Monday, March 12, 2012

got bad photos?

Oh you know you do. Those old photos from when you had a crappy camera, the faded ones, too dark, silly faces, washed out people when the flash hit them and not the background, and how about BAD colors?! We all skip those photos when its time to pick photos to scrap. The problem is that there are memories hiding in those photos and we need to try to use them.

I have far too many bad photos to ever scrap but some of my terrible but important photos are from a Disney World trip that we took in 2002. This was the first time my husband and sons had been and we went with my Dad. It was Daddy's last trip so I am scrapping ALL the photos he was in - even the bad ones. Daddy hated his photo taken so many have him looking away. Why am I telling you all of this? I am going to try to scrap at least one terrible photo every week or two. Its a new goal. I think everyone should give it a go. What do you think?

 Today's photo is for sketch #74 at Sketch Savvy. I used two lousy photos and they even had crazy colors that I decided to embrace. Seriously, purple, yellow/gold, teal, white, black, and RED??? yep. I pulled out a bunch of kind of weird papers and they came together to work with my silly photos. It was pretty fun to just go with it. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.


Cindy said...

Great idea.
I'm in for using old bad photos. Redoing an old album with 90's photos.

Madeline said...

You know I LOVE lots of color, so it's a plus to me when you can use so many colors on a page. Sometimes it's hard to get motivated to scrap poor photos, but you remind us that even the lousy ones have a story to tell.

jordanbev5 said...

I a scrapping bad photos today, too! I had set these aside but realized it was an important moment and not about the lighting, etc. Love that I challenged my perfectionism and won by listening to my inner need to document the lovely memory.

Clarissa said...

That is actually a really cool idea! I like the page too, despite the colors that you don't like. It's fun!

Michelle said...

I think it turned out fantastic. So Sorry you lost your dad. But, I am glad you are scrapping those imperfect photos of him. Lots of treasured moments there.