Monday 16 April 2018

2 Cute!

Hi there!

When I first saw the image for this month's challenge at CSI, I immediately thought, "Ooohh, those are my kind of colours!" The closer I looked at the details, the more I liked it. I got very inspired and hit the scrap desk!

Here's what I came up with:

Isn't this little donkey the cutest thing you've ever seen?

In case you haven't seen it, here's the CSI challenge. You can find all the details here.

I used many items from the Evidence List:

  • The colour scheme
  • A pack animal (I didn't have a photo of an alpaca but I figured this donkey is pretty close!)
  • Clouds
  • Textured paper (the strip along the bottom is corrugated cardboard)
  • Circles
  • Zig-zag stitching
  • Tiny brads
  • Stamps
  • Decorative border
From the Testimony I chose:
  • Document a memory about an animal
  • Journal directly on the background
I couldn't find any alphas in my stash that were the right size and colour so I cut them from co-ordinating paper. I added some stamping to the background. I didn't want a strong black colour because I didn't want to draw attention away from the soft, pastel colours, so I used an older, drier ink pad which worked perfectly.

There is heaps of messy, zigzag stitching around my photo and the page.

I added tiny brads and stamped, stitched circles (with more zigzags!).

I added a little cluster with my journaling. The date is up near the photo.

I love the giant number 2. It's a Heidi Swapp one. I've stencilled and splashed on my background with Dusty Attic paints. The text stamp is from Denim Tampons.

That was heaps of fun! Thanks for looking.

Happy scrappin'!



  1. This is so beautiful!! The donkey is so absolutely adorable!! I love the layers and details!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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  2. ohhh I love everything about this.. the soft colors and the design and love the photo... he is cute... a really lovely layout... and in answer to your question about the weather.... actually it is still quite warm the days are around 30 but the nights are getting a bit chilly, I think it was 15 yesterday morning, not as cool this morning... summer is trying to hang on during the day!!

  3. Donkey's are the like the original pack animals!! They are used all the time here in Arizona to take people down into the Grand Canyon! They are better with the steepness of the Canyon, and can carry a ton of supplies on their backs for people! Little trivia for you! In fact, years ago, my Dad went on an excursion down the Grand Canyon and they used donkey's for the trek!! I love love love love love this! LOVING the colors and the tags!!!!!!!!!

  4. Such a cute page and the donkey is so very cute too! LOL...and we do see his ass!!! the design and the elements!

  5. Wow!! This is just the cutest thing Heather!! Absolutely gorgeous page and fabulous take on the Challenge! The donkey is so adorable and I love how you showcased the photo. Love it all!! hugs xx

  6. Heather, that photo makes me smile. I just love how you have scrapped this, it is so whimsical, and the stitching is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at CSI.

  7. Goodness...there is so much to love! Love the clouds, the framing, stitching, paint...pretty much all of it. Thanks for playing with CSI

  8. Adorable Heather!so many whimsical details!

  9. That is one sweet donkey! How fun to come across him on a walk, and what a perfect photo! Love all your layering and the softness of this page. Your stitching is awesome! So happy to have you playing with us at CSI again, Heather!

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