Hello everyone! This week we have a lovely case file at CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration, with soft colours:
I made a layout with two pop-ups using Karen Burniston's new Sizzix Journey collection. Love to hide little surprises on layouts with pop-ups, and they add such a fun interactive element, and more space for photos and journaling.
I had just developed some photos my dad took with his very first camera, on a rare road trip that he took with my grandmother and uncle. I love these photos, and the colours of the case file fit them very well. From the evidence I used: distressing, jewels, lace, hearts and gold. For the journaling, I asked my dad what he remembered from this trip and he wrote quite a long piece of memories about the places they went to, the car, his camera, the people they saw, etc. It is printed on piece of paper and tucked behind the layout. I added some jewels to the journaling.
For the background, I used watercolour paper and mixed a thin wash of the mint colour. The paper was painted with clean water first and then I added the colour. A bit of random stamping was done on top.
butterflies were die cut from mat board, inked with Adirondack Salmon and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and coated with Glossy Accents.
There is an accompanying Bigz Suitcase die, which die cuts the suitcase again (leaving a thin mat), the handle, corners, little tag and cute ribbon. Love it! I had so much fun embellishing my suitcases. The suitcase was die cut again from cream cardstock and inked with Evergreen Bough. I stamped it with a map stamp and added some journaling stamps too. The handle, corners, and ribbon were die cut from natural sticky-back canvas and inked with Gathered Twigs. The little tag and buckle were die cut from cream cardstock and the buckle was inked with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain.
I wanted to make little signposts, since that fit with the topic of my layout. The posts could not be high since then they would show when the pop-up was closed. I made the posts with the Flagpost w/Lantern & Sign die, but instead of using a sign shape, I die cut small arrows and stamped a word on top. They were attached to the post with jump rings.
I love this sentiment from the Darkroom Door Tree set and stamped it on white paper, die cut with the new Wavy Labels Framelits.
Venetian Vol. 1.
Another quote from the Tree set, stamped on another die cut Wavy Label, a great shape for a little label. The hearts were die cut from mat board with the Flower & Heart die, which is a new favourite of mine, cutting five hearts at once. I smeared gold embossing paste on top.
At the front of the pop-up, I adhered another photo, a piece of lace trim and journaling stamps.
Thank you so much for the visit! Have a great weekend!
Dies: Sizzix: 3-D Suitcase pop-up, Suitcase Bigz, Butterflies, Flower & Heart, Wavy Labels Framelits, Square w/Ornate Edge Card, Flagpole w/Lantern & Sign, Vintage Market, Mini Old Jalopy & Arrow, Torn Notebook On the Edge
Stamps: Darkroom Door: Trees, Nomad set, Venetian Vol. 1., New York Vol. 1, New York Vol. 2, Postage Stamps, French Script, World Map; Stamper's Anonymous: Tiny Things
Surfaces: Sizzix Little Sizzles mat board; Tim Holtz Idea-ology French Industrial paper stash, Daler & Rowney watercolour paper; Neenah cream smooth cardstock; Claudine Hellmuth Natural Sticky-Back canvas
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet; Adirondack: Salmon; Versafine Smokey Grey
Paint: Daler & Rowney watercolours
Stain: Distress Stain: Tarnished Brass
Medium: Wendy Vecchi Stamper's Anonymous Gold Embossing Paste
Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop: Mini Cherry Blossoms
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology jump rings, Chit Chat stickers; lace trim; rhinestones; pearls