|Posted: 1/16/2013 9:24:42 PM|
So, here's my scrappy issue. I have a five-year-old daughter who is a tomboy through and through. She loves sports, dinosaurs, space, trucks, cars -- all stereotypically "boy" things. So, the scrappy products that have these themes on them are geared toward boys, with "boy words" on the stickers, primary colours etc. My question is this: Does anyone have any good ideas for combining papers etc with those motifs with pictures of a girl who is usually wearing purple, pink, etc.? Also, I'd like to incorporate stickers etc that have sayings about girls, daughter, etc on them. Help!! Thank you!
Loc: Ft. Myers Florida
|Posted: 1/17/2013 6:18:35 AM|There are a few things you can do. You can mix and match the patterned paper with the "boy" themes with word art that is geared towards girls. Just throw caution to the wind You can really create interesting layouts this way. Or you can turn some photos to black and white to take the focus off the purple and pink clothing. OR you can use less obviously themed paper - like stripes or polka dots so that your pages aren't overly girly but aren't all boy either Hope that helps!
Loc: State of cultural confusion. Yeehaw and Aloha have collided!
|Posted: 1/17/2013 6:27:17 AM|
Think in terms of complimentary color instead of matching color. Pink and purple are on the "red" side of the color wheel. The complimentary colors from the opposite side of the color wheel are going to be in the blue and green tones. Boy themes items are generally blue and green....perfect!
I don't use many stickers so can't advise on how to adjust them other than the judicial use of a pair of scissors to take out the unneeded wording. Rubber stamps can have areas masked off with tape so it doesn't pick up ink (put a bit of tape to cover the part of the image you don't want, apply ink, remove tape and stamp image)
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 1/17/2013 7:55:50 AM|I am a mom of 2 non-girly girls now teens. My youngest is a Dino lover. I am working on a LO of her at the animatronic dinosaur exhibit at our zoo this summer. I don't have the pink & purple problem (she wears mostly blue & black). I think Voltagain's advice on colors was spot on.
As for titles, you may want to check out Glitter Girl adventure 37 where she reworks some wording on preprinted stuff.
Glitter Girl 37
|Posted: 1/18/2013 3:47:39 AM|I love this thread I have a 5 year old girl who is essentially the same lol Loves her dinosaurs, 4 wheel driving, fishing and creepy crawlies Great ideas
Pea with a Pen
Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 1/18/2013 2:12:48 PM|
I am the stepmother of a grown woman who wasn't much into pink or girly things until her own daughter was born two years ago. So, before that, when I wanted to scrapbook pages with her photos, I was often using blues, browns, greens and not a lot of pinks. Also, since she was 19 when I became her stepmom, and most photos taken before and after that also have her brother in them, I could not use "girly" things that much. But if it was just her, and not her brother, even on the pages where she's doing her usual outdoorsy things, I would use things like flowers in blue, green, brown and black.
Also, I now scrap this young woman's baby son and two other little boys in my family with some lines that are boy, but on at least one side, don't have a print that screams "boy." One of the baby boy kits I bought to scrap my grandson's photos had a very cute banner, and I ended up using that banner on a layout about both of them in my granddaughter's book. One of the other lines I use to scrap my baby grandson is Echo Park's "A Boy's Life." Some of the prints and stickers in that line will not work for him yet, because he is still a baby. I had thought I might end up hoarding some of my collection of this until he was about three years old, or that I would use it on pages about another boy in my family who is three years old now. But, I am finding the B sides of these papers work very well for my grandson now, and many of the stickers also work already. Those that don't may end up on the other family members pages, or who knows?
Also, if you look at the 2012 Glitter Girl videos, there is one where she shows how to hide the words on stickers you would never use by making embellishment clusters over them.