Monday, July 21, 2014


 Hello!!! I hope you all had a fantastic couple of weeks!!! I have been busy enjoying a family holiday down south, and unfortunately internet access was limited. This also means I am a little behind on my blog posts again...... Just when I think I was finally starting to catch up!!! As some of you already know, this month CSI has teemed up with ARTastic. This special case-file is open until the end of the month, so you still have time to get your entries in!!!

Here is the case-file:

For the evidence I used:
Stripes: I have used some paper containing stripes, as well as the stripey red straws.
Polka Dots: At the very bottom right of the page, partially under the yellow flower is a little epoxy dot by Heidi Swap with yellow polka dots.
 Ribbon: I have tied some ribbon into a bow and placed it on the black chipboard mustache.
Distressed Edges. All the edges of my paper layers have been distressed.
Sand-like substance: Some of the flowers have glitter on the tips of the petals.

For my journaling I have used the inspiration words gaze and wonder. It is hidden behind the photo.
My journaling reads as follows:
'Every time I gaze across a room at you my heart stops beating for just a moment. You are such a sweet, caring, loving, little boy. I couldn't have asked for anything more. To me you are perfect, in every single way. Seeing you on that swing at the park, with that big smile on your face, just confirms everything I already knew to be true. Every night I go to bed and wonder what tomorrow will hold, what new stories, or games you make up. What new ways you will show affection. I always think that it can't get much better than this, and everyday you surprise me. I look forward to every single second I spend with you. I love you so much'

I really struggled with this case-file, all the colors were just so bold, and so spread out on the color wheel that I had difficulty getting them to work for me. Eventually.... After screwing up about 10 different layouts.... I finally ended up with this.

'This Is The Good Life'

As always I have used quite a few different brands and collections here.... Far too many to name!!! 
I have created a mixed-media background, though this time I have tried to keep a fair amount of the original background visible. In particular I have tried not to cover up the writing on the background paper, as I have used this for my title.

 Some close-ups:

Here you can see the title a little better. I really love it when I don't have to think up titles for my pages. It is the only part about scrapbooking that I don't like.

I know I should probably get some new photo's to scrapbook hey!!! Unfortunately I only have a few good photo's, and Jet rarely stays still long enough to get a decent photo in, so I tend to use my fave's over and over.

Here I have layered some chipboard pieces amongst my Prima flowers. The scroll, arrow and the barbed wire (photo below) have both been painted white with gesso, then I have added color to the scroll using gelatos and water. The mustache has simply been colored with a black marker.

I was going through my stash, when I found some MME chipboard pieces that were just perfect for this layout. 'Playful' and 'Be still my little one', describing my child to a Tee!!

I have used lots of gorgeous Prima flowers on here, as well as a few other Prima embellishments, which when teemed with bits of netting, gesso, splashes of paint, wood, ect, creates not only a shabby effect, but a nice light and airy feel. Perfect for this outdoor photo!!

That's it from me today, though I will be soon!!! Got lots to share, including my first ever mini album.... Yeah I know, I can't believe I have never made one before either!!! I also have a new layout and art journal pages I am just dying to share!!! In the meantime I hope you all have a wonderful week!!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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