I have another layout to share with you today. This is my last layout as a special investigator at CSI. Check out the challenge details here. I’ve had loads of fun creating for these challenges – they really make you think about what you are putting on your layout including journalling. Do come along and play with us if you have time for another challenge this month.
My special investigator sample:
Evidence used: Patterned Background, Something Sheer, Frames
Testimony: – Journal about a dream holiday. This photo was taken when Liam was about 3.5 years old at Tangalooma Island off the coast of Brisbane. Journalling is hidden on the tag – “My favourite type of holiday is going resort style by the pool and near the beach – totally chilling out with a good book. I love getting away from the cold winter – heading to the sunshine and getting onto island time. If it was me I would do this every single winter”
Details: Til next time
Creative Scrappers Sketch 263 has just been revealed. This fortnight it is a full page number which slightly freaked my ‘I heart white space little self out’ But needless to say I managed to fill the whole page with things and loved taking part in the sketch this fortnight. The sketch uses a large 6 x 12 ” photo but instead I used three 6 x 4″ photos in the one big space. I also love the stripes on the right hand side of the page as it is the perfect opportunity to line up some washi, some scraps and some other bits and pieces. This is the perfect layout sketch to use up your scraps!!
My DT example:
To Win a prize from Chic Tags all you need to do is create a layout and enter the challenges using our inlinkz widget at the end of the reveals for Sketch 263-264.
Deadline to submit your layout is March 31st at Midnight EST.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you play along too this fortnight – perfect opportunity to scrap some larger photos as well.
The kids got a playground as a joint present this Christmas just been (2013). It is really more aimed at the girls level but Liam does get on it occassionally! It was a huge mission getting the playground down the side steps and installed in the backyard but this layout shows the kids having their first turn on the new structure!
This layout is for sketchabilities latest challenge.
Little details: It was so nice to scrap multi photo for a change. I really dont do that ENOUGH. I enjoyed making the background with my mists and texture paste and mask too. I really like how the journalling on the clear dymo tape is subtle and you can see the background through it.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
I just wanted to share a layout that I did the other day ‘just because’. It is not often that I can find the time to do a layout without using it for a design team commitment. It is very nice to have the freedom to just let the creativity flow without being confined to challenge requirements.
I also have a few CMK kits piling up right now so I want to use up some of my older kits that only have a few papers left so I can of course make way for new kits and products!
This is what I created…
close ups: I‘ve used a mixture of Maggie Holmes Flea Market Collection papers / embellishments and chipboard, the chipboard word and background paper were from a Crazy Monday Kit and a bit of my older stash is in there too. I know there are a few kits available at the moment so if you were thinking of taking the plunge and going in the kit direction it is a great way of getting a variety of products to scrap with which nicely coordinate so the hard work of choosing all the different elements has already been done for you! Check out Crazy Monday Kits for more information.
Have a great day!
The next case file is now ready to play along with at Color Stories Inspiration. Hmmm, this one just screams Neapolitan ice-cream to me!
and this is my take:I started off spraying the mists on my white cardstock and basically followed the colours in order of the picture above. To create the softer colours and to mimic ice-cream drips, I added some sprays of water into the mist and then held the page up and allowed the mists to dilute and run down the page. The stickers are from a Dear Lizzy Collection (not sure which one now) which fit the theme perfectly – the little banners at the page and the cute camera and ice-cream were perfect embellishments to accompany my photo. To create the little pictures within the white border I used an app on my called Pic Frame on my iPhone and added 3 photos, rounded the corners and created a little montage of my three kids eating yoghurt story at the mall. All my kids are fans of ice-cream although I’m not a fan of the ice-cream madness that descends shortly after from the sugar rush!
Little details: Thanks for stopping by today. I have one more reveal to go from my special investigator stint at CSI. I have totally enjoyed being part of the team for the month and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my inspiration and maybe you have taken the plunge and had a go at the challenges too. They are heaps of fun.
