CSI #25

Hi all, I really MUST get on with some housework so this is a very quick post...here is a layout I have created today following the case file no.25 over at C.S.I....

 Its not the greatest photo again...the weather here in the UK is not playing fair!

My Journaling is hidden behind two Maya Road chipboard windows I painted and distressed.

Thanks for looking...now i have no more excuses not top go and do some chores! :-(


CSI #24

I have recently been playing along with some different challenge blogs, but have just discovered CSI (Color...Stories...Inspiration...) It is a site that gives you a new challenge each week compromising of a color palette, evidence (elements to use on your page) and a testimony (Ideas for your journaling)

So played along with this one for the first time today, using a 'case file' that has a deadline in just a few hours, rather than the most recent one.

...and here is where the inspiration came from.
 Now I have an evening as a football widow...I may well have a go at the current challenge :-)


oooh, I love photo booths!

Yep, when I was a teenager, I spent many an evening bundling into a photobooth with a few friends to get quirky, silly snaps of ourselves, much to the supermarket security guards disgust! And now I am far to old to get away with it, I have discovered an iphone/ipad app that lets you sit at home and do just the same! It is called Incredibooth and for 69p it is fantastic!

It just takes four photos of yourself a few seconds apart (and you can see what it is taking) then shows you the finished photo strip after to save to delete...how did I ever live without it?!

So my daughter found it last night whilst playing on my phone and once she realised it was taking her photo, she started pulling silly faces...perfect for scrapping!

And guess what I did today?! Yep, here is a layout with her photos. At the time she was sitting on my lap, wrapped up in a towel after her bath, which is always a special time of the evening for both of us, so the journaling pieces refer to that...

 Again, I used barbed wire on the background, but affixed it using brads in the four corners rather than glueing it down.
 The pink thickers were a bit bright for the rest of the page so I toned them down a bit with some antique linen Distress Ink and a dab of white acrylic. I wanted to echo the pinky colour in the block behind the chicken wire.
 Most of the elements and the flowers were from Prima...with the exception of the Tattered Angels Glimmer Chip under the title, the Simple Stories Memorabilia Pocket, lots of Liquids Pearls dotted about and of course the AC Thickers.


Something a bit different...

This week over at The Color Room the palette is a mix of browns, creams and golds. So it got me thinking...how about doing a layout on wood rather than cardstock...and then I spotted this clipboard looking very lonely at work, waiting to be put up for sale! It was perfect, and it made me have to think in a different way altogether given that it is not 12" x 12".

 I started spritzing and splatting on the background, but of course the hardboard was just repelling all water based inks I used, so I had to clear heat emboss all my paint splatters to make them hold! Then I got messy with the moulding paste and some white acrylic paint. I planned on having quite a bit of white space but it didn't turn out quite so...I got a bit carried away with the background!

 I love photo booth and filmstrip style photos so this was the perfect opportunity to use one. 

 To tone down some of the ink and paint on my background, I added corrugated card letters in a similar colour to the clipboard. As this was a 'Jekyll and Hyde' themed piece, I was free to use flowers with metal cogs and really mix up and contradict the theme.
 I really, really enjoyed doing this piece, and am now thinking of buying another one do do with my daughters photos....


The Color Room #113

Just a quick post as school is off this week and I am busy keeping the kids amused! (or at least trying!)
Here is a layout I did over the weekend using The Color Room's latest palette. It was all reds, oranges and yellows, which I have rarely used before but I loved it and even had the perfect photo of izabelle in a red dress to use!

Thanks for looking :-)