Thursday, January 11, 2018

Let's Stay In - CSI 245

Hallo there.  I am slowly getting back into creating pages....and playing with mixed media on the side...but more about that at another time.  Today I am playing along with Color Story Inspiration Case file 245.  I have used the traditional clues to make my layout.  Here it is:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Lady Pattern Basically Textured Zesty Zebra Intense Teal, Basically Textured Knitty Gritty Dazzling Blue, for the photo layers I used a mix of Dear Lizzy and Maggie Holmes, Cardstock: Bazzill; Letter Stickers:  American Craft; Specialty Snowflake paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle; Label: Elle's Studio; Brads: My Minds Eye; Die Cuts:  WeR Memory Keepers (Honey I'm Home), Prim (Coffee Break); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink: Brilliance (Moonlight White); Stencil:  Scrapbook Studio; Stamp:  Felicity Jane (Sophie).

The Case File:

Here is how I solved the case file:

The Scene:  I used the scene picture above as inspiration to make my whimsical background.

The Scheme:  All 5 Colours used.

Evidence:  Polka dots, stars, mountains, lights, winter elements, string, houses.

Testimony:  I chose to document a winter activity.  I have fibromyalgia and are very sensitive to cold that causes flare in winter I hibernate and prefer to stay home and stay warm.  My journaling reads as follows:  “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and  for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for HOME.”  - Edith Sitwell

Some close ups:
I first created my background. 
 I stenciled some stars in white ink onto the dark blue paper and stitched around the "mountains".

The light bulbs have been part of my stash for a long time and were perfect for this page.
I added some houses that was cut from a sheet of WeR Memory Keepers (Honey I'm Home) paper and added a enamel heart to the photo.

I used very old American Craft Alpha thickers and that also added the polka dots from the evidence.

Books and copious amounts of coffee is also something I like in the winter and therefore I added the die cuts from an old Prima collection.  The quote is just perfect for this page.

Last Saturday I was blessed to take a class by the talented Anguree Janse van Rensburg while she was on vacation in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.  I loved all the texture and techniques that she taught in her class.  This is the complete layout and will be going into a frame and onto the photo wall in my home.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I really appreciate your support and kind comments ♥♥


  1. Loveeeeeeeee both of these! LOVING those string of lights and loving the mountains!! And loving the colors on your one from the class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Your scrapbooking style is BEAUTIFUL. So clean and classy looking. I love how you created the scenery in the background. It very much mimics The Scene photo. Those little houses, and the string of lights, are really cute. I also love the title work with the different types of lettering. Great job.
    I can see why you want to frame the mixed media layout. It's gorgeous. TFS.

  3. Love everything about this! Love the mountains and the little village and the stack of books and your string of lights and the snowflake background. Great title work too, and the stitching on the mountains is just awesome! And how awesome is your project from Anguree's class!

  4. Two quite different layouts, but each is beautiful.. I love the warmth and homely feel to the first layout, and I love the feminine and pretty feel to the second layout.. beautiful creations both of them... Have a lovely weekend..

  5. Love your entry for CSI. The mountains are great and the colors are perfect. The lightbulbs are the perfect embellishments.

  6. Fabulous artistry! Your interpretation of the case is awesome! The little houses compliment the photo perfectly! TFS at CSI

  7. It's such a beautiful and, yes, cozy layout! love your mountains and books with a cup of coffee (a perfect winter day for, books and coffee:)


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