Monochromatic and Marvelous with Aimee Mertell

Hello Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Aimee here to share a very purple, yet very fun travelers notebook layout with you all today. I used the new May 2021 kit and add-ons, but also dug into my Elle’s Studio stash to help me pull off my monochromatic design. Let’s take a look!

Supplies | May 2021 Kit, March 2021 Kit, Puffy Banners and Border StickersTiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Warm Tones, Happy Place Wood VeneerGood Times Paper StackFun with Borders StampKnockout Words Metal Die

I started off by looking at my photo and thought about playing off of the color of my daughters hat — purple! Purple is not a color I typically reach for when scrapbooking, but I saw plenty of purple to choose from in the May 2021 Kit and I decided to go all in.

I selected the purple ledger pattern from the Good Times Paper Stack and trimmed it down to travelers notebook size (roughly 4.25” x 8.25”) to use as my background. To create a fun title for this page I used the Knockout Words Metal Die on thick, textured white cardstock to cut out the words, “Awesome” and “Love You”. I love the boxy look of the die cut words and I stacked them haphazardly for a funky feel.

When creating a monochromatic spread, I feel that it is important to add depth to the page. The simplest way to do this I find is to add black. I used the Fun with Borders Stamp set with black ink to build up a cluster of scallops and dots. It was the perfect anchor for a purple puffy word phrase from the Puffy Banners and Border Stickers, too! 

This purple scalloped journaling tag was the perfect match for my page and holds all of my thoughts about my daughter’s hilarious wardrobe choices.

To fit my design, I rummaged through my stash of Elle’s Studio 3×4 tags and found the perfect filler tag from the March 2021 Kit. It says, “you make my heart sing” and boy, does she! I added some black acrylic paint splatters for a cohesiveness and you guessed it: depth!

I love how versatile Elle’s Studio kits are and how they coordinate from month to month! How do you feel about purple? Would you give a monochrome layout a try? I hope I have inspired you to do just that! Until next time— happy creating! 

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