Flash Bang Wallop!

Wot a Picture! Wot a picture, wot a photograph! I've had Tommy Steele singing in my head for days, thanks  to Case File #71 over at CSI this week. Here it is (click on the image to enlarge it)
Every week, CSI mastermind Debbi Tehrani finds a new Scene for us to investigate - from this image she draws inspiration for colours, design elements and journaling prompts. In order to solve the case, you have to use the following clues

  • all five colours in the Scheme
  • at least two pieces of Evidence
  • at least one piece of Testimony

As this is the second week of the month, we also have a fab sketch from Emma Stafrace to follow.
Lucky lucky CSI Members can download the CSI Coordinates to help them solve the Case - a new set of Coordinates is designed for each case by the talented Michele Singh - they are FABulous! :o)

So here is my solution to this Case
Just this once, I'm using my CSI Detective Frame - partly because the page just looks better in it and partly because I am still so excited to be a CSI Detective that I can't resist showing it off! :o)

Scheme: All the colours are there, plus black and a small amount of a deeper yellow as I didn't have quite the right shade in my stash, but we're allowed neutrals and10% of an accent colour so I think I'm ok!
Evidence: circles, birds, musical notes, ink splats, doodling
Testimony: nothing too complicated this week - but I used a song lyric as my starting point and my handwritten journaling reads, "Bailey doing one of his best flip-top smiles for Nanny Annie's camera!"

Here are a couple of close-ups and details

  • I used three pp from the Coordinates on a plain white cardstock, inking and doodling all edges.
  • Splats of Chalkboard Glimmer Mist were outlined with fine black pen for emphasis.
  • "Flash" shapes were hand drawn and cut from Stampin'Up! card, then doodled around with fine pen.
  • Filmstrip was cut with Tim Holtz Alterations Filmstrip die through my Cuttlebug.
  • Little bird from the Coordinations.
  • Both types of alpha are American Crafts Thickers.
  • Heat embossing with Stampin'Up! white embossing powder on black card created the chalkboard effect arrow.

 Quotes from the Coordinates at opposite corners, accented with a heart brad.
These two washi tapes were from the Range - two for £3!

That's all folks! Thanks for coming - see you again soon :o)


Lisa-Jane said…
What a cool photo and such a great layout with so many wonderful touches! Thanks for stopping by my blog as part of the hop x
Maria Ontiveros said…
Hi Annie,
Come on back by my blog because you won the blog giveaway!
Em Stafrace said…
Fabulous page Annie, wow you nailed that casefile!
Annie Claxton said…
Thanks Em, I always love working from your sketches - they really get my mojo going!
Annie Claxton said…
WooHOO! Hey thanks Maria - I'll be right over! :o)
Annie Claxton said…
Thanks so much - it was a brilliant blog hop, I really enjoyed visiting all the blogs - I'll be back!