Saturday, August 3, 2013

CSI case file #83 - Up in the air

Hello weekend! And time for another CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration challenge. Since it is a new month we also start with a new batch of challenges and a new theme. Here's the first case file of August:
And my layout:
Up in the air - Layers of ink
I did a layout about flying with a small child and all the funny, and not so funny, things that can happen then. There is a long piece of journaling on the back. From the evidence I used: grid pattern, stamps, tags, stripes, ledger, circles, and travel accents. I was also inspired by the layered elements on the inspiration photo.
The background is manila cardstock, which was stamped with airplanes, maps, compass, dots and an airplane ticket, using Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire, Archival Vermillion and French Ultramarine, and Versafine Vintage Sepia. I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs and splattered some of the same ink mixed with water.
The tags behind the photo were die cut from cream cardstock. Two of them were stamped with a stripe stamp, using French Ultramarine, the third was stamped with a ticket stamp and brown ink.
All the edges were inked and distressed. Love these two Tim Holtz plane stamps. The blueprint compass was stamped on watercolour paper and watercoloured with Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door and Antique Linen. I stamped 'journaling' with alphabet stamps, to show that the journaling is written on paper placed behind the layout.

The title was partly stamped and partly die cut, with the Word Play die. The airplane stamp was done in the same way as the compass.

Two arrows were die cut from kraft-core cardstock and sanded. I also stamped a ticket, with a little word on top ('fly').The little postage stamp is from Hero Arts.

I like to use arrows to show direction on a layout, and here they fit particularly well because of the theme.

Thank you for looking and I hope you will join us this week at CSI!

Happy weekend!


Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology kraft resist paper stash; Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft-core cardstock; Ranger manila cardstock; Neenah cream cardstock; 7Gypsies Postale Ledger 8 x 8
Dies: Sizzix: Tag & Tie, Word Play, All About a Boy, Arrows, Banners, Chevrons & Clouds
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Air Travel, Mini Blueprints #3, Warehouse District, Odds & Ends, Tiny Textures; Hero Arts: Basic Lowercase Letters, Large Canvas Stripes S5433, Postcard Collage AC023
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Vermillion, French Ultramarine; Distress Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Gathered Twigs; Versafine Vintage Sepia
Embellishments: Studio Calico wood veneer Transportation; twine


  1. love this one ! great !
    greetings, martina

  2. I loved the vintage look it has ,wonderful layering ...No texture paste ???

  3. Wow - I love that stamped background, and the tiny Blueprint panels look brilliant.
    Alison x

  4. A wonderful travel layout. Love this and the photo.


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