Friday, December 15, 2017

Final CSI for 2017!

So this week we're revealing the last case for 2017 over at CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration.

It's been another wonderful year of creativity & documentation. I hope that if you've never tried a case with us before, you'll give this one a go! It's perfect for Christmas!

Here's the Case :

And here's what I made with it :

This Christmas will be the first one without Dad, so I thought that I'd document it. My sister, who is also a scrapbooker and I collaborated on this page a bit, since she was visiting while I was trying to make it. I may or may not have cried while doing so. But, in the end, it proved therapeutic for me. I promise that not every blog post will be about my Dad, but I needed to get this out. When I started scrapbooking I told myself that I would be real with my documentation, happy times and sad times and this is a big part of my life right now.

Here's how I solved this case :


All the colours are there. This time I added no accent colours, I just stuck with the palette.


Christmas elements (tree)
Architectural elements (house)
Wood (house)
Bricks (my white background paper is a brick pattern)
Vintage elements (my red paper is a vintage-y print)


For this page, I chose the "Document something about Christmas" prompt, as well as the inspiration word "together"


For my journalling, I chose to use some of the lyrics to the Vince Gill song "It Won't be the Same This Year". You can go HERE if you'd like to read and hear the song in it's entirety.

It's helped me learn what Christmas really means
There's nothing more important than your family
We'll all the children of the King of Kings
So when the stockings are hung
"Silent Night" has been sung
And Christmas is finally here
It won't be the same this year

Here's a couple of closeups of my page :

This is my title work. I used WordArt to make the "Christmas" and then fussy-cut it out. The words {without you} are harder to see since they match the grey paper just about perfectly, but I wanted to use them as a subtitle. As per usual for me, a little bit of folded and ripped paper to add a little interest to my layers. I added a red pearl to the "I" in Christmas and also to the centre of the flower pin. The middle photo of my Dad is popped up.

And, just a quick closeup of the tree. I kept the chipboard raw as most of the time, I like the way it looks on my page. The star in the middle is a brad and I added another red pearl to the middle of it.

This page is pretty simple & clean, even for me. I really couldn't figure out what to add to it to make it "more", if you know what I mean. I think for a page like this one it's best if the focus can be on the pictures and the subject than the things.

Thanks for popping by and checking out my page today!

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