A new day, a new month, a new challenge. :)
This is always a busy time with all the new challenges coming out and my first layout is another collaboration challenge with Scrap365 and CSI, and here it is. You can find out how to play along HERE.
Here is my take on this casefile.
Here is how I solved the case.
Scheme - the colours are all there.
Evidence - stripes, flowers, circus themed, tie something, triangles.
Testimony - IW - fun, surprise, show.
My quote on the front of the layout says:
Goodbye, she said I am off to join the circus.
My journalling on the back of the layout says:
I don't ever remember going to the circus as a child. I know the circus came to town because we would see their tents pitched and the pens with the animals and the caravans for the performers but I don't actually remember going to the circus, and I always had this image in my head of what it would be like.
All glamour... bright big top pitched, twinkling lights and bright banners, gorgeous costumes, wonderful acts, loud music, laughter, oohs and aahs rippling around the tent and candy floss and popcorn a real carnival atmosphere and at the end of it all a show to top all shows and a night to remember.
In reality, when I eventually took my own children, it couldn't have been further from the truth.
The tent was tired, old and dirty and pitched in the hard earth, some of the lights were broken and there were no banners. The sign at the entrance was old, lop-sided and peeling. The animals in the pens were listless and tired looking. Inside the big top the chairs were hard and the ring was so small. I could see and hear the excited chatter of all the people coming in to claim their seats. The ringmaster came in and the show began. One act then another and so the evening went on, animals came and went as did performers in costumes that were less than glamorous and also looking a little tired and listless running through their performances as if in a trance.
We ate our popcorn and candy floss and there were ooohhhss and aaahhhss around the tent but mainly from the children who were completely enthralled by the show, and it was at that moment that I realised how jaded I had become - when did I lose that sense of wonder and the magic of the fair. As I looked into the faces of my kids with their big eyes and questioning smiles and the look of surprise on their faces as each performer came out to entertain us all I realised that their delight in the little things is the most magical thing of all, and we - the parents and older people - we are the ones that destroy that sense of wonder and excitement in our children and that is a great shame.
Here are some close ups.
Lots of layering. Ribbon tied around the outside circle and my quote written on the inside circle.
The triangle arrows and title was painted with black paint.
The image is one I found on Pinterest and changed it to black and white to fit my theme. I added the flowers and that was me done.
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look. I appreciate the time you take to visit and leave me a message. It makes my day :)