Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Best in Show

This layout is an entry for the current challenge at Color, Stories, Inspiration....AKA: CSI. It is a social media site for scrapbookers. There is a new challenge every week and it's fun and interesting to see how other people interpret the criteria for the challenge. This week's challenge  is "Case File No. 114".
 All five colors of "The Scheme" have to be used, at least two "Evidence" choices, and a minimum of one "Testimony" choice should be included. On the second week of each month a sketch is provided for participants to use when creating their layout. I decided to rotate the sketch 90 degrees counterclockwise.

The story behind the layout occurred one night when my husband and I were taking care of our daughter's dachshund. After dinner we settled in to watch the Westminster dog show on T.V. When the show ended, I was in what might be called a silly mood and hurriedly created a little Best in Show ribbon for Wit to be wearing when our daughter came to get him. The ribbon led to a photo session and the pictures have now become an addition to one of our scrapbooks as a fond memory.  
The steampunk hot air balloon is a transparency that I made by finding the clipart  and printing it out as a transparency. Techniques used here are painting, inking, masking, stamping and punching. For a little added texture, I used dry wall tape from our garage.
As Paul Harvey would say, "And now, for the rest of the story". We enjoyed having Wit stay with us frequently and finally decided to get a dachshund for ourselves. Her name is Gracie and she is now a year old and will most likely be the star of her own layout soon.
BTW....it isn't necessary to be officially be entered in the Westminster Dog Show to get a "Best of Show" ribbon. We love you, Wit!


  1. Hi Patty! I saw this wonderful layout over at sb.com, and just had to stop by your blog to see more about it! I can't even tell you how much I love the journaling and wonderful photo! Your page is simply amazing!!!!!

  2. Wow Patty! This layout is amazing! I joined but have not done one thing. You have so inspired me!! This layout is so gorgeous and I love all your techniques! Gorgeous!!! Hugs - Ginger

  3. The ribbon design is fantastic!

  4. What a great interpretation of the case! Love how you interpreted Em's sketch & your interpretation of the whole case. Love the story behind this as well. As far as I'm concerned all our pets are 'prize winners' in my book! My Toby is the best dog in the world as far as I know! He's got many ribbons in my book! lol Fabulous page!

    1. Hi Kay! Thanks so much for your comments.