Sunday, February 17, 2019

CSI 272 - It's all Downhill...

With so may storms this winter I have had more time to play along with CSI and their newest challenge #272.

My daughter had recently sent me a photo of Liam and his race team with their new uniforms which inspired me to create a snowflake background.. I stamped and white embossed everyone of them.. die cut a few mountains + snowmen + title and that was pretty much it for a clean and simple kid's page..

Of course, having the Italian Alps as a backdrop makes any layout look good..!!


Saturday, February 2, 2019

CSI 274 - Gather Life's Little Treasures....

Following along with CSI's Cold Case 274  and thrilled to be a little freer to choose my own ideas, materials and themes for my pages....

- I hand drew the lighthouse in order to connect the image from the photo.
- I also hand drew, then water coloured the beach and water with distress inks...
- I used some older stamps from my stash to create the images on the page  and because the card stock is textured I had to use a slightly damp brush to "pull" the colours into the images..
- I drew a bit of a border to give the page a frame I felt was needed and distress the edges to give it a shabby wind-blown sea side effect..
- I sealed the whole page with a Matte Sealant from Plaid
- I placed a large journal card on the back for my granddaughter to tell her own story..