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!