Heritage Scrapbooking: Bold Accents

On my Book of Me scrapbook, I selected a large color palette to accommodate the wide range of photos that would be found throughout the years. I found an orange and a teal in the color scheme that I thought would compliment the tinged photos from the late 70s of the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

Bold Accent Color with 70s Era Scrapbook Layout
Pro Team Tour: Floral Button and teal accent paper- from Starry Summer Night by Arizona Girl; Eyelets from Bloom by Rachel Dickson; Orange Bow, Ribbon, and
accent paper from Becky’s Creation; Background paper from Summer Romance by
Sexy and Hot Mama Scrapper

I’m not a big fan of the color orange. The Houston Astros at the time were in white jerseys with a burnt orange color on it. I thought a hint of orange would serve these photos well. I threw in turquoise accents, not because the team was that color, but because they gave the page a sense of pop. For me, it took the emphasis off the color orange and turns the emphasis back to blue which I prefer better. I did toy with color correction in these photos and was able to enhance a number of them. A few, such as the one of my aunt in the middle, were too challenging for me. In print, these photos work well together, because the bold accents are providing a balance.

With heritage scrapbooks (including those featuring yourself), you can use bold colors. Just balance those accents with something that tones them down. That way we don’t say… look at those accents and instead, we look at the photos and stories.

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Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.


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