We've tackled all things male this week, including design, color and being a boy in general. Today we're going to get in touch with our feminine side and look at using those predominantly feminine colors on boy/man layouts.
Do you have trouble using pink on your boy pages, or are you one that has no problem busting out lighter palettes and flowers for your pages?
Whether it's just a slight pop of pink or purple or floral patterns or creating an entire page of feminine colors on your boy pages, the collective has some inspiration for you on how to use them for your next project.
TOUCH OF FEMININE
There are ways to get just a smidge or dash of feminine color on your pages the next time you are creating. You can incorporate just a small paper strip, a chipboard embellishment, or even (gasp) a sequin or two!
That's just what Amy did here on her page about her son and his good friends. You see that small strip of zig zag pink paper near the top? See, just a smidge of pink. And do you see what else Amy incorporated? Lots and lots of sequins! These are a perfect accent for her page:
Celeste took it a touch further and incorporated various shades of pink triangles in her layout about she and her husband. You'll notice she used a dark background behind the photo, but then her digital papers to embellish the page were pinks, yellows and florals. A great way to use contrast on a page including her husband.
Aliza used a pop of pink in a couple of different places on her layout about her son and his stylish way! She used predominantly darker colors on her layout, but you'll notice she used a pop of red/pink woodgrain paper for contrast and if you take a look closer, a little pink bicycle too next to the dark title/lettering! A great way to draw your eye in.
Now, let's take a look at those pages that threw caution to the wind and went all out pink and flowers. Don't be afraid to go for the gusto. Remember, your family wants to look back at the photo and the memory and not so much your color palette of choice.
Celeste went with a yellow and pink palette for her layout about pinkberry ice cream! I love the polka dots and splash of digital mist!
Celeste also brought out lots of flowers on her page to highlight her son's first Communion. She didn't just use pink flowers though, but incorporated some blues and muted colors as well to offset the pinks. The contrasting blue bow is a nice touch and draws your eye into that visual triangle.
Celeste told me that one of her favorite color combos to use on pages with her boys and husband is orange and dark pink. I think it's the perfect way to to contrast a primary color with a feminine color on a page. As you can see, not only does Celeste use this color scheme, but Jennie also uses it in her pages as well about her sons.
And finally, we'll end today with a sweet feminine colored heartfelt layout by Sarah about her son. She combined lighter, more feminine colors with a large heart surrounding her photo and meaningful journaling.
Speaking of pink colors, another favorite line from CHA 2013 is the Studio Calico Here and There line. They combined darker blues, browns with a light pink as well and I think it looks fantastic together!