Saturday, 12 January 2013

54 - CSI challenge - Play

It’s Birthday month at CSI, with different things happening every week. You get the chance to win a prize, just by entering the challenge.

This week as well as the colour challenge, we have a stunning sketch, by Emma Stafrace from Page Drafts. 

CSI Case File - 54 Play

I loved the sketch and was rocking along, almost finished when I took it one step too far with the mixed media and created MUD!....Yikes....disaster....I had no more red paper and there was none in the go to plan B.   I don't like it nearly as much, but I've leant my
A couple of close ups, I made the heart flower with a Carl punch to echo the hearts on the patterned paper.

The chevrons didn't photograph very well, but they look good in real life.

Mixed Media back ground

Hand written journalling

At the adventure playground you put aside your innate caution about heights and climbed the BIG slippery dip.  You sped down, squealing with delight and immediately scrambled up for another turn.  You loved the tyre swings and the swing bridge too.  Fresh air, sunshine and your favourite hat; a perfect recipe for a happy day. Love Granny

Glitz Design, Cashmere Dame Cherries, (reverse)
Bo Bunny, Love Letter Keys (reverse)
Bo Bunny, Love Letter's Stripe
Bazzil Card Stock, black, blue and yellow
Treasures Cardstock, Papyrus
Spellbinders, Standard Circles Large
Spellbinders, Grommet tags
American Crafts, Thickers, Rainboots
Tomorrow's Memories, Twine
Ranger distress ink, Black soot
The Crafter's Workshop Stencil, Chevron
Pan Pastel, Raw Umber
Carl punch, heart shape
Color box ink, Lipstick red
Prima ink, Coltsfoot Stemens
Washi tape, black and white chevron, Craft Queen
Washi tape, red star, Craft Queen
Prima, distressing tool 
Faber-Castell, brown pen

TFL and for any comments you may care to leave.  I appreciate each and every one of them. 


  1. Always love seeing your pages Helen. You make me envious of your journaling so so much. I just can't seem to do it, maybe that will be my new years resolution :) I think your page is just fine the red looks good :)

  2. love this Helen!
    Love the joy on his face!
    Loving the flower too.
    and would of loved to see your "Mud" ;-)

  3. fabulous take on the challenge, great photo too:) have a great week :)

  4. Love this layout Helen :D I never noticed the chevrons before :( they are so cool because they are so subtle but you miss them if you don't make the pic bigger.... That flower is so cool and I am definitely going to make that...

  5. Very nice subtle effect with the chevrons, almost like a digital background. Oooh that flower is just super, how clever to mimic the hearts! Your new blog looks absolutely smashing, really love your new banner. Did our Miss Em have anything to do with the make-over by any chance? :)))