Sunday, 12 May 2013

71 - CSI Challenge Sprung

Blue is my favourite colour, so it was not difficult to decide what the primary colour would be on this page. I stuggle a bit with red at times, so I added just a tiny bit of it.  

I kept Em's sketch close to the original and it was wonderful to work with.

For the pen work, I drew the clouds on vellum and tucked them under the patterned paper.  Good to use some of the very old stash.

Music notes
Ink splatters  

I chose to write about a conversation I had with DGS when he  was learning to manipulate grown ups into doing what he wanted.

When your hair gets long like this, I remember a conversation we had when you were five.  Mummy had asked me to cut your hair, but when I got the scissors ready to do it, you said “No Granny, Mummy has a hairdresser coming to my house on Sat 17th. This option had been discussed so I naively swallowed  your explanation hook, line and sinker.
Saturday was indeed the 17th and I had no reason to doubt you. When we got home Mummy said. “Did you not have time for the haircut”?  I told her what you’d said and she was astonished because she’d not arranged any such thing. “Why did you say that to Granny?” “Cos I didn’t feel like having my hair cut today Mummy, I wanted to play all day”!! 

Bazzil cardstock - pale turquoise and grey
My Mind’s Eye - patterned paper, Fiddlesticks “Story”, both sides
Vellum - Unknown brand
Martha Stewart Punch - Birds on a wire
Basic Grey Alphas - White chocolate chip
Blue Fern Studio - Chipboard, Icons “Step one”
Prima stencil - Static
Atelier - Gesso
Liquitex - Gloss heavy gel
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Broken China
Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Patina
Kaisercraft stamp - Sheet Music
Kasiercraft - Pearls, red
Button - red house, unknown
Zig Pen 



  1. Teeheehee.....the little rascal!!! Out of the mouths of babes....& I'm with you on red, I always find it a bit hard.....happy mum's day:):):) And LOVING those clouds. Old stash used is a very, very good feeling!!!!!!!!!!

  2. What a lovely page & so beautifully executed! Great photos & love that shade of blue!!

  3. Great page Helen and love the story and the sweet photo's! Your grandson has such rosy cheeks...a little heartbraker! ;-) Love the colouring and your background work....fabulous!

  4. Oh Helen... your journaling is always a treat to read. He has a way with words... wonder where that comes from :D I am sure that he would rather play than have granny destroy those beautiful curls. Where did they come from. I see so much of you in him too. I love the dark curls and the pink cheeks. This is a beautiful layout Helen. You rock.