Saturday 8 November 2014

CC-3 Special case file for CSI - The great outdoors

Welcome back, it's lovely to have you drop in for a visit.  
I hope you will find some inspiration here.
Today I'm sharing a special case file,
One of our regular contributors, Lydibel Porrata
 contacted Debbi to create a special case file 
for her Puerto Rican TV show, Creativa.  
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond her control, 
the case file was not able to air. 
Debbi has decided to go ahead with it anyway and 
at the end of the month Lydibel will choose someone to win a prize.   
To see Lydibel's shows on you tube click 

You can find the more details and examples from the DT
I used a piece of grey board for the MM background
I coated it with white gesso before using stencils and mist
The frame is made with florists vine
The little nest is by Prima
The chipboard feather is by Imaginarium
The ostrich feather, I found on our travels
Bird accents 
Tree accents
Mixed media background
Mist/paint splatters

I used the inspiration words, outside, first and nature.  The journalling reads:-

The first six years of my life were spent on a farm with just my family for company.  I spent most days outside in the fresh air and was keenly aware of the weather and the change of seasons.  Although I now live in a small city, I love to holiday in the outback.  With the wind in my face and the smell of the gum trees, I’m transported back to the freedom and solitude of my childhood.  This photo is of Ormiston Waterhole, 135 kms from Alice Springs, in the Red Centre of Australia.  I love the grandeur of the massive Red Gums drinking at the edge of the water.  The texture of their bark, begs to be touched and photographed.  The water and the shade attracts  native birds, who feast on the seeds and noisily conduct their courting  rituals overhead.  The ancient rocks, standing sentinel for millennia, are reflected in the water and speak to me of the first inhabitants of this ancient land.  The silence, the brilliant azure skies, glimpses of native fauna and the connection with nature, all generate peace and serenity for my soul.  I savour the absence of other tourists; it’s too remote for most of them to venture so far.  My spirit is renewed and I never want to leave the outback for the rush and bustle of the city.  August 2010



  1. Fabulous layout! Love the journalling! I love the country life too, although I have not been to the outback!

  2. Gorgeous page and love your mm background and as always am delighted to read your journaling!

  3. Oh wow Helen, this is stunning! the photo is beautiful and you have scrapped it to perfection to truly showcase it. Love the colours and as always your journalling is so wonderful to read
    Mary x

  4. Sensational my friend! .Amazing background texture and colours, the photo is magnificent and your journaling is truly wonderful.....Love the florist wire frame, the little birds nest and feathers.Love this! x.

  5. Beautiful page Helen and love that soft background! The twiggy twine is also super and adds a lovely rustic feel, along with your your page! Love the journalling and as always, it is a treat! x

  6. Stunning photo, brilliant journalling and beautiful background. Lovely layout as always Helen.

  7. The KNEW I'd love the feather!! And that squiggly circle looks BRILL....I see your big printer got a work out....the journaling looks great like that.... I am sooo happy to be home - totally confused, mixed up....too much to catch up on & I don't know where to start!!! AAAAH well...hoping you've got your computer probs sorted out by now, too;)!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I adore that huge photo and that it takes center stage on this your playing with mixed media.