And... because it is the second week of the month there is also a sketch from the hugely talented Em Stafrace over at Page Drafts - you should really check out her sketches they are amazing.
Here is my layout for this challenge.
I hardly EVER stick to a sketch but this time I kind of did... made a few little changes but nothing huge.
Here is how I solved the case.
Scheme - the colours are all there, even though the red looks a little light in the photos.
Evidence - Camera, check pattern (stamp), lace, wood (title), pair of something (twins).
Testimony - Hidden Journalling (behind the pics attached to the little tab).
The quote on the front of the layout says:
In dreams we catch glimpses of a life larger than our own.
My hidden journalling says:
I am so proud of these two and the way they have adjusted to their new roles as parents to twins. Everyone knows that being a parent to one baby can be quite overwhelming at times but to have two at once can be quite challenging, and they have just taken it all in their stride. They have accepted that their lives are now completely in the hands of these two little beings for the next 18 or 20 years anyway. When they are together they work like a well oiled machine, feeding, burping, changing, soothing and sleeping when they can. Alone Lin is a mega machine, she washes, changes, feeds, burps, soothes and then starts all over again. She can even pick them both up together for a cuddle and I have never seen her lose her cool or look frazzled. So different from me as a young mother who constantly felt out of her depth. I love to watch the way they all interact and I am so grateful to be a part of their journey.
Here are some closeups.
I used a long chipboard title which I painted with a Tim Holtz distress ink and then added glitter to the red hearts.
I did lots of mixed media on the background page, hence the crinkle :( I still hate that... First I gessoed the paper and then I stenciled the hearts on it. Once dry I misted with water and added a mist from Lindy's Stamp Gang - Jack in the Pulpit teal, I also added some stamping in teal and some splats. The edges were inked with a Tim Holtz distress in.
I made the flowers with my Tim Holtz die cut. The camera was also coloured with distress ink and the little quote was stamped in the bottom corner.
If you would like to play along you have a week to do so and these challenges really are a lot of fun and they get you thinking out of the box.
I also have to share that I had layouts published in the new Let's Get Sketchy's Get Inspired Magazine - Volume 3... so excited :) You can find a copy of the magazine HERE on their blog, just scroll down and bit and you will find it on the right hand side. Full of wonderful, inspiring layouts.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. You know how much I appreciate them :D