Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Queen of The Forest - Terry Nelson - USA

I thought I'd try one of the CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration challenges.  
It was just what I needed to get my mojo moving on scraping some photo's in layouts for a change.   

Major Case File No. 227

Here is how I solved the case...

Scheme: All the colors...Check
Evidence :
I have flowers, wood, and cheese cloth as fabric. ...Check


"Kitty has walked in the woods with
us since she was a kitten.
Usually trailing along behind, last in line. 
Every once in a while, 

In a mad Kitty dash she unexpectedly
grabs a leg then climbs up a tree."

 I just realized it might sound like Kitty grabs a leg and takes it with her up a  But actually she just grabs, lets go, then climbs up a tree. 😜

I picked out 2 pictures of my Kitty.  Yep, her name is actually "Kitty".   I used some leftover Pion Design's "The Songbird's Secret" papers.

I used texture paste and a stencils.  I colored some texture paste with vintage photo ink and used a Loin King stencil to get the little foot prints.

I created the title and the journaling text in photo shop, printing them out and then die cut "Queen". Inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
I used an embossing folder on the green paper in the center.

I sprayed with Lindy's "Aloha Avocado". It was the closest color I had to pale olive green.   I splattered with orange acrylic paint.

I have a wood crown from Prima, and a round wood compass from Kisercraft

I really like how it came out.  I'll defiantly be trying out some more new case files. 
Thank you for stopping by!!!  ❤️
~ Terry


  1. Stunning layout, love your background work and your use of layers. A very cute 'Kitty' too!

    1. Hi Ginny! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I love your pages! I was looking at them on and when you mentioned the CSI chalenges that's when I searched for them. Thank you for all your inspiration!

  2. Beautiful work, Terry. Just like Ginny, I love the background work. The design made with the modeling paste is so pretty. I love the use of the cheese cloth, especially how you've coloured it with the green ink. Love all of the embellishments as well. Cute kitty. Great job. TFS ♦

    1. Thank you so much for your very sweet comment Jacynthe!❤️️

  3. Hey Terry,
    Is ther anything That you can not create???
    If you have a bundle of papers, than you make magic real!!
    What a beautiful layout wo WoW WoW.TFS
    Mvg Gina Belgium

    1. Awww Ginna... Your so wonderful! Of course There is lots I can't create. But I hope I will always try to create good things. That is to say I hope I create things that bring goodness in one form or another if not to everyone then at lest to myself. Can you tell I'm feeling philosophical this morning? 🤗
      Love your generosity and sweetness dear lady!! ❤️

    2. So sorry I misspelled your name Gina! I didn't see an edit button!

    3. Thats what I get for being philosophical...😉

  4. Oh, what a beautiful cat and a gorgeous page! Loving all your textures and details, and your journaling is so sweet!

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