When I saw this week's Case File #62 over at CSI, it made me think of all the times I've danced the night away with friends (or the cat, or even all by myself if the mood takes me and no one's looking) - you know how sometimes you just dance for the sheer joy of it? The inspiration image just captures that feeling perfectly. Here's the Case File (click on the image to enlarge)
We have a whole lot of pictures of the dancing at our wedding picnic, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to scrap some of those. It being the second week of the month, the Case File includes a fabulous sketch from Emma Stafrace and this one uses NINE small photos - IDEAL!

In case you haven't discovered CSI yet - the idea is that each week the wonderful Debbi Tehrani gives us a new Case File, based on an inspirational image called The Scene. The Colours, Stories and Inspiration are all taken from this image. In order to solve the case, you must use the following Clues:
  • All 5 colours in the Scheme
  • At least 2 items of Evidence
  • At least 1 piece of Testimony
To help you solve the Case, there is a new set of CSI Coordinates each week, designed by the talented Michele Singh - these are free printables which you can download to your pc and they are BRILLIANT!

So, here is my solution to Case File #62

 The Sketch: This was a fun way to show multiple pictures - may have to do a couple more from this one for the album
The Scheme: Used all the colours plus black and white
The Evidence: Wood and fabric effects on the pp printed from the Coordinates; circles in the form of buttons, home made vinyl single and Mr Huey mask in the background
The Testimony: Inspired by the words "dance" and "friend" 

Some close-ups

I enjoyed doodling around the ink splats and masked areas. The photos are mounted on the pale greenish yellow colour and cut with a very narrow margin, just to "lift and separate" a bit! I cut out the separate "planks" from the Coordinations , distressed and inked the edges and adhered them in a slightly wonky way to give a more lively, quirky feel to the page.

The mini "record" is made from a circle of black card, with a circle punched form the pale yellow pp 
and the centre hole punched with the crop-o-dile. Lots of washi tape agin on theis page as you can see!

Well that's it for today, it's well gone midnight and I have to get up for work in six hours - where does the time go?! 
thanks for popping in! :o)