Welcome to the September Random challenge! I was born in 1961. At that time, we only had a handful of television channels, and all shows were in black and white. My parents bought a Zenith color TV as they figured with a 5 year old and a newborn, they wouldn’t be going out to the movies much, and wanted to be ready when TV programs and movies would switch to color. Every night, NBC would show the “NBC Peacock” in color and my parents would run in to the Livingroom to see it! That was a big thing for them! (Silly I know, but a fond memory of them telling me the story! Here is a YouTube video I found of it!!) In addition, I have always been fixated on one part in the movie “Wizard of Oz”. The part where after her house lands during the cyclone, Dorothy opens the door to “Munchkin-land” and the scene goes from black & white to color. (The same with the movie “Pleasantville”) These are the things I was thinking of when I decided on this month’s challenge. The Random challenge: Create a monochromatic page with ONLY 1 ELEMENT IN COLOR. (Black, white, and gray are the monochromatic pallet and use 1 element in color to pop!) Papers – solid and pattern must be monochrome. No mandatory number of papers. [Desaturate if you need to.] Include at least 1 black and white photo. (You can include more than 1 photo, but photos must be B/W) Include a large title. Include some journaling. Add any additional elements (ribbons, paints, sequins, beads, fasteners, flowers etc.), but make sure the additional elements are monochromatic. [You can always desaturate an element to make it black and white.] Here is my page: (The UK flag flair, is my element of color) I cannot wait to see your beautiful layouts. Have fun! As always, please remember the monthly challenge rules: Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the Challenge Layouts thread so it can be tracked, and to this thread. The Lilypad uses a percent system for our challenges; the number of challenges you participate in determines the store discount you will receive at the end of the month: 2 challenges = 10% off 4 challenges = 20% off 6 challenges = 30% off If you complete 7 challenges, you will receive a coupon for 30% off, plus you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from the Lilypad ! The first seven challenges will be posted on the first of the month; the eighth challenge is the BYOC challenge, which is posted on BYOC release day. Each page counts for one challenge (you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges).