Still here!! Very busy working on my grandmother's digital scrapbook though.
So I've mentioned several times that I want to put all my grandmother's old photos, which I scanned a couple of years ago, into a digital scrapbook. And as a shortcut, I was using ready-made quick pages which I downloaded from several sites. Halfway through... I realized I didn't like what I had so far. The quick pages were really, really pretty. The layouts are way better than what I'm capable of. But since I can't customize them, the pages seem a little impersonal... with captions sometimes being way off. So... I decided to scrap all of them and start from scratch :(
Doing the layout from scratch and getting it to look just right takes a while! I only have 3 pages right now. Here's a sneak peak of the 3 pages that I have completed. Credits to designers and image sources can be found below the photos.
|Elements from: Saphira's Scraps - Lost Melody Kit, Scrappin Cop, Russian/Dutch Heart - Precious Moments Kit|
The lady on the lower left corner is my great grandmother. The original photo was small and already faded. It was taken in 1904. The writing on the notepad is a poem she wrote in 1965. It was a draft, written on scratch paper, so you can still see her corrections.
|Elements from: Granny Art, Rina Kroes - My Dad, My Hero kit, Sandra Cutts - Family Tree kit, Everyday Mom Ideas - Cozy Cottage kit, Jennifer Riggins - Old World Charm kit, Akizo - Cosmos kit, Saphira's Scraps - Lost Melody kit, Designs by Blagovesta - FB Fans Freebie Kit|
This one is the only photo we have of my great grandfather. He died when my grandmother was just a baby so she never met him and she only has this 1"x1" photo of him. It's sad. My grandmother once told me that sometimes, she prays to God to let her see her father in her dream when she sleeps. But that has not happened yet.
The layout for this page took me FOREVER to finish! But this has got to be my most ambitious layout to date. I had to learn a lot of Photoshop functions to make this layout look like a table. Notice how I cast a shadow of the lamp on the wall? (Please look!!) But when it came time to cast the shadow for the ink pot... I got a little lazy so no shadow. I'll fix that.
|Elements from: Saphira's Scraps - Green Like kit, A Saxon Creation - Vintage Rose kit|
This last one is a very simple layout. I used photos of my grandmother as a young lady, before she got married, with the members of her family.
I provided the links for all the kits I used. I mix and match elements from different kits to get the look I like, as long the color scheme is mostly browns to match the photos' sepia tone. All the kits I used are free so you can download them too! Thank you to all the generous designers!
More pages coming up soon!