Sunday, 5 February 2012

CSI Case #5 'Peaches and Cream'

Hello from a very snowy East of England!!!

The poor dog is crossing his legs and is refusing to venture out into the foot of snow we got overnight :0)

I loved this week's challenge from CSI as the colours were not ones I would normally use - I have come to the conclusion that 'my' colours are quite limited!! So after seeing the challenge and intially thinking no way can I do this, I pondered it for the day and then rooted around in my craft room for the appropriate bits and bobs.

I did have patterened paper that would have fit but I knew if I used them I would hate the layout (there is a reason why they haven't been used yet!), so decided to play with inks, embossing paste, paints and the Cricut to create this one.

So here is the layout I created from this inspiration:

The photo looks more washed out than it is in real life, but with no light's getting repetative!! Got my new embossing paste to play with - this one is white pearl and I have inked it with Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. I also used Jenny Bowlin Malted Milk Paint Dabber. The journalling round the edge is part of the evidence.
 The photo is of DD#1 and GDG. Another one from our impromptu family gardening afternoon :0) Journalling reads: You were bored one Sunday afternoon in November 2011 and phoned for a chat 'What are you doing Mamma?' 'Clearing the leaves and cutting down the tree' I said, 'Can we help?' So you came round, but what you didn't realise is that because you were having so much fun we did so much more than we had planned to!
Acetate butterfly from K and Co. The sticker and circle are October Afternoon.

Flash card and button are October Afternoon

A selection of fancy photo corners that just happen to be flowers and leaves cut from the Cricut. I also think the mask looked quite 'leafy'
Thanks for stopping by and to those in the UK, wrap up warm :0)

Ali x


  1. I so LOVE that leafy photo creative...gorgeous layout! I love how you interpreted the challenge. Well done!!!

  2. amazing layout so many wonderful details! Karen

  3. Wonderful LO! Wish I could scrapbook like this!
    Have a nice week, hugs, Karin
    Hope it's warmer than here in Sweden though... -23 Celcius yesterday morning )-:

  4. the artsy effect with the masking and inking! Love the pretty colours! And the sweet photo! :)

  5. Such a sweet lay-out! Great take on the inspiration photo! It is a beautiful 73 degrees here in AZ! No snow in our area... ever! Stay warm!

    1. Love all the different elements you used on your layout!!! Love your journaling around the page!


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