Saturday 19 January 2013

55- CSI challenge - Dream

CSI is celebrating it's first Birthday all this month, with lots of new challenges and a blog hop starting next week. There are prizes to be won so why not come over and be part of the fun?

As part of the Birthday Celebrations, we were invited to scrap lift an element or design from the very first CSI challenge in January 2012

I was inspired by Em Stafrace and her design called “Taking Time”, especially the resist misting, linking the two other elements.  As often happens, my page, took off on a direction of it’s own, but I used Em’s page to kick start my ideas.   Thanks your work.

Here is my take on the challenge. 

And a close up

Diamond shapes
Tone on tone
Faux stitching
Plain white back ground (to begin with)

The journalling is on a tag behind the photo.  I used the inspiration word favourite as my prompt. The journalling reads:-

Even though you love playing with your brothers, you also enjoy time out to dream. On this day, you sat in your favourite spot under the camellia tree and quietly pondered the mysteries of life.  When the others are around, you tussle for toys and attention, often with a shriek loud enough to split an atom. It was lovely to see you sit still with the little stone dog in the flower bed.  You gave him sloppy kisses on the nose and talked in dog, as only toddlers can do. So sweet.  Love Granny

Thanks for calling in to say Hello and for any comments you care to leave.

Kaisercraft patterned paper, Marigold Collection, lemon
Bazzil Cardstock, white
Prima flowers
Imaginarium Chipboard, alpahas
Scrapmatts Chipboard, Leaves
Prima paint, Branch bark
Ranger Acrylic paint dabbers, Snow cap, Lemonade, Sail boat blue
Tattered Angels Glimmermist, Blue skies, Patina, Key lime pie
Royal Coat, dimensional magic
Fiskars punch, Apron Lace
Kaisercraft Stamps, Botanical 
Kaisercraft blooms
Signature Sensations, Mini flowers
Collection, Butterfly Prints 0458, Vintage 0500, Chambry 0522, Angelic 0529
Prima stamp, #544980
The Crafter’s Workshop, Harlequin, Gathered flowers
Atelier, Gesso
Derivan Impasto, Medium
Prima, Ingvilde Bolme, distressing tool


  1. fabulous page, love the journalling too :)

  2. wow what a buzz to read your post, finally got a chance to stop by for a visit and there was my name he your page Helen really like the misting and the harlequin resist work connecting the two groupings, it sure is a great way to keep a minimal page connected and flowing:)

  3. LOVELY Helen! Woohoo! Love your pages and blog!

  4. Helen... your layouts are always an inspiration :D I love the misting and stuff on this one it is so soft and dreamy... kind of like the look on your DGS's face... he is so adorable... I need to ask what mists you use... I have been playing with misting and I am not getting the effect that I want and I am wondering if that's what it is... you have been so quiet the last couple of days I thought maybe you were away...anyway it's nice to see you back xx

  5. Absolutely marvellous page Helen, just all of your work is!! so love the soft misting/masking at the bottom, the scalloped layered corners, the diamonds and your exquisite taste for design! xoxoxo

  6. Love your NEW blog Helen & I love your layout too. Cheers Di xo

  7. Aww, how sweet is this! Your super cute photo just shines on this lay-out. Wonderful work!

  8. Such a sweet page. It´s a delight looking at it.

  9. What a stunning page Helen....gorgeous little photo, love the misting and template background. Your pages and journaling have always been amazing but you are going from strength to strength... love visiting to see what you have created.
    Love the new look blog...... Just Beautiful.
    Janice xx