Monday, July 30, 2012

Album Contest - Layout #5

My final layout for the Album Contest is titled "Maxwell Beech's Second Chance". Now who on earth is Maxwell Beech, you ask? To make a long story short, this was a local story published in the Toronto Star last January. Maxwell Beech is a man who was charged with gun and drug offences and was facing many years in prison. Between his capture and sentencing, he became a Christian and a changed man. He told this to the judge and he was also raising an infant boy alone without any involvement from the mother. The judge was kind enough to allow Beech to serve a reduced sentence on weekends only 
so he could be with his son. 

After Beech had served his full sentence, he wanted to go back and thank the judge but he didn't have the judge's name or a way to contact him. He accidentally ran into his lawyer at the courthouse one day and asked if he could get in to see the judge and he was allowed into the courtroom to speak to the judge. He told him how thankful he was for the sentence and how he had completely changed his life because of him. The judge was in tears as was everyone in the courtroom. Beech has since been asked to speak to several youth groups, troubled teens and school groups. He is truly a success story in our troubled world. 

I couldn't find paper that fit the colour scheme I was looking for so I created my own. I created the shaded yellow/orange paper and then stamped stars on it and covered part of them with liquid glass for a dimensional effect. The Milepost stars were painted with Honey or Indian Corn Blue reinker and Pearl Paint. The entire story is told using flip flaps.

Supplies used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: Typeset Paper Pack, Pemberley Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Autumn Terracotta Cardstock, Goldrush Cardstock, Indian Corn Blue Cardstock, Outdoor Denim Cardstock, Bamboo Cardstock
Stamps: Vintage Type Alphabet, Victory WOTG, Love Life
Inks: Honey, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim, Colonial White, Desert Sand, Indian Corn Blue Reinker, Honey Reinker
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Milepost Shapes, Pearl Paint, Corner Rounder, Liquid Glass, Sponges, Durable Studs - Round, 6x6 Flip Flaps, Designer Ribbon - Blue Collection

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