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I always find that if you do not restrict yourself too much within the boundaries of monochromatic design, such as adding one other colour (i.e. black or white) for titles and accents it can be so much fun to create a project using varying shades of a specific hue.
For the above layout I have been playing with October Afternoon and as soon as I saw the 5 & Dime collection I knew which colour scheme would work perfectly: brown as it would suit the vitage look of the papers.
I dug deep and found a picture of my from 1974 (in those days most photographs turned out with a brownish tint, so very perfect for the look am trying to achieve) and started spraying my background paper with a helping of Cosmic Shimmer. After this dried, I outlined some of the bigger slashes of colour with a black pen and added some pearls as accents.
Now I could start to shuffle layering the tags, journal cards and my picture until I was happy with the arrangement and using some adhesive such as Herma, stuck everything in place.
Have you tried your hand at monochromatic projects yet? If you want to recreate the above layout, you can purchase the product used directly from Papermaze: