I used this sketch from Sketchabilities, they really have great sketches.
And... here is my take on the sketch and the case file.
Here is how I solved the case.
Scheme - all the colours are there.
Evidence - polkadots, stripes, washi tape, dry embossing, textured paper, metal, flourishes, (quote).
Testimony - IW - Rain, Sunshine and Effect.
My journalling (on the back of the layouts) says:
I think that rain is my favourite weather but - and there are a few buts. I am talking mainly about our Highveld thunderstorms, where the clouds are black, the thunder rolls and the lightning shoots across the skies and the rain buckets down. Then after a while it all stops and we get the most glorious of rainbows, the clouds disappear and the sun comes out again.
And, I don't even mind the gentle rain that soaks the earth and goes on for a few days and here's the other but, you need to stay inside. There is nothing worse than trying to do something - like sightseeing, shopping or anything else that requires you to be outdoors. NO! You need to be inside looking out. Warm and protected listening to the sound of the raindrops on the roof or against the windows. It is so cleansing and invigorating - and - then of course there is the smell of the rain as it hits the dry, parched earth. I don't think that there is anything to rival that smell.
My very best thing about rain is the very first thunder storm of the season when it comes and washes everything clean after winter... When the sun comes out afterwards everything glistens like sparkly jewels.
It is coming up to that time and I can't wait, and I don't ever let the sunshine spoil my rain.
Here are a few close ups.
I really loved the quote on the case file and that is exactly how I feel about the rain so I decided to print it out and use it on my layout, I matted it onto cardstock that I had dry embossed with spots for rain drops. The striped tag is just plain paper that was covered with washi tape and then cut into a tag.
I used my sunburst stencil from Tim Holtz together with yellow paint to create the rays. I saw this idea on Adele's layout... she does amazing work and you should really check out her blog it is such fun, and so I copied it :) Thanks Adele :) I think it works perfectly here. I also added some grey watercolour for the dark clouds before the sun comes out :)
I added the little window because that is my favourite place to watch the rain from.
The photos were taken during and after one of our epic late afternoon thunderstorms. I decided to play around with the editing and I created a colour focal point on each of them blending out to black and white. I really like how they turned out... The last photo shows one of the most magnificent rainbows that we get.
Lastly I added the title in a silver just for some bling.
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really love to read them and I appreciate every single one of them.
Till next time.