Hello all, well here we are at the end of the week and the start of the school holidays!! I don't know who loves them more me or my daughter. I always enjoy the lazy mornings the most and i think she just loves being at home because she always feel s she is missing out. Anyway for the month of September OAUS and CSI have teamed up together to create their challenges. Here is this weeks case and sketch.
I originally started out with a red piece of cardstock but using my Jo Sonja's Crackle i gave it a good coat. Now i learnt a few things here....it is recommended to apply your top coat of paint within 6 hours of the crackle coat drying and i unfortunately forgot about it and woke up the next day and did it. It did still crackle but not as well as i would have liked but waste not want not i still used it. The other thing i learnt was to pick the colours wisely because the red has bled through to the white coat causing almost pink patches but luckily i grabbed my black Staz On ink and rubbed it all over my page helping to pick up the crackle effect and hide some of those pinkish blobby patches. The next step i flicked some glimmermist and added some alcohol ink. I really had fun creating this and trying to make it suit my sisters personality!! I turned the sketch on its side, i hope you can see that. Now to crack the case the evidence i have used is packaging ( here i have sewn an old kaisercraft rubon packet to create a pocket for my journaling i have found these to be awesome to use for memorabilia pockets as well. I have also used an old Bandaid box and some meshy stuff my girls cheese came in.), doodling( i doodled around my circles and also used a pre- doodled Rusty Pickle paper), lastly i used circles. For my testimony i used a song title, YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE originally sung by Candi Staton but i know the Romeo and Juliet version by Kym Mazelle. This inspired me to write to my sister because i am always telling her to be young, be free. My journaling reads " Sometimes in a world where everyone is trying to make something of themselves you need to take a step back and find out what you want. Try to not be compromised by others. It can be so hard to be yourself and discover who you are and who you want to be when so many are telling you what you are doing is wrong. I love how you do what you want to do, regardless of what others think. I still remember the day you told me you got your nose pierced and told me it cost you $65. Thinking you had a small stud in the side of your nose like mine i was a bit taken aback by the pricing.. and then you sent me the photo. Your nieces thought it was funny and it took me a bit to get use to but now i couldn't see you without it. I wish you all the best in your future but for now be free, enjoy your youth and do those spontaneous crazy things teenagers do! Live a life without regrets! Ultimately you have to live with your decisions for the rest of your life and nobody has any right to tell you what you are doing is wrong. I love you with all my heart and soul, mwah your big sister!!"
Just a little close up to see the journaling in the sewn on pocket and a few of the other layers.
So TFL!!! I just wanted to thank everyone for their comments as well. It really does make my day hearing what you think of my pages and i do try to get to your blogs as well!! Hope you find some time to scrap on the weekend. Have a great day :)