Sunday, 3 June 2018


Another scrapbook page from me today for the CSI challenge - I'm getting to understand this challenge more now and not feel quite so daunted as I first did - realising I can take parts of it not all of it!

I've taken inspiration from the colours, hearts, dots, ribbon, topic of food (my daughter is on the beach having a bbq) and I've even stretched myself and written a Haiku.  Admittedly I had to Google that and see exactly what was involved and I think I've matched the brief pretty well.

Traditionally, haiku is written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. 

  • A focus on nature.
  • A "season word" such as "snow" which tells the reader what time of year it is.
  • A division somewhere in the poem, which focuses first on one thing, than on another. The relationship between these two parts is sometimes surprising.
  • Instead of saying how a scene makes him or her feel, the poet shows the details that caused that emotion. If the sight of an empty winter sky made the poet feel lonely, describing that sky can give the same feeling to the reader.
My poem reads - Emma By the Sea, Winter Barby on the Beach, Emma's Happy Place

I've used some of the lovely Kaisercraft Beach Shack papers here - the background one was made wavy by an old tool I still have which waves the paper - I can't remember what it's called.  The dots are from Stampin Up Kinda Eclectic - the Welsh stamp is an old one as this was taken at Aberystwyth when Emma was there at University. Wales is our home country and very close to our hearts so the hearts were a natural addition.  



Anonymous said...

This is such a pretty layout, Fiona. I love how you've used our colours over at CSI; and I am particularly enamoured with those HEARTS! Lovely, lovely work!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Such a lovely layout!Love the crinkly hearts and fantastic job with the haiku! So happy to have you playing with us at CSI!