And here is my take on the sketch with a photo from Halloween all those years ago!
It is a very dark but very sparkly page! The Thinker doesn't normally like dressing up, but the afternoon before his Scout Beaver Halloween party he went to play at a friends house, whose mother just happens to used to make costumes for a living, and the rest is history! They all talked him into dressing up and this is the costume he came home with. We had been trying to talk him into being a pirate for weeks and to convince him we made a treasure chest and a treasure map using coffee and burnt the edges. He was one very cool pirate!
The photo was taken in front of a bookcase full of DVD's so the background was very busy. I know I could have edited the background before printing, but these photos were already printed. Somewhere along the way I 'pinned' a picture of someone painting out the background and I decided to give it a try. I like the final affect as it really makes The Thinker pop out of the page!
The black cat is a chipboard shape by The Dusty Attic that just adds a bit of fun. When I had finished this page I was looking at the sketch again and I noticed that it was originally supposed to feature "something pretty" ... OPPS! Never mind, this is my "pretty" interpretation LOL