#228 April 2017

CSI case file #228 entry 18

"There is no place I would rather be than the comfort of your arms"

A letter to my husband on National Husbands Day 15th April 2017


  • Chevrons
  • Frames
  • Architectural elements (wood and bricks)
  • Flowers
  • Silver metal


  • Journal about your husband
  • Write a letter
  • Inspiration words; home, comfort, serenity

I went through all my paper pads to find papers of the corresponding colours for the challenge.

It helps to keep them handy along with the sketch, to guide me as I work.

The primary layout is a 7x5 side opening pocket page with wood grain paper and layers of texture, starting with white corrugated card, from recycled food packaging.

As I don't have a brickwork stencil, I cut brick sized shapes from chipboard.


After priming with white gesso, I spritzed a little Lindys Sea Grass Green starburst spray

I added some Lindys Sea Mint Green on the bricks using an old brush with hard bristles to get the stippled effect.

I primed the resin frame with black gesso and added silver gilding flakes.


Some of the black gesso was allowed to show through as its easier than applying ink later.

I sprayed some Lindys Azure Sea Asters starburst spray over the gilded frame.


It adds a variation of colour and visual interest.

I handmade a sky blue envelope and lined it.

This will hold a small card with my message.


I assembled the paper elements, using chipboard scraps to support and raise the envelope.

Detail images of the finished layout

I enjoyed this challenge, it reminded me to appreciate my husband.

We have been through a lot together and have always been each others comfort.


I appreciate my husband every day.


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  • Wendy Bennett (Monday, May 01 17 12:59 pm BST)

    Amazing innovative ideas!! The bricks and frame, it looks fantastic! And your testimony is so youching ! TFS at CSI!

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