Monday, July 22, 2013

Scrapbooking Just to Scrapbook


Recently, my mother-in-law was gracious enough to let me scan my hubs' baby photos. There aren't many and in return, I provided her with digital copies of all her children's photos.  A few really caught my eye, and I knew I would be scrapbooking them. This is one of those occasions where it isn't my story, so I am creating just for the sake of creating. I really wanted the photo to stand out, so I created my background and then muted it by putting vellum on top and then adhering the picture.

As soon as I saw this photo of the two of them together, I knew which paper I would be using from my stash. Inspiration for cutting the paper came from Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf and it worked out that I can play along with Lilith Eeckels' Summer Colour Video Series. I loved watching Lilith add the embellishments to the page, she sure made it look easy!

The products I used were: white vellum - white cardstock - My Mind's Eye {Find Your Wings & Fly} Sky's the Limit Tiled 12x12 paper, In Bloom 6x6 paper pad {The Sweetest Thing} Together Stickers - Echo Park {Everyday Eclectic} Cameras 12x12 paper and Journaling Cards - Studio Calico {Sundrifter} Vellum Frames - Cartwright's Sequins 5mm Iris Mix - Heidi Swapp Stickers  - Doodlebug Designs Bumblebee Twine

Does making embellishment clusters come naturally for you? Sometimes it's a struggle for me.

8 comments:

  1. What a treasure these are! I love how the vellum softens the photos in the background and lets the black and white pic be the star.

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  2. Oooo...love how you softened the papers with the vellum overlay. Your vintage family photo was a great find!

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  3. I am loving how you added all the pics in the background, then softened it with the vellum. Amazing!

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  4. What a great opportunity, I know my dh looks at my childhood photos and would love to see his preserved but so far no luck yet having his mother depart with the photos (if only to copy them). Loved your page!

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  5. What a wonderful way to preserve these photos:)

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  6. Such a pretty page!! My husband doesn't have very many childhood photos either! I cherish the ones we do have.

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  7. Gorgeous layout! Love the affect of using the vellum!

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