I'm sure you all remember the incident in Alice In Wonderland where the Red Queen and Alice run like mad but when they stop, they are still in the same spot. That's me at the moment. Scrapping has to take the backseat for some days before I can emergy in blogland for some air again.
My apologies, this will be a short and sweet post again.
CSI case file # 33 went live last Friday and closes on Sunday, 26 August. I am a terrible terrible DT member for not posting the prompts this time but urging you to go visit CSI to check out the gorgeous colours and amazing printable coordinates that Michele Singh has created for us. That girl is just a wizz!
Here goes: CSI .. Color..Stories.. Inspiration Case File # 33
My take looks like this:
The testimony is about a landmark that I have visited, or rather I live smack in the centre of one.
As I have written before, Stockholm is more than 1 000 years old. It has won the The European Green Capital Award and stands as an international role model and at the forefront of environmental thinking in modern times. People come from all over the globe to see its art, architecture, design, nature, archipelago ... the list of reasons why visit Stockholm, just goes on.
I am infinitely blessed to have been born and raised in this marvellous city where I have the heavens at my doorstep. In my case, that's the Stockholm archipelago which I have scrapped in my "Heavenly" page here.
The evidence that I have used are liquid mediums, something shiny, sandlike stuff, shadows and clouds.
The shiny bit is the Prima vine with glass beads peeking out from under that Prima Corine lily.
I mainly used water colour crayons to create the background of many hues of blue, added a bit of misting to accentuate the blue of the skie and the water. My main colours are the blue with just hints of the darker blue and red as seen in the splatter.
The resin embelli is from Melissa Frances. If you squint you can imagine seeing clouds in the messy areas of misting and molding paste.
The shadows are not the ordinary ones that come first to one's mind. It is instead the crayons I have used to highlight the corners of the photos. Here they are pale pale green, white and tealish blue.
The boat in the foreground is one of the steam boats going out in the archipelago, very very popular with the Stockholmians. The stretch of houses in the background with boats anchored almost at their doorsteps, is Strandvägen, the poshest address you can have in Stockholm.
This photo is fibbing it. It's by the Finnish photographer that I have written about before. She lives in the Finnish archipelago and has given me permission to use photos off her website as long as I point out that the photos are not mine. This might very well have been taken anywhere in the Stockholm archipelago but is from a place near Helsinki in Finland.
Now this one is a typical typical view from the Stockholm archipelago with the soft round boulders that I so longingly write about time after time. The endless stretch of water and skies, the cries of seagulls soaring above.
Here's the sandlike stuff, gel beads and cream acrylic paint on gauze.
I bless each and one of you who still faithfully take of your time to visit my blog. My next post will also be a quick one in which I will share my page for this week's palette over at TCR.
Till then, take care my lovely dovelies!
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