Saturday, May 3, 2014

Home - case file #121 at CSI

Case file #121 is up at CSI, with a beautiful and elegant pelette:
Here's my lo for this challenge:
The photo is of my oldest and me, nearby our 1st home, where he was born. We moved 2 houses since then, and we're about to move again in a few weeks, so this challenge, with it's inspiration was right up my alley. I had so much to write for my boy, so I've created 2 'windows', that one needs to open in order to read (see the close-ups).
I used flair buttons from StudioFourteen40 (Dali set 3; Post mark), and 2 Get Chalked tabs set 1.
I used the sketch from Scrap365:
My clues to solve the case were:
Scheme - all 5 colors are there.
Evidence - architectural accents (the home stamp), flowers, twine, wood.
Testimony - my hidden journaling is spread in two 'windows'. on the upper square, with the stamped home, I documented a journey we've made recently to my old neighborhood, where I was born and raised, and where I came back and gave birth to my boys. On the 2nd 'window', behind the title, I wrote about us, having to move again, and how in spite of changing residence, we kept all our old friends from our old hometown. I ended my journaling: "My dear son, changes can be a stimulus for good things, for renewal, for growth, for new experiences. Changes are a lesson for life to be flexible. I hope that you will always feel that home is where we are together, wherever that may be, whatever house, whatever city. Together, always together. Love you. Mom."
Here are some close-ups on the details:

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Unknown said...

This is so pretty, I love the concept of jounaling windows!

Helen RockabillyGirl Parkar said...

WOW! I love your layout. The colours are stunning and the flowers. I aspire to create a layout like this!

Lizzy Hill said...

Fabulous journaling...gorgeous page & I just ADORE that hessian flower :):) lovely work, my friend:):)

Dolly B said...

Love looking at your close ups , all the little pieces of magic. So lovely that you have journalled this for your boys . Gorgeous layout Libeeti x

dstandard said...

Beautiful page and love your journaling windows here!

Terhi Koskinen said...

I think you are not surprised at all when I say I love this one! It's perfect take on the case file, and it's definitely perfect take on our sketch too! Loooove it!
And thank you for giving idea of including sketches to case files ;)
Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap365 <3

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful page all the little accents and such a lovely sentiment too!Love all the layers and different textures...a super, super page! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Stunning!! Gorgeous colours and a beautiful interpretation of the sketch. Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap365, Ali x

Jennifer Grace said...

This is beautiful, I love all the details you have tucked all over the page, and the windows hiding the journaling. Thank you for joining in the Scrap365 Sketch challenge! x