Ah yes, this page... I love challenges here because they inspire me to do pages that I otherwise never would have considered.
This particular page is for the Music Challenge: Category 1 with twist. The object was to use the lyrics from a song somewhere on your page and the twist was to use a song from the year you were born. I pulled the top 100 billboard hits of 1980 (yes, I am THAT young!) and #2 was Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick in the Wall'. (It should be noted I considered the #1 song "Call Me" by Blondie and #4 "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen.) I like all those songs, but something drew me to The Wall. They lyrics talk about building a wall between one's self and the rest of the world, shutting out the pain in a negative way. Well that didn't apply too much in my life until I thought about my DH. He has a rare disease (nasty thing really) that has taken a significant toll on his and our lives. In the last three years since diagnosis, he's battled denial, anger, jealousy, depression and dependence on medications and substances. We're not out of the woods yet and the dark stuff always lingers like graffiti on the wall. I wanted to make a page to hang in our entry way to remind him daily of his wall of defense - against those dark things - to add another brick every day. His wall is his family; his son, wife, both sets of parents and friends, as well as the other aspects of his life that make him happy and work to block the madness within.
Like I said, we're a long way from a completed wall so this one is only halfway covering the graffiti'ed background, but he's already taken a photo of this and placed it on his desk so I'd say he's already added another brick.
Clearly scrapping is my outlet, isn't it?! :) I actually had fun making an inky mess of the bg trying to make it look like chaos and like a graffiti wall. I used the album cover and my Gypsy to make the title look as much like Pink Floyd's cover as I could. (I love my Gypsy like that!). I also have a metal frame I wanted to use to include some journalling, but I didn't like how it was looking so will maybe add it later...
So this is also for the Cricut, Boys n Girls: boy/girl and Hoarders challenges. That bg stone-printed paper, the halloween rubons and the K&Co frame are old old old as are most of the embellies. That ribbon and eagle pin are actually off the hangtag on a pair of jeans DH bought. I saved it - waste not, want not, right? :) The corrugated sprockets are from a RAK I received through Scraps of Darkness more than a year ago (eek!) from the beautiful Reneabouquet's Etsy shop. Thanks Renea!!
And thank YOU for looking and for letting me share and vent!