Sunday, 6 April 2014

"Pictures With Clouds" CSI Guest Designer for March - Case File 116




Hello again!  Last month I guest designed at CSI HERE.  
I was their Special Agent!  It was fun as I have got out of 
the habit of playing at colour challenges & I do love them!!  
Thank you SO MUCH to Debbie Tehrani for inviting me!


I created my base paper from scratch using Lindy's 
Stamp Gang mists, gesso, hard molding paste, black 
archival ink & stamps from 3rd Eye Crafts.


For my evidence I used:-  

A monogram {JT} my son's initials.
Circles  {in the stamped images & the shape of the flairs}
Buttons {well the flairs are kind of like covered buttons aren't they?!}
Use electricity to make your page {I use electricity to make EVERY 
page as I always use my heat gun to dry off my mediums
 & a glue gun to attach my embellishments}


For my testimony :-
Song Title or Lyrics {used both!}


I grunged it up a lot on this layout of my older son.


I used lots of different textures for my layering - old foam dot negative sheet,
 masking tape, torn papers, masking tape & several different types of mesh.


I loved the soft colours as they are really manly too!


The song "Pictures with Clouds"was written by my son 
& you can watch him perform it HERE on You Tube if you like :)


I used dome REALLY THICK modelling paste for this one, 
along with the negative sheet from some foam dots, to build 
up my background, then misted & stamped over parts of
 them to help everything blend in together.

Thanks for popping in today!
I am going to be busy for the next little while preparing
 some more DT work that is due in so will see you anon :)




14 comments:

Gideoni said...

Beautiful page!! Color fantastic!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I love love love the colors and the layers!!!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Superb...the photo is still the focus, in amongst that AMAZING textures bg....looks totally fab & really man grunge...loooove this one, Helen:):):)

yyam said...

Really cool page. Love the grungy textures and no flowers..lol

Denise van Deventer said...

Super cool boy page Helen! Really love this one...so many gorgeous details on the background! You are really rocking these CSI challenges and I am loving what your pages!

Helen Wallace said...

A stunning MM background with a mix of grunge and softness. Fabulous photo too :)

dstandard said...

Fabulous page Helen - wonderful background work - all grungy for a boy look!

Val Thorpe said...

Loved this layout when I saw it in the gallery. Although there is lots going on on the background page it is kind of clean for you ;) LOve the pic and the lyrics... went to go have a listen too... :D Pretty good.

Bellaidea said...

very cool page for your Big Boy!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Love it! It is like a Clean and Simple Grunge version even with that fabulous built up background. Wonderful photo and your son is so handsome! Bet he loves this LO.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is a super gorgeous page!! Such wonderful colour and fabulous textures!! I watched your son's video a while ago and loved it! He is a very handsome and talented young man, Stunning work Helen!! ox

Eila Sandberg said...

Gosh Helen! lots of cool stuff happening on your page! rather tricky colours but you just whipped up this fab page, good good job!! xoxoxo

Mitra Pratt said...

The page is an illustration for his song, I think. Both are most excellent!

Lynette said...

Fantastic arty page. Awesome techniques.