Have you tried any of the classes over on Big Picture Classes? I started watching videos from Paige Evans' class (Paige's Pages 2) and was inspired to make a cruise layout using the monochromatic layout lesson. Joe and I went on an Eastern Caribbean cruise in June and this layout will be included in my 2015 album (it's a combination of layouts and Project Life spreads). We took this selfie as we were sailing away from the dock.
I pulled out all the blue embellishments from Basic Grey's "Adrift" collection and started placing them around on the page. I cut out stickers with the backs still attached so I could move everything around to get it just right.
I then added some sequins and enamel dots to complete the layout. I really like how it turned out! I could have maybe put a blue paper across the 12x12 - but I loved that rope paper and wanted to use it.
Have you ever made a monochromatic layout?