Saturday, December 14, 2013

My Skinny Boy

Top 3 at Scrap Africa
And on the Most Wanted list

Being at home for the past 3.5 days, there's a lot of scrappy time, isn't it? :-) 
So I was able to play with the new CSI case file, with a very beautiful palette. Here's case file #101 from CSI:
The photo is of my eldest, about 1.5 years ago. It's scarry how skinny he is... He was always a skinny boy. For my journaling (hidden tag with the star above to pull it), I chose to describe how thin he was born and how slowly he climbed on his growth chart. I also scanned his growth chart and put it inside the vellum envelope I've made.
My clues to solve the case were:
Scheme - all colors are here (loved this color palette!).
Evidence - frames, circles, something trasparent.
Testimony - framed my journaling tag, used a cursive handwriting, and wrote 5 unimportant but interesting facts about the photo and the subject and 2 very important facts. My journaling says:
"1. Your weight when you were born was 2.750 kg, and when we went out of hospital you weight 2.550 kg.
2. You gained weight very very slowly.
3. For a very long time you were on the lowest part of the growth chart.
4. I've had problems with breastfeeding and stopped after 1 month.
5. I was so sad when I had to stop breastfeeding you.
But, which is the most important thing, you are - healthy and lively!"
I worked with the sketch from Scrap Africa:
Edit: one of the Top 3 at Scrap Africa

For my background I used TCW stencil with TH distress ink (black soot). Then apllied gesso with SC stencil. I used Mr. Huey's  mists and blew on them with a straw. I used some Echo Park papers and a scrap from October Afternoon dp. The stars and film strip were cut with my Big Shot. The doilies stickers are My Mind's Eye. I also added Purple Pumpkin's flair and fabric buttons. The alphas are lilybee desing.
I would like to enter it to the contest at Paper Issues, for the summer theme.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

Before you leave, here're some sneak peeks to 2 layouts I'll be sharing tomorrow, for Sketchabilities & Stuck?! new sketches reveal. Please come back tomorrow to see the full layouts. Both new sketches are fab!

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your comments are much appreciated. 
בזכות סערת השלג שגרמה לנו להיות נצורים, הספקתי לשחק עם כמה אתגרים וזו התוצאה. דף גברי על הבן הבכור שלי, שהוא רזה ודקיק. הכיתוב בתג הנסתר מתעד את משקל הלידה שלו, את העובדה שהוא עלה במשקל לאט מאד והיה באחוזון הנמוך בעקומת הגדילה. אבל הכי חשוב - הוא בריא ומלא חיים :-) (ורק חושבים שאני מרעיבה אותו...).
את הדף הזה אני מכניסה גם לאתגר של 'יוצאות מהקווים', שביקשו 'לשים קשים'. על כתמי הצבע של המיסטים נשפתי עם קש שתיה, כדי ליצור את האפקט של ההשפרצה.
תודה שקפצתן לבקר בבלוג שלי. שיהיה לכולנו המשך סופ"ש חמים ונעים, ובעיקר - בטוח.


Helen Wallace said...

Great mixed media and title. One of ours was a skinny boy too...he still is actually. The vellum envelope is a great idea and I like the sketch from Scrap Africa :)

La Vikinga said...

Long time no see!! I'm surprised to see you have learned a lot and gotten a whole lot of new materials like stencils etc! I'm happy to see you still happy crafting and your layout is great!!! Greetings from La Vikinga

Craft Addicted said...

דף מקסים!

Lynn said...

Love how you worked with the sketch! Your project is fabulous!

Елена Смоктунова said...

Beautiful page !Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa!

Denise van Deventer said...

Libeeti, this is a fabulous page! I love the colours you chose and I love the fresh styling! I also love your journalling and while reading through it, I could so associate it with my own experience with Joe. It is quite remarkable of how similar the story is! Joe is also a skinny little boy still, but healthy and full of life! I think that is the most important thing! Thanks so much for this beautiful page and playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

Heather Jacob said...

absolutely spectacular, my new fave of yours , loving all of this x

Anonymous said...

מקסים כרגיל. גם הילד הדקיק. אש קטנה

Riikka Kovasin said...

Really cool layering and love that background!

Billie-Jean Beveridge said...

Fantastic mixed media page! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrap Africa :)

Lynette Jacobs said...

I love it that you combined the CSI challenge with the Scrap Africa challenge. Your page is gorgeous, I love all the texture. Thank you for playing along with Scrap Africa.

Val-Belle said...

Ah Libeeti, A beautiful layout and a wonderful photo of your beautiful boy. So much of your journalling resonated with me. As long as he is healthy and happy that is all that matters. The rest is incidental. I love this :D Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Africa.

Cathi ONeill said...

Beautiful layout and great background work! Love your take on the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap Africa!

מיכלי said...

כפי שכבר אמרתי, תענוג. :)
ואני מאד אוהבת את תמונות התקריב שמאפשרות להבחין בעוד ועוד פרטים חדשים.

ANAT S said...

נהדרת ומענגת כרגיל