I am back again with another CSI collaboration and this time it is with Archi-Scraps and you can find all the details on how to enter this challenge HERE.
Debbi Tehrani from CSI has come up with a gorgeous fun case file for this collaboration.
I used this sketch from Scrap Friends and you can find the details for this challenge HERE.
And... here is my layout.
Here is how I solved the case...
Scheme - All the colours are there.
Evidence - Stripes, decorative border, paint, clouds and ziz-zag.
Testimony - Document something about architecture, IW - See colour and walk.
The quote on the front of the layout says...
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
The journalling on the back of the layouts says...
There are few things that I love more than taking my camera and wandering around. No place to go and nothing in particular to do but take it all in. I took these photos last year in Cape Town. Simon had gone down on business and I went with him. We were in one of the outlying towns and I was walking around admiring all the old Cape Dutch houses with their broekie lace trims and wrap around verandahs, when I turned the corner and caught a glimpse of something that literally took my breath away.
Although it was winter the sky was a beautiful blue and the sun was shining bathing this lovely grey and white church in its weak afternoon light, on either side it was framed by a red bottle brush and a beautiful bougainvillea and it was so lovely. The vivid colours and the lovely lines of the church were just mesmerizing. I am always very happy when I look at my photos and I have managed to capture exactly what I had seen.
I started with a beige piece of cardstock and I laid down some strips of washi, builders and masking tape in a criss-cross pattern. I covered it with a layer of gesso and added the stencilled chevrons down the side and across the bottom. Once the gesso was dry I added my colour using gelatos, smudged it in and then used a wet brush to move the colour around until I was happy. Once this was dry I added the paint splatters and then drew in clouds and filled them with gesso and again left it to dry.
I added some torn washi tape to the edges of the layout and also to the criss-cross section where the paint is. I then created the mat for the photos and put it all together. I had fussy cut the poppies from some left over paper I had and added micro beads to their centers. I drew in the circles, around some of the chevrons and aound the clouds and added my quote by hand. A biggie for me, because I don't like my handwriting.
I tucked in the little yellow flowers and added the title.