Tuesday, 19 June 2012

CSI #24 'Boutique Beautiful'


another fabulous challenge at CSI this colours and fantastic could I resist?

I found a photo of my Nana and Grandad taken in the 50's or 60's (the dinner dancing decades!) and although the quality leaves a lot to be desired I love it!! I was always playing with my Nana's copious amount of jewellery, sitting for hours in front of her big dressing table, pretending to be a lady.... happy days :0)

I painted 2 shades of grey Liquid Pearls onto the background and splatted gently with black ink.

Glitz grey letters and word cut on Silhouette. I printed the co-ordinates onto paper, vellum and acetate and then cut them into semi circles.

The journaling is folded and tucked into the stapled tag.

I thought I would try a different angle so that you could see the pearl paint....hmmm, maybe not!

Shame you can't really see the acetate but it does look really pretty in real life :0)
Thanks so much for popping in, hop on over to CSI and have a play :0)

Ali x 


  1. Ali this is gorgeous! I have to say my fav out of all that you have created!!! Love the pop of red with the word beautiful - so elegant! This brought back memories of my grandmother and how I also use to admire her jewelry. It was always costume jewelry, but as a child I though it was the grandest!! I've got a few of her special pieces tucked away in my jewelry box. Thanks for sharing your layout and bringing some memories!

  2. What a gorgeous layout! It looks so elegant - just how your Nana sounds!

  3. Hi Ali, Gorgeous layout, a favourite colour combo of mine, love your design, great photo and journaling.I came across your beautiful page over at CSI and looked at some of your pages. Absolutely love your work..... you now have a new follower. Janice :) x

  4. Wow! So gorgeous! Love the banner and that lovely photo! The white space just makes everything pop! :)

  5. Wow!!! You have really aced this colour combo! I love your layout - this is perfection!!! Fantastic work!!!

  6. Hi Ali,
    Im just popping over from CSI to say how much I love your layout. This layout and also your take on case 23 are fabulous. I just love how well you use white space. Very inspiring work.
    I'm following you now x

  7. Hiya Ali...LOVE this - the colours are so chic, which sounds just like your Grandma...she certainly looks it! And using the liquid pearls like that is so clever! Also really enjoyed the one of your girls...complete contrast! Great idea cutting it up...often get that buckling & wonder what to do:):):))

  8. Oh, how I love this, Ali. That banner is just awesome, and I love your journaling so much! Fab job with the Coordinates!


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