Where Time Stood Still | CSI

Hey there.

CSI have a lovely new challenge for you to play along with.  This palette is absolutely wonderful; and I just love the ‘nature’ aspect of it.

I’ve used, again, a photograph taken on our road trip in April.  Here is what I created.  It’s safe to say that I LOVED working on this one!

Scheme : all there

Evidence : woodgrain background, mesh design, foliage, enamel dots

Testimony : document something about the outdoors

En route from one destination to another, our Wolfie took us to a semi-secret rock pool that he’d visited before on a previous road trip he’d done with a friend.  This is one of those places that only the locals would know about – you cannot just get there with a day-to-day vehicle – you do need a 4×4.  He’d told us all about how amazing the place was – but I was in awe of just how magical it was.  The sound of the water gently rippling behind us.  The sounds and sights of the birds, as they came there for a drink.  We had to climb down a little, so as we sat on the edge of the pool cooling down our hot feet, we were totally and utterly surrounded by nature.  Rocks carved out by the flow of the water over the centuries, on our left.  And on our right, an array of pretty fynbos and flowers; butterflies flitting all around them.  It was an incredible place and I really wish that we could have stayed just a little longer.

Here are some close up shots of my work.

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You’re So Sweet | Mix It Up Challenges

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Today I want to share the art journal page I created for the Mix It Up Challenges blog.  The theme for this month is ‘Anything Goes + Stamping’.

A little while ago, Isabella asked me to do a journal page using cupcakes, so that is just what I decided to do for this challenge.  I stamped the two cupcakes and the little girl onto some watercolour paper, using Stazon; then I coloured them in with my watercolour pencils.  I fussy cut them out and adhered them to my page.

I used quite a few different mists for my background and then I stamped on that with various stamps, using Stazon.  I also used a stencil to create the dots you see.

 

Super Scream | CSI

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Thanks for stopping by!

Today I’m going to share with you, my take on the latest challenge over at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration; such a delectable colour palette!  This one includes a diving sketch by our ever gorgeous and talented Em of The Nifty Pixel.

And here is how I solved this awesome case:

Scheme : all there

Evidence : solid white cardstock, stripes, speech bubbles, stars, hearts

Testimony : what’s your super power?

Well,  I *could* write about my own super power… you know those that all mom’s possess?  Eyes on the back of our heads.  Just “knowing” stuff.  Multitasking at its finest.  And on it goes.  HOWEVER.  I want to write about my Bluebirds’ super power.  See, she *actually* belongs to a super hero “club” at school.  Her super power changes often, unsurprisingly.  But the one which she possesses at home is (drumroll please) … a Super Sonic Ear Piercing Scream.  Really.  She tells us she can break glass.  No, really.  You *have* to believe an almost-seven-year-old, don’t you?  Fortunately for us (and our precious ears), The Scream only emerges when there is a tickle fest on the go.  Sometimes all it takes is a finger poke in her ribs to get it going.  And powerful though it might be, it’s not much fun to hear when all you’re trying to do is gently wake up with your piping hot cup of tea.  Seems as if she has yet to control it’s emergence…

Here are some additional photo’s of my piece.

Okay bye!