The color combo at CSI:
And because I work really well with sketches, I have used one from the gallery over at Scrap Friends. I am officially in love with their sketches!! This is the one I selected:
I must just say that I had an absolute ball creating this piece! It was was so much fun. I decided not to overthink things (as I almost always do) and just go with the flow. Again, these are colours I would not ordinarily work with AT ALL - but as ever, CSI manage to give me the opportunity to surprise myself! And the more out of my comfort zone I am drawn, the more I am actually enjoying my scrapping!
So here is my piece:
The other 'big deal' that both of todays' challenges has started encourging me doing more of is to journal. Before, I really didn't bother with it and used to rely on sticker words and phrases.
My journalling is tucked below the photo and reads:
"Our dear old dog Proscilla really is the absolute epitome of what a female dog is commonly known as! She is grumpy and snappy and moody as H*ell; but I love her dearly - and I am the only one who she shows affection to. Our beloved Basil the Pirate - cat - is uncharacteristically affectionate - especially towards our dogs. Now, Priscilla is intolerant of this kind of affection - it is just NOT DONE for a cat and dog to get along! However, 'Cilla does have the odd moment where she gives in to Basil's gentle loving and coaxing. How pleased I was to have been able to capture such a rare moment between them!"
Would you believe that the little piece of card that is used as the base of the journalling tab is actually the reverse of a price tag! I just thought it too gorgeous to chuck in the bin!
In terms of CSI's requirements:
The Scheme : All colours were used
Evidence : flowers, house, circles, metal, stripes, jewels, doodle
Testimony : an unlikely friendship
Here are some additional pics. I really didn't hold back with techniques - and my grubby fingers are proof of that!
My only disappointment with this LO is the titling. It was brownish, so I used some navy glitter glue over it, but had the shakes (note to self : eat before you scrap!) and it turned out a bit blotchy :-(.
I painted the chicken wire chipboard with some grey acrylic; and I also roughly dry brushed the navy cardstock (see left)
Metal ring, jewels, flowers & stripes
This images shows where the journalling is tucked away.
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