Monday, 6 February 2012

Smile Please - CSI Challenge # 5

The colours this month at CIS are so vivid and versatile. See them HERE for yourself. I chose a photo of a Christmas family get together where we wanted to be altogether with My Mom and her 4 Children, 8 Grandchildren and the four new Great-Grandchildren who had all been born during the previous 18 months.

It was hilarious trying to get them to sit with Mom and smile, as soon as we thought they were ok one of them would either get down and runaway or start crying which set the others off. In the end my son joined his Nan on the sofa with his daughter and his great nephew on his lap while Mom held on to the other two. Their faces made the picture!

I chose to spray misting inks to make the red pepper colour onto the background paper from WRMK white out collection. The aubergine is from Papermania colour coordinates and the patterned papers from Christmas backgound papers.  For my testimony I journalled around the perimeter, telling the hidden story behind the photo, about a slice of life, setting the scene with banner flags. I used face and hidden as my inspirational words.
For my evidence I used a frame around my photo which I die cut from my border die and decorated with die cut holly leaves, the photo had photo corners, I created a border along the bottom of my LO with small christmas trees which were also the tiles for my title. I cut the circles for my banner with my small circle punch from holly leaf paper and used bakers twine in aubergine and  red. The larger christmas tree I cut from another photograph along with the small parcels at the bottom. The santa/reindeer stamp was inked with  aubergine/eggplant colour TH Distress ink.
I know it's a busy page but to me it says HAPPY CHRISTMAS.  Hope you like it and thank you for any sweet thoughts you leave. xxx


  1. It's lovely! How nice to be together at Xmas; I hate always being alone! Hugs, Valerie

    1. wow love the LO june, and the photo is priceless, love the description of how it was finely taken, brill, well done...

      maria xx

  2. wow Jeannie this is full of love and happiness .... love this post so fun and gorgeous .... love the story and your page is the best !!!! hugz x

  3. Your lo is precious, and that photo put a big smile on my face. Have a lovely day. I heard from my DD at Warwick that you got some snow in that area!! :-)

  4. Great layout! It all made me smile!

  5. This is a wonderful page, it looks so fun and vibrant, awesome!

  6. This is my first time visiting your blog, and I can't stop to scroll down to see your projects. What a true artist you are. Please keep on inspiring :)

    Thank you for visiting my blog earlier.


  7. Hi Jeanie..I am also new to your blog and love your pages..
    Thanks for your kind words on my blog...
    I have joined as a follower..
    Thanks Denise aka Strawbs

  8. Awesome work here, I love the photo it just brings a smile to you face when you look at it.


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