Hello everyone! The first CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration challenge of the year is up. CSI is also turning two years old, I am happy to have been on the DT from the start and can clearly remember making my first layout. If you have never done the challenge, I hope you will. This week's case file:
I really liked all the frames on the inspiration photo and used that on my layout too. From the evidence I used: frames, bird, hearts, and polka dots. The journaling is framed and is about smiles and art. There is more journaling at the back of the layout. When I was looking through some photos for the case file I came up on these, which are some of the first photos I took of my son drawing with crayons, something he's been doing almost every day since then. I called the layout 'A White Paper', because of all the things you can create with just a white paper and some crayons.
To fit with the theme, I used crayons on the background too, namely my Gelatos. A light wash of blue was painted on the background first and when that was dry, I just drew some random lines, pretty similar to what he was drawing on the papers in the photo. For the photos, I stamped a frame on acetate with white Stazon ink, also adding a circle.
Surfaces: Derwent Hot Press Watercolour paper; acetate
Dies: Sizzix/7 Gypsies: Gypsy Frames stamp/die combo
Stamps: Hero Arts: Brushed Frame K5785, Remember AC028, My Favorite AC030, Time AC029, Texture and Shape LP283; Stampers Anonymous Wendy Vecchi: Art Comforts, New York Art, The Purpose of Art
Ink: Ranger Adirondack: Stream pigment ink; Archival Ink: Chrome Yellow, Jet Black; Distress Ink: Worn Lipstick; Tsukineko Stazon Cotton White
Paint: Faber-Castell Gelatos: Lemon, Watermelon, Aqua Dolce
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Label Letters; Studio Calico: Tiny Hearts wood veneer; Kelly Purkey washi tape: Name & Date, Teal Polka Dots