Tuesday, 31 January 2012

CSI #4 When Day And Night Are The Same

Hello lovely ladies!

This post will be short and sweet, at the moment I am working with 2 conferences that run in parallell and do practically nothing else than sleep, eat and work this week.

So, the leisurely ponderings on life will have to wait until my next post. I'm taking you straight to the release of Case File 4 of CSI which was released last weekend.

It's hard to believe January is winding down so soon! What a fantastic month it's been, and we're looking forward to another fantastic week as we wrap up our January theme. As we approach our fourth week, we already have almost 400 members and 234 beautiful layouts in our gallery! We continue to grow each day. We can't wait to see what's in store in the coming months. Please help spread the word by sharing our site with your scrappy friends.

If you haven't yet had a chance to take a crack at our Case Files, you will definitely want to make time this week so you'll have a chance to win a prize from our generous January sponsor, The Dusty Attic.

We've been so inspired all month by our guest designers from The Dusty Attic, and this week is no exception! Mistra Hoolahan and Michelle Grant contributed amazing layouts again this week. And our special Guest Detective, Nadia Cannizzo, is back with another gorgeous page.

We're very excited to announce that Brit Sviggum has joined the CSI design team and she's now an official CSI Detective! Brit's unique style captivated us, and we knew we had to have her join the team. We will be growing our team in the coming months, and we plan to have a design team call at some point, so if youwould like to become a part of the team, be sure to keep playing along--you might just catch our eye like Brit did!

Our final Case File celebrating Lewis Carroll's January birthday is inspired by a fascinating remix of Alice in Wonderland by Elena Kalis, who does amazing underwater photography.

Now, CSI Members, get out your forensics kits and get ready for some sleuthing as we reveal Case File No. 4 . . .


TIPTOPE IN THE TEAL - 2.136.130 - the wavy part of the water on the left
GILDED FRAME - 207.149.67 - reflection of her legs (I think) in the water)
PATENT LEATHER - 14.9.6 - her shoes
BOUYAN BEIGE - 245.238.220 - water reflection highlights
WATERY TEAL GREEN - 138.175.162 - mid-tones of the water

Please check out all the prompts for JOURNALING DETAILS (TESTIMONY)and EVIDENCE DETAILS on CSI - looooots of inspiration there for your!

The deadline for completing Case File No. 4 is Sunday, February 5, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Thus, you have a week plus the two weekends to complete your layout.

If you haven't visited CSI yet, go have a peek HERE

And here's my page:

CSI4 - Night & Day 4000px

In my post on the OUAS 15 January challenge, I wrote that I want to explore other aspects of scrapbooking than just scissors and paper during 2012. This page is the first of these explorations where I have used gesso and lots of mists.

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The title "When Night & Day Are The Same" comes from this photo. It was taken in the Stockholm archipelago at midnight - YES at 00.00 - on a Midsummer's Night some years ago. You can see that hubbs and I are rather bundled up with double fleece sweaters and scarf, so the light and the water give a false impression of warmth.

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Some KaiserCraft Madame Boutique yummies in there and a white painted Dusty Attic flourish.

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Love the swirls and puddles of the glimmer mist on the gesso. Used a flourish stamp on the semi-wet gesso before misting. Lesson learned, use a larger stamp or else the pattern won't come across. I very very lightly dabbed the surface of the gesso rivulets with a finger sponge and TH distress ink in Black Soot to make them come out just a tad better.

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But I wouldn't be me if I didn't finish with some flowers :))

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Thanks so very very much for still wanting to come for a visit even if I haven't shown you the same courtesy in a while, I have all of you in my heart!

Have a lovely week! see you on Friday!

Much much love, xxx Eila


  1. Gorgeous. Love the background and what a fabulous photo. I cannot imagine daylight at midnight. Fabulous experience.

  2. so loved the technique you made in your background. so gorgeous.

  3. cool work you did it great background.I love the colors so yummie..but time to make one????
    Yes and we must have flowers on our page.
    Have a great worky week byeeeee,Lean

  4. What a fun looking community! I am definitely going to go check it out. And of course, your page is gorgeous as usual!! I absolutely love the background!!


  5. Beautiful!!! love your background work!! and the lovely picture of you two! wow, midnight and everything looks like by day. Hey, you are very busy at work. Another Wonderful work!! Take Care dear!!
    A big hug!!! :) xoxo

  6. gorgeous! Love the texture!

  7. Heard of the day-night fusion but witnessing it for the first time - thanks to your LO! Love the textured background.
    Hugs from India

  8. this is just gorgeous!!!! Love the background and the photo! My daughter lived up north for a while and in July it was still day light at midnight...land of the midnight sun

  9. a fabulous page again Eila... love it!

  10. Oh Eila this is so nice and what a great pic of you and hubby!

  11. Beautiful page my dear Eila and so love the background! Lovely pic of you and your hubby.I wouls so love to experience the day/night some time. I'm finally starting to stay at home a LOT more now so can really get into my crafty things!

  12. Oh Eila...what an amazing experience!! So so love the photo and the story behind it!! Beautiful work as always...hope you are well :))xx

  13. Very beautiful layout Eila and what an amazing thing to record too - gosh - I just can't imagine it - although i would be in my element as I am rather an insomniac!

  14. Längtar till den tiden du skriver om här! Man kan nästan inte tro den ska komma när man tittar ut genom rutan...
    Underbar bild av er två turturduvorna.-Och det är jättekul att se så fint du fått till bakgrunden med gesso och mister etc. Man kan se strukturen och det ger en extra dimension. Dom där små guld swirlsen mjukar upp intrycket av den 'enhetliga' blåa färgen och me likey!
    Gillar även hur du lagt embellies i lage på lager nedanför bilden. WTG girl!!