 10% accent. Works for home decor--and scrapbook pages!
Complete Supply List for Black & White Chevron You're A Classic Page:
- Pop Of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper
- Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
- Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
- Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
- Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
- Tempting Turquoise 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
- Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad
- Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad
- Guy Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set
- Guy Greetings Cling-mount Rubber Stamp Set
- Guy Greetings Wood-mount Rubber Stamp Set
- Gorgeous Grunge Wood-mount Rubber Stamp Set
- Gorgeous Grunge Cling-mount Rubber Stamp Set
- Smoky Slate 1/8" Stitched Ribbon
- Tip Top Taupe 5/8" Mini Striped Ribbon
- 2" Circle Punch
- Decorative Label Punch
- Other: Antique Brads, Border Chevron Punch
See you tomorrow for Day Eight, our first Monday morning! We'll be drawing our first week's Scrapbooking Giveaway winner from everyone who left a comment on one of the week's 31 Pages in 31 days posts. Don't forget to comment, and don't forget to tag your creations with the #31pagesin31days hashtag so they're searchable when others playing along look for inspiration, too. Thanks for stopping by!
Another great layout, love the pop of turquoise against the black and white. That oldie car is one of my favorite stamps, love how you used it on this page about grandpa!
Posted by: Deepa M. | 08/07/2016 at 06:19 PM
I don't do scrap-booking but have followed you for a while now.
I am loving the color combo of these pages and especially love how you used the Gorgeous Grunge stamps! (one of my favorite stamp sets)
Also will be implementing the way you used the decorative label punch for your Grandpa and Classic!
Very nice layout!
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Paula Poindexter | 08/07/2016 at 07:33 PM
I have been scrapbooking for almost 20 years but never have been told about the % of composition that you've outlined today. No wonder your pages are all so pleasing to the eye. Thanks for the great tip!!
Posted by: Lynn T | 08/07/2016 at 08:16 PM
I love this layout because if you change the stamp and torquoise color, it will seem like a whole new layout and can be used over and over. Nice!
Posted by: Marsha Hewett | 08/07/2016 at 08:26 PM
I LOVE how you use Stampin Up products for scrapbooking!! I've been searching for a site exactly like this! Yay!!☺
Posted by: Beth Jones | 08/07/2016 at 08:57 PM
Another great layout that I cannot wait to do when I receive my package!!
Posted by: Sharon Undt | 08/07/2016 at 09:04 PM
Love this layout! Can't wait to get my hands on all those supplies this week!
Posted by: Linda | 08/07/2016 at 11:11 PM
Love this layout that can be masculine!
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Stephanie Mangus | 08/08/2016 at 06:16 AM
Your scrapbook pages are always a great inspiration to get scrapbooking!!! Great page!
Posted by: Ilene B. | 08/08/2016 at 08:14 AM
These pages would be a great layout for our grandson. I would change the name to Papa and it would be perfect.
Posted by: Gail Thering | 08/10/2016 at 11:26 AM