Here is the sketch by Em Stafrace of The Nifty Pixel - if you are looking for sketches this is the place for you.
Here is my take on the case file.
Here is how I solved the case...
Scheme - the colours are all there.
Evidence - camera, eye glasses, circles, hearts, distressing, pen work.
Testimony - Selfie - use a selfie and document something about yourself.
My journalling (on the back of the layout) says:
When I look back through almost all of our photos there is one person that is consistently missing. Me! That is because nine and a half times out of ten I am the one taking the photos. And the other half a percent? Half of those photos are rubbish because whoever has just snapped a quick one of me, so at least people can see that I was in fact there. So what is the answer? Selfies? I am rubbish at selfies too. I have never got the hang of them and I can't even get a halfway decent one. I see selfies everywhere I look on social media sites so I scoured them to see what made a good selfie or a bad one, and I know that I am way more critical of photos of myself anyway. Young and beautiful always trumps anything else... but what struck me in the ones I did like was MOOD!
Storm is the selfie queen and she always looks amazing in them and she can get a whole group of 8 or 9 in as well. With her it is easy to see why they are good ones because she is young and gorgeous and she knows how to play for the camera. So even if the shot is by no means perfect the outcome is because you get the vibe of the photo that 'x' factor that makes you get it and love it.
I am NOT comfortable in front of a camera ever and I also realised that the photos of myself I do like are because I didn't know they were being taken so I am relaxed and unaware... as soon as someone says photo time - I tense up and try and smile, make sure my back and shoulders are straight and it always ends up contrived and fake looking.
So now I am on a mission... learn to take selfies. It does feel a bit vain to be taking pics or yourself, and that was something I was always told as a child. Don't be vain! We will see who wins...
Here are some close-ups.
I went with a clean and simple approach again. This is definitely my style. I want to look at my pages and immediately see the photos and the design without having to sift out loads of other stuff. So I went with white cardstock layered onto black. I used strips of black and grey and white at the top and bottom. And created a photo mat of papers in the neutral colours of the palette.
I can't cut my photos into shapes - I have tried it and it just never looks right so I used just one photo and created the line with the punched circles. Much nicer for me. I embossed the title, frame and little camera with black ink and ultra fine black embossing powder. The flowers were used to bring in the red and turquoise and then I added some bling and the pen work around the edges of the layout.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a message. I really appreciate it.
Till next time - Happy Scrapping!