Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Embracing the Pink


Here is the second page I created Scraptastic's October kit, Never Tear Us Apart. Although it features a photo of three boys, my son and his cousins, I didn't hesitate to use pink.

A large swath of pink woodgrain paper was layered over the background sheet of kraft. Corners of the paper are turned in to expose the pink and grey chevron print on the reverse. I love how the mix of soft colors compliments my photo.


A cross-stitcher from way back, I couldn't wait to punch holes and stitch over the heart shape on the woodgrain accent card (cut from one of the patterned papers in the add-on). Thread was chosen in a blue color pulled from the other patterned papers. It really stands out against the dark woodgrain print.

 

Do you see those colorful "diamond" print strips that run across the top and bottom of the pink woodgrain patterned paper? They weren't originally diamonds.


The strips were strategically cut from the hexagon print paper in the kit. The hexagons were too big and busy for what I wanted to do with them. Cutting them down into diamonds was the perfect solution!

When scrapping the guys in your life, do you embrace the pink?


11 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Fabulous page, Madeline! Love the little touches!

Isbaha said...

Love your tips about the diamond shape, thanks for sharing !
Beautiful page !
Pink isn't an easy color for me with 3boys, but I love it and really try to use it when I can...

Mary Pat Siehl said...

awesome page- i have been using pink on my boys pages latetly--i am likeing it!

Amanda said...

Great page! I love the enamel dots at the top by the title.

Leslie Webster said...

What a great layout, I loved your cross stitched heart.

Tanya Ham said...

I think these colors are GREAT! :)

Megan said...

I definitely use pink some on my boy layouts. Love how used it here. I also like the detail of the turned corner of the patterned paper.

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! I love that stitched heart!

artfulscrapbooking said...

This is an awesome layout!!! I love your title! Your cross-stitch heart is amazing and I love that you included another one of your talents on the page...also love that it matches the flair! Thanks for the inspiration!! :) Evie

lil gik said...

Awesome layout, too many wonderful details to list!

Amy said...

I love all the layers on this layout! Great design!