It is reveal day at Creative Scrappers for sketch #262. I really love this sketch by Jenny Evans this fortnight. Immediately when I saw the sketch I thought of the photos of Liam and Aimee playing on the plastic horses at the Albany mall.
I wanted to stay quite true to the simplicity of the sketch but felt I just wanted to add a few layers under my photos. I first cropped some 6×4 inch photos to 2.5 inches square which meant that a lot of the background was cropped out and it nicely framed the two kids in the photo. I cut out the chevrons on my Cameo and used my gelatos to colour in some of the smaller chevrons in a similar colour to the orange ‘horse’ in the photo and then stitched the white chevrons to my background page. It is hard to see the dimension on the main layout photo but I have popped dotted both my photos and the orange chevrons to add depth and interest to my page too. Finished off with wood veneer and splashes of mist.
Close ups: Thanks for stopping by today for the reveal. I hope you have enjoyed my take on the sketch and do check out the Creative Scrappers blog to see all the other amazing DT inspiration too – you won’t be disappointed!!
Hope you can play along with us and don’t forget to link up for the amazing prize this month from Paper Camelia. The Deadline to submit your layout is February 28th at Midnight EST.
Wow… another case file is up already at CSI. This time it included a sketch by Emma Stafrace:
This sketch and theme was a tough one to do for me. But one of the great things about CSI challenges is they force me to get those photos and stories scrapped which may be in the too hard basket. This was one of them. Last September, we said goodbye to Indy our retrospoodle, I wrote about Indy before having a shunt in his liver which meant he couldn’t process toxins properly. If you know anything about liver disease in humans it can make you quite grumpy. Well in Indy’s case it certainly did and he was getting increasingly anxious and very needy – didn’t liked to be away from the family at all. Indy also really didn’t like Aimee and growled a lot when she was nearby. I’m not sure why as Aimee really loved Indy and was excited to see him. Aimee was also his main source of food for Indy with leftovers going over the side of the highchair for him. Unfortunately, I had to often keep the two of them apart which was difficult at times. Then the day after Gary’s birthday last year Indy was sitting under Liam who was on the computer. I thought in my head, Aimee was outside and happily playing I won’t put Indy away just yet. Whilst I was in the kitchen, Aimee walked into the lounge and I don’t quite know what happened next but Indy barked out loud and he had rushed Aimee and nipped her on her arm just above her elbow. It was just enough to break skin but nothing more. She wasn’t doing anything to antagonise Indy but for some reason he felt threatened by her presence.
We never really knew how Indy was feeling inside as obviously he couldn’t tell us but I honestly felt that in the last few months prior to this incident he was feeling worse and his behaviour was getting more difficult to manage. We had to make the tough decision to have Indy put to sleep. There was no way I could trust he wouldn’t try anything again and with his health conditions it just wasn’t possible to re home him. The kids came first. So this layout is us saying goodbye. I have never had to put an animal to sleep, it was the toughest thing I have ever done. Indy was always at my feet at home he followed me around, he was our vacuum cleaner and a huge part of our family. It was certainly hard to take him to the vet and say goodbye for the last time. Indy loved going to the vet, he was always so excited to go – this time was no exception, Liam said goodbye before going to school and the girls and Gary came with us to the vet. Gary and the girls said their goodbyes and I stayed with Indy whilst he ate his last ever dog treat as he drifted off to sleep. I am so pleased he got to eat some yummy dog food (which he wasn’t normally allowed due to his liver condition) as his last supper.
The next few days/weeks were weird, it is amazing how much a dog can influence your world, from walking him, to leaving the blind half way up so you could let him outside easily if he needed to go to the toilet, to making sure you didn’t leave food lying around to close to the edge of the bench otherwise it would get scoffed when you left the room! You even expected to open the garage door in the morning and find Indy waiting right there to greet you.
I hope Indy is now finally at peace and enjoying playing with all the doggies in doggy heaven.
I have also included some hidden journaling and an extra photo in an envelope under the doily. Thanks for stopping by today.