29 January 2014

Heritage Scrapbook Page: Fathers Page - Sherman Brown

Heritage albums look nice when you pick one color scheme and stick with it throughout the scrapbook. You never have to worry about things clashing. Instead, you have continuity and a complete story. And, your reader will focus on the photos and the stories of your family history album rather than the decorative elements.

With that said, here is this week's heritage scrapbook page idea. The page is a father's page featuring Sherman Brown.

creating a heritage album
Heritage Scrapbook Father's Page Idea
Scrapbook Kit: Americana by No Reimer Reason

Now, I don't mind patter, but this striped pattern can be overpowering in large doses. When I placed Sherman's photo on the background without a mat, the photo was lost in the background. At first, I had all of the elements: the mini-family tree, the journaling block, and the photo with the same colored border/mat. That didn't look right and the photo, because of its size, did not grab my attention. By choose the red from the background paper as the photo mat, the photo now is in balance with the other elements of the page.

If you want to learn more using mini-family trees, you should refer to my previous blog post Using Mini-Trees on Your Layouts.

On this layout, I use more embellishments than the previous layouts. This layout lends itself nicely to more embellishments. Yet, the accents to stay in a supporting role. The Americana kit compliments the sepia photograph so nicely. It's really worth checking out. Give love to Amber Reimer for creating this kit when you do.


If you missed the Baby Page or the Childhood Page for the "60 Years of Lewis Brown" scrapbook, you can revisit those links here and here.

To learn what additional pages you should include in a family history scrapbook, purchase the eBook Create a Family History Scrapbook Digitally in 12 Simple Steps at Amazon.com.

2 comments:

  1. I like the matting around the journaling too. And the family tree - that's a great idea to include in a scrapbook!

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