Sonic Screwdriver

As you know by now (if you’ve been following for more than just a day or two), I love Doctor Who.  And I’ve corrupted introduced my Best Friend as well.  In fact, we were goofing around all day on FaceBook with various Whovian Quizzes: Which Companion Are You? (River Song, Duh!) and Which Doctor Are You? (11!  Yeay!  Although I’d have been equally happy with 10, 9, 8… you get the idea.  Wait… this means I’ve married myself!) I was out at her house last week (we don’t live in the same TimeZone) and we rewatched the whole of season 7 in preparation for The Event this weekend: 50th Anniversary Special!

For weeks I’d been preparing for that visit, actually, by building a fabulous Whovian Shrine Shadow Box for her for Christmas.  Since I was going to visit shortly before, we decided to swap Christmas presents early, rather than paying to post them.  One of the things I had for the box was the 11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver.  I bought it off of Think Geek (oh the rapturous joys of that site!)  When it arrived (to my sister’s house), my nephew wanted to see it, so I let him play with it.  He’s NEVER seen an episode of the Doctor.  They’re just  a wee bit too intense for him.  It was under 30 seconds before he’d figured out how to work the screwdriver, though!

Sonic Screwdriver Case File: 97

The LO is also for CSI Case File: 97.  This file had a fun sketch to go along with it, which used a bunch of circle shapes.  I have this awesome stensil I found off Flying Unicorn (they’ve got awesome stuff, seriously, check them out.) that is all urban and boy.   And the circles with the lines and chevron’s coming off them are perfect.  Really perfect.  Like soundwaves rippling off the Sonic Screwdriver.  I used heavy gel medium on watercolour paper, let it dry, the dropped ink from above and let it dry.  Then I fussy cut the whole thing out to use on my LO.  The background paper is from Bassill, and had a premade background harliquin pattern (glossy on white) and I inked a few of the diamonds.  The running turquoise drips are bairly watered down modeling paste that I coloured with ink.  It was a super fun LO to make!

CSI Watch List


Snow Capped

Hey everyone… another Case File at CSI has been successfully solved.  I absolutely adored the colours for this one:

Case File 95

It was so pretty.  I was all excited to use tons of gorgeous blue….. and then…… I didn’t.

Case File 95 Snow Capped

For some reason, I went very monochromatic!  But, of course, I still had to work in all the colours from the pallet.  I scattered two different colour blue sparklies around, used the chocolate ribbon and letters, and Distress Paint for the grey in a couple spots.  I love the effect.

Case File 95

If you’re curious about the story, my family goes camping in Yellowstone every year for my Dad’s birthday, at the beginning of October.  This year we actually had to go a bit earlier, in September.  We got snowed on!  In September!  My nephew was in HEAVEN.  He and Papa (grandpa) had an epic snow fight.  Dad made this giant snowball, and my nephew was totally oblivious to the impending doom over his head.  I finally got his attention, and he looked up and said, “Papa!  No Papa!”  He grabbed the snowball…. and used it on Papa instead!


Inspired By July Challenge

Gah!  Where has the year gone?!?  We’re already in JULY!!!  Seriously, that’s just not right.

But, here it is a new month, which means… we’ve got a new challenge up on Inspired By!  Wooo hoo!

Here’s the Inspiration Photo:

Inspired By July Challenge

Inspired By July Challenge

And my take on the challenge:

July Inspired By Challenge

Inspired By July Challenge

Stencils: Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp
Embossing Ink: VersaMark
Embossing Powder: Zing
Pony Beads: Unknown
Ink: ColorBox, Marvy
Alpha: PTI
Paste: Liquitex
Wood Veneers: Studio Calico
Thread: Unknown

See those red dots?  Remember my post last week?  This is what I used them on!  Those are cheepo pony beads I got at a craft shop, then melted in my oven!  Here’s a closeup.

Embossed Wood Veneers, Modeling Paste Arrows, Melted Pony Beads

Seriously, they’re super easy to make!  And they look as awesome as the “real” ones you can buy in shops.  And sooooo much cheaper!  For more information on how to make them, and how to make them in different sizes, see my earlier post.

Don’t forget to upload your take on this challenge!

CSI: Casefile 76

Here’s a little gem for you. Have you heard of CSI? No, not the TV series! The Scrapbook Challenge site! Colour, Stories, Inspiration!

No? Well you should pop on over and have a look. They’ve always got some fun things happening!

I’ve got a fun layout for this week’s challenge.


For my Evidence, I used
Circles (that double as frames)
Retro Image
Small Repeating Patterns

My Testimony is Inspirational Words

And you can see, I followed the sketch pretty closely.


Loving the Colours they picked, too.

Right. Well, you can still join the challenge. It’s open through this weekend!

In Case You’re Currious

In case you’re wondering what I’ve been up to lately… Lots! But not much scrapping this week. (Though I did manage a few bits before I left, and 2 cards whilst here… But I’ll be waiting on the reveal of those for a bit!)

I’m in Montana, at my parents’ house. If you want to follow the adventure (loads of adventure happening!) pop over to my “Real Life” Blog; Consider the Day Seized.