CSI #245 - Freestyling!!

Hello everyone,

It's the first day of a bright new year - time to look forward to everything 2018 has in store.

It's also time to check out the first Case File of the year over at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration - I'm especially excited about this one because I am rejoining the team of CSI Detectives and this is the first case I've cracked as a Detective for quite a while.

So, without further waffle, here's Case File #245, compiled by the lovely Debbi Tehrani and full of inspiring and intriguing clues ...

New for 2018 - Freestyle!! You can use whichever clues take your fancy; as many or as few as you like from Scheme, Evidence and Testimony - or simply draw your own inspiration from the Scene.

Here's how I cracked this case ...

The picture shows Yours Truly having Big Hugs with my little Great-Niece Leila during a visit to Cornwall. The photo isn't great quality due to the lighting, but it's precious to me all the same, especially as I don't get to see my family in Cornwall very often.
I was inspired by the Scene to create the feeling of a landscape on my page, and I really had fun with it, using torn patterned papers, hand-cut and die-cut elements and the little wooden trees which I coloured with Distress Ink. The papers are mostly old scraps from my stash, except for the one with the circles, which is from the Kaisercraft Daydreamer collection.

All the colours in the Scheme are there and I also used several items from the Evidence list -
  • Distressed solid background paper
  • Woodgrain
  • Polka dots
  • bunting
  • Stars
  • Triangles
  • Trees
  • String (well, thread!)
  • Houses
  • Dashed lines
  • Distressing
My journalling is written on the back and it's all about how Leila is such a happy and affectionate little girl - always a little ray of sunshine <3 xxx

Why not have a go at cracking this case yourself? You have until 31st January and there are loads of fab prizes to be won - check out the CSI blog or FB page for more clues and lots of inspiration.

Thanks for popping in today, I wish you a happy and creative New Year and look forward to seeing you again soon :o)

Love Annie xxx


Helen Wallace said…
Congrats again for re-joining the superb CSI team. It was my first gig and I loved every minute of it. Your rural scene is perfect for the sweet photo and I especially love the little cluster at the bottom right. Happy New Year Annie - may all your dreams come true.
What a fun photo and a fun layout to compliment it! So happy and cheerful! Here's for a happy and cheerful 2018, Annie!