Friday, August 9, 2013

Happy Times- GD for CSI #84 with 2 Crafty

The 2 Crafty team is guest designing for CSI this month Come visit the CSI site every friday this month to see some inspiration from the 2 Crafty DT

We recently went to fly kites downtown by the lake. It was a gorgeous day and of course the kids enjoyed running down the beach with their kite. This is one of the pictures I took. There's more of them coming in the next few weeks as I've really enjoyed scrapping them. I used the title "Happy Times" because that's what they were. The title Happy is part of the 2 Crafty Birthday Sentiments set.

How I solved the case:

 I used the Pink Paislee Hope Chest collection for this layout as it fit perfectly with the CSI#84 Palette and used the sketch as inspiration.

For the evidence I used twine to make the string of the kite and I used the fob watch from 2 Crafty.

For the testimony I journaled in cut-up strips.

I couldn't create this layout without thinking of the Mary Poppins song "Let's go fly a kite." I kept on singing it in my head over and over again, so I knew I had to include the lyrics on the layout. I wrote down the chorus from the song and then cut down the strips to include as journaling for the testimony.

"Lets go fly a kite, up to the highest height. Lets go fly a kit and send it soaring..."

I bet you its stuck in your head now too, lol.

I really wanted to glue a string on the paper to make it seem as if the kite was flying off the page. This picture of my son had the perfect angle to do this.

I used two other 2 Crafty chipboard pieces: the Chevrons which I stamped in green ink using a honeycomb stamp and the Swirly Leaf flourish which I embossed and then inked.

Papers: Hope Chest by Pink Paislee
Chipboard: 2 crafty
Flowers: Prima, Recollections, Dollar Store
Finnabair honeycomb stamp by Prima
Ingvild Bolme green fluid chalk ink
Shimmerz: rock a fella spray
black pen
mesh: creative bags
Crystals: Prima
cocoa ink
twine: WR Memory Keepers
embossing folder: provo craft


Ella Swan said...

Very beautiful! Awesome composition and soft colouring!!

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

So lovely!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee those flowers and love love love what you did with that twine!!!!

Cathi ONeill said...

Love this! Gorgeous soft colors and love that string!! Beautiful!!

Adriana B said...

so wonderful, great take on challenge , you have awesomely :)

li-bee-ti said...

Oh, Keren, this lo is so beautiful, and your son's photo is so precious. I love the subtle colors. the string for the kite is perfect.
Love it!

Lizzyc said...

Oh yes now I am singing the song too!! Wonderful creative layout with the string and the photo, love the chevrons and of course love all the flowers too!! beautiful take on the challenge!

Mrs Frizz said...

Keren ... that layout is perfection ...

Linda Eggleton said...

Totally gorgeous, as always, Keren :)

Kimberly Kett said...


ALINE said...

That our most beautiful ... I loved the use of twine.


Love the way you extended the picture by your clever use of the twine. Brilliant!

Words and Pictures said...

So lovely - the colours are so delicately pretty, and that spray of flowers and embellishments framing the photo is simply perfect. Love the twine for the kite string!
Alison x

Denise van Deventer said...

Super the super details as always! The twine going up into the sky is gorgeous! Beautiful page, in everyway!