The Doodles & Dashes Collection features a generous array of black and white touches. If you are looking to create some contrast in your creative designs, consider making a black and white spread, with hints of color as our Creative Team has done in this post.
There is much fun to be had with black and white as Carol demonstrates in this layout.
“A new month means a new monthly spread and Y’all, I love September! I used the front piece of the Doodles and Dashes A5 Planner Inserts for the left side of this spread, adhering it down so that the tab would stick out off of the page. For the right side of the spread, I used the Doodles and Dashes Classified: Memory Keeping Kit, Doodles and Dashes Traveler’s Notebook Memory Keeping Kit, and Doodles and Dashes Memory Keeping Sticker Kit to build all my layers for the intentions I’m setting this month.
Having the black text of the quotes was key to keeping the flow in this spread and I really like the varying fonts from rub-on quotes to clear stickers!
The frames, which, I cannot get enough of, were perfect for a photo of my daughter and me.
Frames aren’t just for photos; they really work well to highlight words too. Underneath stickers and over watercolor splatters I did a bit of stamping with black ink using the circular clusters from the Traveler’s Notebook Memory Keeping Kit. I’m feeling ready for a fresh season and explain a bit more in the video of how I’m using this particular planner right now. Hope y’all enjoy it!”
Black and white can be simply elegant as shown here on Aimee’s Simple Dori Spread.
“I absolutely love scrapbooking with black. It is a quick way to give a layout a very graphic and high contrast look and I also find that it does an exemplary job at conveying emotion.
I chose a beautiful black leaf patterned paper from the Simple Dori in the Doodles and Dashes Traveler’s Notebook Memory Keeping Kit to serve as a base for my layout.
Next, I wanted to add a pop of color to compliment all the black on my page so I picked out a bright coral acrylic paint and made some smudges behind my photo as well as the bottom of the page. I focused mainly on rub-ons and stamps for embellishments to keep the page relatively flat. I chose a variety of leaves, pluses, doodles, and sayings from both the Doodles and Dashes Modern Memory Keeping Kit and the Traveler’s Notebook Memory Keeping Kit rub-on sheets.
I found that the, “be in the moment” rub-on saying tied in the coral shade from the acrylic paint perfectly and also helped to give some context and feeling to the layout. Quick, simple, beautiful, and high contrast. Super easy to achieve with Doodles and Dashes!”
Traci’s bold spread is black and white perfection!
Evy used a black and white photo to really make her spread stand out.
Share your black and white designs with us by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page. Make sure to visit our Pinterest page for more inspiration.
Rachel, Creative Team Blog Coordinator
Tags: simple dori, stamps, black and white, stamping, rub-ons