Monday, June 24, 2013

Heather {CSI Case File No. 77}

We have a new Case File open for investigation at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.


A while back, I made a layout called CSI: My Happy Place.


I'm not sure how it happened, but I left out one very special design team member: Heather Jacob. She's one of the scrappers I admire most in the world, and I'm so fortunate to have her on my design team. Not to mention, she's such a beautiful, caring soul and friend. I've been meaning to make a page featuring Heather for a while, and when I made this palette, the colors reminded me of Heather, so I finally made this page. I tried to channel my inner Heather (with not so much success--she's simply one-of-a-kind), but I enjoyed trying to use some of the elements I see on Heather's pages.

Clues I used: Evidence: leaves, envelope, jute, pearls, wood; Testimony: Journal as a catalog description; put story in an envelope.


Here are some details.As always, I used a lot of old stash with some newer items. That stitched flourish is ancient--it's by Foofala. The glittery frames are by K&Co, also very old. The leaves were cut with my Silhouette Cameo. I added some pen lines and gesso to the edges. The crackly background was done with a stamp. The background paper was completely solid. The taupe curvy bit was cut out of a DCWV paper.


The doily paper is by Teresa Collins. The green damask is Paper House, and the other green patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye.


I tucked my journaling into a glassine envelope. I tried to make it read like a catalog description. I'm blessed to have Heather for a friend. Some day, I hope I can meet her in real life.



I hope you'll pop over to CSI and take a peek at the awesome work by the design team and guest designers and play along with us.

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8 comments:

Lindy Gillespie said...

Just loved this debbi - I so agree with your journaling. xoxo

Lizzy Hill said...

Gorgeous! And the colours ARE Heather! She's such a gardener I can imagine you simply 'had' to use these for her:):):)

Helen Wallace said...

Yes, absolutely Heatheresque...you did her proud...she is all of the things you described....beautiful Art :)

Marielle said...

this is beautiful :)

Lynn Murphy said...

Beautiful tribute to your friend. I love those colors.

Lynette said...

This is so beautiful Debbi. I love to see you play with mixed media. You are also a very warm and caring friend.

Heather Jacob said...

awwww Debbi you are such a doll.... you have touched my heart in a very special way xoxooxox

Zeneva said...

This is beautiful! Very 'Heather-ish'. Perfect colour scheme to use for her, being the gardener she is!

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