Sunday, 15 March 2015

#161 - inspired by Beatles lyrics

Thanks to Leslie for a prompt that got me thinking all week.

I went from one Beatles song to another to another and back to the first. I'm not even a big Beatles fan but I do have some memories of playing my parents' original LPs way back in the day and liking a few.

I really wanted to find a way to use something from "Hey, you've got to hide your love away" but somehow it felt a bit sad and I didn't really want to do a play on words - even though I thought about it. Please, Please Me, Twist and Shout, Help and Love, Love Me Do were all hot contenders.

But Ticket To Ride won out in the end and I came up with this layout.

I used my Counterfeit Kit Challenge March kit, Drift and really wanted to try out a large title using the sequin ribbon. But it's really hard! The R is a bit of a fail and I'm not sure I can live with the title as it is but for now, it's glued down and done! I can't promise that I won't remove it and do something different, though!

The words from the Beatles song really did fit perfectly with the theme of the layout which I've actually been wanting to make for some time and the journalling just talks about how I've been a solo traveller for many years. That's not to say that I don't also love travelling with others. But travelling along is something different. I've travelled both east and west to different corners of the world as well as just "around the corner" here in Europe and each journey is special.

I used some of the gorgeous Martha Stewart kraft doily rosettes that Pam sent me for Christmas and just generally layered and prettied until I was satisfied.

Did the Beatles inspire you this week? We hope so and we'd love it if you shared your creations over at our Whimsical Musings Flickr gallery with the tag WM#161. Don't forget that we love it when you use ANY of our prompts both new and old - a full list can always be found in the tab at the top of the page. Hope to see you in the gallery!


  1. Another fab page - great use of the sequins!

  2. Oh, I do not see how that title is a fail, but I do understand when you have a vision and it doesn't come out quite like you had hoped. Love that pensive photo of look totally content to be a solo traveler. And to think Pam was worried about you in the city for the day! Love those shots of the wing and the departures board. All the photos really work well to support your story.

  3. Sequined ribbon definitely has a mind of it's own, and those kraft accents are FAB.
    Really love this, and that it had you thinking all week :D
    I searched for quite some time. (They had a lot of wacky lyrics!)
    Settled on Please Mr. Postman... page to come.

  4. a fabulous layout love all the ribbon effect on it!

  5. I think you did fabulously with your sequin ribbon letters. I know that I get very critical of my own work sometimes and no one could convince me otherwise,..but I think it looks super and don't think that you should change on thing on this. I love the way the small letters fit into the "R" and the "d" making the title. Such a perfect song title to grasp a thoughtful sentiment. I love traveling alone too and traveled to Australia from the US by myself to get over a heartbreak in 1991. It worked....or let's say it helped tremendously. I thought the same as Lynette,...the pensive photo is perfect and the supporting photos really pull together a terrific page.

  6. Gorgeous sequin title...I wouldn't be brave enough to try that.

  7. LOOVEthe sequins title and the doilies of course. well done. and i'm happy to see these challanges completed. this is one i would have a field day with... but alas i have not touched my supplies since you left. :( miss you.


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