Username Post: ~*~April Monochrome Challenge~*~        (Topic#1586691)
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Welcome to the monthly Monochrome Layout Challenge for APRIL.

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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March Winners Chosen by Random.org

COLD WIND
Walk with me, Mama!! by FinallyMama


DAFFODIL SPRING
Fall Fun by Silver26AK


BABY LAMB
Bride by Beck_bear


IRISH LUCK
Good Times by Tracy F


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April - the month of fools and foolish choices, when pranks and practical jokes take a front seat to the serious and somber. April - the month when the rains come and the rivers rise and the puddles in our yard make us wonder if we'll ever see the sun again. April - the month when we plow up our gardens, smell the dark rich dirt, and plant our hopeful expectations of spring blossoms and summer fruits. April - the month when spring officially arrives as the redbuds, dogwoods, and crabapples explode in glorious bloom. April - the month when hope is alive and anything is possible.

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



 
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Color 1 - Fool's Gold

Twist : Bling
Inspirational Quote : Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. ~Democritus

1. Sunshine of my Life by FinallyMama



2. easter dress by Axelf85



3. Praise is What I Do by Bubblegirl



4. Show Me Your Teeth by Msmama




 
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Color 2 - Spring Rain

Twist : Wet Distressing
Inspirational Quote : Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. ~Roger Miller

1. Beautiful Baby Boy by Beck_bear


2. Spring Play by Axelf85


3. St. Joseph by FinallyMama


4. Water Logged by Lookin4newideas


5. Kena and the Sharons by Bubblegirl




 
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Color 3 - Mother Earth

Twist : Grunge
Inspirational Quote : And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Khalil Gibran

1. army strong **memory maze** by Erin Reed - Ekr1432



2. Count The Waves * Heartfelt Creations* by Kaye222



3. Michegan 2008 by Lookin4newideas



4. Ladies In Waiting by Bubblegirl



5. Grandpa by Axelf85




 
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Color 4 - Redbud Blooms

Twist : Chipboard
Inspirational Quote : What, I sometimes wonder, would it be like if I lived in a country where winter is a matter of a few chilly days and a few weeks' rain; where the sun is never far away, and the flowers bloom all year long? ~Anna Neagle

1. Thinking of You Feb 2005 by Charcats7



2. You Make Me So Very Happy by FinallyMama



3. I "heart" you "Flamingo Scraps" by Erin Reed - Ekr1432



4. Easter 2013 by Bubblegirl


5. Sadie by Beck_bear



6. Bunny Ears by Axelf85



 
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take your time Pat, we will be here when you are ready


 
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Congrats to the winners!


 
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Ok. I have to go feed DH because he's whining.

I've got all my hosted challenges up but this one. I'll be back in an hour or so and get the specs up here, but I have to go stand at the stove right now.

Back in a bit. Try to have fun without me. It'll be hard, I know.


 
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Love the colors! Count me in again!


 
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Awesome colors Pat! I hope I get some time to at least do one of them!


 
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i'm in love the colours. . .i actually finished a layout today that matches one of the colours


 
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I'm in again. Finished 3 of the 4 last month, and never got a chance to post them.


 
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Love these colors. Now that things are calming down around here I am hoping to get some layouts done.


 
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I'm hoping I will have some scrap time this month- after the past 2 weeks I need some therapy- life has been a nightmare roller coaster to say the least complete with loops & twists.

If anyone is interested- I've posted an April BOM challenge...

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?fid/18/ti...


 
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hope life gets better Char, sending positive thoughts your way


 
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Great colours I'll give it a whirl this month!!


 
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here is my spring rain:
Beautiful Baby Boy By Beck_bear


 
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Here's my layout for spring rain: [image] Spring Play By Axelf85[/image]


 
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I won for last month??!! Wow!! Thank you!!


 
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Mine for spring rain:
St. Joseph By FinallyMama
TFL


 
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Loving the colors


 
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  • beck_bear Said:
hope life gets better Char, sending positive thoughts your way



THanks Becky- need all the positive I can get


 
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JCI


 
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I'm in again. Hoping to find time to scrap this month


 
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My entry for color #1:
Sunshine of my Life By FinallyMama


 
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ACU2H


 
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acu


 
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  • FinallyMama Said:
My entry for color #1:
Sunshine of my Life By FinallyMama



Melody --

I went ahead and posted this to the Page Maps site as well, but you should probably post it in the forum over there.




 
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  • FinallyMama Said:
My entry for color #1:
Sunshine of my Life By FinallyMama



Melody --

I went ahead and posted this to the Page Maps site as well, but you should probably post it in the forum over there.






Oh good grief!! What's the matter with me??!! Mercy!! Thank you for taking care of it for me and pointing it out so I can fix it too!! You're the best!!


 
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Nah - it's just early in the month and I'm on top of things. Wait a couple weeks. You'll see.



