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!)
- Textured paper (the strip along the bottom is corrugated cardboard)
- Zig-zag stitching
- Tiny brads
- 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.