Mixing Color With Black & White | Jennifer Albrecht

Hello Everybody, Jennifer here with a Layout featuring the amazing July Hip Kits. As you have probably realized by now I prefer to use black and white pictures when I scrapbook. Mostly, I like the freedom this gives me – both monochromatic or colorful layouts usually work well with black and white photos. I like how color can make black and white pieces pop of the page.


For this layout I decided to combine both black and white pieces with colorful ones. See how they make each other pop off the page? I am really happy with how this turned out.


For the background I combined this month’s and last month’s Color Kits. I used the cross stencil with all three Shimmerz sprays and soaked up the extra color with a piece of white cardstock. That’s how I got the “negative” image instead of the crosses themselves.


I matted my photo on both the black and white heart paper by Crate Paper and the colorful exclusive papers by Irit Landgraf. And than I did what everyone is doing with that one flower paper from the Main Kit: fussy cutting. 😀


I saw quite a few people coloring these flowers which looks super pretty. But I decided to leave as is because I like how they looked with the misted background. I added them behind and between my layers. Also, I pulled out the exclusive epoxy, chipboard and wood veneer stickers designed by Kim Watson and Kimberly Hutcherson from both the Main and Embellishment Kit for some added color.

This week I have an extra project for you! I still had so many things left from the June Kits that I just had to make some more projects with them.


This blue ombre paper by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee is absolutely lovely and I just had to use it as a background. I matted my dark-ish photo on some of the lighter papers from the Main Kit and kept the embellishments colorful. Usually, this is not exactly a color scheme I go for. Pink and turquoise? Heck yes. Dark blue and pink? Not so much. But this layout came together really quickly and the colors really work together.


And with that I will leave you to your friday morning/afternoon.

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon with a new project.

xoxo Jennifer


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