Hello and welcome! Today I am sharing my layout for CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration case file #70. This is the first case file reveal that includes the new design team members. You don't want to miss it, everybody did a fabulous job. The case file:
I recently did a tutorial for Heart Shadow Boxes with a mother theme. When I developed photos for that tutorial, I developed two of each, just in case I messed one up. The photos are of my grandmother and my mom, my mom and me and my son and me. I was happy to find such similar photos of all three of us. I really loved the heart shadow boxes project, and wanted the same three photos together on a layout, so that I could add more journaling. Sorry about the reflections in the photos, I only noticed them as I was editing the layout.
From the evidence items I used: flowers, wood, fence, something woven, circles, mini brads, paint and distressing, and from the testimony items I journaled about motherhood and the role of being a mom. The journaling is behind the door.
The ornate plate was die cut from natural sticky-back canvas and placed behind the door.
I die cut the door another three times from smooth cardstock and printed my journaling on the door parts. There is one page (door) of journaling for each of the photos. I trimmed the journaling doors just a tiny bit, except for the last one, to make sure they would open easily. I wrote about my thoughts about each picture, motherhood, hopes and concerns, and about the love for a child.
I painted the door with Picket Fence Distress Paint and then added some Old Paper and Peeled Paint distress crackle paint. The green paint was a bit too bright, so when it was dry I painted over it with the Picket Fence paint.
Flowers were die cut with the Tattered Flower Garland die, using different 6 x 6 in patterend papers. I layered them and shaped them a bit. The leaves were left-overs from my Heart Shadow Box projects, die cut with the 3-D Bloom w/Leaves die. There is a bit of cheese cloth behind the fence and behind the photos and I glued a tiny heart ribbon at the base of the fence.
The 'happy hearts' dimensional sticker is really old, I think I got it in 2004, it fit very well on this layout and I am happy it finally got a home.
Thank you for looking! I hope you will join us this week. In case you have never been by, CSI is a very friendly place full of inspiration.
Have a lovely weekend!
Dies: Sizzix: Door, Opening & Wreath, Ornate Plate, Love Set Sizzlits, 3-D Bloom w/Leaves, Tattered Flower Garland, On the Fence, Thanks Set
Surfaces: Sizzix Little Sizzles 6 x 13 mat board; Ranger Claudine Hellmuth natural sticky-back canvas; Neenah Solar White cardstock; Prima ledger paper; Basic Grey and Studio Calico 6 x 6 paper pads; BasicGrey birch tree paper; vellum; cheese cloth
Stamps: Hero Arts: Tiny Heart Background CG604, Wood Background CG506, 19th Century French Script AC015
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Sap Green;Versamagic: Pink Petunia
Paint: Ranger Distress Paint Picker Fence; Distress Crackle Paint Old Paper, Peeled Paint
Embossing powder: Ranger Seafoam White
Embellishments: K & Company dimensional sticker; heart brads; pearls
Adhesive: Judikins Eclipse Art Masking tape; Glossy Accents