Sunday, July 5, 2015

Scrapbook Sunday # 4

Have you been to Octoberfest? We like to go the the one in Mt. Angel, Oregon. It is during September and the weather is usually warm and beautiful.
Last year we took a friend who had only been in Oregon a couple of years and had never attended one. We had a good time watching the children do the May Pole dance, attending the Alpenhorn concert, and watching the Tyrolean Dancers. 
There are also booths of hand crafted items and food booths sponsored by various charitable organizations.
Here's the scrapbook page I made of our visit this year. 
I realize that I could have made 2 or 3 pages with these 4 photos, but I decided I really didn't want to take up that many pages in my album for this one event. I don't usually do much cropping to photos, but in this instance I decided that it would enhance the page if the photos were cropped. The top photo was left full size because I wanted to show some of the buildings in the center of town along with the Tyrolean Dancers. The May Pole dance photo was cropped because the buildings and trees behind the May Pole were so distracting that it was hard to see the May Pole. I cropped the Alpenhorn group photo because the people and parking lot behind them were distracting. The bottom photo has the top 1/4 of the photo cropped off because the crowd watching in the background made it hard for the eye to concentrate on the children and what they were doing. All that cropping made it possible to get the photos on the page. There is still enough space around them that it isn't totally overwhelmed.
I used Sahara Sand card stock for the page base. The leaf paper was from last year's Holiday Catalog. I cut close to a line of leaves on the edge of the paper and then chopped it off straight on the left edge and adhered it to the page. First though, I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to stamp splatters and lines all over the base paper. I also used the Gorgeous Grunge stamps on the Project Life grid journal cards that I cropped down to fit in the places for the Title and journaling.
To complete the page I cut out a few leaves from the Designer Series Paper and put them in the open areas of the page.

Gorgeous Grunge stamp set

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