Sunday, 19 February 2012

CSI Case File #7 'True'

Well, hello!

I wasn't sure I was going to get to post this today as we have been super busy but I am pleased to say that I now have five minutes to quietly type and share the layout I did yesterday for the latest CSI challenge :0)

Really pretty colours this week, yes I know, bloody lavender again (!!!) but with the red and the grey I was able to cope with it!

I am also submitting this to the new challenge site Let's Get Sketchy! as they have got a mini sketch challenge to keep everyone going until their big launch in March :0) Looks like it's going to be a winner, and I for one can not wait!! There is also an Impromptu Challenge to look out for (I shall be finding time for that later in the week!)

Here is their sketch:

I have titled my layout true because, and here is the geeky bit, the definition is:

true  (tr)
adj. tru·ertru·est
1.a. Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous. b. Truthful.
2. Real; genuine. 
3. Reliable; accurate: y.
4. Faithful, as to a friend, vow, or cause; loyal.
5. Sincerely felt or expressed; unfeigned: 
6. Fundamental; essential:
7. Rightful; legitimate: 

and so it goes on!! The photo is of DD#2 and her fiance at their engagement party and as everyone was watching the fireworks I just happened to turn the camera onto them and caught this moment. True love would have been too corny and somehow would not have seemed sincere, so, I stuck with just true.

Evidence: colours - sorted. Papers are literal scraps of Anna Griffin Cecile that have been distressed with the WRMK tool.  White card has been matted onto dark grey pearl cardstock.

I am still loving the embossing paste! Evidence was stripes  (can I get away with a grid???)  I have scattered mica powder over the wet paste and then spritzed with water and hairspray to set it - cool eh? I think it looks really metallic. The grey pearl is from Prima.

I stuck a bit of homemade washi tape and then a really pretty button which looks nothing in the photo  but is faceted and sparkly in real life! The metallic letters are Anna Griffin and so is the butterfly.

A little bit of lavender stitching - grrrrrr! And a peep at the 'cluster' of flowers. Green pearls in the centre. Journalling is based on 3,2,1.

Thanks for looking and have a great week!!

Ali x 


  1. Oh wow! What a beautiful moment to fabulously scrapped the artsy bits and the little pops of colour! :)

  2. beautifully done, so much detail, love it! thanks for playing along at LGS!

  3. So very pretty!! Love the pops of colour! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Let's Get Sketchy!

  4. beautiful LO!! love the neutrals with the pop of color with your banner!

  5. wow!! this is so cool! I love everything about it, the pretty colors against the white, very creative! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS :)

  6. absolutely stunning, what a great take on the sketch!

  7. Love the white space on your layout! This is fabulous work. Thanks for playing with us at LGS!

  8. WOW! Gorgeous page! Great take on the sketch! Thank you for playing with us at LGS! :-)

  9. OMG!!!!!!It's soooooo beautiful!!just beautiful...!
    thank you for playing along with us at LGS!

  10. So sweet! Great design, love the banners and the butterfly!

  11. Great job, love the details! Thanks for playing at LGS :)

  12. BEautiful!I love your all detail:)Thank you for playing along with Let’s Get Sketchy!

  13. Great layout! Thanks for playing along!

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