Saturday 8 December 2012

49_ CSI Challenge

Such bright and happy colours this week at CSI.   I had the perfect piece of fabric in my stash and for the first time used it as the back ground for the page.
Our gorgeous Grand daughter happily climbing in our play room, full of mischief.

Some close ups

Love the green checked, covered button from Lil' Red Rocket

I tried to achieve a mottled look to the title by dabbing the paint 
with a finger while still wet.

The bird was fussy cut from very old paper by Die Cuts With a View

I drew the green hearts on the chippie, but they 'bled' when I put the 'rock candy' on top.
I tell myself that's what I intended all along!

Lace (tiny little lace bow on the envelope)

TESTIMONYI placed my journalling in something which can be opened, the little vellum envelope.

At this moment in time you are sweetly innocent and happily cocooned in the nest of your family.  Your sunny nature enjoys learning, except when thwarted; then a tantrum of volcanic proportions can erupt!  When I observe your face, I catch fleeting expressions that remind me of your Daddy and Mummy, your Brother, your Cousin and my Sister as a baby. Like the Matryoshkas on the fabric, I’m aware of the layers and complexities of your ancestry, all of whom donated a tiny bit of DNA, which amalgamated to form the uniqueness of you.  They were brave, courageous & stubborn people and I see those traits in you.  Those gifts will serve you well baby Girl.   “Life is a great big canvas: throw all the paint on it you can. “ Danny Kaye.                    Love Granny 30 Sept. 2012

Thanks so much for dropping in and thanks for any comments you may care to leave.
I do appreciate every one of them   :)

Cardstock Bazzil - Yellow, White and Blue
Chipboard - Imaginarium
Die Cut Cheery Lyn - Fanciful Floruish,
Die Cut Dienamics - Dizzy Doiley
Die Cut Spellbinders - Romantic Rectangles
Embellishment KaiserCraft - Pearls,   
Fabric - SpotlightFlowers Prima and Spotlight
Ink Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet 
Tim Holtz - Distress Crackle Paint Paint  
Ranger dabber - Lemonade, Sandal   Jo Sonja - Pale Gold ink
Patterned Paper - Die Cuts with a view
Punch - Martha Stewart, Butterfly, Marguerite Daisy
Other Royal Coat - Dimensional magic  
Embellishment Clock Face - Unknown, possible from Christmas Cracker
Buttons Spotlight and Vintage and Lil’ Red Rocket


  1. Thanks for sharing closeups of your layout. You know I am a huge fan of your work :D You now have a new follower :D

  2. Gorgeous Helen, love that Green checked button and what a cutie your granddaughter is
    Mary x

  3. Your beautiful layout caught my attention on the CSI wall instantly. Using the fabric for background is a FAB idea! Love your page.

  4. So beautiful Helen.... sweet photo, and lots of beautiful details and embellies. Love it!! :) x