Saturday 5 January 2013

53 - CSI Challenge Adorable

This is the new colour challenge over at CSI
These purple and lavender shades are never my "go to" colours and I wasn't sure what to do with them at first.  Fortunately I had this photo to work with and I love the way it turned out.

We looked after Esther overnight and the photo was taken in the bath, the 5.2 seconds she actually sat down in the water.  She loves to walk around, splash and do anything but get washed.  Don't let the innocent smile fool you !!

I used a sketch by the very talented Emma Stafrace to kick start my mojo.  Thanks Em.

A little closeup of the flower

Metal, on the star
Tea cup accent

Write a Haiku inspired by the thre main elements in the picture.
I’ve never written a might think I still haven’t, but I hope it’s on the right track!

Esther, your sweet smile,
Like tea and a sweet cupcake,
Charms both heart and soul.

Bazzil cardstock, blue and white
Artee Stardream, Amethyst
Artee Stardream, Lilac Polka Dot
Basic Gray Alphas, 3984
Fab Scraps, “Marie Antoinette, Purple Tea Party”, patterned paper
Fab Scraps, “Marie Antoinette, Blue Musical”, patterned paper
Prima, “Tea-Thyme Collection “Challis”
Magnolia Doohickey, Doily Flowers die
Magnolia Doohickey, Rose Leaf
Spellbinders, Classic Scalloped Circles
Prima, Say it in crystals
Tim Holtz Distess Ink, Milled Lavender
Metal Star, unknown
Blue & White Washi Tape, Craft Queen
TFL and for any comments you may care to leave.  I appreciate you dropping in  :)


  1. Gorgeous page Helen... gorgeous little girl and surrounded by gorgeous details....LOve it !!

  2. Beautiful page Helen, the mix of vintage style papers with the more structured sketch really makes it a striking page, how cute is your little grandbaby too btw!

  3. I really love that flower :D is it punches? I am such a huge fan of your work :D thank you for sharing all your stories with us.

  4. Thanks for dropping in Val, always a pleasure to see you. The flower is made the Magnolia brand Doohickey Flower die. It comes in two parts and is really easy to use :)

  5. This is so so pretty Helen! LOVE the punched Magnolia blooms, absolutely delightful composition! I always look forward to seeing your take on the case files as I know you never disappoint with your elegant designs. Have a wonderful weekend, very excited about the hop myself. Have never been part of one before. xoxo