Sunday, February 12, 2012

Butterfly

I got right on my project for this week's CSI case file.  The colors are so happy and sunny.  Nice at this time of year when things are bleak and dark.  I am also playing along with the Frosted Designs sketch challenge.  Jenny Evans had an awesome sketch for this round and I love it!

I pulled out some photos I took last summer on a trip to my mom's house in Missouri.  We went on a hike one afternoon (not used to doing that in such high humidity,lol) along this pretty little trail.  There were these cute little yellow flowers and as I came up to one, I saw a pretty little butterfly sipping nectar.  The butterfly was so nice and let me take a photo of him.

We hiked down into a creek bed that was sort of dark and spooky and I found some tree roots that had cool designs in them.  I thought it would be perfect to add this photo since one of the evidence prompts was to use wood grain accents.  I also made a strip of wood grain using my Big Shot and made the grain stand out by applying a dark distress ink on the raised area.  I pleated some fabric to cover both the use of fabric and pleats.  And, finally, I added some painted, metal brads.  For my testimony, I used the tell three things prompt.

The layout


































The sketch and case file

7 comments:

missybossy65 said...

Gorgeous! You rocked both challenges :0) Love the butterfly banner and the pleated trim is lush! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs, Ali x

Erin Blegen said...

Whoa, this is so AWESOME!! Love the fabric along the edge and your super cute and fun butterfly banner!! Glad I stopped in today, this is so great. I better get to work- I've been missing out on CSI for a couple weeks now since being so busy- you made this look effortless!

Heather Jacob said...

wow this is so striking and full of magical elements ... love your take on this palette ... awesome work .. hugz x

okanogangirl said...

Beautiful page! I love that you changed the banner out to the butterflies. And awesome use of the twine ;)

Andrea Fogleman said...

Awesome! I love all the details. Thanks so much for joining us for our latest challenge over at Frosted Designs.

Ashley Horton said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Laura!!! I love the way you used the color scheme and the butterfly banner is amazing!! You definitely have a shabby chic side that is starting to come out!!

melissajohnson8 said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! I love the photos and that butterfly banner. Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!! :)