the case file #68 is open for investigation at CSI
circles, small brads, stitching, paint
write 3 important and 5 less important, but interesting things about your subject (on the back of my layout)
This week's color palette was quite challenging. I didn't have anything remotely close to the "celadon green" (nice way of describing mold green or penicillin green) but then I started mixing paints and obtained the right hue.
The case file #61 is ready for investigation at CSI!
I used rub-ons, buttons, pleating (book paper, very hard to detect) and string
Used the inspiration word "dream" in my journaling which is a quote by Harriet Tubman
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strenght, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Here's my layout
LOVED the color palette even though it's a little bit more muted than I usually prefer. And absolutely loved working on this page. I used a photo of Valentina which I took last Sunday.
As usual I used different mixed media to achieve texture and dimension such as gesso, book pages, modeling paste with stencils, mists, flipping onto the background some ink and watered down acrylic paints, crazy stitching and stamping. I added rub-ons, buttons, chipboard, staples and twine to achieve even more dimension.
twine and stitching
modeling paste with stencils, flicking of paint and ink
The case file #59 is open for investigation at CSI.
Wonderful color palette
bird (die cut and stamped), cage (stamped), numbers (title, stamped and in the journaling), something transparent (overlay), texture paste
List 14 things about your topic
I wrote 14 random facts about our 30th wedding day celebration last year: one of the best days of my life - 30 years of marriage - snow in Rome - 80's disco music by Roby - the best cake ever - 20 bottles of prosecco - all decorations ahand made by me - the day spent with family and best friends - the wedding movie from 1982 - black and red - rented a bust o tget to the restaurant (snow!) - danced hours on end - loved to plan everything - 30 gorgeous red long stem roses from Franco
Absolutely gorgeous color scheme and the icing on the cake is Em Stafrace's beautiful sketch to follow.
Here's my interpretation
I took thsee photos this past Christmas in Wellington, New Zealand where we spent 4 weeks at our daughter's house. This was the first time in 4 years that we spent Christmas together as a family. The previous years the girls had been/lived alternatively in London, Japan and New Zealand so it was quite impossible for all of us to be together. "Christmas in flip-flops" was a bonus :)
wood (buttons), metal (snowflake, brad and staples), eyelets, twine
look at your picture and let your thoughts wander and just write about what comes to mind : I wrote about the importance of spending time (Christmas) together as a family
I wrote a verse of Shania Twain's song on the back of my layout. It has the inspiration word "love" in it.
"You are still the one I run to
the one that I belong to
You're still the one I want for life
you're still the one I love
the only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss goodnight"
Yep, he's still The One after 31 years :)
Absolutely loved the color scheme! As always I used different media to create layers: gesso, stamping, misting, rub-ons, washi tape, stitching and stickers. I also used my new butterfly punch :) Love those tiny butterflies.
I created Cappuccino Art as my DT creation for CSI #55.
Here's the case file
Very difficult colors for me but I think I pulled it off thanks to a series of photos depicting our friend John's cappuccino art which he performed for us in Mykonos in 2009.
For this layout I used one of Emma Stafrace's page drafts, the 16.5.
circles and stitching
I used the inspiration word "favorite" in my journaling which I wrote on the back of my layout.
I hardly ever drink espresso or cappuccino abroad because they always seem to disappoint me. The one exception to this is espresso made by our Greek friend John and I just loved to see how he created the yummy cappuccino art for me. Since it was hot in July in Mykonos I asked a cappuccino freddo = cold cappuccino instead of the usual hot one. I could say that it became my favorite cold drink during our stay - well, if you don't count champagne cocktails ;)