Saturday, 5 October 2013

92 - CSI Challenge "Tutu"

CSI challenge this week has soft pinks and blues to challenge you.  Why not hop over and be inspired by the Design Team and lots of talented Guest Designers.  It's easy to play; simply use each of the five colours, choose at least two of the Evidence items and at least one of the Testimony prompts.  CSI loves to promote journalling, so come on over and spin us a yarn.
Here is the link
My page was inspired by the photos and the chippie by Imaginarium....I haven't done a double for ages, but just could not decide on one or two photos from this I had to be a pictorial approach
I had fun playing with mists,  stencils, pastes, inks and dies....such fun, except when it comes to putting everything away again.
Because I'm blogging impaired I don't know how to get these layouts to sit side by side so this is the Left side and the one underneath is the Right side.

A few closies of our gorgeous wee ballerina &  yummy new die
Chippie from Imaginarium
Another yummy new die

Hearts (on her top)
Velvet ribbon
Something that dangles
Silhouette (cameo)
Stack elements (the stacked photos)

I used the inspiration word “Sparkle” to kick start my journalling.
It reads:-

When you were 16 months old, we bought you this pink Tutu for Christmas.  You fell in love with it and never wanted to take it off. You’ve worn it when camping, to the shops & outside in the garden; it’s an all occasion outfit. On this day, you danced spontaneously for us, having gathered up your bag and your ribbon as props. I loved the poise and lack of inhibition, you had, as you gracefully dipped and twirled.  I hope you will always feel so liberated. Never let anyone dull your sparkle.  6 July 2013          Love Granny
Watercolour paper
Bazzil cardstock - blue
Bazzil cardstock - white
Kaiser craft - Pink cardstock
My Mind’s Eye - Cut and Paste, Adorbs, “Special” (floral)
Carta Bella - True Friends collection, “Forever friends cards” (reverse) blue mat
Kaiser craft - Bonjour collection “Dijon” (butterfly)
Kaiser craft - Stamp, “Bloom”
The Crafter’s Workshop stencil - Circle explosion
The Crafter’s workshop stencil - Mini Garden Gate
Prima Stencil - Art Deco Design, 569471
Prima ink - Worn Jeans
Prima - flowers
Prima - Say it with crystals
Kaisercraft - Pearls
Tattered angels glimmermist - Pink taffy
Luminarte paint Twinkling H2O’s- Chiffon pink & Bashful blue
Tim Holtz distress ink - Spun Sugar
Imaginarium - Chipboard
Atelier - Gesso
Derivan Matisse - Impasto medium
Stampendous - embossing enamel “aged ivory”
La La Land die - Open leaf flourish
La La Land die - Heart banner
Spellbinder’s die - Parisian motifs
Millinery netting - Mother’s stash
Ribbon - Mother’s stash
Cameo Cabachon - from Monica at the Trinket Truck
Martha Stewart punch - Pansies



  1. Such a sweet layout Helen and as always beautiful journalling. We must have been channelling each other as I have also done a ballerina layout and used the quote Don't let anyone dull your sparkle, also textured pasted circles and coloured the same, Great minds think alike ;). I will post mine tomorrow, to funny. I have a couple of cyber friends I seem to be linked to through the cosmo. I love your little banner and new die
    Mary x

  2. such a dreamy piece of art. your little grandie looks like a little fairy , soooooooooooooo sweet xoxo

  3. This is just a beautiful double pager Helen. Amazing background page with all the 'bubbles' and the stunning photos of your little princess swirling around the page with absolute abandon. So many lovely details and I think they are the luckiest grandies alive to have you as their grandparents. <3

  4. Super duper soft and pretty layout! I love this so much! Pure bliss!

  5. Gosh Helen! a double pager! the photos are simply adorable! love how the bubbles foat about just as your little DGD in her sweet tutu and the softness of the colours just swirling and whirling over your pages like dandelion fluff. I seriously love your double-pager!! BEAUTIFULA job Helen! xoxox

  6. Awwww, what gorgeous pics. She looks like she's having a ball! And very clever title.

  7. Such a beautiful feminine layout Helen. I love the soft colours and what a gorgeous little ballerina as well, such an angel :)xx

  8. This is soooo pretty!! Love all your little bits of die-cutting here & there! I think if you wanted to lay your images side by side you'd have to first put them together as a collage in Picasa then upload them that way. (as one photo) or perhaps reduce the size to small or medium in order for them to fit. Anyway, I prefer to see each page so beautifully big & clear!!