January 8 - One Color/Hue

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  1. SeattleSheri

    SeattleSheri Movers, cleaners, great hair. I'm a socialite!

    May 1, 2010
    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)
    • 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


    ... 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! :heartlub:heartlub

    Iowan_January 8 One colorhue 2010-Disney-Paper-colored.jpg

    Polly Annemieke @MiekSter :heartlub:heartlub


    Polly Amanda @amandaresende :heartlub:heartlub


    Polly Anne @AnneofAlamo :heartlub:heartlub


    Polly Julie @mrs2a50 :heartlub:heartlub


    Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places:
    1. Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site).
    2. 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.
    3. 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! :heartlub
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2021
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  2. SeattleSheri

    SeattleSheri Movers, cleaners, great hair. I'm a socialite!

    May 1, 2010
    Reserving for questions!

    A small accent on a colored flower like you described is fine, but your paper can't have white stripes, it has to be all one color hue.

    As long as the flair is your chosen hue, it’s ok to have white or black accents

    You can absolutely make a page just by choosing items of the same color family. The tutorial is only for those wanting use elements that don't match their color scheme.

    Affinity Users:
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2021
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  3. carrie1977

    carrie1977 Tequila and Taco Tuesday

    Jan 20, 2012
    My eyes are just too tired to try this tonight...I'll give it a go tomorrow. :giggle:hammock
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  4. crazycat1126

    crazycat1126 Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2013
    If your element or paper is in the correct color family but has a bright white or a dark black, are those okay to use as is without recoloring? For example, a pink and white striped paper, or a pink flower with a black center.
  5. SeattleSheri

    SeattleSheri Movers, cleaners, great hair. I'm a socialite!

    May 1, 2010
    A small accent on a colored flower like you described is fine, but your paper can't have white stripes, it has to be all one color hue. I hope that helps. I can't wait to see what you come up with :heartlub

    Carol's red page that I have listed as the first sample is a good example of how a patterned background must be altered to meet the challenge requirements. Her polka dots and striped papers are all within the red hue (ranging from dark red to pink). Recoloring white is a challenge, so it easiest to choose a paper that doesn't have contrasting colors if you need to modify it.

    Last edited: Jan 8, 2021
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  6. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

    Aug 30, 2009
    It is in the example but I gotta put it here so I remember I did it! bhwhahah
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  7. Iowan

    Iowan Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa

    Jan 17, 2010
    I love your challenge. Your pages are so striking.

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  8. adriablack

    adriablack Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Ooo! This is gonna be a challenging one for me! Off to put my thinking cap on! Thanks for the push to think differently than I normally do!
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  9. dvhoward

    dvhoward Don't bother me before 10am!

    Oct 17, 2012
    Hope this meets the criteria....
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  10. Trish

    Trish Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2018
    well this should be fun! thanks for the challenge
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  11. Claire Grantham

    Claire Grantham Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2020
    @SeattleSheri I have a question - if I have a flair that is in my colour hue, but has a white star can I use that without re-colouring it? Or does it need to be in the hue? There are no other white items on my page :) Thanks.
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  12. extase

    extase Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2014
    Totaly awesome challege, i love monochromatic layouts, they are stunning
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  13. Aerobigirl

    Aerobigirl Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2016
    Yay! I loved this challenge! It went with something I always wanted to do with my hair.

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  14. Saar

    Saar Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2011
    It took me ages to create a layout I liked. I changed kits and ideas five times.
    It was a real challenge and struggle, but I like how my layout turned out.

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  15. littlekiwi

    littlekiwi I charge by the hour for anything before noon

    Jan 21, 2012
    this looks so confusing to me, might need to tackle it with fresh eyes over the weekend
  16. ajm

    ajm Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    This was a fun challenge!
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  17. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

    Sep 2, 2011
    Green! Thanks Sheri.. this was fun! (font color is forest green)
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  18. Nemla

    Nemla Stretching my skill set

    Apr 24, 2013
    I like monochrome as a rule, but usually add some sort of contrast somewhere. For better or worse here it is. Thanks for the challenge .
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  19. Isa Marks

    Isa Marks Pollywog

    Sep 7, 2016
  20. amandaresende

    amandaresende amandaresende

    Jul 22, 2009
    FUN FUN FUN! thanks Sheri <3
    marnel, angels, G.J. and 2 others like this.

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