I am so happy that the time has come for the very first CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration challenge! I hope you can play along with us. Check out the site to look at the wonderful layouts created by the team.
This is the first awesome case file:
I loved the vibrant colour combo and the fun inspiration photo. I particularly liked the tone on tone green background and tried to create something similar using paint and ink. The z’s were stamped with foam stamps and paint. I didn’t have the right shade of grey-green, so I had to mix it. The clocks, grid and splatter were stamped with Archival ink Olive. The cardstock wasn’t quite the right shade of green, so I inked the whole sheet with Adirondack Citrus. The edges were distressed and inked heavily with Distress Inks (Peeled Paint and Pine Needles). I stitched a transparency to the layout for an additional layer, and inspired by the red hair on the inspiration photo.
From the inspiration items I used: numbers, distressing and repeat stamp background.
From the testimony I used: journal about something mad, journal on tags, and the inspiration words 'chaos' and 'time'.
The layout is about my son enjoying to play ‘sleep’ at the moment. I wrote a too long piece of journaling and printed it on two tags tucked behind the photos. He wants a pillow and a blanket and then fakes to sleep on the floor, unfortunately it was impossible to get a photo with his eyes closed. While I was on the topic of sleep, I also journaled about his sleeping patterns and routines at the moment. The latest addition to the sleep routine is a little rhyme with movements that I made up one evening and now have to do many many times every evening and at nap time.
I really wanted to use the home stamp, but it was too big, so I stamped it on shrink plastic and shrunk it to the perfect size for the layout.
I was happy to have both a smaller and a bigger version of the alarm clock stamp and used the smaller on the background and the bigger as an embellishment. The ledger paper was also stamped with a clock background stamp (using Scattered Straw). I love the ‘you are my happy’ stamp and stamped it repeatedly on the piece of patterned paper.
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Supplies: Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous grunge patterns, Steampunk stamps; Wendy Vecchi Stamper’s Anonymous home stamps; Hero Arts Studio Calico Love Book ST506, My Happy ST508; Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen; Archival Ink Olive; Versafine Onyx Black; Stazon Jet Black; 7Gypsies, Fancy Pants, BasicGrey and KI Memories patterned papers; 7Gypsies tissue and bookbinding tape; shrink plastic; Hambly screen print; MS border punch and twine; BasicGrey letter sticker; mini stapler.