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Newborn Layout

Hey everybody! This is going to be a quickie post, as I’ve got 2 kids with runny noses and icky coughs.

I wanted to share one of my favorite newborn layouts I’ve ever made. And it’s not even for my family!!!


Here’s the deal. Hospital lighting sucks. Doesn’t matter how beautiful your skin is. If you are a visitor or the patient. You’re gonna look kinda sick in a hospital. It’s that nasty yellow-ish lighting. So, pictures just come out looking, well, yellow.

I know that people try to go with the pristine blues and pinks for a newbornn page… but it’s just not going to look good with that gross lighting. So, don’t fight it! Go with muted down hues of pink or blue (if you’re even in to the traditional baby colors-I am not.). Go for papers with an ivory hue to them instead of a stark white. Here I used papers from MME and Cosmo Cricket.


So, the moral of the story is. Don’t fight the yellow! Work with it to make a beautiful page. Yeah, it may not be “traditional” baby, but it sure will look fabulous! Like I said, this is one of my favorite baby pages I’ve ever made. And it’s because I worked with the colors in the photos and didn’t try to fight them with the idea of what is normally used for baby. Have a great Friday!


Tonya Klar said…
This is a wonderful layout, Ali! I love the color choices and the paper. You did a wonderful job on it. And you're right--hospital lighting sucks.
Alyssa S said…
Beautiful layout! I love the warms grays, greens and blues - truly a wonderful keepsake for the family!
Erica said…
Love the layout. The papers are wonderful! Great work!
margie c said…
It truly is a wonderful layout, Alison!
Thanks for the tips :)

hugs, margie
Steph said…
Great layout! You're so right about really learning to enhance the tones of the photo, I think you did a perfect job!
Donna said…
Oh this is just gorgeous Ali... I love what you did with the photo's even if the lighting sucks! Beautiful work!! Xx

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