Hello my scrappy friends! This layout was created for the CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration) Design Team. I enjoy the challenges at CSI and think most any scrapbooker would also like the fun of meeting all the criteria in a creative and fun way. Most importantly, I enjoy saving the stories of my family for future generations, and wish that I could read and pass along more stories from my ancestors. In order to compete and have a chance to win lovely prizes, as seen here, you need to join the group, follow the color "Scheme", include at least three items from the "Evidence" category and one from "Testimony".
It won't take long to feel at ease each week as you enter the challenge. I will share a little secret with you....a good story almost always increases your chances of being featured!
For this layout, here is what I wrote for my description:
Color Scheme: All five colors used
Evidence: Stripes, music accents, string/fiber
Testimony: Use a song title or lyrics as part of your journaling. I chose Brown Eyed Girl performed and written by Sir Van Morrison. This song is iconic rock and roll from the sixties and because my daughter has brown eyes, I wanted to journal about her eyes. Here is my journaling:
Brown Eyed Girl
by Van Morrison
Standin' in the sunlight laughing
Hididn' behind a rainbow's wall
Slippin and a slidin'
All along the waterfall
They say, "the eyes are a window to the soul", and I agree. Your eyes reflect the happiness in your soul, Elizabeth. You sparkle and shine in every way, my "Brown Eyed Girl"!
In this photo can be seen three of my most used techniques: fussy cutting, layering and texture on the background paper.