Anyway. I soldiered on and after much thought, this is what I came up with! I decided to use some comical pictures that my mom took of me when Isabella took full advantage of me sitting down in some straw.
I used all the colours, though the oatmeal was a bit tricky to find!
As evidence, I used punctuation as an embellishment, clouds, sun; I used pen to doodle around the edges; I fussy cut the sun; outlined here and there and used plain cardstock.
As testimony, I handwrote my journalling.
I used a piece of recycled 'paper' as matting, to echo the straw that is in the images. I both glued and stitched it down (stitching can be seen along the top right, just above my journalling piece).
Here are some close-ups:
A close-up of the exclamation which I used as an embellishment. And you can see the 'straw' backing I used.
I used gesso in the background with a chicken wire template. And chicken wire chipboard was used too.