Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

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:

Missus Wookie said...

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.

Sian said...

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.

Jennie Hart said...

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

Maria Ontiveros said...

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

Irene said...

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.

scrappyjacky said...

Beautiful pages.

humel said...

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

Ellyn said...

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

Miriam said...

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

Alison said...

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

Jennifer Grace said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Karen said...

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

Ginger said...

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

Jo said...

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.

Gail said...

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

Cheri said...

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

Jane said...

what a lovely auntie you are!

furrypig said...

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

S said...

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