Monday, 13 February 2012

CSI Case File #6 'Through Thick and Thin'

Morning and a happy Monday :0)

This week's case file took me to places I have never been to!!! If you said scrap this photo I would never in a million years choose these colours (in fact I was surprised I had anything to choose from!) The result is I kind of don't like it but love it at the same time - does that even make sense?? I really like the composition and the details that I wouldn't have immediately thought of doing if they hadn't pushed me there but still not sure about the use of orange. I know what your'e thinking 'last month she hated purple, now she has a problem with orange!' Still, this is the philosophy of CSI to take you where you wouldn't normally go and to use up your stash (proud to say the backing paper is some of the oldest in my craft room!!!)

See what I mean? A challenge huh??? So, here is where it took me. with a photo of my Mum and Dad at my birthday barbecue last summer.

Background paper is Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon  and WRMK are the 2 spotty papers. A Tim Holtz metal disc thing. The fabric that I have matted teh photo onto is the lining from an old cushion - I had been using the fill. Who would have thought an old cushion could be so useful!

I made an acetate pocket to hold my journalling and title tag.

I stamped with a Pink Paislee border stamp and then used Gilding Flakes - it's a long stamp and I don;t have a block long enough! I usually lay it on my desk and take the paper to it but with all the layers of paper I wasn't sure it would stamp properly so I used my clear ruler as a block :0) It caught the edge but I don't mind that on this occasion!!

Pretty hat pins tied together with Bakers Twine and the good old MS butterfly punch

7 gypsies stamp gilded - I am loving this look!
So my evidence is: woodgrain effect; metal; 2 papers with same design in different colours; journalling housed in a clear container; fabric. 

My journalling reads: 'God knows we have had some rough times over the years. Throughout my teens and through to my late 30's I had real issues with your parenting skills. Over the last few years you have become my friends as well as my parents. I love you'

Thanks for stopping by,

Ali x 


  1. Oh, I love it! It's gorgeous. I used to be afraid of yellow ;)

  2. Wow! I love this! The beautiful bits of stamping and little pops of yellow just work together! :)

  3. Just wanted to stop by and take a peek at your blog. LOVE your work!!!

  4. Absolutely beautiful layout, Ali! Love your journaling. Such an important sentiment to document.


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