stands for "Color, Stories, Inspiration" and as always, the amazing Debbi Tehrani has found a brilliant Scene for us to investigate - from this inspiration image she has taken the 5 colours, as well as ideas for design elements and journaling prompts. 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, there is a new set of CSI Coordinates for each Case File - these are fabulous printable downloads which are designed by the talented Michele Singh and they're free to CSI members. The Coordinates for Case File #72 weren't yet available when I made my page ready for the reveal, but they are all archived so I can use them another time.
Here's how I solved the case. These wonderful photos show my grandparents during their courtship and I've included lots of symbolic trinkets - birds and bees, crochet, pearls, buttons, the broken cage, the roses, these all had significance in their later lives. I love how Gran looks so young and innocent and Grandpa looks every inch the handsome charmer. Less than a year after this they were married with the first of six children on the way!
- The Scheme: - I used all the colours.
- The Evidence: doilies, labels, layered stamping, birds, book pages, bird cage, kraft background, metal.
- The Testimony: I handwrote my journaling onto a stack of labels. It reads "Granny age 20, so young, sweet and innocent, being swept off her feet by Grandpa, her Prince Charming - handsome and debonair. About a year before they were married. 1934. Surrey.
Here are some close-ups -
13Arts, the crocheted flowers were from a Papermania Christmas set and the metal clock charm was a holiday souvenir from a bead shop in Suffolk.
This week I thought I would be crafty and combine four challenges into one layout! As well as solving CSI Case File #72, I used the sketch by Gabrielle Pollacco for the Scrap365 May sketch challenge. However, it turns out that I can't enter it for that one because the end date is 16th and the CSI reveal date is the 17th and I wouldn't want to let the cat out of the bag too soon! Still, it was a lovely sketch to use all the same and I've tried to emulate Gabrielle's beautiful romantic style as well - quite a departure from my usual style I think, but I really enjoyed he adventure!
So that's two challenges - the third one is for the final challenge of last weekend's brilliant blog event at Jennifer Grace Creates - this was to create a project inspired by the theme "Free as a Bird" and there is a fantastic prize on offer for the winner.
And last but not least - I haven't forgotten about the Scrap Roulette challenge for King's Head Crafters - each of us puts a mystery item into the bag and the challenge is to use that item on a project before we next meet. My mystery items were some little doiley shaped journaling spots and I've used two of them here... so that's FOUR CHALLENGES IN ONE and I think they all dovetailed together very well (hehehe "dovetailed" - did you see what I did there?!)
You still have over a week to have a go yourself - check out the gallery at CSI for some amazing inspiration!
TFL Annie :o) xxx