Saturday, July 7, 2012

Woo Hoo I'm a "Special Investigator"
at CSI for July
"Enjoy the Moment"

Hello bloggers. I am sooo excited to share some news with you all. I was invited to be a
 Guest Designer over at CSI for the month of July. We are called "Special Investigator". Oh I am so thrilled & flattered to be invited. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity Debbie.

This is Case File #27 & here  is the criteria. Such a lovely colour palette & a great set of "clues" to go with it. In my layout I have used a rare photo of myself, even though it is not a perfect photo as there is some shadow on my face, it fitted the criteria well. What a shame we can't go back in time & re take such pics.

As you can see I have used lots of "mediums" on my background & about four or five different mists to achieve some nice textures & a blend of colours. I was rather happy with the outcome of my background. I have also used a 2 Crafty chipboard word which I cut up!! I often do this, I just trim them to say what I want & then save the bits I cut off to use on another layout! This actually said 
"Enjoy this Moment This Moment is Your Life". I have also used one of their beautiful Flourish Borders called   Hariet's Border. 

For my "Evidence" I have used  four  pieces to solve my case. I have used flowers, leaves, sparkles in the shimmer of my background & a rainbow effect of sorts. I have created a sort of rainbow effect in my background with the use of mists, "definite artistic interpretation" me thinks !!!!! Of course all my beautiful flowers & leaves are Green Tara of course.

Now for my "Testimony" I have used two things. Firstly I have journalled about the outdoors & secondly I have started my journalling with "a taste of something wonderful" which is taken from the testimony list. This photo was taken on the deck of a Cruise ship whilst sipping a cocktail & embarking on a wonderful holiday so this is what my journalling is about.

Well thanks for stopping by & I hope if you have time you might join in the fun over at CSI.
Until next time.
Cheers Di  xi


  1. Oh Di.. this is amazing.. the colors are stunning and I love the design and the chippies are fabulous.. your creations are always so beautiful.. my new fav!!

  2. love this Di .. it is so striking and I adore that pic of you .. loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it x

  3. Lovely page Di, I love the textured background so fab, so is the picture of you :)

    1. Yes this is me Adriana, as I said though in my post, not a very good pic because of the shadows on my face but it is all I have. Di

  4. Congrats on being a "Special Investigator", Di!!!
    I really love your layout...the colours are gorgeous & your cluster & textured background are stunning!!

  5. Oh Di this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!! The layers and mix is stunning!

  6. Exquisite page, Di, and a gorgeous photo. So thrilled to have you as our Special Investigator! You rocked the Case File for sure!

  7. Stunning layout Di, nice to see a page about you. Congratulations on the GDT spot.

  8. Congratulations Di...wonderful news. I love this page - love your background and you look so relaxed in the photo.

  9. Congratulations, Di!!! How exciting! This is a stunning layout! Wow!

  10. Congrats Di!!! And this layout is absolutely stunning!!!!

  11. Congrats Di!!!!
    the page is wonderful! I love how you used texture and paint!

  12. Huge congrats Di, I don't know why you don't like the photo of yourself because I think its beautiful!!! The colours you have used on the layout really make the photo pop!! Stunning it xx