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January 31st, 2008, 11:12 AM
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I sat down yesterday to do a page and I just couldn't come up with anything. I even looked up layouts online but I just couldn't find the right papers for my pics. Now I feel like I am in a rut because I want to do these photos but can't.

Basically the photo is my daughter as an infant in a frilly pink dress and she is sitting propped up on our black recliner chair. So the black is pretty dominant.

What colours would you use or what type of papers?
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January 31st, 2008, 12:11 PM
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Yes, the photos that stump me are usually either Easter or Christmas- I really hate scrapping those. *I just did an Easter double LO to get it out of the way, lol*

Just based on what you said, what about using black cardstock as your background?? The cutting different strips of pink papers (maybe 3 different shades or a pink & white too) and layering them onto the cardstock. Round corners if you want. Then place the photo in the middle.
Here's a page I did using that (i have more than one photo on there but 1 would be fine too)




Hope you get it figured out! I know how frustrating that is...
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January 31st, 2008, 12:52 PM
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i agree i did a layout like that with multiple photos to, but it would look stunning with just one pic, maybe a 5x7 if you have it or double mat a 4x6 and with Black as the main background with pink shades and maybe white .

and yes i get scrappers block all the time. or what about a layout like this

only using pink instead of beige

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January 31st, 2008, 01:21 PM
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I was going to say go with a black cardstock with bright pink minimally patterned papers. If you have a lot of pics, but that is what is stumping you, maybe you could do a hidden thing, or waterfall technique (which I think is up in the techniques..if not Michelle (wefrogy) found it on Craft Tv. Maybe you could just do a search, but it is a live vidio)

Or here is one that might work that I found in the twopeas gallery..I would still use black as your main color in the back, but use a bright pink paper, and pastel pink paper as the blocks.
two peas example
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January 31st, 2008, 07:00 PM
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You girls ROCK! So many wonderful ideas! I was thinking of the black cardstock as well but I just couldn't wrap my head around what it would look like.

Hopefully I can work on the page tomorrow before I have to head off to work.
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