Saturday Scraplift: Scrapping Your Girls — or Boys

Pink for girls and blue for boys – these traditional colors work for clothes or scrapbook pages. The soft muted pinks of Rosy’s (mommyrosweet page drew my attention when she posted it in the gallery, and I also liked the pops of green and yellow that she included. She draws the viewer’s eye to that cute newborn with paper-filled frames and layers beneath the photo. When Amy L, Nancy, and I lifted Rosy’s page, we took inspiration from her design but applied it to pictures of the boys in our lives. No surprise – it worked perfectly!

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Amy (Amy L) scrapped a wonderful shot taken on Mother’s Day of her and three of her four handsome sons. The layers beneath the photo are so tactile, and I love that she drew her accent colors from the shirts her sons are wearing. She grounded her design on a serene shade of green and included a visual triangle to lead the viewer’s eye from her title to the date tag to the brushwork text.

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Credits: Just Linens Paper Pack No. 08, Amelia Kit (recolored), Painted Accents No. 04, Worth Repeating Expressions No. 01 Brushes and Stamps, Watery Splashes Brushes and Stamps, Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Scallop Strip Masks No. 02, Labelled Journalers No. 07 Bundle, Made with Paper Flowers No. 03, Crowning Affair: Vibrant Kit, Cold Springs Kit, Spot of Love Paper Pack, Messy Stitched Squares: White No. 01, Banner Strips No. 02, Classic Cardstock: Authentic, Clipped Stacks No. 04, Letter Box Love: Hearts No. 01

Nancy (Nancy Beck) designed her page to celebrate her grandson’s cool new birthday scooter. The rich teal background is dramatic and provides a great setting for the layers of patterns peeking out from behind the shot of her proud grandson showing off his new wheels. I love Nancy’s edge treatments and her clever use of arrows to draw attention to the picture.

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Credits: Layer Works No. 307, Wooden Sticker Alphabet No. 01, Vintage Photo Frames No. 30, Countables: Holiday No. 01, William Solids Paper Pack, So Fine Kit, Hand Drawn Numbers

I scrapped the favorite little boy in my life, my grandson Sam, and used my new favorite color scheme: lime green and turquoise. It must be a popular one because it was Melissa’s choice for this week’s color spots challenge on the blog. I went for a worn and torn look with Katie’s new roughed up papers and some torn frames that I left open so that the watery mask below could show through.

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Credits: So Fine Solids Paper Pack, Watery Photo Masks No. 04, So Fine Paper Pack, So Fine Roughed Up Papers, Watery Spots No. 08, Surf Lagoon Element Pack, Torn Classic White Photo Frames No. 01, Loosely Labeled No. 06, Almost Spring Element Pack, Enamel Brads Alpha No. 01, Watery Alpha No. 06, Little Snips Alphabet: Blue, Floridian Mini Kit, Drop Shadow Style No. 02, Staple Its, How’d They Do That? No. 13: Bending Shadows

Whether you’re scrapping girls or boys or both, I think you’ll find lots of inspiration in Rosy’s page. See where it takes you and post your completed page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery!

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