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Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:23 am
by Lorraine
In 1969, a monumental music festival changed our world. More than half a million people came together - united in a message of peace, openness and cultural expression – and demonstrated how a generation could be heard.
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Wow! Can you imagine what it would have been like to have been in attendance at this famous open-air concert? They originally planned for 50,000 people to attend. Mega stars like Creedance Clearwater Rival, Joan Baez, Santana, The Grateful Dead, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Blood, Sweat and Tears and Jimi Hendrix signed on and advance ticket sales went up to 186,000. The actual crowd exceeded 500,000.

Here's some interesting facts from Wikipedia: Although the festival was remarkably peaceful given the number of people and the conditions involved, there were two recorded fatalities: one from what was believed to be a heroin overdose and another caused in an accident when a tractor ran over an attendee sleeping in a nearby hayfield. There also were two births recorded at the event (one in a car caught in traffic and another in a hospital after an airlift by helicopter) and four miscarriages.

Yet, in tune with the idealistic hopes of the 1960s, Woodstock satisfied most attendees. There was a sense of social harmony, which, with the quality of music, and the overwhelming mass of people, many sporting bohemian dress, behavior, and attitudes helped to make it one of the enduring events of the century.


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Here's your challenge: Create a project (layout, card, or altered item) using woodgrain patterned paper or actual wood (embellishments or base.) And your project should be about an event. It can be as large as a music festival or as significant as a birthday or wedding. Here is mine.

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I scrapped last year's Big Valley Jamboree country music festival, with a woodgrain background pp and wooden alphas for my title. I can't wait to see how you interpret this challenge!

Peace, Love, and Rock and Roll, Baby!

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:26 am
by Jen
Love that woodgrain look! Reminds me of my childhood home. :wink: Love your fun challenge Lorraine! It's on my list.

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:27 am
by missgailly
I still have this record album! (now if I just had something I could play it on.......) :roll:

Love this challenge and your example is just too COOL!

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:28 am
by scrapboard
Thanks for that Lorraine!! What a time that must have been!

Sandy

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:32 am
by deepsheep
Love the woodgrain Lorraine! Fabulous LO! :D Fun challenge! I'm sure I have some woodgrain kicking around. :D

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:33 am
by rosien
Great challenge Lorraine, I have just the piece of paper to use for it :)

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:34 am
by Jess
I can honestly say I've never used woodgrain pattern before... :shock:

But what's a challenge without the challenge? :wink: :lol: :lol:

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:41 am
by Lynnette
Jess wrote:I can honestly say I've never used woodgrain pattern before... :shock:

But what's a challenge without the challenge? :wink: :lol: :lol:


I was thinking the exact same thing. LOL!

Love your layout, Lorraine!!

Lynnette

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:42 am
by Lorraine
Jess wrote:I can honestly say I've never used woodgrain pattern before... :shock:

But what's a challenge without the challenge? :wink: :lol: :lol:


Exactly!!!!

Do you even have any? :lol: :lol: I could "borrow" you some! :D :D

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:47 am
by Jess
Lorraine wrote:
Jess wrote:I can honestly say I've never used woodgrain pattern before... :shock:

But what's a challenge without the challenge? :wink: :lol: :lol:


Exactly!!!!

Do you even have any? :lol: :lol: I could "borrow" you some! :D :D


I think I can remember seeing some in the sasparilla stuff... but I also think it's blue :shock:

Really breakin' me in... :roll:

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:15 am
by vwong
Wow I bet that was a wild experience! I love this challenge...and I love wood grain papers! :D

(Where was the BVJ Lorraine? There is one in Craven, Saskatchewan also called Bow Valley Jamboree...)

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:32 am
by Jess
OK I found the *gasp* BLUE woodgrain paper... wish me luck!!! :D

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:42 am
by rosien
Jess wrote:OK I found the *gasp* BLUE woodgrain paper... wish me luck!!! :D


Luck!

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:50 am
by dot
I had just the perfect paper for this (farmers that we are) and I haven't scrapbooked Thanksgiving so this was a perfect opportunity to combine both.
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Ohh! It's a little bit small. Can't remember how to get it larger. It's been sooo long I've forgotten how. I think you can see it better in the gallery.

Re: Lorraine's Woodstock Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:03 am
by Lorraine
dot wrote:I had just the perfect paper for this (farmers that we are) and I haven't scrapbooked Thanksgiving so this was a perfect opportunity to combine both.
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Ohh! It's a little bit small. Can't remember how to get it larger. It's been sooo long I've forgotten how. I think you can see it better in the gallery.


Love your layout, Dot! I love the rustic feel of woodgrain pp, too! Thanks for playing along!