Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Hello Again! I'm back with another beautiful case from CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration!!

Here's the Freestyle Casefile Prompts :

Here's the traditional colour palette :

And the traditional clues to help solve this case :

THE SCHEME (RBG codes for the palette above)

255.255.255 – bright white
129.192.199 – sky blue
125.121.73 – olive green
205.193.139 – mushroom beige
150.62.60 – muted brick red


Solid white background
Swiss dots
Floral pattern
Text print
Teacups, teapots
Border punch
Text/script stamp
Playing cards
Monograms/fancy letters
Stick pin

TESTIMONY (Journaling ideas)

Topic: Document a childhood memory
Prompt Idea: Choose a prompt from these random ideas.
Presentation: Write your journaling on a tag and attach it to something.
Writing Format: Write in the form of an invitation.
Inspiration Words: crazy, curiosity, wonder

And here's what I made with it :

Back in 2014, my husband and I were going to take our kids to see A Midsummer Nights Dream at the Stratford Festival. Then we heard from a friend that that play's particular interpretation might not be so child friendly, so we switched our tickets to go see Alice instead. We were very glad we did!

Here's how I solved the case :


All the colours are there with the addition of a tiny tiny bit of pink and a lot of black.


Swiss Dots
Teacups, Teapot
Playing cards


Here's where I strayed a bit from the traditional clues. I was inspired by the SUBJECT of the photo, rather than any of the prompts, but if I think about it I guess I am documenting a childhood memory for my children.


In the summer of 2014, Richard and I planned to take the kids to see the play A Midsummers Night’s Dream at the Stratford Festival. One of their favorite characters at the time was Puck, so we thought it would be fitting. When we were told by a friend that maybe this interpretation of the play wasn’t so kid-friendly so we changed our tickets to see Alice Through the Looking Glass instead.

We were not disappointed. From the audience participation & jelly bean toss, to the awesome actors on stage, we loved it all! Since then, we’ve taken the kids to see a Stratford play almost every year.

This play also started the tradition of buying a fabric filled glass ball keepsake Christmas ornament. The one we bought has scraps of fabrics from costumes of the extra “Alice’s”.

While these photos aren’t perfect, being taken in a dimly lit theatre with a cell phone, they help to remind us of fun family times together.

July 2014

Usually I have some closeups, but today I don't. Instead here's a few details on the creation of the page :

I made the word "Alice" of my title in WordArt and fussy cut it to add the the page. When I do this, I use the RBG codes to get the colours just right. The rest of the title was cut from one of the playbills that we brought home.

The folder on the left hand side of the page was created using this technique that I found on Pinterest. It's holding the playbill from the show and also our tickets. The clocks on the background of the left side is a very old ColorCore cardstock - remember that product line??

The stickers and the tall Alice are actually a from a card kit that I bought at the Festival specifically to make a page about our time there.

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Thanks for popping by and checking out my page today!!


Debbi Tehrani said...

How awesome that you had these photos! Love your details and journaling!

Carina said...

Wowsers! This is an absolute stunner! Love that long necked Alice in the corner and the tucked in ephemera!