Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Family Recipes with Kelly

Hi Folks! Kelly here with a few more pages from our final Family Recipe Scrapbook. For those who haven't seen my prior posts throughout the years, for each of my husband's 8 cousins, our family has gathered their favorite recipes to present the bride-to-be at her wedding shower. I've made the recipes, along with photos, into a scrapbook. Our intention is to show the new couple that they're surrounded by loving family who are always around if they need help (especially on what to cook for dinner!)

This page uses the gorgeous sunflower from In Bloom: Anna's Flora to make a little collection of flowers in the lower right corner. The "family" from The Big, the Bold and Blessings Cutaways is cut from gold foil, again to compliment all the yellows and golds. The secondary sentiments "smiles," "lots of love," and "giant hugs" are all from Sending You with Evelin T Designs.

I have to admit, it had been awhile since I'd done much scrapbooking and I was surprised at how much I missed it. I was also surprised at how much I had to think about how to us a canvas that wasn't 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"! Layering the words and flowers over the photos helped. I chose the sunflowers because they pull in the gorgeous yellow sweater, golden light, and yellow grasses from the photos. 

The sunflowers were really fun to watercolor. A few different yellows and browns for the petals, and then a shaded center. I inked the dots in an orange/brown and then before stamping them in the center I inked the edges of the dots in a darker brown. 

 This page is a simple one and relies just on and angled "hugs" from The Big, the Bold and Friends Cutaways being cut from the heart in Flawless Heart Cutaway

Even though it's simple, there's still a little something to it with the gold sparkle cardstock. Again, the hearts are layered over the photos.

I have to admit, even though these take a ridiculous amount of time, I will miss not working on a recipe scrapbook anymore. I guess that just means that I need to get back to scrapbooking my own family! : ) Hopefully before they all graduate!!

Thanks for looking!




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