Here is my take on it.
Given the fact that South Africa has just lost a man that every single person here looked up to, admired and respected I felt it was only fitting to honour his memory with a layout.
Here is how I solved the case.
Scheme - the colours are all there
Evidence - Numbers, silver accents, dangle something (little angel)something shiny (bling)
Testimony - December Prompt. (Today I feel...)
The quote on the front of the layout says...
I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter, I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.
The journalling (on the back of the layout) says...
Today, Madiba, your long walk ended. South Africa and the rest of the world lost a great leader and a great man, and we all mourn as one. A man who stood for peace, reconciliation and forgiveness. A man who will be missed by many. He led by example and he had a vision for this beautiful, rugged country that we call South Africa.
A dream that we could all live together, side by side in a free, prosperous and democratic South Africa. Free from hatred and prejudice.
A dream of justice and equality, safety and security and a triumph of human rights over racism.
A dream of economic prosperity where everyone has the opportunity to advance the quality of their lives.
A dream he fought hard to realise.
I used some Adirondack mists on the background and typed the quote directly onto the layout. The butterflies are Martha Stewart punches.
I decided to keep it real simple and added some torn tape washi tape to the sides and a couple of small banners. The little angel is hanging from under the flower.
A couple more flowers and some rub-on bling finish the layout.
Thanks for taking a look. I love the visits. Have a wonderful weekend and keep warm if it is cold.