Monday, November 18, 2013

Scrapping older photos

I'm on a roll scrapbooking my most influential moments and using my older photos to do so. I've wanted to scrapbook my time in the Azores for a while, so I chose photos that show the house, the landscape, and the activities. I normally do just a quick color correct with PSE 10 on older photos, but in this case I didn't; it seemed to affect the color of the water and made it all less rich in tone, so instead I just used the healing tool to smooth over the imperfections. (My mom wrote on the back of  most of the photos with a Bic ballpoint, which tended to smear onto the photos. Thank goodness for the healing tool!)

I used Scrapbook Generation and Allison Davis' sketch this week to put as many Azores photos on it as I could. Here's what I did:

After I had used Fancy Pants Designs' Collecting Moments on my older photos last week, I decided to use it again; I love how the vintage colors look with my older photos.

As far as the sketch goes, I kept my layout almost identical to the sketch. The only main difference involved the size of my photos: since older photos tend not to be printed in 4x6 size, I shrunk the size of the photos along the top and right. Here's some details:

Because this is one of my 100 moments pages, I kept some of the same design and product choices--kraft background paper, a block of patterned paper and photos, running stitches going around the block--to keep the look cohesive with the other pages in the album.

I love stickers on my layouts, so to keep them down more, especially for the small ones like this, I love to stitch through them.

Thank you for looking at my page! The sketch was a terrific idea starter to jump off of and begin this photo-heavy layout. I hope you find it as inspirational as I did.

Stop by later this week; I'll be hosting a giveaway!


HeatherK said...

Great page, love the elements on it. Good luck on your scrapping of older photos, what a task!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

great page, love all the elements you use..

LauraB said...

Very fun layout and memories that you were able to capture of your life on Lajes! I've had many friends that lived there and they really seemed to enjoy it!

Scrapthat said...

Very nice!! Feels great to get an old one in there doesn't it?! TFS