2011: Indianapolis 500 – Bump Day
On Saturday May 21 my son and I were doing our shopping at our local Meijer. When we were in the checkout lane the lady in front of us said “You look like a nice father and son – would you like tickets to the Indianapolis 500 Bump Day tomorrow?”. At first I thought that this was some kind of a scam – but she handed us the tickets and they looked legitimate to me, so I accepted them. Sure enough – when we went the next day they were real!
The first spread above has pictures and ephemera from the day celebrating the traditional Indy 500 things – the trophy, the Pagoda, and vehicles inside the museum. I also put the tickets and the schedule from the weekend on the spread.
To border the schedule I cut out a hole in a 12×12 paper for the schedule to show through – Read more below as to why I did this. I then used the inside part of the cut, turned 90 degrees, as part of the background on the left hand page. I also used a strip of brick paper right up the middle to pay homage to the line of bricks that marks the finish race on the track.
This the second spread from event. So that the backside of the program from the first spread could also be seen I cut a hole in the background paper for this spread. This is the only time that I have used this double sided border so that both sides of the program could be seen. I learned from this that it is a good idea to try and get two copies of ephemera so that I can show both sides on the same spread.
Bump Day 2011 was also armed forces day and so we spent quite a bit of time looking at military equipment and talking with the military – this was my son’s favorite part of the day. I used a patriotic background paper and a Jolee’s Army 3D sticker pack for the embellishments.