Friday, September 20, 2013

CSI Case File #89 - B is for Bright...

Man, I struggled with these pastels!!  Started with some gelatos and mists over gesso, then decided I didn't like the drippy look so gesso'd over that a bit, then decided the colors were too bold, so gesso'd over that too!  Holy moly.  How's that for an opening paragraph?  LOL

Anyway, this week's CSI Case File (which, as does every 2nd week of the month, featured a fabulous sketch by Em Stafrace) featured some muted pastels that I found incredibly challenging (ahem, see above...) but that is what I love about CSI.  The challenge to step outside your comfort zone, experiment with color combinations, but still get your journaling in so you preserve your family stories.  And despite the struggle of putting this one together, I am happy with the end result.  Afterall, how could I be anything less than happy with a smile that bright beaming up at me from the page?

Here's the case file and sketch:

And here's my layout and some close-ups:

Thanks for looking and TGIF!!!!  :-)


  1. the texture and colors. What a beautiful layout. Great job!

  2. lol... this is so sweet... love the photos and the topic. Too cool for sure... Love your background again Shawna... you are rocking them

  3. Fantastic! Love your background and the mix of colours and Ireland is just gorgeous!!

  4. LOL!!!!!! I am sooo on the same page re ur bg 'troubles'!!!!!! Same thing happened here:):) anyways, it ended up perfectly...well done:):)