Hello! We have such a gorgeous case file this week at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. It is our last week of teaming up with Once Upon a Sketch.I hope you will be able to play along and don't miss the stunning layouts of the DT and guests. Here's the case file and sketch:
And my layout:
From the evidence items I used: birds, frame, stars, bits and pieces, globe, book print, and I was inspired by the 'learn' theme of the testimony items. As you can see, I was very inspired by the inspiration photo and did something similar, but with stamps and watercolour.
I first stamped a mix of images on watercolour paper using Archival Jet Black ink, I picked stamps that had to do with nature, play and learning. I was planning to first paint all the images with masking fluid, but forgot to do it before I started to paint. I wanted a soft wet-on-wet look in how the paints mixed on the layout, but to get that you need to work fast and there was no way I would be able to work so fast around all the stamped images. I painted the images with masking fluid, let it dry, then rewet the whole sheet and added paint on the remaining parts. All the paints were mixed beforehand to fit the colour combo. I didn't get the nice blending that I wanted to have -compare the bottom part of the layout where the paint flowed together, to the harsher lines at the top.
Thank you for visiting!
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints; Stamper's Anonymous Folded Paper Background; Artistic Outpost Playtime; TJ Designs Vintage School Days; Odd Bird Planet bird stamps; Beeswax branch and owl stamp; Oxford Impressions star stamps; InkyWings swirl stamps; Graphic 45 Typewriter letters
Dies: Sizzix Vintage Fan & Globe set, Tag & Tie
Ink: Archival Ink Jet Black; Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass
Paint: Daler & Rowney watercolours
Surfaces: Stamper's Anonymous clear modeling film; Sizzix Little Sizzles mat board; Ranger manila cardstock; Daler & Rowney watercolour cardstock