Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Thing of Beauty -- CSI 3

A couple photos from a trip to the Getty Museum and a quote from John Keats and inspiration from CSI.

Here's the inspiration photo and color scheme:

The evidence I used are the circular elements (buttons), gold metallic elements (buttons and some of the paper elements) and the journal tag. My journaling choice was to journal (my quote) on a tag. This is one layout from the trip, so the details of who, where and when have already been covered.

Here is mine:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


This is a quick layout of some photos I snapped from our balcony. The journaling explains how some students used our pool area for a film location. We're right across from CSUN, which has a film dept., and students are often filming all over. CSUN has also been the location for several feature films or TV shows since we've been here.

This is for the Pretty Little Studio inspiration challenge. Here's the inspiration:

Here in So. Cal, it's hard to find photos to use snowflakes on LOL. But I took some of the darker colors -- the medium blue and lavendery-gray as my color inspiration -- and used a border that was inspired by the doily snowflakes.

Here's mine:

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lady of the Lake

This layout is for the CSI case file 2. Here is the inspiration photo:

I've included a jade heart (an old necklace) as something "stone like", sheer ribbons on the banner, flourishes and the embossed gold garden gate as an architectural detail. And I may add some flowers once I get the pictures on.
My colors are as close as I could get -- although the background paper that I created didn't blend as much as I'd hoped. But the cardstock colors are pretty close. I'm finishing this at dusk and need to get it submitted NOW, so I can't wait for better light to take pics.

My journaling is about my choice of id, Ladyofthelake, when I began my online adventure. I may add some more to it as well, but it will be hidden and private.

The pictures that will be included on this layout are all artworks -- not photos. And I need a new color ink cart. The Title and journaling came out a bit variegated, but I kind of like it. Here are the picts that I will be adding:

The paper I made using modified instructions from a tutorial on Scraps of Darkness (I think).
It's tissue ModPodged on to cardstock with lavender Fairy Dust Glitter sprinkled on, then spray misted. And I want to experiment with different colors of tissue vs. white with mist.

Love trying new things and loving the CSI challenges!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A few cards I made

from a sketch from Pretty Little Studio. Love this sketch and I'll have to do a layout with it one of these days...

Here are my cards -- they started off close to the sketch and then took off :-D

Monday, January 9, 2012

We Are Strong

This layout's title comes from the Pat Benatar song "Love is a Battlefield". It's for a challenge at ScrapFit. The colors come from a challenge at CSI.

The hidden journaling reflects on the past challenges we've met and how they have made us strong enough to meet the challenges that 2012 holds for us. We celebrate 30 years of marriage this year.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Extra Extra

I had the opportunity to work a day as an extra on the TV show "How I Met Your Mother". I didn't get to take any pics, but I wanted to document the experience. So I scrapped some journaling and my "souvenirs" from the day. There are paper strips over my SSN. Once the episode airs, I may try to get some pics from hulu or something and scrap those :-)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Opening Night

David was in Caucasian Chalk Circle at CSUN. These pics are from opening night -- when the boys and I ushered. The right page is from a sketch challenge at Sketchabilities.