CSI Case File #266 - Warm Welcome

Hello everyone,

It's a lovely sunshiney autumnal day again here in my part of the UK, hope you're having a lovely day wherever you are in the world :o)

There hasn't been much spare time or energy for blogging around here just lately, but I do have a new challenge to share with you - Case File #266 from CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. It's full of fun elements and gorgeous colour, perfect for this time of year ...

If you scroll to the bottom of the CSI reveal, you'll find all the clues you need to solve this Case - or you can just pull your own inspiration from this colourful Scene. I really enjoy following the Clues, so that's how I cracked this Case.

I thought this would be the ideal opportunity to scrap a picture from around this time last year, showing my Uncle Ian and his wife Sally in their beautiful cosy cottage. I always love spending time with them and we can always be sure of a warm welcome. In the summer, we sit in the garden enjoying the sunshine and in the winter, we gather around the fire to catch up on all the family news.

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I tried out a technique demonstrated by Paige Evans on her YT channel, where you take small rectangles of patterned paper, fold them in half and attach to the background by the top, leaving the bottom free to add dimension. Once you're happy with the arrangement, you can tuck embellishments in and around to create an interesting layered backdrop for your photo. 

This was a great technique to use because -
  • It was fun and easy to do
  • It used up lots of scraps
  • It worked really well as a way to echo the inspiration image.

I've tried to create an illusion of "looking in " to the room, tucking home decor items and different textures between the layers and adding detail to some of the frames on the background paper with coloured pencils and word stickers. 

So which clues did I follow? 
Scheme: all the colours are there
Evidence: stars, hearts, frames, puffy stickers, telephone or other gadget, flowers, mimic boxed shelving as design element, fabric.
Testimony: my journal is in the form of lots of word stickers in the frames, I have also since attached a tag behind the photo with that yellow peg. 

Why not have a go at cracking this case yourself? There are lots of brilliant prizes on offer, and you have until the end  of November to enter - check out all the details at the CSI blog, or find us on FaceBook. See you there :o)

Thanks for stopping by today, see you again soon! 

Love Annie xxx


Helen Wallace said…
Hi Annie - I love everything about your layout. It uses the mood board beautifully and I love the idea of using up all the little scraps we collect. Your Uncle and his wife sound like great people and it must be fun to spend time with them. Fabulous page. x
MackGirlCreates said…
What a fabulous page!! LOVE the technique you used, you totally nailed it!! xx