Friday, June 15, 2018

How To Create Drama With Only Two Colors

Today's project is a clean and simple layout that creates drama with only two colors. I started with a 12x12 of black cardstock and added depth and interest with stamps and heat embossing. Only the Peachy Cheap wood shapes of clouds and gears relieve the monochrome color scheme.
~ Split Rock Lighthouse ~
This month the color prompt from White With 1 is:
 This vacation photo of a mist shrouded lighthouse is perfect for the color scheme. Adding nautical themed stamps sets it off strikingly. The mermaid above and the nautilus below hold the photo aloft.
 The looped rope stamp is heat embossed with black ink onto white cardstock. I fussy cut the rope and used a die inside the loops. The looped rope boarder is glued over the matted photo. Twine strung through the loops is tied over a silver brad. 
 Wood gear shapes are scattered around the nautilus shell. Two small brads hold the twine below the photo.
 The ocean waves were stamped, heat embossed, then fussy cut. I popped them up with craft foam and layered them below the ship. A length of twine runs from the ship to the anchor below the waves. Wood cloud shapes from Peachy Cheap complete the scene.
Stop by the White...With 1 blog to see the design teams beautiful samples.

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~


  1. Love your stamping, and the embossed waves is really effective! Thanks for joining us at White ... with 1 :)

  2. Gosh I love what you've done with this. The depth and the texture that you have created is simply stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at WW1!

  3. Love how you combined the stamping with other elements!Beautiful and so creative!Thank you so much for joining us at white...with 1❤️

  4. Such a clever way to incorporate your stamping in your layout. Thanks so much for joining us at White with 1 this month.

  5. Wonderful incorporation of stamping into your work - just love this page! Thank you so much for joining in with Ww1 this month.

  6. I love the way you've anchored your photo to the page with nautical ropes, such a clever idea. Thanks so much for joining us at White ... With 1 for the June challenge!

  7. This is very clever, I love how you turned your layout out! Thank you for joining at WW1 this month!