First day in the office yesterday after having been away for a week and whaddya know - only 613 emails waiting in my inbox. Dunno if it's because I am such a Very Important Person or just people copying me on everything they send ;)) Still, each and one has to be read and actions taken.
This Tuesday in Stockholm is cold, dark and with streets dressed in snow. Just like any ordinary morning in January in other words. In my previous post I mentioned what a joy it was feeling the taste of coffee and coffee is the subject of my CSI case file 3.
Flickr decided to be naughty to me and wouldn't allow me to upload my pics, so I have to do it from my own computer which means you cannot click on the photos and get a bigger image. Will update this post as soon as things have sorted themselves out with Flickr.
Now over to CSI.
From our January sponsor, Dusty Attic, we have two more design team members, Natasha Naranjo Aguirre and Nancy Winter, joining Mistra Hoolahan and Michelle Grant as Guest Detectives this week. We are sure their gorgeous work will inspire you! Nadia Cannizzo, our January Special Guest Detective, will be back next week.
Our third Case File from January's Alice in Wonderland series is a departure from the first two Case Files, which had vibrant color schemes. This week's "Scene" inspired a softer palette which could be perfect for heritage layouts but is also versatile for pretty much any topic, as you will see from the layouts below.
Now, CSI Members, get out your forensics kits and get ready for some sleuthing as we reveal Case File No. 3...
Blogger was in a bad mood too and wouldn't allow me to re-size the gorgeous inspirational photo, so below you can actually only see half of the image. Really so sorry for that.
(Be sure to scroll all the way down for RGB codes, color descriptions, and more thorough explanations of the journaling prompts.)
Presenting a stunning collection of layouts created by our Guest Detectives from The Dusty Attic...
The CSI team have also created the most gorgeous projects, go check them out! Always so amazing to see what an incredible spread of styles is represented depending on what has triggered our imagination.
Here is my page. Going rather clean and flat this time and letting the composition speak for itself.
In the corner a chippie flourish from Dusty Attic. I chalked it in Champagne, Gold and touched up randomly in Oyster White and Dusty Mauve though the IRL effect doesn't come across at all when photographed.
The golden metal lock is from Australian online store Meg's Garden. The yummie yummie white buttons are custom made for me by gorgeously talented Ivana Camdzic. The roses are from KaiserCraft and the photo of the old-fashioned floral coffee cup is from internet. My own cups are far from this dainty and pretty.
Two handstitched circles.
A strip of lace and a couple of safety pins. The journalling says:
"Quiet mornings with coffee belong to the best things in life. It doesn't cost anything, only time. The moments when I have time to enjoy a leisurely cup, feel so much more precious! Coffee is the key to a perfet start to the day for me!".
And now to the page I made for the Once Upon A Sketch 15 January challenge. Another clean and un-dimensional page. Can you believe it - not a single Prima flower on it!
And that's it for today. Thank you so much for having a peek! I know there are so many of you lovely ladies that I haven't visited in quite a while, I haven't forgotten you and will make amends soon. Thank you for remembering me too!