Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Case File #80 over at CSI this week was a bit of a struggle for me - as regular readers will know, I'm not at my best with the paler, prettier combos - but I do love the whole retro vibe of this one and I always enjoy working with Em's sketches, so I gave it a go.

Here's the Case File (click on the image to enlarge so you can read the clues)

CSI Mastermind Debbi Tehrani has found us this beautiful Scene to investigate. From this image, Debbi takes the five colours for the Scheme and inspiration for design elements and journaling.
CSI = Color, Stories, Inspiration
As it is the second week of the month, we also have a fabulous sketch from Emma Stafrace at Page Drafts

To solve the Case, you need to design a scrap page using

  • All FIVE colours in The Scheme
  • At least TWO items of Evidence
  • At least ONE piece of Testimony
  • The Sketch

To help you further, the wonderful Michele Singh designs a new set of CSI Coordinates for every Case - these are fabulous images, journaling spots and patterned papers which CSI members can download free and either print out or use for digi scrapping. They really are gorgeous and they're all archived on the website - is that brilliant or WHAT!?

Anyway, here's my take on this case (you can click on it to enlarge if you like)


The Sketch: I've stuck to the plan fairly closely, although you are allowed to adapt/rotate and so on
The Scheme: all the colours are there, although in this picture, the peachy bits have come out more pinky and the pinky bits look like white and the neutral background paper looks taupe, but hey that's ok because luckily "On Taupe of the World" is one of the colours in the scheme.
The Evidence: flowers; something transparent; triangles; buttons; flags/banners; lace/lace cardstock; floral patterns; string (well, twine); texture paste; woodgrain - blimey, I think I've used ALL the items on the list!
The Testimony: I've taken inspiration from a song title/lyric - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! - this is in my subtitle and has inspired the whole page. These are pictures of me wearing a typical Hen Party ensemble, including one of the masks of my then fiance's face, which ALL the girls had put on whilst I was being distracted in the house - surprised?! I nearly wet myself! Literally!!! We also played Twister, Pass the Parcel with forfeits and had a huge water fight - oh and of course lots of alcoholic lubrication and plenty of cake - SO much fun and a perfect day :o) My journaling is handwritten all around the edge;

"My mates knew how much I would hate to have a hen do out in the city at night, so they got together and arranged the best hen party ever, right here at home in my own garden! But they made sure that we did all the usual hen party stuff as you can see!"

Here are a few close-ups of the details for your perusal - have I followed all the clues?

I cut triangles from floral pp to make my bunting, added twine
and a cute transparent pink heart button as a decorative accent

Word banners are layered together with doodling for emphasis
 The sweet pink heart stick pin is like the ones we put in the men's
buttonholes and the bunting reminds me of the 100m bunting
which John and I made by hand for our wedding picnic marquee

Transparent buttons to remember the bubbles I was blowing
Chipboard flowers against the woodgrain background paper
The woodgrain frame was from a previous CSI Coordinates

Journaling and doodling goes all around the edge of the page
Different patterned papers layered together with lace cardstock
More bubbles - quote from the "Bubbles" in a speech bubble
More flowers - gorgeous 13Arts ones and some diecuts
Love this retro cameo chippie - it's really peach though
Lace paper with added doodling and a lacy paper doily
Leaves were diecut from pp in previous CSI Coordinates

If you haven't already - do go over to CSI and check out all the other pages in the gallery - I can guarantee that they will be many, varied and WONDERFUL!


Em Stafrace said…
Lol Annie I got myself a good giggle from this page, I'll be honest my first thought was gee not a particularly attractive girl but she sure knows how to have fun and then realised what was going on, I'm a twat! Love it all, I love anything you create but you already know that!
Annie Claxton said…
hehehehehe !!! Thanks Em, you gave me a giggle back - I wonder how many people thought the same thing .... and didn't twig!? :o)xxx