Remember - Happy 5th Birthday CSI!!

Hi Everyone,

CSI (Color Stories Inspiration), one of my favourite scrapping challenge sites, has its 5th birthday this month. Debbi Tehrani, creator of CSI, has invited Retired CSI Detectives to help celebrate by making a page or two for January and I was thrilled to be asked - especially as I have promised myself I will get back to some scrapping this year, so it's perfect timing!!

Here is the beautiful Case File #221

As it's the first Case File of the month, it includes a sketch by the talented Em Stafrace from The Nifty Pixel

In order to solve the case, you must use: the sketch; all five colours in the Scheme; at least 3 clues from the Evidence; at least 1 clue from the Testimony. Here's how I cracked it ...

So, what clues did I use??
Sketch: check
Scheme: predominantly watermelon pink, with pale yellow/ivory, dk choc brown and touches of apple green and turquoise. The neutrals are allowed as extra. 
Evidence: tiny dots, string, stamped word, enamel dot, leaves.
Testimony: This is a picture of my niece when she was a little girl. I've described her personality in the form of a recipe. I've also mixed handwriting fonts with letter stickers in my title and subtitle and taken the words life and sweet as inspiration. My journaling reads as follows:

"Take a bowl full of beans, add sweetness, sprinkle with hundreds and thousands of questions, throw in a stubborn streak, temper with affection and season to taste with laughter and fun, add a dash of devillment and garnish with plain weirdness. Marinate in a mixture of joy and adversity and leave to develop for several years and you will have a young woman to be proud of."

Well, this has really got my scrapping mojo going again - I'm going to start on the next one now!! 

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx


Jacynthe said…
How nice to have you playing again, Annie. I love your interpretation of the sketch especially how you've replaced one of the photos by the library envelope and card (not sure they even have those anymore). The mix of papers, with only bits of blue, is really nice. Sweet picture. Pretty flowers. What's not to love. TFS ♥
Val-Belle said…
Ah so nice to see you back again Annie. I have to say this is one place that I have really missed and I even found time to play. Such a lovely layout I love the ombre background and the recipe is a great way to journal. Lovely stuff.
Its so nice to have some retired Investigators back playing. You have rocked the case file. Thanks for joining us for CSI's birthday
Debbi Tehrani said…
This is beautiful, Annie! Love the mix of patterns on ehre and the dramatic black touches. Thank you so much for guesting!
Nina said…
Love those beautiful flowers, the pink background color and your fun journalling:-)
Renee Aslette said…
Love your take on the sketch for this Case File Annie. An adorable layout of your niece! xx
Jostralie said…
Love your choice of different papers !!!
Unknown said…
A beautiful layout, super features including the tag in the envelope and the pretty flower clusters. Lovely to see you back.
Taru Jehkonen said…
A great page! Lovely details. Thanks your playing with CSI!
Debbie Standard said…
Awesome page Annie! Love the scallops peeking out of the top layer!