#241 November 2017

11 November 2017

CSI#241 casefile with sketch

The leaves are finally changing and the world is aglow with warm color here in Maryland, so we're celebrating autumn with our first November Case File. Our Scene inspiring this challenge is from Tokkoro. Don't have autumn photos? No worries! The color scheme is very versatile and suitable for just about any theme.

Its Autumn, lets go outside

I always love this time of year

Out and about on a sunny day

Rustling through Autumns golden gown

Home to the crackle of logs on the fire

Mesmerised by the coloured flames dance

Autumn is my favourite time of year


Like nature herself, I have strewn leaves and flowers randomly all over the page.

The leaves have random gilding flake enhancement, and pearls adorn the centre of each handmade bloom.


There are 4 styles of woodgrain on this layout;

  1. Crackle paste through wood-grain stencil
  2. Woodgrain paper
  3. Wooden alphabet
  4. Crackle wood window frame


  • Stripes- in the wood paper
  • Watercolor- adds colour to background
  • Architectural elements- window frame
  • Leaves- die cut and scattered about
  • Wood/woodgrain -4 types (see above)
  • Vellum-bottom centre


  • Topic: Document something about autumn
  • Writing Format: Write a free verse poem. Try Magnetic Poetry for fun.
  • Inspiration Words: outside, wish, calm

Thank you for looking, I read all your comments




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  • Debbi Tehrani (Wednesday, November 29 17 12:09 pm GMT)

    What a beautiful photo and page. Love how you put that window element over the picture! So happy to have you playing with us at CSI!

  • mag&scrap (Monday, November 27 17 03:10 pm GMT)

    a great work with the sketch ! lots of lovely details ! love it !

  • Sandra (Friday, November 24 17 06:54 am GMT)

    This is superb. I love the layers with the flower clusters. Great use of the colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at CSI

  • Carrie Williams (Tuesday, November 21 17 04:58 am GMT)

    What a beautiful layout, Debbie! I love the leaf die cut layers and all the flowers! Love how you used the photos, too. Beautiful!

  • ginny hickmott (Saturday, November 18 17 07:42 pm GMT)

    Such a pretty layout! Love the window effect and the lovely autumn feel! Thanks for joining us at CSI!

  • Jacynthe (Monday, November 13 17 02:31 pm GMT)

    Oh, my, Debbie...what a beautiful layout ! You did a wonderful job with the sketch, and with the Autumn theme. The attention to detail is apparent throughout the page. I love the little white and red beads, as well as the pearls you used as flower centers. The bits of gold gilding on the leaves is, again, a small detail that adds a special touch. I also love the treatment given to the wood letters for the title. Lovely photos. Who doesn't love autumn. It is my favorite time of year as well. Thank you for sharing your work with us at CSI.

Items used:

  • Woodgrain paper
  • Chipboards handcut window frame
  • Acrylic paints (scheme colours)
  • Clear crackle texture paste
  • Lindys Starburst Steampunk Sepia
  • Dies; clockface, vines, leaves
  • Wooden alphabet letters
  • White glitter alphabets stickers
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Vellumn postmarks paper
  • Texture stamps
  • Gilding flakes
  • Pearl flower centres
  • Small red (berry) beads
  • Art stones
  • Gold microbeads

Entry 13 - closes 30 November 2017

Design teams

CSI#233 and #234
Nov 2016 to April 2017

Monthly challenges


more than words runner up bagde Portrait of a Gentleman June 2017
CSI special investigator badge CSI#233 'Feet up' and CSI#234 'Just do it' - July 2017
scrapbook magasine logo I was published in 2013 for 'my eyes, her feet' layout
merely impression top acts badge Awarded Top Acts for 'iron puddler'
ive been on the csi watch list On the CSI watchlist for 'at 50'
merely impression stop acts award icon Awarded Top Acts for 'posh nosh'

Inspired by ...

link to Marta Łapkowska blog Marta Łapkowska
Nadya Drozdova blog banner Nadya Drozdova
Link to blog of Di Garling Di Garling
link to blog of Dorota Kopec Dorota Kopec
Lilibleu Scrap
link to blog of Ola Khomenok Ola Khomenok
link to blog of Keren Tamir Keren Tamir
Klaudia Szpunar
link to finnabair blog Finnabair

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