Saturday, January 5, 2013

CSI#53 - Special Guest Investigator for January

Hello there everyone, 
so happy to be Special Guest Investigator for the month of January here are CSI . 
 Happy Birthday to CSI, 
1 year old, congratulations Debbi.

Check out this week amazing challenge 
all the details are  HERE

I am totally thrilled about this wonderful opportunity. I just love the challenges and color palettes at CSI, and also I am totally amazing of wonderful talented and awesome creative Design Team layouts each week as well as members layouts.

When I saw the color palette and knew exactly what I was going to create for my page.

In my neighbourhood Jacaranda trees are lined in my street. Every year around the end of November they bloom into beautiful colors of purple and blue bell shaped flowers. The whole street smells and looks amazing. Here is a picture of what the street looks like. When the flowers drop on the ground it looks like a carpet of purple haze!

My page is called “Jacaranda Flowers” after the flowers on the Jacaranda Tree”.
Here is my layout I created.

Jacaranda Flowers - CSI#53

Materials used - 
Imaginarium designs alphas and picket fence chipboard.
Transparency from Meg's Garden (fancy chair)
Flowers - Kaisercraft blooms

I have chosen for

Pleating of some paper under the photo
Texture paste around the trees then added paint.
Metal dragonfly and photo corners.
Embossed dotted paper - background.

Inspirational words in journaling – Soft, Lovely, Quiet
The Journaling on scalloped circles, reads
 “ Jacaranda flowers are soft, lovely pretty bells of flowers. In a quiet street they cover all the footpaths and streets like a carpet of purple haze”

Totally love the colors combination with the softness of purples and blues.

 Here is a photo of what the street looks like when all the flowers fall onto the ground. The whole street is covered with these gorgeous blooms, it is really pretty.

and here another close up of the soft flowers on the trees.

Thanks so much for having me at CSI this month, 
hope you can join in on the fun too
Cheers Adriana XXX


Buffy Burnside said...

Oh this is so lovely...I wish we had trees like that here!

Sandra said...

Just so pretty, the street and especially your page, I love mauve and purple so I'm really drawn to this layout.

MichelleMc said...

Oooo this is truly beautiful! Love your trees!

Scraps of Elegance said...

I love this Adriana! This tree surrounds some of the downtown Los Angeles area where I work. And nearby my home, there is a tree lined block where this tree becomes a brillant purple canopy over the entire block. Great idea and scrapped so pretty too.

Lizzy Hill said...

Just saw this over at CSI....looks sooo fab & glorious reflection on your street photo - which also looks fab:):)!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lizzyc said...

HI..e have a jacaranda tree in our yard and every year as it gets bigger the flower display is magnificent...I love your trees and the flowers, a really beautiful layout too!

Heather Jacob said...

wow wow wow !!!loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this Adriana , such creativity and beauty xoxoxo

Sandrine Dawes said...

Love this layout!!! And love jacarandas, they make such a statement with their beautiful blooms! Congrats on the guest team spot too! Well deserved!!!!

Keren Tamir said...

this is so beautiful wow!! and what a gorgeous photo, those trees are beautiful!!

Di Garling said...

Totally gorgeous Adriana & so so inspirational. Love it. Cheers Di xo

Tracey said...

These are one of my favourite trees, so so pretty! Another fabulous layout! Love the design:))

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous page and trees!!! love both of them!!! said...

Wow, such a stunning LO!! You captured the beauty of this beautiful blooming tree throughout your page. Love the trees you created!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Sandie said...

Gosh this is so pretty Adriana, congratulations on your GD spot

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

We used to have a huge jacaranda in the back yard of our house in the country. I know what you mean about carpet of purple, it's stunning to see. Gorgeous layout and congrats on your GDT spot!