My Hands @ 52

Case File #63 over at CSI was full of beautiful colours and vintage style. Debbi Tehrani came up with an inspirational image yet again, along with some brilliant creative prompts to get us all going - I really don't know how she does it every week! Here's the Case File (click on image to enlarge)

There is also another genius set of CSI Coordinates from Michele Singh - these are printable elements and pp which you can download and use to help solve the case and there is a whole library of them which CSI members can access - check them out for yourself, you'll be impressed I promise!
Although I love these soft vintage colours and the designer pages in the gallery were amazing, I always struggle to work with them for some reason. I was so NOT happy with my page that I nearly didn't upload it at all, but I'm glad I did because I've made the Watch List - very surprised and well chuffed as you can imagine! Here it is
I've used some more of the beautiful flowers and papers from 13Arts which I was lucky enough to win from designer Aida Domisciewicz - such lovely quality paper to work with, I've ordered some more in fact ...
Anyway, back to the Case File - this is how I solved it
The Scheme: I used all of the colours and added some white (neutrals are allowed)
The Evidence: flowers; tape measure; sewing; vintage elements (some applied images, lace and buttons)
The Testimony: journalling on a tag; about my hobbies; IW inspire and woman.
My story was all about how when I look at my 52 year old hands I can see those of my Mum and Gran, who both taught me to enjoy being creative - sadly they are both gone now, but they are still with me whenever I pick up a rolling pin, a paintbrush or a knitting needle.
One of the best things about CSI is how it encourages you to contemplate and tell your story.

TFL :o) x