Tuesday, 28 April 2015

A CSI Investigation


The Dusty Attic Design team girls were asked to be guest detectives over at Color, Stories, Inspiration (CSI). How exciting! I must confess, I've never entered a CSI challenge before - I always thought it looked too complicated! Of course, once I looked at it properly, it wasn't that hard at all.

My evidence is circles and a solid background. I also used paint on all my chippies.
My testimony is that my journaling is in something surprising.

Here's my layout:

These colours seem very retro to me so I wanted to use something retro-ish in the photo. I found this amazing clock while we were on a weekend away and it was perfect.

I added heaps of numbers to the page for a bit of fun and a play on the numbers on the clock.

And here's where I hid my journaling:

I printed two copies of the photo and cut one of the clocks out leaving a small tab on the left side. I cut a slot in the photo underneath and slid the tab through to form a hinge. I added a small 'open' tab to the other side. I figured that once this is in an album, nobody will know to open the photo unless I tell them to!

It's been a long time since I used a plain piece of cardstock for a background and didn't cover it with paint! This feels kinda weird but I still like the end result!

I also made some grungy 'lollypop' flowers.

I hope you can join in at CSI. It's fun!

Happy scrappin'!



  1. Oh wow Heather, what a fabulous layout, love the design and very creative with the journalling!!! LOVE IT!!

  2. There is always a lot of thought put into,your layouts, either by the themes and embellies and journaling or the specialness of the photo. Love the numbers in a tumble at the bottom of your layout.. Fabulous creating Heather, love it!

  3. Those flowers! First thing I noticed....look fabulous....LOOOOVE where you did the journaling, too:):) AND I used to live at Amphitheatre, just up the road from Avoca...... we used to go through Lexton to Ballarat once a month to do a big grocery shop. Aaah....those were the days!!!

  4. I would LOVE that clock too!!!! And I loveeeeeeeee your page!! LOVING how you incorporated a clock around the photo! PERFECTION!!!

  5. Your layout looks fabulous with all those colourful element!!

  6. Heather
    I love your layout - it is awesome and that clock is very cool! Gorgeous!

  7. Oh this is a great creation!!!!!Love it!!!!!!And with what a super way you did the journaling!!!!!!Perfect!!!!!!!

  8. Amazing LO and love all the papers and embellishments! TFS

  9. Very Cool layout! Love the hidden journalling!