Sunday, 24 July 2016

Kraft+ July Challenge

When I saw the July Challenge from Kraft+ I knew this was a challenge for me.  With 3 of my 4 children playing instruments Sheet Music was an ideal challenge.

I decided I wanted to scrap my daughter touring with Elvis to the Max in 2014, however I could not get permission from all who were in the photo of her.  I really wanted to scrap part of her journey as a cellist so now the tough decisions was which photo to use out of 7 years of her 13 year journey.

I next settled on her performance in a local Sinfonia that was  quickly put together and had 6 weeks rehearsal to do a Mozart concert with world renouned Pianist Roman Rudnytsky.
I printed off the first sheet of one of the pieces played at the concert to be used in the layout and a copy of the A4 promo flyer distributed at the time and cut it up for the title and journaling.

I cut some pieces from a long table runner doily I have and created a bouquet of pink paper roses inspired by the bouquet on the board.

Then I heard back from my daughter as to which was the photo she would like to see scrapped with Kraft paper and pale pink, so I changed things and created my final layout.

So now that I am working with the lovely black and white photo taken by the Photography class at her Tafe when she was doing her Diploma last year I grabbed a sheet from Titanium that she performed with one of the Quartets she was in for a Year 12 assignment, tore it, layed it down on the Kraft and spritzed it with very pale pink paint spray which when dry is not very visible on the Kraft.

Adding this lovely pink paper from My Mind's Eye 6x6 Designer Pad Unforgettable given to me for my birthday by Heike, enhanced the pink paint spray on the sheet music.

I only used a single sheet of 6x6 paper, I selectively cut the paper to get the most out of it, as I love it and only have 1 more 6x6 sheet.

First I used some double sided tape to get the half flowers in place on the back of the pink cardstock, once this cardstock was down and then added some Glossy Accents under the half flowers to ensure they didn't move.

I also got some charms out from my charm stash to add to the title, bouquet and lace.

This charm with a bow of embroidery floss helped this space on the side of the photo.
I found this die cut in a pack I bought at the Destash Market last week which I am fairly sure is a Dear Lizzy die cut and it was the perfect title for what this photo represents.

I love the layers that are part of my bouquet, using the larger flower from the doily table runner under the bouquet added some dimension to it, the music note charm tucked in finished off this cluster nicely.  Underneath this and on top of the papers are 2 vintage pieces of lace from my Mother's sewing stash.
The top edge of the 6x6 pages from paper pads are great to include in your layout for that extra bit of colour and layer.
I was thinking about adding gesso to the background or more paint and inking the papers but I decided to go with a cleaner look.  I didn't want  to detract from the Kraft paper, sheet music or the photo.
I have since added journaling.


  1. Both are such lovely pages....I REALLY like that photo of your daughter in the lower one....& the touches of lace work so well! Looks like you're going to be busy creating for quite a while. So happy you joined us at K+ this month - the perfect challenge for your photos, for sure:):)

  2. Beautiful are certainly going to be busy with that amazing journey. Thanks for joining us over @ Kraft+ :)

    1. Thank you.
      Yes lots of memories to keep me busy, though unfortunately the venue she has done the most at doesn't allow photography so I just have the odd backstage photo or none at all from things like playing in the Orchestra pit for the local production of Oliver, etc.

  3. Absolutely adore this. Thank you for playing along with K+.