Those Days Are Gone – a Scrapbook Challenges layout
Sorry for the less than perfect picture, we are socked in with rain all day for a second day in a row. I really think I need to invest in a Shotbox. Anybody else want to get one?
A song I heard on the radio last week spurred this memory. So I will share with you the story behind why I love this song.
|Story:||“Just a week or two before graduation, Fred, my high school sweetheart and first love dumps me. What a jerk! I react dramatically and listen to this ballad over and over again. The haunting melody suits my misery. Eventually, I quit pitying myself and move on. Thank you, Eric Carmen!”|
Can you believe I was so dramatic @ 17? Well you should. There is more to the saga of a break-up that didn’t stay a break-up that should have stayed a break-up because it would only lead to a break-up. But that’s another story for another page. A girl can't give away all her secrets at one time.
|Style:||The first thing I decided about this layout was to print the lyrics of the song on the base paper. I looked them up although I still remember most of them to this day. Then I split the heart paper layer down the middle in a subtle allusion to my broken heart, but covered most of that up because Eric had healed it. I needed a good size journal card on which to type my story in a script font. I used two shades of ink on the title as though part of it has faded with time. You will notice the symbolic full unbroken little heart down by my senior picture at the end of the layout. By the way, I discovered I could flip that image to its mirror image in PicMonkey. That is a trick that will come in handy.|
Nearly all of this came from my October Gossamer Blue kits. I enjoyed scrapping with all the subtle shades of red on this page.