I've been sleuthing again this week, solving another case from CSI. These challenges are really helping me to catch up on all those photos that have been sitting here, some for a couple of years, waiting to be scrapped and added to my albums. This week's palette did not disappoint and as soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.
This time it's a photo of Jen, taken in October 2010 when we were still living in Quebec and she and Rob came for a visit. Autumn colours in the east are quite different than the west. Here in Alberta you don't get the beautiful, brilliant reds and oranges and Jen was determined to bring a little bit of that back home with her. One day we took a drive to the neighborhood where we grew up to have a look at some familiar landmarks and reminisce a bit. We searched for colourful trees and Jen started her hunt for the perfect leaf.
In creating this page I was once again faced with the dreaded "missing letter" dilemma. This set of black Thickers I've used on the page is absolutely my all-time favourite and I reach for it often. I've used it so much that by now I'm not even particular about whether I'm using uppercase or lowercase letters as long as I find the letters I need! My chosen title, "Leaf Hunt", was very short so I thought I'd be okay but wouldn't you know it - there were no L's left! I pondered what to do for a few minutes and finally found the solution - turn a "7" upside down and you've got a cool "L". Problem solved and I really like the way it looks.
I used this great sketch from Pagemaps:
Until next time...