Bummer! thought I had photographed close-ups of my CSI # 43 layout but had obviously not, so this post is a day late in coming. Sorry about that.
Short and sweet today in this week of the autumn school holidays in Sweden. Getting text messages from friends in warmer places. Well, I just light my scented tea lights and snuggle under my blanket. God excuse for nibbles and watching The Mentalist on the box!
First the case file itself;
and the detailed clues;
THE SCHEME (USE ALL 5 *3OLORS)
Black Tie Event - black, taken from the table cloth - 45.37.34
Lemon Chiffon - bright sunny yellow, taken from the flowers - 251.224.111
Green Grace - pale spring green, taken from the middle tier of the cake - 237.240.185
Alabaster Elegance - pure white, taken from the boxes in front of the cake - 255.255.255
Fancy Foliage - medium green, with a hint of olive, taken from the leaves - 145.163.53
EVIDENCE (USE AT LEAST 2 ELEMENTS)
include a black-and-white patterned paper rub-on (inspired by the watermark in the lower-right)
TESTIMONY (USE AT LEAST 1 ELEMENT)
Document a special event.
Format your journaling as if you were writing a formal letter. Here are some tips for writing formal letters.
Frame your journaling.
Use an older photo and tie the past together with the present in your journaling.
Tie two ideas together: Write what first comes to your mind about your subject. Then, choose a connective from this site and write what comes to mind next.
Inspiration Words: formal, tie(s), event -- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title.
The deadline for completing Case File No. 43
is Sunday, November 4, 11:59 p.m. EST.
For the first time ever, I made my page in A4 format instead of the normal 12x12. Well, have to admit cutting off the sides was to save the page from a nasty misting accident. Looks kind of neat this way me thinks.
This photo of the little chap in the hayfields sometime in the late 1950´s could very well have been one of my Finnish cousins. Some of you might remember that I spent all of my childhood summers with my aunties and uncles in northern, rural Finland not very far from the Russian border. The photo is from our country archives.
One of the aunties had a farm with cows and always when the summer guests came, i.e. us from Sweden, it was the season for bringing in the hay. Very very hard work and dirty too. We kids sort of played that we were helping but didn't do much else than eat sandwiches and drink fizzy drinks.
I adored my childhood summers and particularly staying with this auntie. I also adored my oldest male cousin Juha and wanted mum and dad to buy him so that I could have a big brother. I loved spending every day with him. Poor, poor Juha had to put up with me.
The evidence I have used are a resin frame and also a damask patterned brad that you will se further down.
My testimony is a mish mash of tieing the past to the present and writing what comes up first in my mind. I'm afraid it's far off anything formal, nor about one single particular event. More of fondly reminiscing many idyllic childhood summers.
Anyhow, mice. Back to the hay field. At least once a summer one of the adults stumbled on a mouse nest with newborn babies. Inevitably we rescued them from their imminent cruel fate as mummy mouse was nowhere to be seen. We carried them in our palms, bedded them i shoeboxes and tried to feed them milk.
Life in the country is far from the sheltered one I lived in the city and I was absolutely gutted when my worshipped Juha resolutely sent the babies to mouse heaven. I was heartbroken. That was the beginning of the end of my adoration of him. All these years I have never been able to date a guy who doesn't love animals or who doesn't show compassion with those who are not as fortunate as we are.
My husband is a true softie and wouldn't hesitate to give his own food to an animal in need. His heart is beautiful. No wonder I married him!
Here's the damask patterned brad.
I'll be back on Saturday to share two pages with you. One that is for a GDT spot that will be revealed tomorrow 1 November, and the other one is my TCR # 135 page.
Wishing you all a beautiful rest to the week! have fun!
Toodelipip! xoxo Eila