Happy Saturday! We have a cheerful case file at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration this week:
I had a raspberry and black bike when I was a teenager and thought that was a great topic for this week's layout.
I am very fond of cycling and this is not the first layout I have done about it, but it is the first one about this particular bike, which was my first adult-sized bike. From the evidence I used metal and beads and I documented a childhood/teenage memory. I had this bike for many years, it took me back and forth to school, sport activities and friends every day, it went on a memorable bike holiday to Denmark, I was hit by a car while cycling on the bike once (no serious injuries luckily), it took me to forests, lakes and the sea, on a yearly race together with my dad and so much more. I typed a long piece of journaling and printed it on cardstock which was folded over to form a flap photo mat.
The circles on the background were done by applying Coarse Molding Paste through a stencil with a palette knife and leaving it to dry. Then I painted on top with Picked Raspberry Distress Paint.
Beads were one of the items in the case file and that made me remember the Glass Bead Gel I got not long ago. I tinted it with yellow paint and smeared through a brick stencil. It looks real nice in real life and catches the light in a great way, but hard to capture on a photo. The left-over gel was smeared at the base of the layout, to create a feeling of speed.
Thank you for the visit! I hope you'll join us this week at CSI.
Surfaces: Canson watercolour paper
Stamps: Artistic Outpost: Lovely Day; Hero Arts Sketch Circle; Graphic 45 Antique Typewriter Letters
Ink: Stazon Jet Black; Memento Pear Tart
Paint: Ranger Distress Paint: Picked Raspberry, Black Soot, Brushed Pewter; Golden: Primary Yellow
Stencils: The Crafter's Workshop: Mini Bricks, Mini Circle Regiment; Prima: Bicycle 12 x 12
Medium: Golden Artist Paints: Coarse Molding Paste, Glass Bead Gel
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sprocket Gears, Game Spinners, Long Fasteners, Hanger Clips; Studio Calico wood veneer bike; Reprint pink rhinestones; pom pom ribbon