Monday, July 14, 2008

Challenge 23 - Black, White, Color

I don't know about you, but I love black and white photos. I love the artistic flair they give and I love the simplicity as well. But then again, I also love color. Photos of bright orange pumpkins or my kids' blue eyes.

Luckily, we do not have to pick just one. Mixing color and B&W on a page is A-OK, and sometimes the mix can give you some real benefit. Try it when:
(1) You want to use several photos but want one to really "pop" off the page. Make one color.
(2) You have some photos that just don't look "right" in color. Change some to B&W.
(3) You want to use bright/bold patterned papers on part of your layout and your photos will clash - make them B&W.
(4) You just want to mix it up a bit. :)

So this week, my challenge to you is an easy one... simply combine both color and black and white photos on a layout. At least one of each.

For some great tutorials on converting photos to B&W on the computer, check out these tutorials: http://jessicabell-tutorials.blogspot.com/ http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-effects/color-black-and-white.php http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/digital-black-and-white/

Link us up here or send us an email with an attachment. As always, there will be a RAK involved. Deadline is midnight on July 27. Have fun everyone!

Alicia's digital layout:


Becky's layout:
Deb's layout:

My (Jen's) layout:

16 comments:

Keely Yowler said...

I'm all over it, gals!

hanna L said...

love this idea - here is mine

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/3804

Denise said...

Fun! Here's mine. http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/3814

PattiM said...

Here's mine, thanks for the challenge....

http://bp0.blogger.com/_oTGORcdKWYI/SIA2GVXB2QI/AAAAAAAAA4E/SiiSNLPhVnI/s200/DSC08450.JPG

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

Red_Inc. said...

Here is mine

Heather

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/3880

StrawberryPia said...

Here´s my entry for Challenge #23:

http://piasdoodling.blogspot.com/2008/07/method-playground-challenge-23.html

Susan Beth said...

Love all those layout samples. Here is a link to mine (first time participate, by the way)

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/3865

Thanks!

erin m said...

here's mine:
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/3461

erin m said...

I'm going to try again...
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/3461 For some reason blogger keeps cutting off the last couple numbers of the link.

Greta Adams said...

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=117149&user_id=592

mine :)

Heather said...

love this one!!
Here's mine

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=53874&user_id=1620

Keely Yowler said...

I LOVED this challenge! Here is my layout:

http://www.keelyy.blogspot.com

Carol said...
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Carol said...

the link got cut off so i reposted..

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?set=
recent&gallery=1&cmd=display&layout_id=1374402

Laura Gedeon said...

Here it goes - my first MP Challenge: http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/4037

paula barber said...

Well, it's Monday morning, so I'm a little late, but I wanted to share anyway.

Here's my challenge #23 layout.
I used the July Studio Calico kit too.

http://novemberfrost.typepad.com/paulabarber/2008/07/ok-so-its-a-cheesy-word.html

Thanks for the challenge!