I normally struggle with non-girly pages. They are sooooo not my thing!
I can easily slap a bunch of pink patterned paper on a page, throw on some frou-frou baubles with any photo of my daughters and call it a day.
But, give me a blue palette with nary a floral pattern in sight, and I struggle. I really, really struggle.
I have had this pic of my daughters on the Spaceship Earth ride in WDW's EPCOT sitting on my desk for awhile now and decided it was high time I do something with it! I knew there was no way I could get away with making it a girly page, and not a single pink patterned paper came to mind as one that would "work" with Spaceship Earth, so I dug thru a LOT of my stash before settling on the ones I used. And I REALLY like how it turned out, don't you?
For this page, I used a Basic Grey patterned paper for my background and ran it thru my Pazzles Inspiration Electronic Cutter to create a negative space for my title and then backed it in white cardstock. I also cut the title letters from black and silver glitter cardstock and adhered them with foam mounting tape for dimension. LOVE that spacey font called "Space Station 77".
I also pulled out a couple sheets of the older October Afternoon "Rocket Age" and used it for the strips along the right-hand side and circles under the photo. Of course, I also had to throw on some star confetti- (the kind you can get at any party supply store). But my fave part of the page is that transparency with the stars! How fun is that?! That is a sheet by Webster's Pages that I have been hoarding and using ever-so-sparingly. LOVE their transparencies!
See that cute Mickey icon tucked under the top corner of the photo? I created that in Photoshop Elements 11, exported it to my Pazzles, and then cut it from silver glitter cardstock. Totally stole the idea from my friend Suz and her page here.
Thanks for looking!