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Merlin’s Beard

MERLIN’S BEARD

CASE FILE NO 225

CSI CHALLENGE

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.
http://csichallenge.blogspot.com.au/
Head over to see all the other amazing designers and their work.

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.

Continue reading Merlin’s Beard

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Tropicana Paradise – Tanah Lot – Temple by the Sea

 Welcome

I wanted to share with you my layouts I recently designed for Made with Memories using Kaisercraft Tropicana papers.

They worked so well with photo’s taken in Bali in April this year.

The shop held the very first scrapbooking retreat and they took 26 ladies to Bali, where they were shown some of the favourite spots to see, shop, eat and relax.

This is the first double layout I completed.

Inspired by a sketch map.

 Debbie Hodge

GIS Sketch 50

 

 

You will need

Tropicana Sunset x 2 – Base pages

Palm Tree – Cut 4 strips – 4.75′ x 12′ ( 2 will be used for other layout)

Sage Bazill – 2 x Barcode strips

Breeze – 1/2 sheet (to cut out Hibiscus embellishment)

Stone Bazill – Die cut 2 x MFT Sea Charms

Cuttlebug/Bigshot or Die Cut Machine

Helmar 450/Glossy Accents or Adhesive of Choice

Embellishments

Dusty Attic – Alphabet Mini Tile Letters DA1109

MFT Die – Sea Charms

Twine – Dark Brown

Dusty Attic – Pebbles #6 DA1111

Hessian – Photo Mats

Jute Ribbon

 Ink – Pinecone

To Assemble

Page 1

Ink 2 x base pages with Pinecone.

Ink edges and attach 1 x Palm Tree 4.75′ x 12′ strip to left hand side of page.

Attach photo’s as desired. I used a large photo of the scenery and then used a smaller photo of a group shot.

Attach the sage bar code strip where the photo and Palm Tree butt together.

Take the Jute ribbon and layer over the Sage bar code strip.

Wrap the twine over the Jute Ribbon and Sage bar code strip

Die Cut 2 x MFT Sea Charms Die from Stone Bazill . Attach sea shell to the twine.

Ink Dusty Attic Pebbles with Pinecone Ink. Attach using Helmar 450 glue/ glossy accents/ or other adhesive of choice as desired on page.

 
 Page 2

Ink edges of page with Pinecone and attach 1 x Palm Tree 4.75′ x 12′ strip to left hand side of page

Cut Hessian to desired size for photo mats.

Attach photo’s using a strong adhesive tape.

Layer Sage bar code strip, Jute ribbon and twine as per page 1 instructions.

Attach Charm to twine.

Ink Pebbles with Pinecone ink and adhere to page as per page 1 instructions.

Adhere Mini Tile Letters as desired

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 I love the end result of this layout. There are times I find less is more.

I think you have to let the pictures tell the story.

Pictures are from our trip to Tanah Lot – Temple by the Sea

It is such an amazing place

So peaceful and tranquil but so picturesque

Definitely a must on a trip to Bali

Designed for Made with Memories

2014

 

Keep the Faith

 JD

xx