Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy 150th and CSI #233

Happy Canada Day!!

Today marks Canada's 150th birthday. It also feels like it is about the 20th day in a row that there's been rain of some sort here in my part of Ontario. Seriously, I know people who are canoeing in their front yard today. I want to say that we as a family are participating in some event to mark Canada's birthday but we probably won't, just like every other year. We are so unpatriotic....

Today also marks the opening of a brand new case over at CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration!!

Here's the case file :

And here's what I made with it :

Now, the first thing I thought when I saw this combo was "ugh, pink". I find working with pink to be difficult, but mostly because it is NOT my favorite colour. But the other colours in the combo are very pretty, so that helped a lot. The photo on this layout shows my "spot" on the couch. I'm afraid I'm a bit like Sheldon..... Every Saturday morning I'm up before everyone else in the house and that's where I sit and enjoy my 2 cups of coffee in my pjs. In the background you can see just a bit of my scrapbooking corner.

Here's how I solved this case :


All of the colours are there & I followed the sketch fairly closely. I chose to use one large picture rather than 2 smaller ones on top and made the 3rd picture at the bottom my journalling spot instead.


Stripes - pink patterned paper
V-Pattern - yellow patterned paper
Flowers, Leaves - crocheted flower and leaf stick pin
String - framing the photo
Cursive / brush font - title
Decorative border - white triangle border under the photo
Stack something - there's stacking going on all over this page!! =)


I chose the "document a weekend ritual" AND the "handwrite on a journaling spot" prompts


(starts with the title of the page) TAKING TIME TO BE STILL and enjoy the quiet before everyone else is up. Time to think and reflect gives me a clearer head for the coming week.

As always, here's some detail shots :

So this whole layout was was created on a 12 x 12 piece of Basic Grey patterned paper. I'm currently hoarding my Basic Grey, since that particular company is, sadly, no more. By chance I happened to lay a 12 x 12 piece of vellum over it and I really loved the result!! So the patterned paper and the photo are under the vellum and the embellishments and journaling is on top. I like the slightly cloudy appearance that the vellum gives the layout.

Here's a closeup of one of the "stacks" on my layout. The flower is at the bottom, then the frame and the pins, and finally the little chipboard girl on top.

This photo is showing the title work. The word "to" is taken from another wooden word ("today") and used here. My favorite wooden pieces have always been the little Tweets, but this one had lost a leg. I made the choice to take the other one off too, and there he sits. Here also you can see the washi tape that I used on the bottom and top sides of the layout. I've never really liked my handwriting that much, but once in awhile I try and add it to a layout.

And finally, this is a closer look at the string frame around the photo. I usually don't measure for anything on a layout, but found that for this frame I really HAD to! This is actually attempt #2 to get it right. The first time around I ruined a sheet of vellum and the patterned paper below. There's a lot of scotch tape holding the back of the layout together!!

Thanks for popping by to check out my page today! I hope you'll play along with us!


Jacynthe said...

You're not the only unpatriotic Canadian. It was miserable here July 1st. Rainy, foggy, muggy as hell. We stayed home in the air conditioning. The fireworks were pushed back to last night. Couldn't be bothered going. Oh well...

Oustanding work, Vivian. I just love the softness that sheet of vellum gives to the page. Especially to the photo. The chipboard lady is so eye-catching. I love the way you framed the photo with the twine, and finished it off with the button. Interesting subject to scrap as well. Really nice layout all around. TFS.

Ginny Hickmott said...

I love the subject of your layout Vivian! I love getting up before everyone else to and having a few minutes with just me and the dog in peace! Love how you've used the vellum, it gives the layout an unusual look and also the twine frame, gives a fabulous look! TFS

Scrap Paper Scissors said...

This is a lovely 'gentle' work of art and I just love it! Your journaling also hits home for me - couldn't agree with you more! x

Nina said...

Loved to read your journalling! Getting up early to have some peace and quiet seems like a good idea. I´ve always waited for the kids the kids to go to bed before having my quiet time, but as they get older, I can´t stay up as late as they do, so maybe I´ll just turn it around:-) Your page is lovely. I really liked the woman in green and the different papers tucked underneath the photo.

Debbi Tehrani said...

Beautiful layering and details, Vivian! Love the soft, dreamy feel that goes so perfect with your journaling.