Monday, July 8, 2013

My Scrapbook Process: Old & New Photos

My assignment from Get It Scrapped!: Make a page that combines a recent photo (less than 3 years old) with an older photo (more than 10 years old). Fun challenge! Here's what I created.

First, a simple pieced background, using 12x12 and 6x6 papers from Little Yellow Bicycle's Poppy collection. I rounded the top corners to give it a less boxy look. Love these colors!

I placed the larger focal point photo in a "sweet spot" on the page according to the rule of thirds, then lined up the smaller photo so our son's eyes form a horizontal line across both photos to tie them together. I think alignment is the key when working with different sized photos.

Collection Featured: Little Yellow Bicycle Poppy
I finished the page with a healthy dose of journaling strips and a Silhouette cut title, using appropriate fonts for a sports-themed layout. Even though these pictures were taken over ten years apart, the similar colors in both made them easy to scrap together. A few stars and banners, and the page is finished!

I love the stories that can emerge from combining photos that span many years. Have you ever done this? You can see what the rest of the Get It Scrapped! Creative Team did right here.

You still have until July 11th to sign on for the next 3 classes at Masterful Scrapbook Design and pay just $18 per class! That includes Grids & Blocks, Tension and Color - what great topics! 

18 comments:

  1. You know, I don't think I have done this before. Sounds like a fun way to get a fresh take on your stories. Thanks for sharing your process. I love seeing how the block background became a striking page with just a few elements.

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  2. Such a great pairing of photos, Sue. I loved seeing how this page came together. Your layered title work looks great!

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  3. Very cute layout. I love the idea of combining old and new photos.

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  4. What a fun challenge..turned out great!

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  5. Lovely way to combine photos from different times!

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  6. Love the color blocking and journaling strips on your layout, Sue!!

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  7. Awesome layout, love the silhouette title and the photos :)

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  8. Great page!
    Love the combo of old and new photos with such a good story :)

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  9. The tip of lining up the eyes is a great one. I love the simplicity of the page as a whole!

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  10. Love this! I too agree that that's an awesome tip on your alignment. You did an awesome job with this assignment!

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  11. Great page Sue. Yes, I find comparison pages the absolute most fun and often the most meaningful of my pages. Traveling back in time is always a joy for me.

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  12. Great page! Love the title and the story. I love to scrapbook with photos from different time periods. You can capture richer stories that way. :)

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  13. Great tip about lining the eyes up! And I love how you wrote the journaling like a fairytale. Fabulous page! x

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  14. What a fun idea to pair two photos and tell the story! Love the process details!

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  15. Fun page and photos. I always learn so much from your blog posts. Never thought about the "alignment" concept.

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