Saturday, 14 January 2012

CSI Case File #1 'Time Flies'

You must check this cool new challenge site out! CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration  I can't remember how I found it but I am so glad that I did :0)

If you had asked me whether I would like to do a lo where theme, colour, embellishments and journalling were all pre determined I would have adamantly refused! Yet here I am shouting about this new venture from the roof tops! I loved that it took me completely away from my comfort zone.

Don't get me wrong, this was not a layout that I managed to whip up in an hour, but I loved spending time on it and I even used up some of my stash that has been sitting around for ages :0) As I look at it now on the blog it doesn't look a s involved as it felt! However, this is so different for me (no white space), but still not as detailed as so many of you talented ladies...give me time :0)

The photos are of DD#1 and GDG, when I was looking through the photos to scrap it occurred to me that it really doesn't seem five minutes since DD#1 was a little girl and here she is a mother herself - hence 'Time Flies'

I used a sketch from Creative Scrappers #15, you can download them from here  - really cool :0)

What a twit I am! Put the riddle in the wrong order!! Still that probably sums me up - takes great care until the last couple of minutes and then rushes to finish!

Papers are old American Crafts, the clocks are stamped (who knew I had so many clock stamps!) one has been adhered to a TH Facet and there is a TH clock face too (I have finally been able to open the packet after 2 years!) Behind the heart I have stamped using a Tattered Angels texture stamp and Lettuce Paint Dabber. The riddle has been stuck onto tissue tape (white tissue paper stuck to double sided tape), but the thing I am most pleased with is .....the little tag on the heart! I opened up my new MME brads and the ones with the tags weren't quite right (actually that is untrue, one of them was great but I had to save it......yeah, yeah I know UTILISE) so I dug around and found a little piece of WP Trendsetter that had 2011 printed it on it (lucky find!) and die cut it - super, eh??

As I write this case file number 2 has been launched, so do yourself a favour and have a go!

Thanks for stopping by,

Ali x

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'm sure glad you found CSI, and I'm happy you jumped right in to solve our first Case File! Beautiful, meaningful page, and way to go using old stash!


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