Saturday, April 21, 2012

CSI Case #15 and Embellish It News

Happy weekend everyone.  It has been a gorgeous sunny day here today.  We returned from Dunedin early this morning after a short visit to see family and little Zac - too cute and so brave (most of the time)

Finally I have managed to complete a CSI Case prior to the deadline.  This weeks File details as follow:
 My creation with the above scheme, scene, evidence and testimony. 

This layout was created on a Prima Canvas (available from Embellish It) .  I used a Paper Trunk Border stamp which I won at Autumn Escape two years ago and used for the first time, to stamp a border around the canvas to frame the page and then highlighted it with Kaiser rhinestones.  The two top photos and journalling scroll were printed onto Crafter's Images Photo Fabric.  The bottom photo was sewn on to a mount of  plain canvas and the edges frayed.  The alpha are Prima Canva.
 Ghe giant lizard eating a steak for lunch.  I cut the lizard from the photo and popped it up with dimensional foam to give it the 3D look.
 The 'Testimony' off the list that I used was 'document an adventure' and 'start with Once upon a time'.
 As part of the Evidence two out of the list of suggestions are to be used - I fitted in five and the above metal word 'friendship' was one of them fitting into the metal category as did the brads on the flower. Also the zig zags sewn around the photo. 
 Layering was used around the photos and with the trims.   The prima canvas is already coloured but also has a turquoise butterfly under my boat photo.  They are good to use if you don't have glimmer mists or inks or lack confidence to be artsy with those things (me lol). 

These are fun sketches to do and certainly get you thinking outside the square.   I challenge you to have a go at next week's.  CSI#16.

If you haven't already heard - Tania of Waimate has sold Embellish It to Joanne of Timaru.  Joanne is holding her first Timaru crop next Saturday 28 April and it would be lovely to see you there.  Contact Joanne if you are able to come or if you wish to visit the shop and see the wonderful selection of scrapbooking and card making supplies. 

I was honoured to be asked to be part of the Embellish It Design team along with 
Rachel Forrester - check out Rachel's blog at Rachel does gorgeous cards but be warned her blog will make you very hungry :-) .
Becks Caithness - Becks blog at Becks does really cool layouts using lots of different techniques, you can also check Becks out on facebook.
Joanne Flannery (owner) I do a mixture of cards and layouts.

Joanne hopes to offer card making classes soon.  New scrapbookers are welcome.  We are happy to help you get started and enjoy a very rewarding hobby.  

A Raincliff Retreat is scheduled for the last weekend in August.  They are always a fun creative weekend with good company.  Contact Embellish It if you are interested. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

Until next time ....



debby4000 said...

Fantastic layout.

Rachel F said...

aewsome Diane - how was the wee man?

Trace said...

Seeing the picture on the case file I now have 'where the wild things are' story going round in my head - thanks for that LOL.

Great layout Dianne.

Joanne F said...

Hi Dianne
Your canvas looks stunning!!! Well done can't wait to see it in real life.
Thanks for letting everyone know about the crop and Raincliff etc. Good Job!!! :)