JANUARY 8: Scrap One Color/Hue Hello challenge participants! I am super duper excited to host this challenge!! The rule for this challenge is simple, EVERYTHING on your page must be the same color/hue scheme. You can choose any color, but you CANNOT mix colors families anywhere on your page. Challenge Rules: Excluding photo(s) (if you choose to use them), EVERYTHING on your page, including all paper, must be ONE color family (if you have to ask yourself if it has to match, the answer is YES!!!!) Your page must be newly created (you cannot recolor a page already in your TLP gallery) All papers, including your background, must match your chosen hue, you can use patterned papers as long as every color within the pattern follows your color scheme (NO WHITE OR BLACK) Clarifications: If you use journaling, your font color must match your color scheme You can choose any color family except white, black or gray Only very subtle white or black accents on colored elements, text on word art, strokes on photos or strokes on text are ok as long as the one overall spirit of the challenge is maintained and the primary color of the items match your overall color family Photos are optional. If you choose to use photos, you can use as many as you like Photos do NOT have to be altered to match the color/hue scheme; any photo format is fine (full color, black & white, altered, blended, etc) Recoloring is permitted (and encouraged) on any aspect of your page, as long as it matches your chosen scheme There are no design requirements on page composition Templates are ok You can use any method you like to get all of the items on your page to be in the same color family If an element is multicolored, it must be converted to your chosen color scheme Here is my page: Tips and tricks: - Choose elements that match your chosen color/hue - Recolor/adjust elements to match your chosen color/hue Have an element you want to use, but it's the wrong color? There are several ways to do this, but I'm going to share my favorite. I use PSCC, but there should be comparable methods with most programs. It's a simple way to change the color with just a couple key strokes. Step 1: Open your element and choose hue/saturation: Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation OR Ctrl U (PC) CMD U (MAC) *using a flower from Forever Joy's Birds of a Feather Step 2: Check the colorize box and adjust the hue and saturation sliders until you get your desired color. (Note: you can try lightness, but in my experience it doesn't create a natural look) Step 3: OPTIONAL Adjust lightness/darkness using Curves Image > Adjustments > Curves OR Ctrl/CMD M Pull the center of the line up to lighten or down to darken Additional Tips: - To reuse your last setting for either hue/saturation or curves, add shift to your keyboard shortcut. Example: Shift CMD/Ctrl U to reuse your desired colorization multiple times. - For light colored elements, Image > Adjustment > Color Balance (CMD/Ctrl B) is a good alternative (use the sliders to adjust the color); you can even it do it more than once to make it more pronounced Comparison: ... and a few other samples of finished pages with this recoloring method: You can use any (non white/black/gray) color family you like, but here are some examples of common monochromatic hues, where each wedge of the color wheel shows the spectrum of color tones, tints and shades within a hue. Here is some more inspiration from Polly Carol @Iowan showcasing red! Polly Annemieke @MiekSter Polly Amanda @amandaresende Polly Anne @AnneofAlamo Polly Julie @mrs2a50 Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places: Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site). Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish. Your page must contain Lilypad product (pages with photos and font only do not count). If you use product from other stores, your pages must contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers). I can't wait to see what you come up with!