Merlin’s Beard




Welcome to March. Already this year is flying past. March happens to be my favourite month, as I celebrate my birthday in the first week and lucky for me in the West (Western Australia) it always falls on a long weekend.

This month we have been asked to guest design for the CSI Challenge.
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So here is the Case file that I have used to design my layout this month.

Merlin’s Beard
This is my completed layout based on the CSI Case File.

EVIDENCE: I have used washi tape, things that fly, animals, circles, wood, feathers, stars.
TESTIMONY: I have handwritten on my background and started with an idiom.

I have used CB1222 Feathers and CB5158 Triangles to embellish the corners. To colour the chipboard I have used Crushed Olive Distress Ink.

To frame my photo I have used the CB5138 String Circles. This has been painted with white gesso.

To create the background, I have used the ST1026 Circle Stencil.
The washi tape was a perfect fit for this layout.

The journaling says ” I snapped this pic in my front yard. This beautiful owl was perched on the tree. It was early morning. I quickly grabbed my camera and managed to get this shot. When I look at it, it reminds me of the owl from Harry Potter. HEDWIG”

So my layout had to have a Harry Potter theme. The papers from Bo Bunny’s Cambridge paper range fit with this theme perfectly.
I really enjoyed this challenge as it really was stepping out of my comfort zone. This was a first for me.

All the chipboard on this layout can be found at
Scrapmatts by clicking on the link to their store at

Here are a list of items used







  Distress Ink Crushed Olive

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Crushed Olive


My second project is a Dreamcatcher Canvas that I have hand painted and used Scrapmatts chipboard to embellish.

For the centre of the Dreamcatcher I have used the CB4070 String Circle Roses.
I painted over the chipboard with acrylic paint.

The word is from CB6087 Assorted Words 15.
I have painted in Black Soot from Dusty Attic.

For the background I added stars with the ST5042 Star Stencil.

I then flicked gesso over the background for some added texture.

Here are the pieces I have used.




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Til next month