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Username Post: ~*~ April MONOCHROME ~*~ VOTE TODAY        (Topic#1573115)
GentlewoodFarms
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Ok girls. Let's send in the top three for each week. Don't vote for yourself, but make sure you give me your number and let me know if you completed the twist.

I'll take votes for a day (or two) and then post the winners.


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Welcome to the monthly Monochrome Layout Challenge for April.

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April. The month in between Spring and Summer. The days are warm, the nights are cool. The first flower daffodils are gone, and the tulips are winding down so that the iris can have their show before summer's glorious roses. Baby ducks, baby chicks, baby bunnies, baby...everything. That's April. Snow is a thing of not too distant memory, but far enough that it is just a memory. All over the earth, life bounds out in full expression of joy and enthusiasm. Ah - who doesn't love April?

April's colors are like April itself - enthusiastic and confident. There's nothing shy about these bright, happy tones. Spring is indeed here. There is cause for celebration and rejoicing in all the land!


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Here are the basics of how MONOCHROME works.
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1. Monochrome means "of one color." Each week has a color which you are to create a layout around. Aside from the listed neutral palette, this is the only color tone allowed in your layout.

2. It must be obvious that your intention is to create a one color layout, so the only "color" of your layout must be the weekly color and it's corresponding darker and lighter tones and shades. Any other colors must come from the neutrals palette.

NEUTRAL COLOR PALETTE TONES are : white, cream, beige, tan, brown, khaki, olive, black, gray, and navy. These are the colors that my mother always told me "go with everything."

*****Layouts using colors other than the color of the week and the neutral palette are not considered monochrome and will not be included for the voting. Make SURE your layout conforms to the specs for this particular challenge!

3. Twists are added for your amusement and to help you push your project to the next level. If you complete the twist, your page gets an extra vote at the end of the month.

4. The challenge weeks can be completed in any order, and you are not required to complete all four weeks. This is a challenge by choice - do one, two, three, or all four weeks. Do them in whatever order you want. And if you decide that you want to complete ALL the month's layouts in one week that is perfectly fine. Whatever works for you!

5. No sign-up required. Just jump in and have fun whenever you're ready!

6. I am not the comment police.

I know we all get busy and get behind. But we all like to get comments on our projects, so do your best to give love when you get love.

7. Layouts must be new as of March 30th and are DUE no later than midnight SB.com time April 30th . After the final posts are updated, I'll collect votes.

READY? Then let's go! Have Fun!

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Week 1 - Marina Blue


Inspirational Quote : "Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'" ~Robin Williams
Twist : Party Hearty!
Sample : Bois d'arc by GentlewoodFarms


1. The Wrong Tooth by Carbphrek


*2. Jumping by Lamoo12


*3. ROCK STEADY by Mikailablackmon


4. Sea Life by PamStewart.Iowa


5. Abby by Msmama


6. Andy and Duck at the Aquarium by Rubymillerand


7. Sibling by Pam In TX


8. Big Kahuna by Jen E


*9. Friends by Lookin4newideas


*10. Bon Voyage First Birthday by Sasload4


*11. Little Mermaid by Tracy F


*12. Rainy Regata by SonjaC




Week 2 - Lotta Lime Green


Inspirational Quote : "Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems." ~Rainer Maria Rilke
Twist : Poetry
Sample : Green Pastures by GentlewoodFarms


1. all shades of green by Nannyfeb


2. Leea Soccer by PamStewart.Iowa


3. A Good day for a Hike by Carbphrek


4. Sprout by Forevervampress


5. Baby's 1st Spring by Rubymillerand


*6. Easter 2012 by Lookin4newideas


7. NESSIE by Sasload4


*8. he loves me not... he loves me .. .he loves me not... by Mikailablackmon


9. Awesome Memories by Pam In TX


10. JV by Msmama


*11. Blessings by Vincarash


12. Mo'o by Tracy F


13. Horsin' Around by SonjaC




Week 3 - NEUTRALS ONLY!!!

Inspirational Quote : "The earth laughs in flowers." ~ E.E. Cummings
Twist : Laughter

1. Leea in Pumpkin Patch by PamStewart.Iowa


2. My New Booster Seat by Marcilb


3. Elephants on display by Nannyfeb


4. Freshman by Msmama


5. 6th grade band rocks by Joannie


6. Zoe by Carbphrek


*6. Explore Together by SonjaC


7. Mudding by Pam In TX


*8. Laughter by Tracy F


9. Hunting Eggs! by Sasload4


*10. M for Melanie by Lookin4newideas


11. timeless beauty by Vincarash



Week 4 - Bellflower Purple


Inspirational Quote : "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." ~William Shakespeare
Twist : Young and Old Alike
Sample :Bobby Dog by GentlewoodFarms


1. Road Trip by Carbphrek


2. Nash by PamStewart.Iowa


3. Sisters by Pam In TX


4. Playtime is Over! by Msmama


*5. Easter 2012 by Sasload4


*6. Young and Old Alike by Lookin4newideas


*7. 3 Generations by Tracy F




 
SonjaC
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In response to GentlewoodFarms

Oh I'm IN!!! I can morph my Green Grass March monochrome into the Lime green! Score!! Great colors, Pat!


 
Tracy F
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In response to SonjaC

Oooooh, I like these colors! I'm in again!


 
MrsAnnieS
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In response to Tracy F

Adding it to favorites, we'll see if anything happens this month!


 
PamStewart.Iowa
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In response to MrsAnnieS

I'm in!


 
sasload4
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In response to PamStewart.Iowa

Love the colour choices, I'm in.


 
SnowDog
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In response to sasload4

Neat colors!


 
BrendaDougherty
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In response to SnowDog

Love these colors! I'd like to try this one!


 
PamStewart.Iowa
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In response to BrendaDougherty

Here is my Week 3 - neutrals - only got a smile, no laughter, so no twist.

Leea in Pumpkin Patch By PamStewart.Iowa


I made it part of a two page layout:
Two page pumpkin patch 2007 By PamStewart.Iowa


 
Tracy F
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In response to PamStewart.Iowa

jci


 
msmama
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In response to Tracy F

Count me in again, thank you


 
lindaj3
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In response to msmama

I am in. Love the colors.


 
GentlewoodFarms
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In response to lindaj3

Wow, Pam.

That was FAST!


 
Lookin4newideas
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In response to GentlewoodFarms

I'm in, LOVE these colors!


 
Melissa Birlem
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In response to Lookin4newideas

Great colors! Pam, you're so fast!!! Love it!


 
GentlewoodFarms
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In response to Melissa Birlem

Used Random dot org to decide last month's winners.

Here's Random's picks.

Week 1 - Adventure by PamStewart.Iowa


Week 2 - Butterflies and more by Lindaj3


Week 3 - SNOW... Finally by Melissa Birlem


Week 4 - Michigan sunset by Joannie


 
Tracy F
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In response to GentlewoodFarms

Congrats to all the winners!


 
lindaj3
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In response to Tracy F

Thank you for the week 2 win. I had a challenge with that one.


 
msmama
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In response to lindaj3

Congratulations to all the winners great layouts!


 
BrendaDougherty
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Congrats to all the winners!


 
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