"Whatever we think about and thank about, we bring about." Dr John Demartini

Sunday, April 20, 2014

DARK AFRICA ; CSI Case File 119

This week's Case File #119 over at CSI - http://csicolorstoriesinspiration.ning.com/
was rather challenging to me!

The Scene and Scheme : Use all 5 Colours

Globe-Trotting - muted teal blue, taken from the bottom suitcase  - 125.165.154
Expedition - beige, taken from the top suitcase  - 232.216.203
Voyage - light brown, taken from the laughing statue -  204.168.144
Wanderlust - kiwi green, taken from the plant - 175.188.116
Overnighter - black, taken from the black suitcase - 12.24.14

Evidence – Use at least 2 clues

something clear
floral pattern
add something unexpected

Testimony – Choose at least 1 clue

Journal about something that makes you laugh.
Journal on tag or labels.
Write 7 interesting facts about your topic.
Scatter your journaling.
Inspiration Words: -laugh, journey, bright  -- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title.

Cool idea to build the old suitcases into the wall, BUT I would not like to dust them ;-)

I got inspired by the laughing statue in the Scene and thought that my photos of Dr. David Livingstone’s statue at Victoria Falls will come of good use for this Case File  

Here is how I solved the case:

I used all the colours
Wood – Stuck a piece of wood in the rolled map – Top Left of the Africa Map, Used wooden beads.
map/globe – I traced the Africa Map onto PP of a map of the South Pole ;-)
buckles – Used a ribbon slide as I did not have a proper buckle.
tags – 2 tags sticking out from behind the top of the photos.
leather – green leather strips tied to the 2 tags as well as fastened the rolled map with the same leather strip.
something clear – Tim Holtz filmstrip to hi-lite the spot where the statue is. Also used dimensional glaze on the calendar to hi-lite the date we were there as well as crackle glaze on the chipboard dress form.
Light bulb – Steampunk chipboard bulb peeking from under the map on the left side.
Metal – African Mask and brads
Clock – Printed Clock on the Chipboard Tag
leaves/greenery – Chipboard leaves – part of the tags and labels, trees/leaves/greenery in the photos
labels – Sticking out from behind the top of the photos
floral pattern – Used al floral ribbon to mark the equator
add something unexpected -  Aaaaah!! Lady Mary Moffat Livingstone had to be featured as well, thus the two tags with a Corset on the one and a Dress Form on the other ;-)

All chipboard pieces are from Enmarc Crafts


I chose some interesting facts which I scattered on the LO

David Livingstone was born on 19 March 1813 in Blantyre.
He studied at the Charing Cross Hospital Medical School from 1838 – 1840.
His courses covered medical practice, midwifery and botany.
He also attended science and technology as well as Greek, Latin & Theology, Medical School and campaigned against slavery.
He married Mary Moffat, a South African girl from Kuruman and they had 6 children.
Livingstone was the first white man to see Victoria Falls & crossed Africa from Luanda in a transcontinental journey to Quilimane on the east of Africa.
Livingstone died of malaria and dysentery at Chief Chitambo’s village in Northern Rhodesia – Zambia.
Livingstone died at the age of 60 on 4 May 1873 (Some information gives the date as 1 May)

I never ever thought I would do a LO on HISTORY!!! Well, I enjoyed recapping some of the history and you may google this hero and explorer to read a whole lot of interesting facts about him and all his explorations.

Now for a few close-ups :

Sprayed the Chipboard letters with Dazzles : Anthracite (similar to other glimmer sprays) and light chalked the Steampunk Bulb Chipboard. Used a green leather strip to fasten the rolled part of the map.
Side View.
Floral ribbon and wood beads on a string and a ribbon slide to mark the equator. Sprayed some kitchen paper towel with Dazzles : Anthracite to fill up the metal mask from behind.
Used Ranger Distress Inks Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn to create a teal colour on the beige colour card stock and then spritzed and flicked water onto the ink.
Most southern part of Africa - rolled the pp.
Also rolled the Horn of Africa.
Used Dewdrops Key Lime and Tea Leaves to ink the chipboard leaves.
Something UNEXPECTED : The Corset and Chipboard Dress Form. Inked the dress form and added crackle glaze. The clock is part of the printed whiteboard tag.
Cut 2 feet off a flexi board-er and inked it with dewdrops sand. Used a piece of the Tim Holtz filmstrip to hi-lite the location of the statue. Livingstone saw the Mighty Falls on 16 November 1855 and named it Victoria Falls.

  Steampunk : Light Bulb

  Mini Alpha Sheet : Chunky Monkey - Left over from previous LO's

  Nature Elements : Rustling Leaves - Left over from previous LO's

  Printed Whiteboard : Fancyful Flight - Black

  La Petite : Dress Forms

  Flexi-Board-er : Printz

  Dazzles : Anthracite

Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you and yours a most BLESSED EASTER :-) 

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