The pretty case file:
This is how I solved the case file:
The Scheme: All there.
Evidence: Stripes, dots, string, stitching, misting,splats, mixed fonts, wrap something (twine around the "U" of US)
Testimony: I wanted to scrap this recent photo of the two of us taken on Kobus' 60th birthday. He has been my best friend, the love of my life and my companion for the past 36 years. I journalled our story directly onto the page: "Here is the Story: We ran away from home to spend Kobus' 60th birthday on vacation in Durban. We celebrated by having lunch at the Versailles Restaurant at the Blue Waters Hotel." Needless to say we had two weeks of rest, discovered the Natal coast and had a ball.
I am also entering this page for the March sketch challenge over at Blue Fern Studios. I have an addiction to their gorgeous chipboard and I use it on nearly every page I make. Here is the sketch:
Some close ups of my page:
I love the way the texture paste crackles...you can see how beautifully the misting settles into the cracks. The little heart is part of a package of Technique Tuesday's clear stamps. I wrapped some twine around the one leg of the "U" and layered the love chipboard piece over the US.
You can see that I stitched through the banners below my photo. The chipboard was first given a liberal coat of gesso and then dusted with green and pink embossing powder and melted with the heat gun. I then added pearls to the circles. I also added an enamel dot to some of the sequins.
The strips are from the Teresa Collins ephemera pack, the two stamped images are by Technique Tuesday and the enamel heart is also by Teresa Collins.