Aloha My Scrappy Friends!!
This week I have been working hard! working hard getting back into the routine of life after the holidays, and that is tough!! I love that at the end of my day, I can play with some cute embellishments and pretty paper to destress. Even though this week I haven’t scrapped as much as I wanted to I have been so productive!
Today on my Youtube Channel I am sharing a layout I made for my Heritage album. I love this series, seriously besides all the new scrappy goodies that I love to use. This series really makes me happy to scrap. I think it is my love of ancestral history has always really intrigued me. I love hearing or digging up these stories!
Obviously not all my family photos have an actual story like the picture I used today. I love however if you look at history in general it is kinda cool to see a story emerge. It’s a cultural history story. This concept of taking a family portrait together, was a cultural norm in the early 1900’s. All the family got dressed up in their best Sunday clothes, and sat together and had one nice shot taken. That photo was put on a mantle or on the wall, so no matter how far the members of that family were they were held dear to their hearts.
It is interesting that with technology so advanced as it is, this concept has been lost. We are too busy, to fat, don’t like that posed look, or we just don’t take the time to make sure everyone gets in our pictures often. Or at least this happens in my family. And it is sad, because as many photos as I have on my camera roll, there are truly not many cherish family photos.
This year I plan to change that. I want my future family to know who each one of us is. Me and my husband included, and not just a photo of a book, my feet or even a selfie. Don’t get me wrong, I like selfie’s even if it is because at least I can now be in my families album. But this doesn’t really completely tell my story does it?! I want to have these photos that show us all together being us. Whether it’s posed or natural!! We are all apart of this great family, just like in my photo that I scrap.
In this picture, which I think was taken sometime around 1928, is my great grandmother (Hazel) and her parents and siblings. The hardest part of scrapping this photo was that I didn’t know who each of the kids were. But I am glad I at least know exactly who my Great great grandparents are.
I really love how this layout turned out too. I mentioned this on my voiceover, but when I decided to do this album, layouts like this was really what I had in mind. I really wanted a modern feel to it, even though I am using black and white photos. I wanted to make these photos come to life and fun.
These colors and patterns really helped me achieve that. I even added some mixed media, in silk screen form. A silk screen is similar to a stencil but the media gets pushed through the silk material. It leaves a thinner layer of media on your page or project. Which is nice on a layout because it warps less and dries really fast. They work best with acrylic paint because it is thinner.
I love the embellishment clusters with my great great grandparents initials in the layered clusters.
And that gold glitter, who isn’t still in love with gold?!
Here is the process video, if you want to watch me make this layout.
I did notice that I misspelled my Families last name on my process video, and didn’t catch it until after I took photos and posted everything. Silly me, good thing I don’t get graded on spelling! I did go back and fix it, thankfully I had a g in my alpha pack.
I hope you were inspired today!! I really enjoy sharing my layouts with this community. I love that I can give back after being so inspired by everyone else that shares their layouts!
Have a great week!!