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 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