Saturday, September 20, 2014


to my blog .
today I am sharing another case file from CSI 
case file #140 
to go to CSI 
I chose to go grungy this week and document a childhood adventure .
polka dots, hearts, wet medium, string, curves.
I documented an ADVENTURE !
Dad loved to restore antique bikes, and I loved to ride with him.
 One of my fave childhood memories is riding on the back of dad's motorbike.
Around sharp corners and climbing steep hills .
 It was such fun and so exciting.
thanks for the adventures Dad xoxo

I wanted to achieve a layered grungy LO
with added elements 
to mimic the metal parts of the bike .
Tim Holtz / Crackle paint is the perfect medium to create 
shiny aged elements . 
I truly hope you have time to join in with this case .
solving these CSI cases is both inspiring and intriguing.
I find these cases always evolve my style .
thanks for looking .
for more info about CSI 

warm hugz until next time x


  1. Another beautiful story, Heather.
    Big hugs,

  2. Sighhh!!! Simply fabulous! :) xo

  3. Wow, what a great grungy lay-out! I simply adore it!!

  4. Absolutely luurvve grunge & the pops of red look fab! Sorry to be so behind everywhere right now but popping in to show some early (it is in UK) morning enthusiasm! The use of string wrapped around part of circle, bulldog clip & other embellies ~ spot on, all making most of brilliant photo. A great memory to have! C

  5. Gorgeous as always Heather! I love your style!

  6. Aaahhh!!! Grunge at its super best!!! Love the background with all that stitching ... fantastic!!! Fabulous photo and I love the pops of red and all the 'bike' parts. Awesome page!!! oxox

  7. Wonderful childhood memories Heather and you had the perfect photo to illustrate your journalling. Great use of grunge and metal to assemble this fabulous page :D

  8. Oh wow, love love the red pieces and such a fabulous grungy feel. Fab fab.

  9. Fabulous as always! Great favest part is all the different stitching - wish my machine still did zig zag....I think it's stuck up with glue, LOL!!!!

  10. So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the photo!!!!

  11. As always amazing! Beautifully done!

  12. Beautiful, such a stunning design and great colors!

    Hugs, Anne.

  13. Heather, what a very touching story/journaling! This LO is just phenomenal. really beautiful! It is just the right brick red. I love it!

  14. Wonderful page Heather, I love the aged metal elements you've created against the dark background, looks brilliant :o)

  15. This is amazing Heather! Love that photo, and love the colors and rustic feel to your fabulous layout, such precious memories expressed so beautifully!

  16. Wow Heather this is stunning! So perfect for the challenge!

  17. Oh my this is spectacular and what a childhood memory to have. I have a 'thing' for bikes and it comes with a hot, bad, biker boy all the better ;) Seriously though this is magnificent and that photo is just gorgeous. Love the kind of grungy feel to it. Perfectly solved Heather.
    My dad used to restore vintage cars. Bought as wrecks and lovingly restored to their former glory and he would find original parts from all over the world. I remember going on many vintage car runs with him and my mom. My favourite ones were the ones where they would all dress up in the costumes of the time. So glamourous. Thanks for triggering this memory. <3

  18. Wow, Heather!! What a spectacular layout for this special photo and story!! Love the deep pops of red!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  19. Love the photo , with the contrast of chrome and red and think the way you have brought in the red in your layout is so skillful. Very clever the way you have used the mechanical embellishments . not sure if its my imagination but I see a sprocket and a lever ! ( you can tell my hubby is a mechanic!) As always a lovely story and an inspiring layout

  20. Simply gorgeous, dear Heather! Great photo and I love that popping red on this site. It´s nice to have such treasured memories of the childhood!
    xxx Evelyn

  21. niezwykły pomysł , genialna jesteś