Friday, February 8, 2013

Life's Good- CSI GD with 2 Crafty

I'm really happy to announce that I'm a Guest Designer this month at CSI as 2 Crafty is the main sponsor in February, which means gorgeous inspiration from our team, and a fabulous prize pack for one of the CSI players!

Come check out their blog here

This is what you can win if you participate in the CSI Challenge this month

Please visit all the guest designers' pages in the Guest Detective forum to say hi and to hear how they responded to our "Interrogation."
As always, Michele has created a fabulous set of printables for you! Check out the awesome globe and those cool travel icons Michele made for us! We can't wait to see how you use the Coordinates this week! 
CSI Coordinates can always be found at the bottom of the reveal threads.  Scroll all the way to the bottom, where it says "Attachments." They are just above the reply box. Read about some tips on how to use these cool printables here
February is the month of love and Valentine's Day, and this week's scene was found at Bouf when searching for an image of a romantic getaway.
So are you ready for this week's challenge? Grab your forensics kits, CSI members, and get ready for some serious sleuthing as we open Case File No. 58. 

How I solved the case:

I used all 5 colors from the palette which conveniently appeared in these beautiful Prima papers.
I used another picture from my recent trip to Florida and as testimony, I journaled about my daughter's love of the beach.

I used metal, String and Twine for Evidence.

Here are some close-ups:

There is also a great challenge at Berry71Bleu and it asks you to use blank space. I'm usually not one to leave blank space on a layout but this time I did and so I'm entering it for this challenge. It is hosted by Anupama!!
check it out here

  • Drift Away - light aqua, taken from her skirt - 183.222.221
  • Aqua Breeze - medium aqua, taken fromt he folds in her skirt - 137.190.182
  • Golden Getaway - golden wheat, taken from the  mast - 242.221.176
  • Apparent Wind - pale gray, taken from the cloudy sky - 234.235.237
  • Take the Helm - Dark brown, taken from the top of the hull - 85.69.53
  • wood
  • metal
  • string, fiber, twine
  • jewels
  • fabric
  • leather
  • create a jagged edge
  • lacing
  • clouds
  • sailboat or other transportation accent
  • something sheer, e.g. vellum
  • washers/eyelets


COMPOSITE SKETCH: Feel free to rotate, substitute elements, etc., but use as inspiration for the design of your page.

Materials used:
Papers: Prima SunKIss
Flowers: MHC, Prima, Recollections
Butterflies: Webster's Pages
CW reverse chicken wire stencil
Twine, string, cheese cloth
Tim Holtz metal plate
brown pearls: Dollar store
Ranger Acrylic dabbers: blue and sand
2 Crafty Chipboard: Chicken wire, Life's Good title
Chicken Wire Panel  (units of 3)  Life's Good (unit of 3)

We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
The deadline for completing Case File No. 58
is Sunday, February 17, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Thus, you have a week plus the two weekends to complete your layout.
(See count-down timer on the right-hand sidebar of most pages.)
We can't wait to see what YOU create!


Rachael Funnell said...

another SENSATIONAL layout Keren!!
I really like what you have done with the string!! CONGRATS on the GD spot....

Cindy Gay said...

Love the embellishments.

Lynnda said...

WOW... what a stunning page Keren... love everything on it... You rock!!! hugs...xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww! This is STUNNING! I love love love love the photo, the colors, and loveeeeeeeeeee the jute and the honeycombs!! GORGEOUS!

Shona said...

this is just gorgeous love what you did with the case :)

Kay F said...

What a very cool design & fabulous use of the whitespace! Lots of little details to admire & you rocked the CSI color challenge! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Berry71Bleu!

Sandra said...

Love the string around the circles, this is another amazing layout of yours.

МамаФиалка said...

this is just gorgeous !!!

Lizzy Hill said...

GORGEOUS colours in this palette - you've done an amazing job - really like the string circle idea:):)

Lizzyc said...

This looks amazing, I love the twine around the circles.. and stunning photo too!!

juscrap said...

Wow!!!! This is gorgeous! Great job Keren! xoxo


So HAPPY to see your page at the Whitespace challenge at Berry71Bleu. Thank you dear friend for joining :))))))))))

Unknown said...


So good to see your LO on our challenge...Very pretty indeed!

Thank you for joining our challenge at berry71bleu.
Hope to see more of it in the future.

Take care!


Unknown said...

Stunning page cool the chippies..

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Uauuu...what a stunning page , love the colors too!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Another awesome design and those circular hexagon filled shapes are amazing.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Lynn said...

Love the hexagons in the circles.. what a unique design! Your colors and details are gorgeous as always! This is so so pretty! One of new Keren faves!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Awesome job on the challengge Keren! I love this color combination and am a fan of the twine circles! Love this page! xo

Linda Eggleton said...

Gorgeous take on this case, it!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Great page, Keren! Love the chicken wire inside the circles .. very innovative! These are great colors together. I might have to give it a try!

Leonie said...

This is fabulous Keren. The twine and chicken wire circles look fantastic!!

Marília Lopes said...

Stunning layout.

Evgenia Petzer said...

love your LO! the colors abd textures... amazing!

sandi said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love everything about it!

Marilyn said...

Awesome page Keren!!! looove the beautiful!! Thanks for sharing this beauty at Bery71Bleu!!

Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

WOW! I am loving what you did with the chipboard here! Gorgeous!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

I left you some love at CSI too...this is really such a gorgeous layout! I love how the movement flows across the page and is really so creative with the circles of twine and chicken wire!!! This is fabulous!

Ella Swan said...

What an amazing page Keren!! So unusual yet totally identifiable as a Keren page :)

Zamaline said...

wow wow wow! This is gorgeous!

li-bee-ti said...

Awesome! love the circles design here. you've used the clues perfectly.