VIDEO: Color Theories - Black & White // 12x12 Layout Process Video

July 01, 2017

Hello friends! It is time for another Color Theories series video! Since Ariana and I have already conquered the rainbow, we decided to remove all of the color. This layout theme was black and white, but of course we always can use a splash of gold. I decided to break out more photos from our trip to see Wicked. The beautiful theater featured a lot of gold including the railings, the chandeliers, and the ceilings. I used these two photos to capture another portion of that magical night. I started with a background of patterned gray paper. This paper is from a stack made by Colorbox which used to be sold at Walmart. I have had this paper pad for so long and I'm glad I got to use something out of it! Be sure to check out Ariana's (The Crafty Ways) black and white layout as well! 

I have never used a layout style like this one with three square boxes, but it is one that I really enjoyed working with. So, you'll probably see this type of layout again! I cut both of my photos to 4" x 4" which was the perfect size on a 12" x 12" layout. I also included a Paper 7 journaling card as my other piece to complete the triplet. However, I think this would look so fun with three photos as well. The photos are matted on some black and white patterned papers from KI Memories. Let's jump in to the full process video and then I will share more details after that. Enjoy!

The clusters around each section are based on top of one doily. I never thought in my life that I would have used as many of these black doilies as I have. They actually say trick or treat on the other side. I have yet to use these guys on a Halloween layout, but it might've been the best Halloween product I've purchased yet!

The cluster for my right adjusted photo is also the title piece. I used a Jenn Hadfield puffy sticker that reads "adore". I suppose I never really finished my title though, maybe I'll go back and change it. It seems unfinished the more I stare at it. I also included a Teresa Collins chipboard banner, a Freckled Fawn chipboard word sticker, some Fancy Pants gold puffy dots, a puffy sticker from MAMBI's Happy Planner line, and some puffy heart stickers. There are a lot of puffy and chipboard items on this layout!

At the bottom of the page I used another Teresa Collins chipboard piece and a Freckled Fawn one as well. I also included a Tim Holtz phrase sticker. You can also see in this photo that I included a border sticker on the bottom of my page. This vertical striped piece is from Teresa Collins' Hello My Name Is collection. To complete all of my clusters I sprinkled some Heidi Swapp color shine in gold.

Lastly, I created a cluster in the top right. I used similar things, but also included some Teresa Collins' 3-D stickers and a Jenni Bowlin flair badge. I hope you enjoyed this black and white layout! Our Color Theories series is coming to an end, but stay tuned for the finale next week! Don't forget to check out Ariana's video! Thanks for stopping by!

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