Week 2 began with thinking about a conversation we wanted to record. Strangely, I knew exactly which one as it only recently happened. I have already shared with you the work that my friend Ronnie Kroell is undertaking in the States to try and end bullying. Well our friendship began with me making a very small donation to Friend Movement because I was bullied for 6 years as a teenager and on other occasions as an adult too. I began sending supportive tweets and emails and then before I knew it we were chatting on Facebook and talking like old acquaintances., until suddenly I felt that we had reached a point where the space between us both socially and logistically didn't matter anymore. I felt like he was my friend so I said so and miracle or miracles he agreed. So I wanted to record that fact and to remember what a special moment that was for me. Because making a new friend is one of the most perfect events you can ever experience no matter who they are or where they live.
So here is my layout:
Shimelle also wanted us to use small stamps to highlight important elements so I chose one by Elise Cripe with a heart on arrows and then a He said she said words quote along with some heart and stars.
I also chose a small camera stamp which I coloured purple and used some purple pearls. Like my previous layout I found a great Polaroid frame which said Friendship which I used to highlight Ronnie's profile. He has such a beautiful smile hence why he is such an amazing model. I mean wouldn't you buy what he was selling?
Here are some close ups of the little elements and stamping I used. I used alot of wood veneers on this layout. I loved the speech bubbles to illustrate our conversation and the title letters are also wooden. I added some iridescent glitter to these and the heart which began as bright red and didn't fit.
For the conversation itself, I copied the Facebook chat into Word and altered the type to Travelling Typewriter then printed it onto cardstock and cut it out. Finally I found a flocked quotes which reads............
''A friend is someone who knows the song of your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words''