It's time to reveal the last CSI Case File for October and it's a beauty!
CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration has always been one of my favourite challenge sites, so when the lovely Debbi Tehrani asked me to sponsor CSI for October, I was delighted to oblige. Debbi also invited the ArtyFarty DT to be Guest Detectives for the month, and we've had a great time cracking all the October Case Files.
Here's Case File #180 ...
All four ArtyFarty detectives solved the case this week. First up is Trina, with this fun-filled page showing her niece Lauren blowing out her birthday candles ...
I love the composition of this page, with the bunting and balloons and the sweet little book Trina made all tied up with twine, and she's used photo corners from the Georgie stamp set to frame her picture. But how did she crack the case???
- Scheme: check
- Evidence: polka dots, plaid, banner, scallops, doilies, decorative borders
- Testimony: the journalling is written inside the little book
Next up is something completely different - our first ever digi page!! This one was designed by my son Tom, and I must say that watching him put it together was a revelation to me - the things you can do with a pooter when you know how! Lots of ideas in the pipeline - watch this space :o)
Tom's page is about our dear old funny old cat Archie. Sadly, he's no longer with us, but we have many fond memories of him, and this is one of them ...
I really like this simple composition, the different textures and the beautiful background. Tom didn't use any digi kits, he just manipulated images from the internet - and also used several elements from the Georgie stamp set, such as the cute eyeglasses perched on Archie's nose. I love how his little feet are reaching over the polaroid frame. So, what clues did Tom follow??
- Scheme: check
- Evidence: polka dots, plaid, banner, eyeglasses, book pages (background texture), watercolour
- Testimony: journaling is written in the little book
Amanda's page features a rather scary picture of her son Daniel - very appropriate as we are approaching Hallowe'en, although apparently this wasn't Hallowe'en at all!
I love how there are so many fun details to find on this page - and lots of little clues to the story behind it, like the doodling around the words on the book pages. What a clever idea to incorporate the Case File clues into the journaling. And I really like the splashes of "blood" to finish it off!
- Scheme; check
- Evidence: polka dots, plaid, doily, scallops, book pages, metal
- Testimony: journaling written as a table of contents, IW "Cozy"!
And finally, here's my page, showing a picture of Tom on his 30th birthday, with my DH John ...
This was my favourite of the October Case Files and I had loads of fun with it as you can see! You know that thing where you've pulled out loads of stash for a page and you kind of get carried away and want to use ALL of it? That's what happened here! But did I solve the case???
- Scheme: check
- Evidence: polka dots, clouds, banner, metal, book pages, decorative border, doily, scallops
- Testimony: my journalling is written inside the little green book tucked behind the photo
We had a great time playing over at CSI this month - why not have a go at a couple of case files yourself? When you're done, post your page in the gallery and you could even win one of the wonderful prizes on offer. You have until 13th November to solve this one - click here to see how the CSI Detectives did it.
Thanks for visiting me today, see you again soon :o)