September Random Challenge

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  1. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    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:
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    (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).
     
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  2. KarenB

    KarenB I give good advice for a monkey ...

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    Brilliant challenge. Love this type of page :beat
     
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  3. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Thanks Karen!!
     
  4. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    oh thank you for ONE element! I always mess up with one color, but a full on element gives me hope! Very fun challenge!
     
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  5. Rikki

    Rikki Next I'm going to look up naughty limericks

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    @cfile Great challenge, Christa! I cannot see your sample page, :-(
     
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  6. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    It should be there now. :) Have fun!
     
  7. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    You are funny! I love the pop the one element of color does :)
     
  8. Rikki

    Rikki Next I'm going to look up naughty limericks

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    Oh, yes, thanks!
    Love the flag as the little splash of colour
     
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  9. zinzilah

    zinzilah One step at a time

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    I might have taken some liberty with what constitutes one element.
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  10. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    I think it is fine.. the sequins are grayish in my mind and the This flair is very dark navy almost black. the Now flair is what pops as color... ecru is off white in my mind. :) well done!
     
  11. rchansen

    rchansen in the sweet tooth recovery program

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    Great challenge Christa!! This will work well with my heritage pages!! :)
     
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  12. cinna

    cinna I once had the worst boss ever ...

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    What a cool challenge!
     
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  13. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

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    Such fun. I may have gotten carried away with the graphics of the whole thing!
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  14. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Glad you had fun... this is a terrific page!!
     
  15. Teri

    Teri You bought a used lion?

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    Great challenge. It does have a loooongggg credit list to be able to have lots of awesome BW elements/papers
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  16. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    Sept's BYOC is actually filled with a lot of B&W and grey stuff! Here's mine

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  17. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Gorgeous pages so far! So glad everyone is enjoying the challenge!
     
  18. berniek

    berniek I have a girl crush on the Naming Fairy

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    Here is my page!

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    Credits:
    Kate Hadfield + cfile - Overlays Springtime
    Amber Labau - Life is Beautiful
    MPM 2017-06 Curious
    TLP collab - Of Wishes Hopes and Dreams
     
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  19. pagefrocks

    pagefrocks ♥•:*¨¨*:•♥•:*¨¨*:•.♥

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    Christa - This is a truly challenging challenge!

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  20. Electra

    Electra Junk collector or treasure seeker? You decide

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    I LOVE your page! Thanks for the inspiration!
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