Username Post: ~*~March Monochrome Challenge~*~ (Colors Are Up!)        (Topic#1585339)
GentlewoodFarms
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Welcome to the monthly Monochrome Layout Challenge for MARCH.

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 the first of each month and are DUE no later than midnight SB.com time the last day of the month.

8. Random.org decides the winners. There's no voting pressure, just pure fun!

READY? Then let's go! Have Fun!

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February Winners Chosen by Random.org

Cupid's Kiss
Snow Angel by Tracy F


Valentine Heart
Scrapbook by PamStewart.Iowa


Milk Chocolate
Enchanted by Bubblegirl


Warm Heart
Hot Lips by Rtoben40



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GentlewoodFarms
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March - the month that all of us who hate winter wait for. March - the month that roars in with a cold wind and out with a warm breeze. March - the month that the daffodils poke their colorful heads above the edges of the cold ground and begin to color the landscape with the first promises of spring. March - the month that the baby lambs, calves, and foals begin to arrive in the local pastures. March - the month that we all feel the luck of the Irish inside us. March - the month when we all rejoice that winter is over and spring is here.


Enjoy these, and make sure to spend some time on your porch watching the world go by.



 
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Color #1 - Cold Wind

TWIST : Flourishes
INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT : I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails. ~Jimmy Dean

1. Winter Fairytale by OlesyaK.


2. Lucky Star by Beck_bear


3. Days/Night by Lindaj3


4. Reni by Pam In TX


5. Priate Night 2 by PamStewart.Iowa


6. Walk with me, Mama!! by FinallyMama


7. Happy Yesterdays...Happier Tomorrows! by Klweist


8. Nap Time by Msmama







 
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Color #2 - Daffodil Spring

TWIST: Flowers
INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT : If one daffodil is worth a thousand pleasures, then one is too few. ~William Wordsworth

1. Coconino National Forest by Tracy F


2. Happiness by GentlewoodFarms


3. First Birthday - Presents by Beck_bear


4. Beach - left by PamStewart.Iowa


5. Adore by FinallyMama


6. Fall Fun by Silver26AK


7. 1942 by Msmama


8. Its My Party by Lindaj3



9. Crossland Volleyball by Bubblegirl







 
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Color #3 - Baby Lamb

TWIST : Flocking or Fluff
INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT : "Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a lamb." ~ Madonna

1. Bride by Beck_bear


2. Cupcakes Cubed by Silver26AK


3. Are you watching me, mommy? by OlesyaK.


4. Baby Bears by PamStewart.Iowa




 
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Color #4 - Irish Luck

TWIST : Four Leaf Clovers
INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT : “Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter. Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes and drums. A thousand welcomes when anyone comes... That's the Irish for you!” ~Irish Folk Saying


1. Its a Dog's Life by Msmama


2. so lucky by SHeaRI


3. 2 Lucky Cats by Fabricfrenzy


4. So Lucky by Silver26AK


5. Good Times by Tracy F


6. Untitled~The Paper Mixing Bowl by DreaSlee


7. Playtime VS Bedtime by Beck_bear


8. I can by Lindaj3


9. Snakes by PamStewart.Iowa


10. THe farm by Axelf85









 
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i'm in, i love monochrome, you are such a tease, i really thought the colours would be posted


 
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I thought the colors would be posted too. I was looking for a reason to go scrap shopping! Eagerly awaiting the colors.


 
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I'm in.


 
Tracy F
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Can't wait to see the colors!


 
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I'm in again, hopefully this time I'll complete all 4 colors! I started so many LO's for last months then ended up adding other colors...the monochrome challenge is a hard one for me!


 
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:-)

You can add as many shades and tints of the one color as you want to. That helps a bit with the "I want to use another color" effort.

So you have a fairly wide spectrum of color choices when you think of it that way.

Ok girls, the colors are up. Have fun! Just remember...you can't post until FRIDAY!





 
OlesyaK.
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oooh I love the colors! I'll try to do a couple for sure!


 
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I would like to give it ago


 
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msmama
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Beautiful colors


 
lindaj3
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Oh I like, I am in.


 
Tracy F
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Here's mine for Daffodil Spring with the twist of flowers.

Coconino National Forest By Tracy F


 
PamStewart.Iowa
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Love those bright spring colors! I'm in.
Thanks so much for the win!


 
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ACU


 
GentlewoodFarms
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I'm dropping off a Daffodil project!

Happiness by GentlewoodFarms


 
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Pat, beautiful page. I am READY for spring. It was only 30 degrees here today in PA.


 
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acu


 
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here's mine for cold wind with flourishes (sticker and paper pattern)
Winter Fairytale By OlesyaK.


 
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ACU


 
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jci


 
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had to hunt for this- was looking thru my saved threads & realized I was missing something important- this challenge!!!
Will catch up tomorrow


 
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my entry for Cool Wind (no twist):
Lucky Star By Beck_bear

my entry for Daffodil Spring (no twist):
First Birthday - Presents By Beck_bear

my entry for Baby Lamb (with twist of flocking on the flourish):
Bride By Beck_bear


 
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ACU


 
lindaj3
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Cold Wind w/twist

Days/Night By Lindaj3

ACU


 
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acu


 
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Pam in TX
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Here is my Blue layout...w/twist

Reni By Pam In TX


 
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Here is my Daffodil
I will journal after I ask the grandkids to tell me about it.

