Sunday 14 July 2013

CSI Challenge 80 - Experiment

This challenge had stumped for a while as I could not find the right sized photos, but with a bit of creative editing I made them work.  The palette is more muted after such a bright one last week, but I enjoyed the earthy "boy" colours. But other talented CSI designers used them for elegant girl pages.  Why not pop over and have a look.  You have until July 21st to play along.

The Play stamp is a really old one and the tiny flowers are from an old October Afternoon paper.  The green is My Mind's Eye and the rest is Kaisercraft.   I like they way they all play nicely together.

Something transparent - the tape
Texture paste

I was inspired by the word “Bliss”.  The journalling is on the back of the page.

Time alone is a rare commodity for a little boy with a twin brother and an older sibling.  Maybe that’s why you head straight for the sand pit when you arrive at our home. Pa keeps it covered, so the sand stays dry for your favourite experiment; that is pouring sand through different funnels. You try each size, lifting them to various heights and catch the sand as it pours through at different volumes.  You spend hours there, chattering happily to yourself.  It’s wonderful to see you in a state of bliss, as you experiment with the laws of gravity.  Love Granny

Kaisercraft - 365 days collection “Event”
Kaisercraft - Tigerlilly collection “Freesia”
Kaisercraft - Base Coat, “Paper Rock”
Kaisercraft Cardstock - Black
October Afternoon - Thrift Shop, Shape Stickers
October Afternoon - Farmfresh “Farmhouse”
My Mind’s Eye - Love this collection, “Devoted”
Prima Stencil - #564315
Liquitex texture paste
Imaginarium chipboard Alphas
Ranger - Emboss it dabber
Stampendous - Embossing enamel “Aged taupe”
Cloud 9 clear Stamps - Simple thoughts “Boy”
Colorbox ink - Dark Brown
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
Making Memories - Buttons “Pitter patter” Trims & Treats



  1. Your grandboys must be about the same age as mine...& this turned out fabulously! LOOVE how you 'worked' those photos...& the colours are brill & that stamp works perfectly, even if it is an oldie!!!!

  2. Love the photos and they go perfectly with the the stencil work..fab title and journaling. Love this!! :)

  3. you are on fire Helen, this is just magnificent and the pics are a perfect match xoxo

  4. beautiful page, love the photos too :)

  5. Ah Helen you know what I love most about your scrapbooking? The fact that you record the little things that are more often than not forgotten. I wish I had discovered this hobby when my kids were small but I am grateful that I have it now for any grandies that I may have. I will record everything :D It is a wonderful thing for a child to be happy with his own company. I hope that he keeps that all of his life. I love how you created this layout. I have missed your stories :D

  6. Absolutely stunning page Helen. Its such a good feeling pairing your new and old scrappy stash in a page, I always feel like I have achieved something a little extra. You have definitely captured a beautiful moment here. xo

  7. This is a gorgeous page Helen and the sweet little photo's are just precious! Love how you have styled this page and put your stamp on it! Lovely little story...little boys are just sooo cute! ;-)

  8. Fantastic page Helen. Love how you have used the mesh tape!!