Here is my layout for this challenge. Another layout using Georgia Heald's techniques.
Here is how I solved the case.
Scheme - the colours are all there.
Evidence - Book pages, silver accents, stack something (layers), textured paper, dry embossing.
Evidence - Journal about your reading - Prompt... second first time.
We all know the beauty of reading a really wonderful book for the first time—when everything about the story and the writing and the timing click to make a reader’s perfect storm … but it’s fleeting, because you can never read that book for the first time again.
So … if you could magically reset things so that you had the chance to read a favorite book/series again for the first time … which would you choose? And why?
And then, since tastes change … Do you think it would have the same affect on you, reading it now, as it did when you read it the first time? Would you love it just as much? Would you risk it?
My journalling (on the back) says:
When I read this question one book came to mind immediately - Mercy by David Lindsey. One of my all time favourite books and also this quote sums up perfectly for me why I read...
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. ~Edward P. Morgan
That book for me is Mercy, and a friend recommended it to me many years ago and once I started reading it I couldn't put it down and I immediately transported to that time and place and to those characters in this book.
I love nothing better than a psychological thriller and this book for me is right up there with the best of the best. The twist at the end is just the cherry on the top. I found this quote that perfectly sums up why I love to read and what I get out of it, and this particular book among the thousands of books that I have ever read and loved still stands out in my mind as one of the best.
I while I don't think that you can ever get back that first time I did enjoy it the second time just as much just in a more comfortable way because I knew the story. And while my taste in books hasn't changed that much I do think it has expanded to encompass a much wider range of literature this is still, for me, a great book. A wonderful story, great details and an unexpected twist. I think that this book will always be my all time favourite fiction novel, so yes I would love to have that first time again and I have no doubt in my mind that the effect would be the same and I have no doubt that I will read it again some day.
Here are some close-ups.
I started off by layering strips of the different green papers and book pages onto the white cardstock. Once this was done I gave it a coat of gesso and dried it off. I then used some Mystic Green Olive mist from Dazzles, then I have these really cool crayons that look like wax crayons but they are watercolours - I have no idea what they are called or who made them as all the labels have come off - anyway I used the blue and yellow from those for the accent colours.
I stamped the stitches randomly all over the layout and the same with the bubbles stamp.
I used a book page and also the green papers under the photo mat, added some builders tape, tickets and flowers to finish it off.
I also used my Tim Holtz eye test stencil around the layout.
This was such a fun layout to do. I think I am getting the hang of this whole mixed media thing and I am beginning to enjoy it.
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