Beach - left By PamStewart.Iowa

acu


Edited by PamStewart.Iowa on 03-08-13 01:42 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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acu


 
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My Blue - no twist

Priate Night 2 By PamStewart.Iowa


Part of a three page layout! - just couldn't fit it into two pages. Here are the other two pages, just for sharing.

Pirate Night 1 By PamStewart.Iowa

Priate Night 3 By PamStewart.Iowa



 
Tracy F
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jci


 
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Irish Luck with twist of clovers

Its a Dog's Life By Msmama


 
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My entry for daffodil with the twist:
Adore By FinallyMama
TFL


 
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Irish Luck and some 4 leaf clovers...

so lucky By SHeaRI


 
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I wanted to try.....
#4 Irish Luck- Twist-4 leaf clover, in the middle of the page with the 2 on it.

2 Lucky Cats By Fabricfrenzy

(The bg paper has Irish symbols all over it!)


 
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ACU here - had hoped to scrap yesterday but ran out of day doing chores & other required activities & next weekend I have drill - soooo- am hoping I still have energy at the end of the workday to get some time in- have pps picked out, just need time to start putting things together


 
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jci


 
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acu


 
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Ok here's 3 of mine.....

Week 2: Daffodil (with twist: flowers)

Fall Fun By Silver26AK

Week 3: Baby Lamb

Cupcakes Cubed By Silver26AK

Week 4: Irish Luck (with Twist: shamrocks)

So Lucky By Silver26AK


 
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acu


 
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Here's mine for Irish Luck with the twist of 4 leaf clovers that I stamped around the title.

Good Times By Tracy F


 
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Mine for Cold Wind:
Walk with me, Mama!! By FinallyMama
TFL


 
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jci


 
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I was hoping you'd pick this color this month. Here's mine. It's all Irish but without the clovers, so no twist.
Untitled~The Paper Mixing Bowl By DreaSlee


 
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acu


 
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jci


 
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ACU


 
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evening


 
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Plan on working a couple of these next weekend. Sat is my bday & I plan to spend alllll day scrapping


 
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I'm going to TRY to get a Cold Wind done this week - hopefully today or tomorrow. We'll see. My life isn't quite going according to PLAN right now. :-P



 
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Sorry Miss Pat!! Hope things turn around for you soon!!


 
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hope things get better for you soon Pat

here is my entry for Irish Luck with twist of four leaf clover (in the paper):
Playtime VS Bedtime By Beck_bear


 
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my page for baby lamb
I have two fluffy things on the layout: velvet ribbon by Websters, and white JOY cut (don't know what the material is, but it's kinda fluffy) - I hope that counts as a twist)
Are you watching me, mommy? By OlesyaK.


 
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Irish Luck
I can By Lindaj3

ACU


 
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Here is my entry for Daffodil Spring. All of the flowers that I did recently, and not one for this page.

Crossland Volleyball By Bubblegirl Crossland Volleyball (Inside page) By Bubblegirl



Edited by Bubblegirl on 03-19-13 09:27 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Hey Pat, I've never entered one here, but, quite by accident, created a monochrome page yesterday that fits cold wind w/the twist. I saw there are no sign-ups, so I thought I would share. Let me know if the butterfly disqualifies it as monochrome.

Happy Yesterdays...Happier Tomorrows! By Klweist


Edited by klweist on 03-20-13 12:29 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
klweist
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Since I dropped off a lo, I also sprinkled some love..


 
PamStewart.Iowa
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acu. Had a great week with both daughters/husbands and grandkids! Now back to normal - whatever that is. Pat, home your normal returns soon!


 
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Yeah - love Wednesday mornings!

Here is my green - (what those grandkids can talk you into) no shamrock, but some grass:
Snakes By PamStewart.Iowa

Here is my lamb: (No fluff except those fluffy little cubs)
Baby Bears By PamStewart.Iowa


 
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JCI


 
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acu


 
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acu.


 
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acu


 
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Color #2 - Daffodil Spring
1942 By Msmama

Color #1 - Cold Wind
Nap Time By Msmama


 
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I just wanted to check in and let you know I'm not going to be able to finish the challenge this month. My mom had a mini stroke so I'm busy taking care of her. She's doing really well and hopefully in another couple of weeks she'll be able to be on her own again. Until then, I'll just enjoy looking at all your great projects.


 
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acu

Hope to see you next month, Tracy. Prayers for your mother.


 
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So sorry about your mom, Tracy!! Glad to hear she's on the road to recovery!!


 
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jci


 
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me 2!!


 
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acu


 
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acu


 
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Color 2 with twist
Its My Party By Lindaj3


 
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Here is my entry for Daffodil Spring:

Crossland Volleyball By Bubblegirl

Crossland Volleyball (Inside page) By Bubblegirl



 
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acu...


 
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JCI


 
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[image] THe farm By Axelf85[/image]

THis is for the Irish Luck Monochrome.


 
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acu...


 
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acu Wondering what great colors are planned for next month.


 
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jci to sprinkle some love


 
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Ladies, the past two weeks has just been BEYOND my normal crazed too much on my already full plate.

Let me get the front page updated today, then I'll get April's challenge up in the next day or two. Promise.


 
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JCI


 
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Pat, perfectly understandable - We totally understand! But fair warning - we will not disappear!


 
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Ok. Front page is updated. I'm putting entries into random dot org and will have winners posted on the April forum, which I'm in the process of putting up NOW.

Here's the link. It's not "up" yet, but the slots are all set up. I'll have it running by tonight, I swear it.

~*~April Monochrome Challenge~*~


 
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