Thursday, April 12, 2018

Pink Floyd Concert

Hello friends!

I was asked by the lovely Laurel Seabrook to be a guest designer for the Inspired By Challenge Blog and I was more than happy to create a layout.

Last October, my youngest son turned eighteen years old and because it was a milestone birthday, my husband and I surprised him with a trip to see his favorite band Pink Floyd in concert.

To begin, I used my We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Sewing Machine and the Stitch Happy Thread in the color citrine and stitched a random design on the white card stock background. 

I wanted to add a guitar to the layout so I found the I Wanna Rock digital cut files from Just Nick Digital Cut Files, and cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo. 

For the guitar, I first cut the arrow patterned paper and then offset the design in the Silhouette Studio software and cut the guitar design out on black card stock as well as a few other designs for my layout.

Once I was done with the cutting, I had a lightbulb moment to use gold thread for the frets and black thread for the strings. I thought some pewter sequins would be great to embellish the head of the guitar. 

Of course I had to use some flair buttons that I have been waiting to use from the Rock On 3 Flair Set and the Hello Weekend Flair at A Flair For Buttons.  They were placed in a triangle design on the layout to draw the eyes around the page. 

The grey alphabet stickers for the title and the patterned papers were from Bella Blvd.'s Alex Collection. I outlined the alphabet stickers with a black fine line felt pen and then placed them on a border sticker and took my sewing machine and stitched across the title to make sure that they were going to stay put. 

I wanted to make sure that there was lots of dimension on my page. 

Once I had completed the layout, I thought the page didn't look complete and was missing something  so I decided to use the packaging technique and my Distress Oxide in Bundled Sage to add some mixed media to the layout. I think it gives it more of a grungy look and I was happier with the result. 

I think my son will like having a scrapbook page for this special memory.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a creative day!

Flair Used On Layout

Digital Cut Files On Layout

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