Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! This month the CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration challenge celebrates its five years anniversary. If you have never checked out this wonderful challenge, please do, particularly if you scrapbook. It is created by Debbi Tehrani, and the combination of a colour combo, journaling prompts and product/technique prompts, is really fun.
I was on the CSI design team from the start in January 2012, and for almost three years, and really enjoyed it. A lot of scrapbooking layouts were created in the process. When Debbi asked me if I wanted to come back as a guest designer this month, to celebrate the anniversary, I thought it was a great idea. It was such fun to work with a case file again. Above you see case file #222.
Looking through my photos I came on these photos of Leo from last winter, and I knew I wanted to document the story of his cozy blue overalls, that my Mom got for him. He wore it on basically all outings and walks from autumn to early spring. It was a perfect baby overall, soft and warm.
From the evidence, I used: chevron, snowflakes, stars, something fuzzy, decorative borders, ribbons, bows, stamps and glitter. From the testimony: document something about winter, add jewels to your journaling spot, and the layout was inspired by fashion (or clothes rather). I also used the sketch that you'll find in case file #121.
The journaling was written on three die cut tabbed cards and stapled to the background. You can flip the pages to see the rest of the journaling. It is about the outfit and all the outings and many many walks during which Leo used it.
I used sticky-back canvas for the background, to add a soft touch to the layout and tore the edges a little. It is layered on a dotty paper. The snowflakes were sponged with grey paint through a lovely StencilGirl Decorative Filigree Ornament stencil by Gwen Lafleur. The German Scraps come from Prima.
The background was splattered with blue paint, for added texture.
Behind the photos there are some layers: a paper embossed with stars and a piece of vellum embossed with dots and glittered at the top (it was a left-over from this Winter Wonderland layout). There is also a die cut film frame, some stickers and bows.
The title was stamped with red ink on a die cut Tattered Curvy Banner, and I used stickers to complete it (Winter Overalls).
The bottom third of the layout consists of a piece of watercolour paper. I stamped and white embossed a chevron background stamp on it, aiming for a non-perfect look. Then it was misted with Distress Spray Mists.
The snowflakes were die cut from red Deco Sheet using the Paper Snowflakes die set.
There is also a dotted ribbon that I happened to find in a box I hadn't looked in for a long time. The bows come from a DCWV paper pad called DIY Project Stack Gift Decor.
Thank you for stopping by here today. I hope you will join the celebrations at CSI. There are also lots of prizes to be won.
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