Saturday, 31 May 2014

NO he is not a happy bunny

Hi everyone,

Case File #125 over at CSI is another inspiring mix of colours, design ideas and journaling prompts to get yer mojo moving. Here it is ...


CSI Mastermind, the lovely Debbi Tehrani, finds a new Scene for us to investigate every week. This image gives us the colour combo, ideas for embellies/materials/techniques to try, and inspiration to tell our stories. CSI = Color, Stories, Inspiration. In order to solve the case, all you need to do is follow these clues to make a scrapbook page ...
  • Use all five colours in the Scheme
  • Use at least two items from Evidence
  • Use at least one item from Testimony
And do you know what I've just this moment realised? As I worked on my page, somehow I completely forgot about the Testimony - so in fact I have failed to solve this case ... 


I thought it all through before I started - chose the picture I wanted to scrap, thought about the story I wanted to tell, chose appropriate embellies to ensure that I had the Evidence covered. The colours were perfect for this photo and my intention was to punctuate the journaling with tiny buttons. I honestly can't believe that I've only just realised my mistake! Never mind - what a doofer! 

I can't claim credit for the design either - I used this sketch based on the artwork of Ulrika Wandler for the June challenge over at Scrap365 ...

What a wonderful sketch, which I will definitely use again - thanks Ulrika! There's a fabulous prize for this challenge too, sponsored by 13Arts - so why not give it a go yourself? Check out this post for details and DT inspiration.

So, apart from the epic fail on the journaling, did I follow all the clues???

  • Scheme: colours are all there, plus white, a bit of black and some tiny pops of red
  • Evidence: flowers, wood; buttons; scallops; eyelets.
  • Journaling: this is written all around the edges, framing the page (for every full stop, imagine a tiny button), " I do NOT want to go to the Clown Festival . I am NOT cute . I am NOT smiling on the inside . I am NOT a baby I am six . I am NOT having fun . I am NOT having a good day . I will NOT enjoy myself once we get into it . I do NOT want you to take my picture . I do NOT want my friends to see me . I do NOT need to hold your hand . I do NOT want to be here . Richard 1988 ." 
 A couple of close-ups for your perusal ...


Firstly, I created an interesting background on the white cardstock, by using mists and scribbling with acrylic paint - the paint acts as a resist with the mist. Then I pulled out some patterned paper scraps and layered them up to make a fun background for the photo. Distressing, doodling and stapling added definition to the patterned paper pieces. One of the scraps has a scalloped edge.
The Papermania flower was finished with a vintage button tied with twine; there's a flower brad I've had for years, threaded with ribbon; assorted eyelets; Studio Calico wood veneer stars and a heart, which I've coloured with acrylic paint and Distress Ink.
The title was made with some AC Thickers called Boardwalk and the subtitle was Glitz Teeny Alpha Stickers.


This photo of my eldest son, Richard, was taken in the summer of 1988. At the time, I was working as a children's entertainer and often turned up to collect my boys from school still wearing my clown costume. Rich did not always enjoy this - in fact, I can see now that he was probably mortified by the whole thing, but I didn't fully realise it at the time. On this particular day, we took part in a Clown Festival, which I hoped would be fun - I don't know if his little face is more cross, bored or disappointed, but Richard was most definitely NOT a happy bunny, bless him! xxx

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon.

Annie :o)xxx

8 comments:

Terhi Koskinen - Tellimaria said...

Funny picture! Layout looks so good! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap365 <3

Lizzy Hill said...

OOOPS! I often do that with the case files...cos i get into ' the zone' & then forget what I have to include!!! Regardless, it's a fab intrpretation.....be interesting to get your boy to tell you what he actually thought of the clown day, & to pop THAT on the back of your page!!! Poor thing....almost as bad as being picked up in a Dung coloured Old car......my son would say!!!

Helen RockabillyGirl Parkar said...

I love your layout. The photo is great and the story. Love the white background and the journalling. I, too, love CSI, and Scrap365. Helen xxx

Val Thorpe said...

This is a fabulous layout and I love the journalling. He doesn't look like a happy bunny. What is it with you and clowns... You have had a couple of clown layouts of late. I always have a giggle when people say how freaked out they get about clowns. I love them. I did a clown theme in my DD's nursery @@ everyone said she would be scared to death :D Anyhoo... love this layout Annie.

Maria Ontiveros said...

The photograph and journaling both made me laugh! Oh, I know that look so well. Thanks for sharing,
Rinda

Jasmine S said...

Oh I love it. Fabulous photo and love your use of the sketch and the colours. Thanks for joining us at Scrap365.

annette said...

i had a giggle at this Annie .. our kids sometimes just don't understand us adults LOL ... love your LO ... thanks for playing on scrap365 sketch ..hugs

Sandra Przybylska said...

haha, that picture just made me a big smile! thank you so much for playing along with us at Scrap 365 <3