April 2017 – #Atozchallenge – We begin with A

The A to Z Challenge begins today and as I said in my Theme Reveal post, I am going to combine my two passions, scrapbooking and concert going and share the Concert Album I am making.  Since I am going to be actually making some of the pages for this challenge, a few of the posts will be more descriptive about the techniques I use.  Others will be of pages I have already made and so I won’t be putting the step by steps.    

Therefore, without further ado…

A is for:  Adele

Interestingly, I wrote about how hard it was to get tickets for this show last year in my A to Z post of the letter “T”.  I was beyond excited to get a text message saying that new tickets were available and jumped on the chance, even though they were not in my usual “up close and personal” section.

In working on my scrapbooking, the first thing I do is try and find papers that coordinate with the pictures.

First I check the colors that are in the pictures and compare them with the colors of the papers.  I really liked the way these papers had what looked like lots of twinkling lights because I knew they would go well with the sparkles on Adele’s dress and the picture I had taken of the lights in the crowd.  The papers are from Paper Wishes, the Floral Fantasy collection.

The next thing is picture placement on the pages.  Sometimes I have a lot of pictures that I want to include and for those I use templates designed by Lea France:

I have a bunch of them but I chose the Rosette Stencil for this group of pictures.

Once I put the stencil down on the paper I move the pictures around until I find the spot that works best and then I mark them and cut them out.

To make the pictures stand out on the page I outlined them with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Pale Gold.  That really made them pop because the outlining is puffy on the page.

Sometimes it takes me a long time to decide which pictures to put where and what embellishments to use and I usually do one page (or two side by side) completely before I start on the next one.  This time I made all the pages first and then went back to embellish.  I found that I didn’t like that way because when I went to put some of the embellishments on, the picture placement wasn’t quite right so I had to carefully unstick them and move them around.  Fortunately I didn’t wreck any pages, but lesson learned.

There are certain things that I try to include in each concert set:  A picture of us either on the way to the show or in our seats, the tickets and a set list of songs the group played.  Sometimes, if I can find it, I’ll include a review of the show from the newspaper or online.  I also do some journaling to tell any special stories about things that happened during the show.

Here is my completed set for the Adele show.  It turned out to be 10 pages!

That’s us on BART on the way to the show.  I think the Rosette template worked well here.

The special effects used on this song were just amazing.

The page on the left is one where I had to move the pictures around in order to fit the journaling card.

This one has the set list.

Here is a close up of the last one with my special souvenirs:

And there we have the letter A for Adele.  Hope you enjoyed reading about my scrapbooking techniques.  I love reliving the concerts in this way.

You can click over to the main A to Z Challenge page to see what other participants have come up with for this letter, and come back here to see what B has for us!

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I'm a 60-ish, married, mom to 3, creative soul.
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17 Responses to April 2017 – #Atozchallenge – We begin with A

  1. Off to see her in July – I can’t wait!

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  2. Wow–beautiful album pages. So happy you are doing the challenge! I’m going to be keeping up with you. I love Adele, too! Must have been wonderful to see her in concert. Dawn

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  3. Miss Andi says:

    Wow, that looks amazing! I feel inspired to do something like this. I’ve only ever done it once as a gift but I would need one for myself for sure šŸ˜Š

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  4. Natalie says:

    Wow I absolutely love those stencils, what a fantastic idea! Lovely layouts, thanks so much for sharing your tips šŸ˜Š

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  5. She is amazing. My daughter introduced me to her and now everyone in the family loves her!

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  6. Erika says:

    I just tried to comment on your blogspot post (not sure if it went through), but I wanted to say how amazing these look. Very artistic!

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  7. Wow Janet – I’m impressed with the elaborateness of your process. What a wonderful way to capture the enjoyment of the experience so you can return to it again and again. And how fun we’ll get to be peeking at your pages this month. Happy A-to-Z-ing!

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