Friday, 24 July 2015

25th July

CSI Case File # 171

Here is the link to follow for this very pretty case to solve

Here is my take on it...

Scheme: All colours accounted for
Evidence: Chevrons (texture paste), dots (stamped), artisan shape (cut with Big Shot - after I looked up what it was! something transparent (butterflies), texture paste (chevrons).
Testimony: I chose Topic - a celebration of a beautiful family connection and loving bond.
I have used 7 Dots paper as my background and some Heidi Swapp to help bring in some other colours for the palette. I texture pasted some chevrons and added colour with Liny's Stamp Gang sprays and splats. The Maya Road transparent butterflies, I coloured with Ranger alcohol inks, and used Prima flowers and Blue Fern Studios chipboard for the title words.

Here are some close ups...

These Prima flowers are quite high... but I just LOVE them!
I have journaled onto the page, but in lead pencil, to keep it soft and blend with the palette - not using black ink was very different for me!
When I was collecting the 'evidence' for this page, I was also in the process of collating other monthly challenges that I liked, and realized that one of them (Scrap Around The World) was very similar to the palette in this one... just needed to add mint!  So... I created a double layout and accomplished 2 challenges (kind of) in one. Unfortunately, I didn't get around to entering the SATW one!
But here is how my double turned out...
PS I love doubles!!!
These photos were taken on Christmas day about 8 years ago at Robbie and Jennie's house at West Lakes.  Such happy memories - especially watching these 3 girls together.  They are THE 3 Christensen grand daughters, ( daughters of Judith, David and Wendy).  There is almost 10 years difference in the age gaps... and the relationship that Bree and Molly have, is so very similar to that which Bree enjoyed with her older cousin Amy. Nice little 'circle of life'.
Another beautiful case CSI!!! Thank you.
Cheers, Vicki

Thursday, 23 July 2015

23rd July

White With One.... Marsala!

July Challenge - with the link...


Now, apparently this challenge has been quite 'challenging'... with only a few entries so far this month....
so I grabbed that challenge and I just love my page!
For me it was more challenging on a personal level, (because of the photo) rather than fear of the colour...
Some of my Marsala may be a little light - the ice must have melted! And I may have over lightened a little when I edited the images. The bricks on the Durable paper are a bit darker than is shown.

Here is my layout...

My Dad's Shed. 

I have used a lot of Aged Mahogany Distess Ink, (the closest to Marsala that I cold find), an old ink pad I found with a marsala type colour and some Aged Mahogany Distress Crackle through the tile stencil as well... (but it was pretty old and didn't really crackle much!).
I used the Authentique Durable range - which is so perfect for masculine layouts. I am including the link to that range here from my little shop (Scrap Matrix), in case you are interested!
I also used some Kaiser and Tim Holtz stamps, Prima cogs, some washi tape two TCW stencils and some Tim Holtz letters...

And here are some close ups...

It has taken me almost a year to print and use these photos. I am still a bit raw about losing him...
This was his favourite place! (well maybe after the Rex and the bowling club! lol) And when I went to visit, this is where I always hoped he would be. I loved the feel of this place - even though it was always messy and covered in MDF dust... This was his haven, and he was the first to admit that he didn't know what he would have done without it after his retirement.
He started making MDF items (bins, trays, plaques etc) for our folk art painting and decoupage days... and then when I started doing paper tole, he turned his hand to framing.  He often joked that he wishes he had kept count from day one of making those frames... once mum's girls got into it - there was always a huge number for him to do. He complained about being busy - but he loved it.
I love my dad's shed. And I miss my dad.
Thanks for popping by and thanks to White With 1 for prompting me to use these precious photos...
Cheers, Vicki

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

23rd July

 "Mustard Explosion"

July Challenge - Kraft + 

here is the link - this was fun!

Such a cool Inspiration Board!!!


And my interpretation...

The photo is not great, but.... best I could do today!
This colour selection just screamed out for these photos! And I love the way it has turned out - and yes!!! Of course it had to be a double!

Here are some close ups - and are much better photos!

I have had such fun with colour and texture with this one.  I used Finn's Prima Art Basics (the black cement texture paste) with a TCW tile stencil, several Kaiser stamps, some 7 Dots papers from the Dreamer collection - and stickers from Sunrise Sunset collection, a couple of Tim H's vintage tags, Thickers, some cotton tape for added texture and then swiped it all over with some yellow paint!!! Then I just added some Lindy's Stamp Gang drips to add a bit of depth to the colour.

No surprise that the next time I went shopping, some yummy corn made it into my trolley!  Not quite the same at home... lol
Thank Kraft +, I loved it!
Cheers, Vicki

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

27th June

CSI Case # 168 - Just Hanging

I missed publishing this on time....  eeeek!
Okay, so I may have struggled with this one a bit - must be the red again!
But, once I found this old photo of Zac and chose some bits... it kind of just happened and I am a little happy with it!
Here is the case file- click on the link to take you to the CSI site.
Here is my take on it...

Just Hanging

Scheme:  All colours accounted for
Evidence:  Stripes (of texture paste), Grid Pattern (the background paper), 'othet animal' (the elephant in the photo), Brush Font (title), Transparency (tucked behind the photo for the journaling), a Pair of Something (a pair of Jacks for part of my journaling, and a pair of hearts, floating).
Testimony:  I have scattered my journaling - in 2 spots, some visible, some on the hidden tag. And I guess I have the Jouirnal About Something That makes You Happy part too!  It is my son, looking very cute!

A few close ups....

 This one shows a close up of the journaling tags,
hidden behind the photo.

A better shot of the stripes of texture paste,
which I sprayed with Mr Hueys, yellow spray.

These are the materials I used:
Modeling Paste, 3 sprays (Mr Hueys, Adirondack and Chalkboard, some sprayed and some dripped), Silks Glaze paint - Spiced Pumpkin) , Higgins black ink for the drips, Black Pitt Pen for the border and the colour on the larger chippie frame, and a syringe to apply the texture paste in stripes.

Cool CSI case to solve.
Who will play along?
And what evidence will you discover?
Thanks for stopping by...
I would love if you left me a little comment!
Cheers, Vicki
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