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Posted 1/10/2013 by lynnwatkins in General Scrappin'
 

lynnwatkins
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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:26:32 PM
I've collected quite a bit of stories, photos, maps, etc. of my family heritage. I've even collected quite a bit of ancestry/heritage types of papers and embellishments over the past several years. I would like to mix heritage papers/embellishments together on the same page with new papers and colors. I'd prefer a hipper, updated heritage story rather than the old, aged and washed out look.

Has anyone had success in mixing these two styles together and telling a heritage story?

cropduster
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Posted: 1/11/2013 6:09:41 PM
Have you thought about going with some of the brighter, vintage looks in say the October Afternoon or Echo Park lines? I'm thinking along the lines of OA "Farm Girl" or EP "For The Record". Good luck in deciding. I hope you share your completed pages. I would like to get some ideas myself.

ETA: if you do decide to mix the two styles (softer vs. bright colors), I would choose one color in one of the papers or embellishments to match to pull the page together. I know I'm clear as mud. I think once you get started, you will be able to pull everything together.


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GeorgiaMolly
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Posted: 1/11/2013 6:58:02 PM
I can't say I've mixed heritage papers with more trendy "updated" scrapbook papers, but none of my heritage layouts are done with dull, brown "old" looking papers. Have lots of heritage layouts in my gallery starting on page 2....Here is one I especially like; one with a story to tell.



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Molly

Chinagirl828
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Posted: 1/11/2013 7:33:28 PM
I use whatever paper I feel best helps me tell the story and for one of my grandmothers in particular that usually means brighter colours that fit her personality and her life growing up. I figure that so many people convert photos to black and white or sepia to use specific patterned papers that in my heritage photos I have have the advantage of the photos already going with any paper I like.

Here are some of mine from my gallery that use brighter colours. A lot of them are older simply because I haven't done many heritage layouts in the last couple of years.

From the 1950's: laugh, be cool

From the 1940's:
Amy
Escape
untitled - this one uses a vintage floral that looks like embroidered flowers with a bright pink harlequin from GinX

From the 1930's:
Milk Delivery
Oh, baby!
school picture


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Karen


crimsoncat05
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Posted: 1/11/2013 9:21:31 PM
here's an article about heritage scrapbooking (not necessarily with 'heritage' papers): GetItScrapped.com article

I know I saw a book at my local library about how to do 'heritage' pages but with a modern, updated twist, but I can't remember the book title right offhand. I'll see if I can figure out what it is.




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pharmgirl
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Posted: 1/11/2013 9:52:31 PM
I feel the same way about doing heritage pages. I like a fresher look - I don't use distressed paper much. Jenni Bowlin's lines have vintage graphics, but are not brown and distressed - one reason why I've always gravitated towards them.

For example, this layout:

Roundhouse

is one of my fave heritage pages ...


Betsy

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crimsoncat05
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Posted: 1/11/2013 9:58:16 PM
I found it! The book I saw is Modern Memory Keeper by Ronee Parsons, from 2008. It has ideas for using updated papers, etc. with heritage photos and stories in a fresh, updated way.






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