Well, the hot weather seems to have returned here to Victoria - just in time for going back to school. DS is starting Year 12 this year and turns 18 at the end of the year.
I created this layout for the Once Upon a Sketch January challenge., which was to use the sketch provided and to journal about lessons learnt. The biggest lesson I've had to learn is to let go and give my son some independence. Very hard to do but necessary as hopefully he will be off to university next year.
Things did not go as planned with this layout. I started off with some distress paint but it wasn’t coming out very well so I squeezed it. Unfortunately, I squeezed too hard and the top and half the contents came flying out all over my page. Luckily, I had my craft mat out so I scraped off as much as I could onto the craft mat and added some water and swiped this piece of cardstock over it. Ended up loving the look of it (probably more than my original would have looked like). Anyway I added a bit of texture using some Viva Decor graphite texture paste and Crafters Workshop little dots stencil and added a bit of stamping using a Kaisercraft background stamp.
Here are some close ups. I used a FWAB Luke Flourish in black and some FWAB adhesive black pearls on the cogs and key hole.
And here's a close up showing some of my journalling which I have tucked in behind the photo.
And here is the sketch that my layout was based on
Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your day.