Project: Scrapbook - Cello Portrait Under Tree~

Jessica graduated from High School in June of this year. Another *birdie* flies from the nest! This photo is part of a series taken for her Senior year & highlighted her talent as a musician. We chose a few interesting spots for photographing: our wonderful scrub oak in the front yard and graceful pampas grass in the back yard. Natural elements in photos always add softness to a backdrop. The day was very windy but beautiful. This tree is the largest in our yard and, in my opinion, one of the loveliest trees I've ever seen. I tell Jessica & our tree that I love them on a frequent basis. {I hope to do a seasonal page of this tree ... winter, spring, summer & fall.}

This scrapbook page exceeded my expectations & turned out darling!!! The layout is kind of vintage yet has a fresh appeal. The black & white accents *spark it* -- notice how I balanced the layout by using B&W on each side. The scrolly mold initials & brads are a great way to add interest & give the layout an antiquey edge. The little details define her interest in music & as a cellist. A benefit of beautiful papers that are available is that they are interesting and textural enough that layering is not a requirement, especially if time is a challenge. The Black Magic, Core-Dinations is cool because as it is torn away, the selected color-way on the back becomes exposed. This particular product has several colors in the pack to choose from. Then, since I enjoy the look of scripting, I Googled the definition of Music and printed it out in a Voluta Script Pro Adobe font on simple crisp white linen paper.

Materials List ~

  • The Luxury Stack, Pearlized & Metallic: (1) Light Green Damask & (2) Hot Pink Stripe
  • Core-Dinations, Black Magic, Canvas Texture, Black w/ Pink
  • White Linen Paper, "Music" Definition
  • Family Treasures, Fleur de Lis Dye {no stock info}
  • American Crafts Boutique, Ribbon, Clr. Moss, Velvet 1/4"
  • The Paper Studio, Ribbon Scrap Pack, Clr. Neutral, #214650: (1) Black 1/4" & (2) White w/ Black 1/4"
  • JoAnn Scrap Essentials, Neutral Metal Rim Tags, #7125461: (3)
  • Creative Imaginations, Shabby Chic ABC: "cello"
  • The Paper Studio, Cardstock Stickers, Music Stkr, #175364: (1) Musical Note
  • Jo Ann Scrap Essentials, Antique Mold Alphabet, #26550: "JEH"
  • The Paper Studio, Spare Parts, Metallic Embellishment Asst, #289470, Clr. Antique Brass
  • The Paper Studio, Spare Parts, Antique Brads - Round, #DB-101-C
  • Silk Hydrangea Florettes, Clr. Moss
  • Font - Adobe, Voluta Script Pro

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