 
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here is one for mother earth

army strong **memory maze** By Erin Reed - Ekr1432


 
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Here is mine for Redbud Blooms

Thinking of You Feb 2005 By Charcats7


 
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JCI


 
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here is one for mother's earth....
tfl

Count The Waves * Heartfelt Creations* By Kaye222


 
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ACU


 
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Hi, I'm finally getting some lo's done this month

Here's one for Spring rain with the twist- I used west distressing on the two bigger clouds:

*Water Logged By Lookin4newideas

And Mother Earth with the twist of grunge:

*Michegan 2008 By Lookin4newideas


 
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yay- way to go Sally


 
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Rosebud no twist

Making Friends By Msmama


 
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ACU

Heading out Sunday for 1 week in FL w/my in-laws. Should be a relaxing time at the resort plus Epcot & Universal. My fil has terminal cancer, he's 81, a Korean vet & that's where he wanted to go & he wanted to share it with us- so off we go


 
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Have fun Char!!

JCI


 
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Here's my layout for Fools Gold [image] easter dress By Axelf85[/image]


 
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JCI


 
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here is mine for redbud blooms:
http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/ 3912331.h...


 
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***
I'm sure everyone has figured out that the new change to SB.com is making embedding the image codes problematic. I'm not sure if I can cobble around it with direct html code or not, but we'll just muddle through until next month -

I think the change in the Challenges section is going to make front page updates a thing of the past for challenge hostesses. It looks like the new feature will update it automatically and allow you to post a layout to any challenge you've entered when you upload your image to your own gallery. COOL, huh? I thought so! We'll see how it goes when we're all on board with our gazillion projects. We'll probably burn up the server the first day. LOL

In the meantime, just post the links like Becky did, and when the embedding code issue is fixed, I'll update the photos. We just need to stick it out for a short while, I'm sure.

I think, once we're all adjusted to the changes, we'll wonder why we ever liked it the way it was before!
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Spring Rain Entry:

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/ 3912623.h...


Edited by Bubblegirl on 04-19-13 10:15 AM. Reason for edit: Trying to embed image.


 
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Mine for redbud bloom:

TFL


Edited by FinallyMama on 04-18-13 02:40 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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saying hi from sunny FL- yesterday Epcot- today Universal. My fil got tired so we're back early today. I want to take a nap myself but figure I won't be able to sleep tonight if I do.

Hope they fix the linking issue soon- that will be cool if we actually link to the challenges when we post in our gallery. I wonder how it will work with multiple challenges tho.


 
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Passing through


 
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  • charcats7 Said:

Hope they fix the linking issue soon- that will be cool if we actually link to the challenges when we post in our gallery. I wonder how it will work with multiple challenges tho.



I have a question in to Kels about that very thing...

If she answers it and we can make it work, this challenge gets to be the trial run for May...In other words, we'll move this month's projects over to the new site, figure out how to link them, and see how the play works before anyone else! That'll be fun. I love being FIRST!



 
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I sent a message to Megan, the forum tech, she said their guys left out the public embedding and they're working on getting it back. She said she has a post somewhere under tech support with updates and will let everyone know it's fixed.


 
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sounds like between Sally & Pam we'll have the latest & greatest SB.com news


 
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JCI


 
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JCI- back from sunny FL- it was a wonderful trip- my fil enjoyed it & therefore the rest of us did too as this trip was all for him- the scooter was the best $110 we spent- he was able to get around & go until he was tired, then we left, but with the scooter he could manage getting back to the car & not burden us with how to get him there- worthy investment. I'll be scrapping these photos next- want to send my mil the album as when my fil passes I think it will make a big difference for her to see him happy & review happy memories.


 
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JCI


 
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here is the redbud blooms entry

I "heart" you "Flamingo Scraps" By Erin Reed - Ekr1432


 
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Here are my entries for:

Fool's Gold (With the twist)

Praise is What I Do By Bubblegirl

Spring Rain

Kena and the Sharons By Bubblegirl

Mother Earth

Ladies In Waiting By Bubblegirl

Redbud Blooms

Easter 2013 By Bubblegirl


 
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ACU


 
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JCI


 
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my entry for fools gold with the twist of bling

Show Me Your Teeth By Msmama


 
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Girls - I haven't heard back about the multi-category challenge business, but I've figured out how I'm going to make it work and still use the gallery feature in May!

Stick with me. We've got it licked!

:-D


 
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Yea Pat


 
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dropping off mine for Redbun Bloom:

Sadie By Beck_bear


 
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JCI


 
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This is my entry for mother earth: [image] Grandpa By Axelf85[/image]


 
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This is my entry for redbud bloom [image] Bunny Ears By Axelf85[/image] :


 
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ACU

Was hoping to scrap this weekend- but have been doing a bunch of chores- this morning we worked in the garden & put up a fence- I'm about whooped. It's hard to believe this month is about over. Hopefully next month I'll have more time to scrap- next Saturday is scrap day.


 
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Good intentions, but didn't get a layout completed. Is there a May Monochrome - I would really like to try again.


 
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I'm having a little trouble getting May up. I have Friday off work, so I should be able to get it up then. Sorry, girls. Work is just -- all consuming.


 
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acu


 
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