Case # 19 - Jailbirds

Although I'm not entering this case in the challenge, I just wanted to share it with you. I love this place! CSI challenges push me to create a page, inspires me to be more creative and more importantly to journal my story. Again, I have used Michelle’s thoughtful and gorgeous designs and printables to help me set the tone of the page. So here it is… Jailbirds!


1. Bird: Dusty Attic bird chippie all dolled up with Gesso and crackle paint.
2. Circles: Coffee cup stained circles next to the bird
3. Small pattern: Michelle’s small pattern printables
4. Book Pages: Bits of book pages torn, treated with gel molding, and placed on background.
5. Flowers
6. Border Punches

1. Journal on circles: Coffee cup stained circles
2. List: The Top Ten list containing musical hits during the summer the photo was taken is hidden to the right of the photograph.
3. Book: The little matchbook at the top of the page on the left hand side of the page contains the following journaling:

Dear Diary,

Here we are in Chinatown on
a warm evening in the Summer
of 68 with Aunt Eleanor, and
cousins, John and Cathye.

We all gleefully entered the
dark, foreboding jail cell except
my youngest brother. He didn’t voluntarily go in,
we had to coax him in the cell
as he really did think
it was real.

Aunt Eleanor instructed
us to all look like forlorn jail cell
mates for the camera (funny,
she’s smiling and waiving at
the camera). Aww, Jeff
was the only one who had
real fear on his little face.

We always looked forward
to our summertime visits
with Aunt Eleanor as she
made everything a fun event
and planned fun things for
us to do.

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Comment by Lindy G on May 28, 2012 at 7:25pm

Oh Joyce congrats  on the Star Witness this week just awesome news and a worthy winner...

Comment by Joyce Lawrence on May 23, 2012 at 8:56pm

I'm shocked!  Amazed! And truly honored to be named Star Witness.  Thank you!!!  I need some time to digest this. :)

Comment by Eila Sandberg on May 23, 2012 at 2:32pm

Congrats my lovely dovely on being this week's Star Witness!! You really are fab with your journalling, can still remember your story about when you kids visited your British nana and the "biscuit" vs "cookie" mix-up. xoxo

Comment by Debbi Tehrani - DT on May 19, 2012 at 10:13am

Ha-ha-ha! Love this! Jailbirds!!!!!!!!!! So fun. Your journaling is so awesome, and that background is jaw-droppingly stunning! That bird is so wonderful and clever here. I am just in awe of this page!!!

Comment by Eila Sandberg on May 19, 2012 at 5:30am

*bells are ring-a-linging* Joyce Lawrence you are the cleverest ever!! what fabulous journalling and what glorious visits you must have had to your auntie E!! I L-O-V-E the photo and your background work gets douze points as the French would say! into my faves! xoxo

Comment by Helena Virpi on May 19, 2012 at 3:24am

The photo is fantastic!!! Joyce, this is one heck of a page! Love everything about it! The torn circles and the coffee cup stains are fantastic as are the pieces of book paper scattered here and there. Love the peacock and the cage too.

Comment by Adrienne Ford on May 18, 2012 at 5:21pm

HA! Aunt E sounds like a trip! She is so funny in the picture. Love all the adorable faces and this page is darling. Love that you ripped circular holes! Clever!

Comment by Heather Jacob - DT on May 18, 2012 at 8:07am

wow wow wow wow !!! breathtaking and outstanding .. a winner!!!! looooooooooooooove it x

Comment by Vicky Varvadouka on May 18, 2012 at 3:30am

Wow! I love that effect with the torn circles! It looks great!!!TFS!!

Comment by Helen Wallace - DT on May 18, 2012 at 2:48am
Oh my, this is such an interesting page. Did you stencil the background with the muted colours? Specially love that bird with it's fancy tail :)

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