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Sunday, 2 November 2014

I Wish You Enough - CSI Special Case File No. CC-3

Dear all,

how time's going so fast!!! It's November now and it means my first layout (yeaayy) as part of Design Team a.k.a CSI Detective at CSI (Color Stories Inspiration) with special case no. CC-3 (for TV Show) with the mood board below....
here's my layout for that...
The Scheme : Turquoise Blue, Light Yellow, Chartreuse, Marshmallow White and Medium Brown.
The Evidence : Tree Accents, Leaves, Paint, Dots, Mixed Media Background, Fibers and Paint Splatters.
The Testimony : I handwrite my journal.
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The journal I've got from Bob Perks which said, 
"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hello's to get you through the final good-bye.
I love you and I wish you enough. xxx Mom"
I started with a plain white background since I thought I would like to make my own background. Imagined a tree crossing across my page, I drawn some thin line for my sketch. Then I used a hot glue gun to create a branch following the line I've already made.
I was happy with the result so I started to prepare my background. I did a lot of gesso for a start. I sprayed my background with Dylusions Ink Spray - Lemon Zest and Vibrant Turquoise.
To create more kinda leaves, I used some masking with some Gel Medium. After it dried, I redrew the lines so it looked like shades of leaves.
I stamped a lot of leaves, again I redrew the line to make more real and used my Caran Dache watercolor pencils to create a two tone colors of green and hand cut them. I painted the branch with Lumiere Acrylic Paint - Metallic Rust. I've used some packaging fiber to create the nest. At the end, I added enamel dots to create a sun ray look and splattered the Metallic Rust around the background.

I would like to join the challenge from Artastic Challenge Blog with the criteria: "Doodling"
I hope you all like it, and thank you for stopping by.



  1. Love your page Merry and your leaf doodles - so very effective. Thank you for playing along with us on ARTastic Challenge Blog this month.

  2. Beautiful layout and great doodling. Thank you for joining in at ARTastic


  3. A fabulous page. Love the looks awesome. Thanks for joining in with us at ARTastic.

  4. You have done an awesome job with your page. Thank you for joining in on our challenge at ARTastic with doodling :)

  5. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at ARTastic, I love the background you created for your page. And a clever idea to 'sit' your photo in the tree :-).

  6. Stunning page - I love your detailed background work and the delicious doodling!

  7. Merry this is such a lovely page. Thank you for joining us at ARTastic this month!

  8. So lovely!! Absolutely beautiful. Love your doodling and details! Thanks for joining us at ARTastic.
    Hugs stina

  9. Wowsie dowsies! What an interesting, creative page! LOOOOVE how you used 'doodles' to help you create the scene & the positioning of the photo is perfect!!! So happy you played along with us at LESSology this month:):)

    1. Hi Lizzy, thank you for your comment but I guess you have mistaken me with someone else... I didn't join the challenge from Lessology.. at least not yet... :)

  10. Such a fun page Merry. Very creative and I love the doodling. Thank you for joining the ARTastic challenge this month.

  11. This is a fabulous page, Merry. I LOVE how you;ve created your beautifully textured and vibrant backgound and of course, how you've incorporated your photo. Thank you for playing at ARTastic. Cheers, Di

  12. What a beautiful page, love the sentiment with it and the texture you have created. Thanks for joining us at ARTastic this month!