July Blog Challenge Monochromatic

Welcome to the July Etc by Danyale blog challenge! I absolutely cannot believe that it is July already! Wow, this summer is flying by already!

I will let you in on a little secret about me, I am a little bit of a cluttered personality. My husband calls me a hoarder (I totally disagree!), and I guess that comes through a bit in my scrapbook pages as well. I tend to want to use every single paper and every single element from a kit. I tell myself that it is just because I love every single thing that the designer makes, but it may be a bit of my love of clutter coming out too. So I thought I could challenge myself by NOT using everything from a kit. I have seen layouts in galleries that are stunning that pick selective papers and elements from a kit, sometimes focusing on one color to keep the layout cohesive. So I thought that could be our challenge this month, to only use one color.

Now I realize that it is slightly impossible to use only one color hue, so I also used white on my layout (which I believe is technically not a color?) and I also have a pinch of yellow in my layout because it was on one of the elements, so that is okay in a minimum.

I used Danyale’s newest kit, Lifetime Story


I also used Cottage No 2 because I love the beautiful flowers in that kit.


And here is my finished layout. If you know me, you know that it kinda killed me not to use any of Danyale’s beautiful greenery in my layout, but I like it. I will definitely try to keep things matching more at times.

live in the now

So on to the rules…

1. Pick any Etc by Danyale kits currently in her shop and focus on one color. You can use bits of white or black, but remember we need to be able to see that your layout predominantly uses hues from one color.

-There is also a new rule that is pretty exciting…If you use a new release the first week within its release you can get an extra entry point. For example, Danyale has a new kit that releases on the 1st, you purchase that kit and scrap a layout with it posting it by the 8th and now you get two entries instead of one. Cool, huh?

2. Upload your layout and post it here for us to gush over by midnight EST on Friday July 31, 2015. If you post to our new Flickr Group or Scrap Stacks it’s even easier for us to gush over it’s beautifulness!

One lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a $10 coupon to Danyale’s store.


June’s Winner was Kathy with her “I can do this” page! Congrats Kathy! Please contact at danyalelewis@etcbydanyale.com (or use the contact form) so we can send you your $10 coupon! Good luck to the July submissions!

~ Jennifer S

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