Music Designer Challenge – Week Two
Well, here we are at the second week of our music designer challenge. Last week we focused on using a title for inspiration and creating a new layout using the title from a song - as is. This week, we are going to use the lyrics as journaling.
One of my favorite things about all kinds of music is how it is interpreted. The song is written with the musical artist's feelings and creativity at heart, but it is open to our own personal views. Someone might find a certain song particularly romantic where the artist never intended it to be so. "Every Breath You Take" by The Police is a perfect example of that; Sting wrote the song with a stalking theme in mind but it is "our song" to many couples. This is what I love - it does not really matter what the original meaning was, just what it means to you.
On my "It's Summertime" layout, I actually had a difficult time deciding on the song to use. The photo holds so many different thoughts for me that lyrics from three different songs could have been just as effective. I went with a song from The Flaming Lips, also titled "It's Summertime" because everything about the picture fits the song. It WAS Summertime when I took the photo and my daughter was a little sad at the time. That is the emotion that is most reflected in the lyrics and even in the melody. It even helped inspire the colors and size of the layout. Had the lyrics been longer, I'd have opted for a 12" x 12" page.
So - find a song that speaks to you. A song where you can use the lyrics as your journaling and have fun with another new page this week! This layout was created using Making Memories' new Paperie collection (in poolside), Making Memories' Noteworthy collection (in Delaney), and Making Memories felt alphabet stickers.
Also, in case you are curious - here are the other two songs I had in mind: The Girl With The Loneliest Eyes; by House Of Love - and Invincible; by Muse.