Friday, May 12, 2017

Fun in the water - Terry Nelson - USA

Here is the lay out I created for CSI: ( Color, Stories, Inspiration)
Major Case File No. 229  May Challenge

These pictures are of my grandson playing in the water with his grandpa.
They are a couple of years old, taken in 2014.

Here is how I solved the case...

Scheme: All the colors...Check
Evidence :
I have Stripes, Flowers, and Something loopy. ...Check

Testimony / Topic:

Fun in the water

Pemigewasset river,
Hobbit Hill Farm"
I used Maja Designs "Crea Diem" for background papers.  

I gessoed some circles by actually banging the almost empty gesso bottle on the paper.  I was trying to get more out and it looked cool so I just banged it here there and every where. 
Then I used modeling paste, stamps.  I die cut the flourishes in teal and white then used clear embossing powder on them.  They are supposed to look like splashes. 
I painted the wooden fish gray, and added some detail.
The topic was created in photo shop and printed from my computer.

So happy with the way it turned out. ❤️
Thank you for taking a look


  1. Really nice layout, Terry. The background work is so pretty. I love how you used the yellow paint and the print stamp to frame the main body of your layout. How neat that trying to get the last bits of gesso out of the bottle made those circles. The fish are really cute. Love the sweet photo and all those fun flourishes. Great job solving the CSI case. TFS. ♦

  2. This is gorgeous terry! A lovely summery layout with gorgeous photos! Love the fish! and the flourishes really give a watery feeling! And banging the empty gesso pot worked really well! Thanks for joining us at CSI!

    1. Hi Ginny! Thank you for this lovely comment! ❤️

  3. This is so fantastic, Terry! Your grandson is just adorable and I just love this page! The colors are wonderful and I love the texture that you added with the gesso!

    1. Hi Karen! It is lovely of you to stop by and comment. Thank you! ❤️

  4. Oh, this is really a fantastic LO!

  5. Darling photos! Wonderful texture in the background and those swirls are perfect shapes for waves! So happy to have you playing with us at CSI!

    1. Thank you Debbi! The CSI challenges are so much fun! ❤️

  6. Lovely summery layout! Great photos and really cool background work. Also love that stamp:-)

    1. Thank you so much Nina! I LOVE your LO's They are all so fresh and beautiful. I agree it's a very cool stamp. 😊

  7. This is fantastic, Terry!


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