Thursday, 3 July 2014

Happy Day - DT - CSI/Artastic challenge

Hello, hello, thanks for calling in to say g'day.
I have a simple page to share with you today.
It's a collaboration between
Jane from Artastic, chose the inspiration image and Debbi created the Case File based on this art. If you choose to enter, make sure you post your layout in both the CSI Gallery and on the ARTastic blog (link in their left sidebar). They've got sponsors donating prizes, and all layouts submitted for this special Case File will be entered for our July prizes too. In addition, creators of our favorite layouts will be invited to join us as Special Deputies (guest designers) in September. This Case File will be open for investigation for the entire duration of July.

I wanted to keep the page simple
 to create a sense of space and focus on the photo.
 The sun and clouds were cut from American Crafts
Amy Tangerine, "Scatter Sunshine"
The words are from Heidi Swapp
And the sand is from the children's sandpit!
Scallops - around the clouds
Polka dots - rays of the sun
Label - the blue behind the photo and the wood veneer
Transportation accents - the camels
Sand like substance

A sunset camel ride along this famous beach was just one of the many highlights of our three month Odyssey around Australia in our caravan.  The beach lived up to it's reputation; 22 kilometres of pristine sand, turquoise water, vibrant red soil and brilliant Indian Ocean sunsets.


  1. Helen that is such a beautiful photo. I would love to do a camel ride and that beach is really lovely. How wonderful it is to travel and discover your own country. :) I love this layout on the craft background and your 'sand' looks wonderful. Another lovely layout for this challenge.

  2. Wowsers!!! You have done it again Helen!! Loooove!! Xx

  3. Stunning - love those clouds! And that colour card stock is just 'right' for the photo, too:):)

  4. simply stunning , this makes a statement helen , love the simplicty and the photo is fabulous x

  5. Stunning photo...I love the texture at the bottom that resembles the surf in the photo.

  6. This page is BRILLIANT!!! Love its simplicity, how all the colors work together to create the mood. Great idea to use real sand!

  7. Wonderful layout Helen! I love the gorgeous photo and the fabulous scene you created around the photo!

  8. This is really creative! Love the sand! :D

  9. Fabulous page Helen! Love the simplicity on this - just perfect!

  10. Fab design, and I just love that photo! Sounds like you had an amazing trip!

  11. Great design & what an amazing photo!!

  12. Love the design with the large sun. Mimics the beach/desert scene perfectly.
    Well done! :-)

  13. Simple, sweet and stunning Helen!

  14. Wow this is a happy, fun page Helen. Great photo too. I'm yet to visit cable beach & a lot of other places in our great land, but it's all on my bucket list. I was hoping to get time to play along with this challenge but I keep getting side tracked :/ thanks for sharing.

  15. Wow Helen, that photo is certainly amazing and really does give one a very tranquil sense and feeling! The clean design certainly draws one's eye to the photo and is the perfect setting! x

  16. A magnificent photo Helen.... a .very creative and clever layout.....Love it! x