Wednesday, 26 March 2014

"True Love in 2014"- CSI March "Special Agent"" {Prima/Lindy's Stamp Gang/Pink Paislee}

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I'm here today to share my next case file with you from CSI
where I am their Guest Designer {Special Agent}
 this month HERE.  This is Case File 115.  
I found it really difficult to get my colours showing up nicely this time unfortunately.  
In person they have a reddish brown tinge but whether I photographed
 by natural or artificial light they came out brown :(

I used all the colours but focused mostly on the 
brown & white with touches of the pinks.

For my EVIDENCE - where one is required to use TWO PIECES I used :- 
1) Hearts {the Heart design that underpins my entire page}
2)  Lace - The scalloped lace underneath my photo cluster
3)  Grid - the dry-wall tape
4)  Flowers - my Prima background paper
5)  Pen work - My hand-journalling
6)  Mixed - Media Background - my gesso & misting
 & my gel medium collage work underneath it all for texture.

Yeah so my colours didn't show up so great but I got 6 pieces
 of evidence in instead of the minimum 2 - so I'm forgiven right?

Now for the TESTIMONY, of which one is required to use just ONE clue.
1)  Freewrite - did that.  Often do it.  LOVE to do it.

I stacked up my photo on foam tape as usual with a lot of random elements
 & torn papers & off-cuts underneath.  I hang on to lots of little off-cuts for this 
purpose & to be honest it's my favourite look right now & darn economical too :)

I took some background photos before I 
got started with the rest of my layout.

You can see I had a blast with this one!

Gel medium/decoupage style is one of my new fave tricks!

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Why not join Debbi & the CSI ladies this week?


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! I love love love the colors and those textures!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Way to solve the Case! Cool photo and really like how your design draws your eye to the photo.:)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Love the background!

Annie Claxton said...

Blimey Helen, this is totally gorgeous - I LOVE your background texture and colour and the way the heart is the focus of your design, brillinat page! :o)xxx

Helen Wallace said...

Gorgeous texture and a stunning photo Helen. This is just superb :)

Lisa Minckler said...

OH EM GEE..I've never heard of CSI before and the way it's presented is so incredibly fun and creative and what you've done with it is superb!! I'm over the moon at this post :)
Fantastic work from you Helen. I'm so inspired.

ALINE said...

This page is gorgeous!

dstandard said...

Fabulous photo to start with and wonderful mixed media background - so happy to have you at CSI this month!

dstandard said...

Fabulous photo to start with and wonderful mixed media background - so happy to have you at CSI this month!

Val-Belle said...

Another fab layout for CSI... :) Love it even if the colours didn't come out as you wanted. Love the photo and the handwritten journalling. Love your writing.

sandi said...

Fabulous! Love the way you've landscaped that pic.....perfect!

Lizzy Hill said...

Love how you did that fringed up bg heart....& that is one artsy photo!!!

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Maremi's Small Art said...

Wonderful page <3

alexandra s.m. said...

what an incredibly beautiful layout Helen!
so much depth and so many details!
Thank You~

Margaret Mifsud said...

Fabulous page Helen! Love the heart you incorporated into the background ... brilliant!! The colours may not be quite what you wanted but this page is absolutely stunning!! ox

Debbi Tehrani said...

Amazing textures on here, Helen! And what an awesome picture! Thanks so much for being our Special Agent!

Svjetlana said...

Fantastic work, love your background and photo is so cool.

Lynette Jacobs said...

Great mixed media background. It sucks when the colours don't photograph true to life.

Keren Tamir said...

That's background is stunning. Love the texture

Debbie said...

Amazing background work and picture!

yyam said...

Really cool background. Amazing textures. LOVE that artsy photo too!

Denise van Deventer said...

Super artsy is really drawn into it by that photo! Stunning!

Marjie Kemper said...

Such gorgeous textures! I love how you bring the eye to that neat photo... a beautiful LO!

Bellaidea said...

very interesting page, so many details, great work Helen