If you read this recent post, you know that I have been working on an album for my Grandfather - my "Papaw." The album documents a recent trip we took to visit him for his 90th birthday. The trip was a whirlwind and full of fun!
I chose an 8 1/2x11 post bound as to not overwhelm him with size, but still have it large enough for him to see and easily enjoy.
I am almost done...just one more double spread about his birthday celebration! I want this to be vibrant, full of fun, and perhaps a bit crazy...
Here we go!
I have a vision of feathers... But, they will need a pizazzy background. How about some watercolor action?The colors of the rainbow are all blobbed out...
And now, I am ready to spread with an old health insurance card:
Ah yes, that is fun. It might be the most benefit that health insurance card has ever afforded me - HA! Now, let's mist to get some more "flow" going with all this color:
The blending begins with a little shake of the paper:
Some more paper movement....
A bit of white spatter:Feather time!
YAY! It looks like it did in my head - that never happens!
OK, the fun photo is placed. I had it blown up....just love this shot!
A couple of other versions that I printed out smaller:
Now for some patterned paper!
A strip here...a strip there...
Washi? Yes, please...don't mind if I do!
Now, here is where I went a bit crazy - I just couldn't stop sticking washi all over the place! I will spare you all the nitty gritty of that...moving on....
Oooooh, an Amy Tan brad is just what this feather needed:
Title time! Hmmmm....the choices:
Some hap-hazard twine seems to be in order:
I want the 90 to stand out a bit more. Signo pen to the rescue:
We had a great trip!
Full of Fun!
And with that...
I learned quite a bit putting this album together. For one, I am not much of a double pager, but it turns out that I quite like them in the 8 1/2 x 11 size. The other thing I am SO glad to have learned is the need to be more aware of the story. I didn't scrap these in order, but they are in order in the book. Just as I do with any other scrapbook. I really wanted Papaw, or anyone else for that matter, be able to enjoy the pictures AND the story while looking through this album. And for it to actually make some sense - LOL! While I always think about this on a single LO, I rarely think about the flow of the story throughout an entire album. I need to work on this! In fact, I hope to work on this during Shimelle's new Cover to Cover class! We are just beginning and I can't wait for all that's in store for us! I hope you will join me :)
Do you focus on the story throughout your albums, or just a page at a time?