July 25, 2010

meet the *funny folk*

we are lucky enough to live in a town that has several annual music festivals...and each year, i really look forward to the folk festival. i love the hordes of Morris dancers, Clog dancers and assorted folky types that converge on the town...the music makes me feel super British and very nostalgic for the village Fetes of my childhood...and the costumes are just so much fun! These shots were taken from our front step during this year's parade...you see...i am lucky...i don't even have to leave the building to join in the fun!! ;0)

i made this LO as a response to this week's Love your pictures, Love your pages prompts from Shimelle...she has had us thinking about multiphoto layouts and one of her ideas was to use a grid to help them read as a unit...mine is more of a block than a grid...but the general idea is the same...the yellow pp and the bunting are from the latest Scrapagogo kit...its a super one...just typical when i've had to cancel my sub!! the rest is from my scraps and assorted stash...

i was especially pleased with how the title came together...i love mixing different letter stickers and using up what i've got at the same time as creating something unique :0) if you look at the letters spelling *folk*...they are white thickers coloured with ink...but it would have been a better idea to colour them before i stuck them down really, as i made a bit of a black splodge!

is there anything special about your town or your home that you've scrapped? i'd love to hear you ideas...and i might just make a special album all about that...

6 comments:

mandijane said...

I really like it .... it's fab :)

angie said...

Oh I likey this LO! So fab and fun! x

Sarah Youde said...

Lovely LO :)

My simple life said...

love this lo. Well done. :)

Rosie said...

See - you've only got to open your front door to see the Morris parade, while pore old me has to walk all the way down the drive ...
Fun LO me dear!

Bubbles said...

That's fantastic! I love it - full of joy and nostalgia and yet a bit funky, folksy and fun too. When I was a child, my granddad would take us to the carnival every year - I loved all the floats and wanted to be a carnival princess so much! I have some memories that make my heart ache with joy... but sadly no photographs were ever taken - we just went to enjoy the passing of the floats and parade and didn't think to take pictures. Quite sad really. BUT... your post here made me remember those times quite vividly - so thank you :)