It is a freezing day here in Johannesburg... doesn't it know this is spring and not the middle of winter. The wind is blowing, the sky is grey and the temp has dropped right down... so it is back out with the jersey's and boots again. :(
It is also Saturday which means there is a new case file is out over at CSI and here it is...
I used this sketch from OUAS as inspiration for my layout.
and here is my take on it...
Here is how I solved the case...
Scheme - all the colours are there (fabulous colours too)
Evidence - Birds, triangles, polkadots, stripes, white space and fabric.
Testimony - Document a friend.
My journalling (on the back) reads:
Voula and I have been friends for 40 years J Back in the day we had to go to the school that was zoned for the area you lived in, my parents moved house in my last year of school so that meant a change for me. She was the first person I met and we soon became best friends we were inseparable - every weekend was either at her house or at mine, and we got into a lot of trouble together. After we left school in 1973 she moved with her family back to Greece and I moved to Victoria Falls. She came back to Zimbabwe in 1977 the year I got married and because Simon was a policeman we were transferred to some little one horse town, but still we stayed in contact. Then she went back to Greece and we moved to South Africa and we lost contact for a few years but I found her again just at the time that computers and the world wide web came into being. I tracked her through the Rhodesians website and re-established contact. It was so much easier with email and skype and then facebook.
This year she retired and decided to a world tour to visit friends and family. She travelled over four months to Europe, USA, Africa , India, and Australasia and I was her last stop before returning home. I have to say I was a little nervous at having her come and stay with me for five days, 37 years is a long time and God knows I have changed a lot, but she arrived and we just picked up where we left off. We had such a good time, catching up on each others’ lives. Finishing each others’ sentences and just enjoying the time together. We went out and about and I took her to some wonderful places nearby, we had a school reunion too which was interesting to say the least and we still share many of the same interests. Photography being one of them J, twins in the family another, kids, marriage and travel. It reminded me that you may change over the years but at the heart of it all you are still the same person.
Here are some close-ups of my layout.
I painted the chipboard flouish black and stamped the little bird with black ink. I also tucked some gauze in among the flowers.
The title was also painted in black and all of the flowers and embellishments were swiped with gesso, I also doodled around all of the edges of the papers.
I have another layout to show you quickly. This was one of the layouts from the convention that was recently held here in Johannesburg. It looks NOTHING like it should have but I am very happy with how it turned out. So I apologize Theresa Collins :D
I love her papers they are all so beautiful and this one with all the glittery stuff on it (so not my style) turned out to be one of my fave layouts. What I love about this layout is that there are flaps so you can hide stuff... On the right hand side under the revealed is one and the black flap with the 16 weeks pocket is also a flap.
I decided to use this layout for my son and GF's album on their baby bump progress. I am so glad that they are happy for me to take loads of pics....
Here are some close-ups...
Behind the 'All will be Revealed' bit is this flap... on the left hand side I have put journalling cards for Lin to record her thoughts and feelings for the first 16 weeks. I have also put her scans (where you can see both babies) for 8, 10 and 12 weeks.
Behind the 16 weeks pocket is another flap where I have put her 16 week scan and the photo I took of her on the examining table... I didn't think she would want that out for everyone to see :D
This is the front of the flap and the rest of the scan photos are inside here.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look, I appreciate the visits and the time it takes to leave a message and they always make me happy to read them.
Have a great weekend and if you are anywhere in SA - stay warm.