This weeks case file comes with this gorgeous sketch by Em Stafrace.
And here is my take on it.
Here is how I solved the case.
Scheme - The colours are all there.
Evidence - numbers, rub-ons, circles.
Testimony - Write about your name.
My journalling on the back of the layout says:
The name Valerie is the French variant of Valeria. Valeria comes from the Latin word “valere” which means ‘to be healthy, strong’ or ‘valorous.’ Valeria is the feminine form of Valerius, which was a Roman surname dating back to Antiquity. The name was popularized in the Middle Ages (particularly in France) in homage to a 3rd century saint, St. Valerie, who was beheaded for her Christian beliefs and is said to have carried her own head back to her confessor (the bishop who had converted her).
The Urban Dictionary says:
Valerie is a VERY sexy woman who is also VERY intelligent. She has beautiful eyes and is sometimes considered to be a savage, but those people know, as well as everyone else, that she is truly one of a kind. Don’t do anything bad to Valerie, because she WILL come back out on top.
Um so I think the Urban Dictionary definition of my name is way cooler than the other version so that is the one that I am sticking too. :)
Here are some close ups.
I started of by using gesso and a stencil to create the 'V' background and then used gelatos to get the colour and blended with lots of water all the way down.
As I chose to write about my name for the testimony I decided to use a photo of me... I also added my initial which I painted black then covered with black glitter. I added the bling and the flowers.
The stamped wings and hearts with numbers in them is a new Ranger stamp that I totally love. The "Perfect just as I am" is a rub on.
This was just such a fun case file and I loved doing it. Thanks for stopping by to take a look. :)
I hope you have a great weekend :D