Saturday, 4 April 2015

Waiting - CSI DT challenge 160

Hello Scrappy friends.  
Today I’m sharing a page for CSI challenge 160.
There is a bonus sketch from Em Stafrace.
To see what the DT and guest designers have created
for your inspiration.
Do you like using a monochromatic palette?
Then grab your forensic kits and lets get sleuthing.
The photos were taken in January in Phuket
at our youngest Son's wedding.
I followed the sketch almost exactly, 
but it's fine to rotate, or flip it, if it fits your photos better.
Travel elements - the venue and the stamp
Textured paper - the tag
Frame - the small photo
Metal -the heart

I chose to journal about a trip; travelling to another country and also the start of a journey as Husband and Wife. 

I used the words by Kahlil Gibran on marriage on the background and wrote a personal message on the tag.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. 

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.



  1. Beautiful layout and love the words of that song, how appropriate for a wedding day!

  2. Oooh! Nice to see the details - I saw this over at CSI & thought it was STUNNING. Wouldn't mind that pool for myself, either, as an aside!!! Your boy looks uber cool & you've used the colours & the elements to perfection:):) LOOOVE the K Gibram quote too...hope you've had a lovely Easter:):))

  3. Such a stunner of a page Helen! You totally rocked it once again! Love that awesome picture and love the poem you found to go with your feelings about this!

  4. Wow Helen - this is fabulous! What a stunning pic and your take on the case is perfect!

  5. Helen this is just such a beautiful and special layout. What a beautiful venue and your son looks so relaxed and happy. The quote is perfect for this layout and was one that I picked out for Storm too. I love how you copied the sketch and the stamping above the photo of your boy looks awesome. 43 days to mine. Stess levels beyond measure at this point :D

  6. Wow Helen! What a fabulous layout! Your son is so handsome! Great mix of pretty papers!

  7. Wow...a beautiful and special page Helen! Both photo's just must have been such a glorious time for you all! I love the words by Kahlil Gibran...such a nice reminder to myself too...

  8. Ooooh ultra cool and amazing photos!!

  9. A perfect setting for a wedding, a handsome young man and beautifully scrapped and journalled. Love this xx