And that means there’s a new gallery up at Write.Click.Scrapbook. This month we focused on weddings. This was the perfect chance for me to dig back into my half-finished wedding album. I completed that half in about 2000/2001 so it’s very different than my current scrapping style. Here’s a look at the album cover…remember these?
Yeah, baby! And then here’s a sample page. If you think I’m a simple scrapper now, how’s this for simple?
Plain cardstock background that matches my bridesmaid dress color, computer generated and printed title & journaling blocks, everything matted and some things double matted (oooh!), torn mulberry paper, mettalic silver paper bow die cut. Awesome. But here’s the thing–I don’t believe in re-doing pages because part of the fun of scrapbooking is seeing how your style and the current trends change over the years. I will leave the completed pages the way they are and just add to the album.
That presents a bit of a challenge though, because I’d like to incorporate my current style in the last half of the pages while somehow keeping a cohesive feel to the whole album. So, here’s the page I created:
I used some plain navy cardstock to anchor my page, but I added a new AC stamp with white chalk ink to dress it up. I used some of the old vellum paper I had saved and an old MM flocked title sticker, but added some new AC subtle patterned paper introducing a new color, and added some Echo Park stickers. I also used a floral border punch and adhesive pearls to add a little more detail. And I still typed my journaling on my computer and printed it, but I cut it into strips for a little more visual interest. I feel comfortable adding this to my album–it still has the feel that I started with but shows how my style has evolved over the years, and lets those photos shine.