While not the best page I’ve ever made, I’m pretty pleased with this for a few reasons.
- Seven photos are now out of the “need to be scrapbooked” pile!
- It was hard to get the photos to coordinate! While they’re all of the same person, they range from the early 1930s until 1958 which means the size, color, and amount of wear on the photos varied ridiculously. And
- I was able to use materials I’ve had for a long time. The paper was purchased several years ago at a going-out-of-business sale, the ribbon is leftover from a project from 2008, and the flowers were purchased at Michael’s at least three years ago.
Since there were so many photos I wanted to use on this page, only little details could be added. The paper is “Christmas Traditions–Antique” by Moda for DaisyD’s. Personally, I didn’t realize it was a Christmas paper until I saw the name on the back.
I attached the black ribbon using Wacky Tac adhesive sheets. To use, you press the item you want to adhere– in this case, ribbon– to the sheet, press it down, and peel back up. Personally, I think it’s the easiest way to work with ribbon.
For the photos, I used double mats. The thin black mat highlights the photo, while also helping to bring the pictures together. Then for the color mats I used three different neutrals by Basic Grey. The font is Brush Script Std, and was printed on cream cardstock.
Using the flowers was fun! I have to admit, I was a little surprised at how the back of them looked when I took out of the package–looks like a mess to me! I don’t know if I used them correctly or not, but I cut the three from their wires and used heavy-duty glue dots to attach them to page.
Icing on the cake: My grandmother really likes red, so the red roses seem appropriate. So, overall, I’m pleased.