I also decided to combine it with this sketch from Sketchabilities.
Here is my take on both.
My journalling on the back of the layout says...
There is nothing like finding yourself in a place where you are able to connect 100% on all levels to yourself, the earth and the universe, a place that just feels right. Oaklands was one such place for me.
I just love the countryside of the Midlands it reminds me so much of Ireland. Gentle rolling hills that look like they are covered in emerald green velvet, animals grazing and roaming around. Misty mornings with beautiful sunrises and glorious sunsets. Wild flowers growing on the sides of the roads. A place where heaven and earth meet and all is right in the world. A place where you can feel the energy flowing through you and making you whole and strong again. A place where humans, animals and nature co-exist in peace and harmony. A place that allows your thoughts to float across your consciousness like the clouds drifting across the sky. Allowing you to see things more clearly without all the external interference of normal daily life. A place where you can catch your breath again and just be. A place where all your senses are heightened and you are so present. A place where time stands still and days melt into one another and you realize just how small and insignificant you are in the grand scheme of things. The place where ego is replaced by soul a place I always want to find a way back to.
Here are some close ups.
I used beige cardstock and some papers by Tim Hotlz Ideology, a little builders tape and some watercolour paint.
I punched the edge of the paper and distressed it and the title is from Heidi Swapp.
I found these cork embellishments in my stash and outlined them with a white pen to match the TODAY circle. The circle around the photo is made with raffia type twine and the film strip is a chipboard. I used a couple of flowers and added some bling.
I managed to capture the look I was after with this layout and for me absolutely captures the essence of getting back to what matters.
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a message. I really appreciate it.
Till next time - Happy Scrapping!