Friday, December 7, 2012

Remember This - CSI: Case File No:48

Hello my friends:) I don't know when last I had so much fun creating!! It is the first time I take on a challenge by CSI Color Stories Inspiration and I can kick myself for not having done it before. What a fabulous way to get out of the rut that I was in and the best part of this challenge is that I got to work with colours I would never have imagined could look so pretty together.:) I have to admit that I got very bored with pinks and blues and browns together. This really opened my eyes to a whole new world of colour combinations:) Now here's another thing...I love the Crime and Investigating Channel on TV and I always have it on while I'm scrapping and not because I enjoy the crimes committed, definitely NOT, but because I love the "solving of the crime" part. I love the investigation and I love forensics and the best part is when the criminal is brought to justice!! Ok, now I'm rambling but now you understand why I loved this challenge so much. I had to figure out how to put all these clues together to arrive at the outcome and this is how I did it. First of all, here is the case file:

And here are the detailed much fun! For the "scheme" we had to use all 5 colours as follows and hopefully I have achieved that :)

  • Glossy Blue - sky blue, taken from the light blue tiles -- 159.205.228
  • White Tile - white, taken from the counter -- 254.253.249
  • Chartreuse Shine - chartreuse, taken from the green tiles--196.183.43
  • Blueberry - dark blue, taken from the darker blue tiles -- 44.119.150
  • Stainless Steel - gray, taken from the lighter parts of the stove -- 216.207.200
  • clock
  • mosaic
  • silver metallic elements
  • something transparent
  • glossy accents
  • fruit accents
  • plain brads (inspired by the clock)
  • something inspired by the bowl on the middle shelf on the right (e.g., a border punch, die-cut, lace cardstock)
Here I decided to go for the clocks of which I have three. The big clock was very much inspired by the picture of the clock in the image and so I coloured some pins with metallic markers and stuck them into the circle. I also went for the mosaics by painstakingly cutting little pieces if paper and arranging them in a mosaic type of style ..won't do that in a hurry! I also have one silver metallic elements and that being the key. The die-cut was inspired by the bowl on the middle shelf on the right. Mmm...I think I have the evidence covered... :)

  • Document something, special meals, your cooking talents, your own kitchen.
  • Write your journaling as a recipe.
  • Write your journaling as a schedule (inspired by the clock)
  • Write your journaling in bullets and use glossy brads as the bullets
  • List a bunch of words to describe the topic of your page OR choose one word and use a thesaurus to generate a list of synonyms (don't ask how, but that idea was inspired by the tiles.
  • Inspiration Words: eat, time, create-- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title
Here I definitley didn't want to document anything in as far as my cooking talents are concerned as that is pretty much non-existent. I have to be the only person who has ever burned a boiled egg, so I opted for doing my journaling as a recipe. In my recipe I also used the "inspiration words" being "create, "eat" and "time" which  did using the colours in the scheme.

Are you still awake? Well, hopefully I have solved this case and can't wait to move onto the next one:)  Thank you CSI for the awesome inspiration provided and for making it so much fun. :)

The gorgeous flourish on my layout is the FWAB Elise Flourish Silver - Dusty Pink & Rose Pink Flowers Set  from Flourish With A Bling.

FWAB Elise Flourish Silver - Dusky Pink & Rose Pink flowers

Oh and if you're wondering what happened to my poor Delta, she was spayed and at the same time I had to have her dew claw removed as it kept tearing into the flesh and causing an infection. She's such a lump and wasn't interested in anything except food when she got back from the hospital..drowsy and all...she lives to eat :) I cannot tell you how many socks I went through before the wound finally healed...she ate them :)

Now I need to go and do something about the mosquitoes that are biting the hell out of me under this desk. Till next time, be safe, take care and be happy!!xx


  1. Your work is always breathtaking...and this change in colour combination is beautiful. Love your Rottweiler. We had one that had the softest nature and went totally gagga when he saw babies and small children.

  2. stunning LO, Cathy! I like this color combo and your take on it is amazing! and as usually there are so many gorgeous details to look at! great take on the challenge!

  3. Such a stunning page!! Love the misting and amazing chipboard work!! Sweet photo, too!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  4. Oooh what a delightful stroll down 2012, can so remember this one too over at CSI. BEAUTIFUL work Cathy, absolutely beautiful! gorgeous misting and masking. xoxo