Saturday, August 9, 2014

Smiles - case file no. 134 @ CSI

We have a beautiful summery palette at CSI, along with a fab sketch by talented Em Stafrace.
I used my Aug Counterfeit Kit for this lo:
Edit: one of the Top 3 at Frosted Designs!

AND one of the Fabulous Five
For August at Counterfeit Kit Challenge

The clues I used to solve this case file were:
Scheme - all colors are here.
Sketch - checked.
Evidence - sun, ribbons, metal, circles.
Testimony - IW smile. hidden journaling on a tag - on one side I wrote some of the lines from an Israeli song named "Smiles", and it says, in free translation: "If the sun rises and it's a new one every morning; if the flowers just smile to the world; if there's a laughter rolling to the sky - so why don't we laugh with everyone else? You should learn from the flowers, not to be miserly with smiles, and the world, you'll see' will be suddenly so good; You should dream and hope, try just once; You should laugh, should live, should love". on the other side of the tag I wrote: "In these hard times of a war in Gaza, going on for almost 4 weeks, I want to remind myself how good it is to laugh, to love, to live. Your smiles, on a joyful  day in Eilat, warm my heart and encouriging me at this unpleasent period".
Here's the song (based on a French song):
I used papers from EP and MMe; die-cuts are from Fancy Pants, along with a circular chipboard; sun wood vener is MR, and so is the paper clip; buttons are from MME; the flair and the vellum tab and dot are from StudioFourteen40. I also used some modeling paste, Portfolio oil pastels and some Ayeeda's mist.
I would like to enter it also for the following challenges:
August challenge at Creative Embellishments, with this inspiration photo:
 (I was inspired by the orange/yellow colors and by the wavy design of the inspiration photo, which reminded me rolling laughter, plus my title is the name of the song).
Stamps, masks and paper clip - Frosted Designs.
Here are some close-ups on the details:




Thank you for taking the time and visiting my blog. your comments are much appreciated.

22 comments:

Margie said...

Beautiful layout, hugs and prayers for you and your family!

Monica Brady said...

This is such a fun case file! Love your take on it! Really great use of the colours!

Lizzy Hill said...

Just a fabulous page! Love all the little bits you add....like that wired heart...it looks sensational:):)

Lynette Jacobs said...

Beautiful, happy and sunny...to take your mind off the war. Stay safe Libeeti...praying for you and for the nation of Israel. xxx

Athanasia said...

What a beautiful page my friend, I love all the details, the masking and the stamping! And how cute is that paper clip!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Frosted Designs!!!

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute layout :)

cinmfoster said...

I agree, such a lovely layout. The metal camera/heart is adorable along with the feathers.
Cindy F.

Shona said...

such a cool layout, love all the bright colors too ! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments!

Virginia said...

I love all the little elements you've used

Chidkid said...

Wow gorgeous.. so much to look at!

S said...

I really like the circular movement you've reinforced around those round pictures. Very nice, indeed.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Such a fun and cheerful page and great use of the inspiration photo at Creative Embellishments! I love that you can have this cheerful attitude during the hardest of circumstances! Hugs!

Tammy said...

Delish! Love the colors and the way you used the inspo piece! Thank you for playing along with Creative Embellishments! :)

Jimjams said...

Beautiful page - the more you look the more you see - loads to enjoy and discover.

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

This is a gorgeous layout! I love all the textures, layers and details! Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs!

sassyscrapper said...

Great use of circles. Love how it is all set on the cheery yellow chevron paper.

Karan said...

fabulous layout, thank you for playing along with us over at Creative Embellishments.

jelissa mei said...

love this. so much movement and colour and life on just one layout.

Laura said...

What a happy layout!

LCSmithSAVED said...

Such a moving way to document this time in your lives. Praying always for Israel, the apple of God's eye.

Nicolle Kramer said...

Super cute pics and page! Love all the layering, colors and texture. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Embellishments.

dlwidder said...

Awesome layout! Love the arrows, die cuts and fun colors! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments August challenge!