Tuesday, March 5, 2013

CSI Challenge #61

Hi all,
I was cruising around the web for a little inspiration when I stumbled upon CSI. Has anyone else had a go at their challenges? Well I hadn't as I found it a bit of a brain strain with all the requirements, ..... my creative process is just not that organized!!!!
However, I fell in love with the colour scheme and just had to have a go. So after reading through, and working out how to actually enter (it is set up more like a forum rather than just using links) it really was not that hard once I got my head round it. Why not give it a go yourselves.

This is what they give you as prompts, very cool way of doing things:

Here is what I came up with......This is a Girlie page! 
I know very rare around these parts!!!! 
The sweet girls are my nieces with their beloved dogs. Such a special photo as one of those precious dogs Melba is no longer with us.

As I said I loved the colours and I so wanted to use some of the new releases from Scrap FX. That totally retro flower is loads of fun to play with and the stencil has so many bits to isolate, love that sort of versatility.

For the background I used texture paste to pick out the "bits" of the stencil I wanted to use. Then sprayed randomly (as always). That was not enough for me, so after it was all dry (well almost, very impatient) I grabbed the stencil again and sprayed in some flowers over the top of the paste areas, finally I was satisfied!

I treated the chippies with my favorite technique at the moment.... embossing. I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Powders.... you cannot beat them! 
I have mixed the golds with some bronze to create a bit of depth, and the shine on those gold powders?!! Wow... look amazing. 
( I loved them so much I went & placed another order with them,... bad girl!!!) 

 Then I just layered up and embellished with the usual suspects for me lately, Liquid Pearls, confetti, Stamps and punches.
I have to say I had a heap of fun completing the challenge. I did not think I would, so I think I highly recommend it. So if you need a little inspiration, take a visit and see what you think.
What challenge sites does everyone else do? I am in the mood to push myself out of my comfort zone. Would love to hear some feedback, but be warned Pink and Purple are my Kryptonite, that is just going too far!!! LOL
Thanks for visiting, Hugs,


  1. CSI is one of my faves to do - although it took me a lot of looking before I joined in!! It IS easy once you've done it...& it gets you hooked, too!!! Have you done the new Life.Paper.Scrapbook blog ones? And our Scrap Friends. AND I really like Purple Pumpkin. And also, The Orange Paperie...I could go on.....this month I'm slowing down...oh! And Get Creative & Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge....AND I really LOVE your chippy work & that bg here & that photo is PRICELESS:):):)!!!!!

  2. Brilliant work on the Case File, Michelle! So happy you've joined CSI. I took a stroll around your blog, and you do such beautiful work!

  3. I've been wondering if Lindy's Stamp Gang is for me- I LOVE the shine you are getting from those powders! Beautiful page!

  4. Мне нравится , как вы работаете с красками ! Для меня открытие - как вы золотой цвет используете при оформлении страничек - и это не выглядит здесь чем-то чужеродным , а очень гармонично вписывается !!!
    Великолепный урок - золотой цвет в декоре ! Смело , очень село !!!


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