Once Upon A Sketch (OUAS)!! I was very happy with this month's challenge because it's a theme that once received; I knew exactly how I was going to approach it. As soon as I saw that the theme was 'Friends' there was one person that instantly popped into my head--and once inspiration strikes I do not dare argue with it!
I've known my friend Mellisa going on 20 years now. We met freshman year in high school. She'll be one of the first ones to tell you that I was FOREVER with a camera in my hand--well now, years later, this habit of mine is paying off because I actually have a photo of us when we first met back in 1992. That would be the picture on the left. So having that one photo allowed me to show us together 20 years apart. The photo on the right was taken this year, 2012. I loved being able to show the 20 years of friendship by having then & now photos. This also helped me in determining the title for this page which I felt was quite appropriate.
I also used papers & a few embellies from May's C'est Magnifique kit titled "Wings of Imagination".
Dusty Attic. I kept the texture on this chippie simple. All I did was dip the chippie into some embossing ink & then heat embossed it with Star Dust embossing powder by Stampendous.
Here you can also see a bit of the hand stitching I did. I created a layer by simply stitching a large, long rectangle in the background.
Journaling reads as follows: We met in pre-Algebra class freshman year of high school. The fact that we met in pre-Algebra class is a joke we carry till today--that both of us are just so very awful in math that neither of us even made it to regular Alegebra--but 'pre' Algebra instead. I don't remember who talked to whom first; but at this point it doesn't matter. Like many friends do we did lose touch for a few years but like true friends, we found each other once again & this time it's for keeps.
We've seen each other grow, mature, graduate from college, begin our careers, go from girls to women. We've seen each other at our best & at our worst. Even though we've known each other for so long--I like to think that this is only the beginning & that there will be many more years of friendship for us to share & enjoy.
This one is for you, dear friend.
Gala Glitz Blue by Art Glitter on it. This is a sort of vintage glass glitter. As you can see it adds a lot of texture.
Make sure you head on over to the OUAS blog and check out the other DT's amazing interpretation of this challenge. Also do play along--especially if inspiration strikes! A big thanks to all of you who stop by for a visit!