Today I have my layout for last weeks case file over at CSI, a bit late posting I know but I have just been to Cape Town for a week on holiday with my DH and some friends. We had the most amazing time and apart from two days of rain we had lovely weather too. This layout just happens to have a photo of Cape Town too :)
Here is the case file.
I used this Page Draft sketch done by Em Stafrace and you can find more of her amazing sketches HERE
Here is my layout.
Here is how I solved the case.
Scheme - the colours are all there.
Evidence - stripes, circles, birds, paint, splatters, flags.
Testimony - Journal four important things about your topic.
The quote on the front of the layout says:
For Africa to me ... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth.
No man can know where is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
My journalling on the back of the layout says.
When you are born in Africa it claims a piece of your soul and even if you move away the call of the wild will remain with you all of the days of your life.
I can't explain what it is like to live in a country that is brutal and savage in lots of ways and yet contains so much beauty it is hard to comprehend.
South Africa is 1 219 090 sq Kms and is home to 51.77 million people. Unemployment stands at 25.25 and is the reason for our incredibly high and violent crime rate. Probably the down side to living here. But....
Cape Town is one of the Top 20 holiday destinations in the world and can boast to have the latest addition to the seven wonders of the world with Table Mountain which is also said to be one of the oldest mountain in the world.
The world is divided into six floral kingdoms. All these kingdoms encompass several countries, and in some cases, several continents. South Africa, which has a floral kingdom wholly contained within the country, is the one Table Mountain alone has over 1,500 species of plants, more than the entire United Kingdom.exception. The Cape Floral Kingdom has 9,600 plant species, 70% of which are not found anywhere else in the world.
South Africa has the longest wine route in the world. It has the oldest wine industry outside of Europe and the Mediterranean, featuring Chardonnays, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cinsault, Riesling, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage varietals. I have done a great number of these wine farms too ;)
The world's largest diamond was the Cullinan Diamond, found in South Africa in 1905. It weighed 3,106.75 carats uncut. It was cut into the Great Star of Africa, weighing 530.2 carats, the Lesser Star of Africa, which weighs 317.40 carats, and 104 other diamonds of nearly flawless color and clarity. They now form part of the British crown jewels.
Seriously what is not to love about being African.
Here are some close ups.
This layout is completely different to my normal style and I kind of like the way it turned out. The flock of birds is a stencil that I layered twice to get them across the page and I used black paint. The splatters were made with a distress stain and paint brush.
I layered up some mesh tape, washi tape and some paper behind my photo which is of the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town with Table Mountain behind it.
I added some circles and couple of little flags and a circle stamp. Then my title and my quote.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a message. I really appreciate it. I will be back later with another collaboration layout for CSI.