Hi everyone! This month Sizzix is sponsoring CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. Join us and you can win some fun goodies! That also means that some of my design team mates at Sizzix will join us this month at CSI guest designers. Don't miss their layouts, or the layouts of the CSI team. This is our pretty case file for this week:
I used the 'Daydreaming on Paper' prompt and it gave me the fun topic of 'my first library card', I adapted it a little bit and made a layout about library memories:
Word Play die and die cut a strip of Eclipse tape, with the sticky side facing up. Eclipse tape is great for masking and can stand pretty much water. If you don't have Eclipse tape, you can do the same with a sheet of transparency and just spray it with temporary spray adhesive first. I've done that in the past and it works just as well and also gives you a more durable stencil which you can use again.
Vintage Typewriter was die cut from black Kraft-Core cardstock and sanded to reveal some of the kraft core. I removed all the lose parts and placed a dictionary page underneath, which just happened to have the definition of 'Lilleput' - the place where Gulliver goes in his travels, with the very small people. The golden finger points to that text. Love those types of little details. A word band was attached with brads and I stamped a white paper with my favourite alphabet background stamp from Tim Holtz and placed a photo booth photo of my dad, my sister and I on top, tucking it into the typewriter.
Lots of more stamping on the background, some of it with grey ink and some with black. The alphabet stamp used on the typewriter paper was stamped repeatedly in grey ink, using first and second generation stamping. The edges of the layout were distressed and I also added strips of tissue tape here and there, some of it was pleated.Square Box die, which is meant to make a box (see this project). I was looking at it, thinking it would make a fold out panel for hidden journaling, which I often need since I tend to journal a lot. I die cut it from manila cardstock, and cut the two flaps off on both ends, rounding the corners. Since the Scoreboards dies both cuts and scores the paper, my hidden journaling fold-out flap was really easy to make. I stamped and inked it a bit.
Here's the whole journaling panel folded out. The journaling is a bit long to translate, but it is all about memories from all the different libraries I have gone to. When I had just gotten my very own first library card I walked off to the library and took out Astrid Lindgren's Ronja book (see this layout), only to realise when I came home that I had by mistake taken the Finish version and could not understand a word. Off to the library again to get the Swedish one. I also wrote a list of some of the writers I liked as a child (only some, I was a constant reader from the moment I learned how to read). I loved classic books and read everything from Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Dickens, and all the Narnia books, Gulliver's travels, all Astrid Lindgren's books and I loved Enid Blyton's 'Five' books, among others.
Thank you for the visit! Have a lovely weekend and I hope you will join us this week at CSI. If you have never done a CSI challenge, I hope you will, it is really wonderful challenge and a very friendly community.
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: School Desk, Mini Ornates, Classics #5; Hero Arts: Love Books ST506, Calico Borders 331074; Artistic Outpost: Favorite Book; date stamp
Ink: Distress Ink: Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain; Archival Ink Jet Black; Versafine Smokey Grey
Stain: Distress Stain: Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge
Surfaces: Core'diantions Tim Holtz Kraft-Core cardstock; Ranger manila cardstock; Canson watercolour paper; Eclipse tape
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Bands, Pen Nibs, Terminology tissue tape; twine; Making Memories gold embellishments; 7Gypsies photo turn