Brenda Johnston is hosting a heritage challenge along with Green Tangerines right now. For more details go here.
Part one of the challenge for week one was to scrapbook an heirloom and document its story. I decided to scrapbook this music box from my nana, before it became “just another nick-nack.” Part two of the challenge was to use some brown lace ribbon from the store.
I knew I wanted to use a single photo of my music box on a single page layout, but wasn’t sure what layout (or size photo) I wanted to use. Then I saw this sketch on Sketch Support & decided to combine all of the photos into a single 6x10” picture.
For my photo, I took my music box outside on an overcast morning. I happened to have two ivory pillow shams (that were in my giveaway pile!), so I draped those over a patio chair & propped the music box on top. I took about 10 photos until I was pleased. I take all my photos in RAW so I can make adjustments easier when I open them up in Photoshop. I applied a few different actions, including an edge burn to get the look I wanted.
I could’ve used scraps of paper from home, but…I’ve been eyeing Basic Grey’s Curio line at the store for a while & thought it would be perfect for this heritage concept! The bonus? New flowers too!
I also inked the edges of the patterned paper & journaling block. I didn’t ink the blue paper because I wanted it to be a bit softer looking.
And I wanted script letters for my title, in brown. Which I didn’t have & didn’t really want to buy. I did have them in grey, so I thought, Hey, I can change the color! So I did. However…they are foam letters, and I colored them with ink which FOREVER (like two days!) to dry. Maybe next time I’ll ink them well in advance!