Friday, June 10, 2016


I'm sure that for our son Lee, some of his most treasured memories are of summer days spent at his grandmother's home, so when I ran across this old photo, I knew it would be perfect for CSI Case File 203. 

Here is how I solved the case: 

Scheme: All five colors used
Evidence: dots, veggies, leaves, transportation, 
Testimony: Journal about a childhood memory

Also, this layout is entered in the Blue Fern Studio June Challenge. 

The Imagine Ink Embossing Powder is divine! The process is quick and the effect is stunning! 

A few drops of color add interest. 

Stamping, then coloring with Gelatos here. 

With modeling paste and a stencil, I achieved much of my background texture. 


Blue Fern Studios
     paper: Montage, Society
     stamp: Essential Textures
     chipboard: Timeless Floral Corner, Memories
     embossing powder: Poinsettia, 14 Karat

Crafter's Workshop: template
Liquitex: modeling paste
Petaloo: flowers
Prima: wooden airplane, Ignition key, bliss Door          Design
Recollections: flowers, spray paint, tiny roses
Ranger Perfect Medium, brads
Stampendous Embossing Powders
StazOn Ink

From my stash: ribbon

The journaling reads, "What joy and bliss it was to travel three hours to Grandmother's home every summer! These memories stay with Lee as a young man now and I presume they will throughout his life. There was always plenty to do at Grandmother's. Lee and his cousins would go to interesting places like the zoo or the old train. They swam for hours at a time and played "Marco Polo" in the pool. There were always neighborhood friends to play with and when they went home there was quiet time with a comic book or a chapter book. Reflecting on the days of summertime at Grandmother's, it was the unconditional love she gave him that is most memorable and appreciated." 

Thanks for taking a peek and especially for leaving a comment! 

1 comment:

  1. A boy and a blessed! What precious memories this LO will bring to mind each time Lee sees it! Spending summer days with Grandmother sounds so relaxing and fun. Swimming, playmates, long sunny days without a care- lovely childhood times. Fun modeling paste details. :)