Friday, October 24, 2014

Grand Matriarch {CSI Case File No. 145}

We just opened a new Case File at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration:



Here's my page, featuring my 95-year-old grandmother (the picture was taken a couple of years ago).

Clues I used...Evidence: mixed media background, wings, hearts, floral pattern (the green paper), polka dots, stripes, pockets, stencil; Testimony: put your story in a pocket, write a letter)


I used the October challenge at Once Upon a Sketch as further inspiration for my page. The journaling theme is "The women/girls in our life..." and here's the sketch:



I was in a rush this week--had to take my photo during recess today and didn't have my other camera for closeups, so no detail shots this week, but I think you can see everything clearly. The butterflies' wings are lifted up with pop dots.

My journaling is about how my Gram loves to call herself the "Grand Matriarch" of her family. It's written in letter form and talks about how she's been such a blessing and support to us through the years.

I used lots of old stuff on here (except the stencil, which is by The Crafter's Workshop/Jenni Bowlin). Papers I used: Webster's Pages (cream script background paper), Jenni Bowlin (red flowers); K&Co. (blue paper); Kaisercraft (butterflies); Crate Paper (black and white stripes); Jillibean Soup (red polka dots). I made a stencil with my Silhouette (hearts). I used stamp ink and gelatos for the background using my "smushy-plastic" technique. I'm so technical, aren't I, LOL?  I think the stamp is by Hero Arts.

Come see what the rest of the team and guest designers made. You definitely want to come by and play for a chance to win this awesome prize by our sponsor, Gossamer Blue:



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4 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

It's a really clear photo, actually....love the little details, & the bg gelato work (LOOOVE ur description!!!) is fabulous......wonderful take on our OUAS challenge...my fave bit is that crown, I must say!!!! If you get a chance, don't forget to link up to our FB page & as always, thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS this month:):))

dstandard said...

Beautiful page and wonderful details! Love your background work! She sounds like a delightful person!

Lizzyc said...

Fabulous layout, love the butterflies!

Patricia said...

Your photo certainly gives enough details!!! And wonderful details they are...thank you so much for playing along with us here at OUAS!!!

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