Sunday, October 7, 2012

Storytelling Sunday - Dance Recital

This month Sian proposed the theme of Let's Dress Up for Storytelling Sunday, the "first-Sunday-of-the-month gathering of storytellers, tale spinners, journalers and memory keepers" over at From High In The Sky.

Over the past few weeks, I've been going back through the sketches from the BPC Double Take workshop that I took last fall. I have a ton of photos in my storage binders and knew that creating some double page layouts would help me clear some space for a huge batch of new photos I ordered recently. And it just so happens that I have a double page layout with  my nieces all dressed up in their dance recital costumes to share with you today.

Robbie and I made the five and a half hour drive down the day of the recital and arrived at the theatre in time to snap some photos before the recital started. I had made flower balls for the girls and stuck them in cups filled with candy.

 
The girls were absolutely beautiful in their outfits and they each performed wonderfully that evening. My sister sent us their professional photos a few weeks later, and I love the way this sketch allowed me to combine my photos & these beautiful shots into a double page spread.
 
 
 
I'm declaring this week here at Daily Life - Bits & Pieces to be double page layout week, and each day I'll be sharing a new layout inspired by the Double Take sketches. So be sure to check back in this week for some double page inspiration.

For today, hop on over to Sian's blog and check out more October stories.

20 comments:

  1. lovey double page and nieces! Good idea to challenge yourself to get those pages out of the storage binders, look forward to seeing what you create.

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  2. Oh, they do indeed look so beautiful! What stunning costumes - highloghted and emphasized so well with the gorgeous blue flowers on your page. A perfect way to interpret the theme.

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  3. Great pages of such beautiful girls. They look so proud as well they should.

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  4. What great pictures and looking forward to you double page spreads; that's the main way that I scrap.
    Rinda

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  5. The colours on your layout are gorgeous, as indeed are the costumes. Such beautiful girls and how lovely you were able to get to their recital.

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  6. That's a lovely layout of your gorgeous dancing nieces :)

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  7. what a beautiful layout! and I love the gifts you made for them

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  8. What lovely dancing nieces and gorgeous LO to show them off.

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  9. Lovely pages and beautiful nieces....I'm intrigued by the 'father-daughter dance'?!
    Alison xx

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  10. Great photos, and I love the big flowers on your page! x

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  11. Adorable little dancers! Double layouts seem to tell so much more of a story than single page layouts. Yours are lovely.

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  12. Beautiful layout, Melissa! And the costumes are gorgeous. How did you photograph your two-page layout?

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  13. Beautiful layout Melissa :) I haven't made a double spread layout for quite some time! You just might inspire me :)

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  14. That is a beautiful layout with such lovely pictures of your nieces. I need to do some photo busting and you've inspired me to get some double pages done.

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  15. What a great looking layout of your niece's. Love the flowers.

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  16. You are quite the devoted auntie to be driving 5 1/2 hours for a dance recital! Love the layout.

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  17. what a lovely auntie you are!

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  18. great LO I love that shade of green, totally stunning outfits the girls are wearing!

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  19. Such pretty pages showcasing your nieces. A wonderful storytelling post.

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