Monday, March 17, 2014


This is my take on case file #114 at CSI, with the fab sketch designed by Em Stafrace (love Em's sketches!). Here's the case file:
This is how I solved the case:
Sketch - checked.
Scheme - all colors are there.
Evidence - numbers, loopy border, rub-ons, circles.
Testimony - I was inspired both by the theme of the photo inspiration and the inspiration word 'trouble'. My youngest is such a prnkster...can't you just say it by the look on his face?  being a SPD & ADHD child, he is on a high level of adrenalin, most of the time. All the saying on this lo are rub-ons about this theme. On the tag, behind the photo, I wrote: "Me: What trouble did you get into again? You: I don't know, Mom, I didn't look for troubles, they just seem to be looking for me." And I say that I can totally relate to the big saying on this lo - "If you have to obey all the rules, you miss all the fun"... well, you know what they say - 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree'... :))).
I used Kaisercrafts pp for the V shape and some of their rub-ons for the saying. for the matting of the photo and the banners I used Webster Pages, LillyBee Design and Simple Stories. the redish doilies are fussy cutting of My Mind's Eye pp. On the background I used Studio Calico circle mask with gesso, and then lots of mists. I also used Stampers Anonymous' circles stamp and Prima's stitches stamps. the arrows are Bella Blvd stickers and the stars were punched from scraps. the flourish is a chipboard from Creative Embellishments, and I painted it with gesso, distress stain and heat embossed with crackle embossing powder, and then with some perfect pearls touches.
I would like to enter this lo also for the current challenge at Scrap Africa, which asked for stars. 
Here are some close-ups on the details:

Thank you for taking the time and visiting my blog. I appreciate every comment you care to leave me.


scrapwithada said...

This is really a stunning layout. I love the pic. Sooo cute. LOve the colours and the chipboard in there. Great take on the challenge. Thanks for sharing and thanks for playing with at Scrap Africa.

Helen Wallace said...

He sounds like such a character! We had one like that too and it sure makes life interesting. Love the layering and bold use of colour. Thanks for sharing you layout at Scrap Africa and CSI :D

Val-Belle said...

This is brill.... love it libeeti... Great way to crack the case and I love what you have done with Em's sketch. Loving the stamping and background work. You rocked this one.
Also... thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Africa. <3

Lynette Jacobs said...

I love your page Libeeti. You created so much gorgeous texture on this page...and I love the photo of your little prankster.

Cathi ONeill said...

Love this, the background work, the design, the cute photo of your little prankster...thanks so much for joining us at Scrap Africa!!!

Maremi's Small Art said...

What a lovely work ! I adore the sketch that you have used, great composition and fantastic interpretation. Love the cute photo :) Well done and thank you so much for playing along with Scrap Africa, love Marta xxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun and sweet all in one!

Denise van Deventer said...

This is such a fabulous layout Libeeti! Everything perfectly balanced and so gorgeous! Love the little accents and styling...simply stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

Patricia said...

Such an amazing the photo and all the added elements you have used! Thank you for playing along with us again at Scrap Africa!

Marelize said...

Gorgeous colours and I love your background work! Thank you for playing along at Scrap Africa. :)