Thursday, 11 October 2012

2 scrapbook pages about music

Not a topic I scrap often, but I wanted to make a page with the photo of my eldest nephew with his school band, which I took for Rinda's Summer Scavenge Hunt:
It was taken a Party in the Park (locally, not in London) in the summer and I wanted a bright summery vibe to match the feel of the calypso music. I have had the red instrumental paper for yonks, and it featured a steel drum so that gave me my colour scheme and I built the page from there. The flowers and word embellishments were from the same pack of freebie paper as the A4 sheets. The plastic treble clef and band embellishments I bought from Hobbycraft, specifically for these 2 layouts.

My second page features all of us singing karaoke on holiday. I haven't done karaoke since I was a student, and it was a first for the children to be allowed to go out to this sort of thing in the evening.
My pictures were varying degrees of rubbish, because of the light, so I turned them all black and white and used Photoshop Elements to produce a collage with  a title. The background paper is a black leather-look sheet from DCWV, which felt appropriate and I have tucked our song choices into one of the tiny envelopes in the embellishment clusters. Again, my whole layout was built around a half sheet of perfectly themed paper which I'd been saving for ages. I do like my pages to be themed, how about you?


humel said...

Great pages, Kirsty :) I don't often scrap music-themed layouts either, but I really should do a 'currently listening to' page every so often to record my changing tastes! And I've been meaning to scrap about The Boy's tenor horn for *ages*...

S said...

Great pages Kirsty. I made some mental notes on things to scraplift. Both my kids belonged to the marching band and I think I got hooked on music paper then. I intend to use it long after they are out of band.