I really love this sketch from Stuck Sketches.
Here is what I came up with.
Here is how I solved the case.
Scheme - the colours are all there.
Evidence - Wood (stars), damask (stencil), tags, numbers (date), stars, paint(splatters), loops, twine (in flowers)
Testimony - journal about school. Write a letter. (From my older self to my younger self)
My journalling (on the back of the layouts) says:
You look so young and innocent in these photos proudly wearing your new school uniform ready for your first day at big school, this was to be a huge adventure for you - you were getting so big and grown up. Little did you know what was in store for you - this was to be the worst 12 years of your life and
I am so sorry that they were such miserable years for you and I wish I had been able to protect from the continual knocks that you would get. The austere teachers meeting out punishment for minor infringements with a whack on the back of the legs or across the palms of your hands with a ruler. Trying so hard to please and never quite making it. Being teased by kids because you always got your homework wrong or weren't good at sport, or music or art.
To all of the teachers who spent years and years telling you you were stupid and that you would never amount to anything, instead of trying to help you which was their job ... Well I say to them - Look at you now. You have created a wonderful life for yourself, you have held down good and responsible and such interesting jobs, where your skills were valued. You have raised a family to be proud of. You have travelled the world, seen amazing things and made wonderful friends. You have friends that find you intelligent and entertaining and that seek out your company and your counsel. You are well read and can hold your own anywhere you go.
Best of all you did not allow them to totally break your spirit. You march to the sound of your own drum and you will not allow people to bring you down. You know your worth and your value and you are completely at ease with yourself and your choices. You do not have any hangups or insecurities and you are not bitter and that is an amazing achievement. You do not wallow in self pity because you got a rough deal you just went ahead and proved them all wrong and for that I am proud of you and I admire you. NEVER let anyone tell you you are stupid or not worthy. You are!
Here are some close-ups
I used my favourite range of papers for this layout Maja Design... the colours were perfect, once I realised I could use just two or three colours as my main ones and little bits of the other colours. The damask was created with a stencil and gesso - watered down paint created the splats. The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch.
I also used the script stencil - I thought it was perfect for school days.
I love that quote and I try never to forget who I am. I added the flowers and then swiped them all with gesso to make them a little more vintagey.
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek and for taking the time to leave me a comment I really appreciate it.
Till next time.