I am trying to scrap a boy's page with a black and white photo. When I work with black and white, I can't seem to come up with a color scheme that pleases me as much as red, black and white. But I need to expand this view so all my los don't look the same. I want something simple that I can do. Please help!
I also have difficulty with boys pages and black and white photos. I think sticking with the bolder colors keep the b&w from looking washed out and I'm a big fan of lots of color. Adding color seems to really add focus on the b&w photos too. I did this layout with a couple pictures of my nephew. I turned them to b&w because of the pink flowery sofa in the background.
I think that adding any bright piece of color to a mostly monotone layout looks great. If your page is feeling washed out- try playing around with substituting an element of the l/o with a bright burst of color.
I KNOW I'm not putting this into words as well as I'm wanting to-
are you in middle of a page right now that you could post a pic of?
I like blue (I know, very traditional for a boy, but it does look nice with black & white)
Just about any bright colours look nice with black and white photos.....I actually love using them because I can do anything with them....nothing clashes with the pics
Thanks everyone...beautiful los! I think I'm going to have to put this on a back burner until inspiration hits...I've messed with it all afternoon and nothing is coming...I may scraplift one of these though...
So glad you posted this topic! I took some b/w photos (accidentally...didn't realize I had the b/w setting on my phone, and the sun was too bright to notice it at the time!) and didn't know how to treat them. Those are bith great examples!
Depending on the subject matter, of course, I love a childlike color scheme of a combination of red, blue, yellow, green, purple and orange - bright, vibrant, basic colors. You could use 2, 3 or a whole rainbow.