|Christmas Left Page:|
|Christmas Right Page|
When it comes to photos from the 1970s, especially if they have red in them, you really need to offset the color processing by having neutral colors with only an accent of color, if needed. When I was looking at the printed scrapbook and saw this page, right after the failed page, I felt a lot better. I'm not a terrible scrapbooker after all. Hooray!
For this layout, I opted for a tan paper with a faint pattern on it. The journaling was another neutral paper. I used the lovely accents to help portray that this was a Christmas themed page. It really works together nicely. I wish I had copied this style to the previous page, but alas, I didn't. You live and learn.
So.. when you're wondering why heritage scrapbook pages use muted color schemes, you know why. These color palettes do not compete or clash with your chosen photos and your reader (and you) can focus more on the stories behind the photos.