Sunday, 28 December 2014

" Cheeky "

Hi all and thanks for popping in during this very busy time.
Well Christmas has come and gone and now we are all waiting for the New Year. I hope you all had a great Christmas and I wish you and your families a safe and healthy New Year.

This is my latest  DT work and its for case file 150 at CSI. 

The little man in this photo is my youngest son Wade who I might add is now 21 years old. We had a day trip to the beach which was his first time. He spent so much time trying to eat the sand. As you can tell the day wasnt very inviting as it was so cold, jumpers and beanies were definitely the order of the day. 
Unfortunately it was that long ago that I can't remember which beach it was.

this is the wonderful case file that I took my inspiration from,
gorgeous colours in this pallette.

Now for the case file requirements;
The Scheme (colours)- I have used all 5 being, bright red, cream, grass green, black and cadet blue.
The Evidence - I used the following from the list, stripes,swiss dots, arrows, banner, light bulb, decorative border, robots/monsters, use heat  and labels.
The Testimony; I made a tag out of the "Remember" label and used the inspirational words. I tucked it behind the photo and it reads; Wade you were always such a busy little man. You loved to help me with my work and as long as I didn't worry about the quality you were happy. As a toddler you had the cheekiest smile that would melt all the hearts that you came in contact with. You were always a delight to be around, full of laughter and a very inquisitive mind.

Now for the close ups and the layout details......

All the 2Crafty chippies were given a coat of Gesso and then
I smudged some red Gelato colour on them.
I love that I can still see some of the Gesso.

My little aliens were painted. I added some skeleton leaves.
 The banner is quite simple with my sons name on it.

Labels, chippies and aliens poking out all over this layout.

This flowers was white so a touch of Dylusion ink and its perfect.
I tucked my journalling on a tag that the Remember label is attached to
then I tucked it behind the photo.

The arrows got the same treatment as the title

I love the Kaisercraft labels and cutouts and find that
 Im using them more and more on my layouts.
cogs added a masculine element to the LO

Love this hessian flower. 

The light bulb was a evidence element, cute though
 Some of the products used;
Clear Gesso
2Crafty Chipboard
Prima flowers
Petaloo Flowers
Kaisercraft cutouts
Skeleton leaves
Dylusion Spray
Jo Sonya paints
Prima light bulb
Black Bazzill
Prima Montgolfiere
Graphic 45 olde curiosity shoppe
We R Memory Keepers- Patriotic alpahabet
Bo Bunny's Pop quiz
Fancy Pants - Memories Captured

Thanks for stopping by
and don't forget to leave
a comment, they are really appreciated

have a great day

Carol xx

Saturday, 13 December 2014

" Fun is....."

Hello and welcome to a fantastic Case File at Color, Stories and Inspiration (CSI)

This is my DT work for case file 149. I really struggle with the colour blue and the last few case files have been just that, BLUE !! So it was time to put my fears away and tackle blue head on. We all have those colours that we may not be comfortable with or just don't use that much or not at all, so I challenge everyone to create a layout using the colour that you use the least.  CSI has made me confront this nemesis head on and I am so happy with the result on this one. This was a trip to Mt Buller in Victoria, Australia with my 2 children. What a great day as it was their first trip. I used to love these first time trips, their little faces and how they would light up seeing something for the first time.

The case file and the sketch by the very talented
Emma Stafrace

The Scheme; All colours represented,midnight blue, lime green, light blue, teal blue, bright yellow.
The Evidence; I used the following- stars,hearts,fringe, polka dots, swirls (hard to see but they are in the background) use heat, mixed media.
The Testimony; I was inspired by paper wishes, being, a favourite childhood memory but I did it in the eyes of my children and it is as the title says FUN is... and then the five memories of our first trip to see snow.
1. Fun is .. taking my children to the snow for the first time.
2. Fun is... Watching the smiles on their faces as they make snow men
3. Fun is.. Watching and laughing as they struggle to stand in the snow.
4. Fun is.. Mowing down my son whilst I'm on the toboggan.
5. Fun is... Hot chocolate and 2 kids sleeping for the trip home.
Now for some close ups and details
2Crafty Chipboard pieces, well this was a mission, first Gesso then
I has some Aleene's True Snow left over from my Christmas cards so I dabbed all over the chippy pieces and snowflakes.
Then  mixing paint until I was happy with the colour and finishing it all off with Stickles.
Love that the snow flakes look like snow. 

I decided to mount my journalling on plain bazzill which matches
the bazzill that the photos are mounted on. Its the same as the first layer of paper.
The frames around the photos are from the 2Crafty Circle Revolutions pack, they are the blanks that are left when you take the frames out.

Snowflakes sparkling across the top

Lots of stamping and layers of pretty doilies.

Snowflakes poked into my gorgeous flower clusters.

Some of the items that I have used:
Papers- bazzill
Unknown polka dot paper
Gesso and Impasto
Jo Sonja paints
2Crafty chipboard
Prima flowers
Petaloo Flowers
Green Tara flowers
Aleena's True Snow

Thanks for stopping by

Carol xx

Saturday, 6 December 2014

" Wonderful "

Welcome to another Case File for CSI.
I hope you enjoy this layout as much as I loved creating this one.
Case File S365-10 at Color, Stories and Inspiration (CSI)

This case file was created in collaboration with Scrap365  UK's biggest and best online scrapbooking magazine. 

This is my DT reveal for case file 365-10 and I really love the colours in this case file and couldn't wait to get started on this one.
 I have  been wanting to do a couple of photos of my son Wade and his girlfriend Kelsey's recent trip to Europe. I knew that this photo would be just perfect for this case file. The soft pinky/coral of the building and the brickwork are just fabulous. I absolutely loved this paper range and although it was just perfect for case file but also found that its softness suited the photo so well.

The scheme; black, off white,muted salmon, taupe and green all accounted for.
The Evidence; I used the following distressing, metal, flowers/leaves, bricks, raffia/ string/ ribbon, hang something from a ribbon, cursive font, use something powdery
The Testimony; My journalling for this layout had to go on the back of the page. I used the inspiration words. It reads as follows. 
Wade and Kelsey went on a winter holiday to Europe and England in 2014 for 6 weeks. Part of their holiday was touring the Islands of Greece and Croatia via boats. We gave these cruises to Wade as his 21st present which we took comfort in knowing that they would always be very special to him and something that he would always remember and be thankful for. Leaving Australia in winter to head for Greece was a bit of a shock as the temperatures were slightly different, when they left it was 16 degrees and arriving in Greece it was over 40 degrees. Not deterred by the heat they saw all the sights and had some amazing experiences. Even though it was so very hot they loved every minute of their European  holiday and can't wait to save enough money to go back. This  house in Croatia and they just loved it so much they had to have their photo taken outside it. They have so many wonderful photos of their holiday, the sights and the wonderful building that in most cases are older than Australia itself. 

Now for some close ups and details...............

Lots of layers and of course " flowers". I love cutting out the name plates
I think they added something special.

Same cutouts as the name tags for the date. Brick work on
the background matches the bricks in the photo

A little metal birdcage and a camera just some of the
embellies I like to " hide " in my
layouts now

Tulle ribbon made in to bows

some of the items used;
Prima, forever green- Gardens Talk
Rondelle - Sovienne
Epiphany - Manifestation of Love
Plain bazzill
Gesso and Impasto
Jo Sonja paints
2Crafty chipboard
Prima and Green Tara flowers
Green Tara & Kaszazz ribbons
Prima embellies

thanks for stopping by

Carol xx