Monday, December 24, 2012

Beautiful Christmas Tree {CSI Case File No. 51}

What a lovely, festive Case File we have this week at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.

Clues I used to solve this Case File... Evidence: snowflakes, glitter, rhinestones, embossing (embossed paper), filigree (border punch), something shiny, pen work (outline of white letters). Testimony: 6-word memoir.

Last Christmas, we had just moved into our new house and every room was filled with boxes. We didn't have the energy to put up a tree. My husband's niece from Iran was visiting us, so I'm sure it was a little disappointing that all we had in terms of a tree was the "toilet brush tree" (scroll down two blog posts to see that pathetic tree). We spent Christmas Day at my sister's house, so Arezou finally got to see a beautiful Christmas tree--which is what my six-word memoir is about.


My page design is inspired by the current sketch over at Sketchabilities.


Here are a few details. My little flowery cluster. The white flower is by Prima. That pink one is an old layered flower by K&Co. I added a Jolee's snowflake on top. The leafy branch is by Cheery Lynn Designs.


I'm not sure who made this pretty embossed paper but I thought the designs looked a little like snowflakes. The sparkly letters are by Making Memories. The chipboard Christmas piece is by Maya Road. I painted it with acrylic paint.


Some more of the Jolee's snowflakes, along with some Word Art from this week's CSI Coordinates.


The trees are made from My Mind's Eye (the blue and fuchsia ones) and Me and My Big Idea (the pink polka dot) and topped by sparkly Jolee's snowflakes.


The glittery frame is by Making Memories. I tucked a little tag behind the photograph so that Arezou can add her thoughts. I plan to give her this layout when I see her again.


Come see the gorgeous work by the design team and guest designers. Noel Mignon is sponsoring us this month, so you'll definitely want to play along.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page!




15 comments:

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Debbi! I love the colours and such a great take on the sketch!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Lizzy Hill said...

This is STUNNING...my new fave of yours. I really love that sketch, too - it's just perfect for the story you wanted to tell:):):)

Lynn Murphy said...

ooooooo beautiful!!! love the colors. they so work for Christmas. Merry Christmas!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeee those trees and the snowflakes!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!

Helen Wallace said...

It's always interesting to read the story behind the photo. Love the sketch; perfect for the colours and theme this week :)

Christy said...

Oh wow...this is just gorgeous!!! I looove the colors :)

sandi said...

Oh yes! What pretty colors and I just love the way you've used them. Those trees look fab....such a fun sketch to use for this!

lintsi said...

So beautiful, Debbi! I love the fresh white on the background, the not-so-usual colors for Christmas and the little bits of glitter. Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities :)!

Elina Strömberg said...

This is simply gorgeous! I love all the carefully selected details and the color palette - so beutiful!

Caroli said...

Oh my, this is stunning!!! I absolutely adore this layout, beautiful colors, awesome embellishments and lovely pic ♥♥
So glad you joined us in this challenge at Sketchabilities :)

cat123 said...

lovely take of the sketch with so cute details. Thanks for playing with us on Sketchabilities !!!

Johanna said...

Wow!! Beautiful layout, love the colors on this palette. You did an awesome job with this page.
Johanna

Elisabeth Bottoms said...

Ahhh, this is so pretty! I agree, the embossed paper fits perfectly and I just love the pastels for the Christmas layout. Thanks for playing with us at sketchabilities!

leannes scrappy stuff said...

Beautiful layout! I love all the stitching and embellies on your page stunning! thanks for joining in at Sketchabilities cheers.

Sandra said...

Wow i just love what you done with this sketch!! Thanks for playing with us at sketchabilities!

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