And here's my take on it.
I switched up the "v" and put it left to right vs. up and down. Other than that, I stayed pretty true to the sketch. The photo was edited with Aviary and then I covered it with a layer of All Night Media's Liquid Embossing in Antique Photo. I have had this stuff in my stash since I started scrapbooking about 8 years ago! My evidence is circles and...crap I just realized I only have one piece of evidence. Sometimes I get carried away working on a layout and completely forget to follow the prompts! Can we take the "numbers" piece of evidence and count that since I journaled about "how many?' Please? :)
I started out with a layer of teal Heidi Swapp Color Shine spray behind the photo and then added some drops of black here and there. The "Je T'aime" stamp is a great little $1 Michael's find and the gorgeous butterflies on the jute twine are a handmade item from a prior month's Citrus Twist Kit.
For the arrows, I alternated vellum floral arrows with stenciled arrows that were covered with modeling paste and then colored with another circular stencil. I've done this on a few layouts (made arrows from stencils and modeling paste) and I really like the dimension it gives. Man I love modeling paste. <3
Finally, for the journaling, I used International Question Day as my inspiration. My journaling touches on something I find myself wondering more and more every day as I watch my daughter grow...she has so quickly gone from being a baby to a big girl and I am holding tight to the little moments of toddler-hood that we have left. I think that most moms can relate to these musings...
Anyway, come play along with us at CSI! I can't wait to see what you create! Have a FABULOUS weekend!