Sunday, November 1, 2009
Family Recipe Scrapbook
November 1 is here—ushering in my first foray into the Art Every Day challenge. My big project for the month is creating a recipe scrapbook for my mom’s Christmas present.
Oh don’t worry. She won’t see this. She isn’t interested in anything that happens in cyberspace.
My mom is my biggest creative inspiration. She brought my sister and me into the world of crafting at an early age. She also finds great creativity in cooking, so I thought a recipe scrapbook would be the perfect way to thank her for opening up a world of creative expression.
Starting the recipe scrapbook project
I’ve taken photos of china that I inherited from my great-grandma and my grandma. I’ve also gathered up old photos and recipes. Next step is to figure out how it will all go together.
The photo above is a mock layout of what I think the final page design may look like. I’m going to print out the pieces and layer them on acid-free linen paper. I may even add some mixed media elements.
Please share any ideas or samples that might give me some inspiration. And wish me luck. The count down to Christmas has begun.