CSI - April Challenges

09:05 Karen 8 Comments

Hello, poor neglected little blog - how are you?  Not too lonely I hope!  Sorry for my absence, I hope you haven't missed me too much.

I have a couple of pages to share today that I made in response to the April CSI challenges.  The first one was this challenge

Major Case File No. 227

For this one I chose two photos of my beautiful Kiera.  Of late, I have become very aware that she is getting older and it tugs at my heart strings so much.  Out of all the dogs we have owned she has been the only one who prefers my company to anyone else's.

I mixed some yellow Infusions powder with modelling paste to make it pale yellow.  Cut a stencil on my Silhouette (yes I am still obsessed with using this little beauty) and stenciled paw prints onto the background paper.  

As usual, I then layered up lots of bits and bobs to complete my page, adding a photo of Kiera when she was just eight weeks old and one taken yesterday.

The second challenge is this one:-
I used a piece of white Stampin Up resist patterned paper and swiped a Tim Holtz ink pad (Broken China) over the surface to get the dark teal background.

I then cut a stencil with my silhouette (such a good way to use up all those sheets of strange coloured card that I seem to have accumulated) and used white modelling paste to make the Arabesque pattern across the centre of the page.

Finally, I added my photo and some fussy cut jars and die cuts.

Having, only just discovered the CSI challenge blog I am now hooked.  Why don't you pop over and see what the DT and the other participants have done with the two challenges above,  I guarantee you will be amazed!

Reasons to be Cheerful:

1.  We have had Gracia home for four days.
2.  Looking forward to a walk later today to see the bluebells.
3.  The sun is shining, the birds are singing and all is well with the world.


debs14 said...

I can't think of a better subject for a page - what a gorgeous girl!

Unknown said...

Fabulous solving of both case files! They are the cutest photos on your #227 layout and love the paw prints! Love your background stencilling on #228! Thanks for joining in this month at CSI!

Jacynthe said...

Both your layouts made me smile. You can't go wrong scrapbooking doggie pages. I love the soft colours of the first one. The photos are adorable. I love all of the dog related embellishments. You did a really pretty job with the mask/modeling paste background of the second layout. The blue background looks very nice, and I love all those jars. Well done !

I've been too afraid to cut out my own stencils with my Silhouette. You just might have given me the push to give it a try. ☺

Janet Fritz said...

Great job on both your layouts. I love that you created your own stencils and used some mixed media. Your fur baby really is as beautiful now as she was at 8 weeks. Thanks for playing along at CSI.

Kylie gW said...

WOW. Someone found jars - lots and lots of jars! Love all your detailing, the silver fleur de lys, and background!

Jo said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful layouts. I look at my boy and notice how grey his muzzle is now and it makes me sad :( x

WendyBen said...

Fabulous page! I really like all your embellishments , they work so well together! Great testimony! TFS at CSI!

Your puppy is so, so adorable! Love your little paw prints and the dog elements! So happy to have you playing with us at CSI!