Saturday, January 21, 2012

CSI3 - 3 Little Sisters

Time for the third CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration challenge and another gorgeous case file. Have a look at the CSI site to see the wonderful layouts from the rest of the DT. I hope you can play along with us. Here's this week's case file:

And here's my layout:

I decided to use a childhood photo of me and my sisters. I loved the sweet inspiration photo and continued the playful theme on the layout. All the evidence elements were used: tags, sheer ribbon, doily print, gold metallic elements, circular elements. And from the testimony: journal on tags.

I rewrote a traditional Swedish song (Tre små gummor) for the first part of the journaling, which was printed on tags that had first been stamped with a rose stamp using lavender ink. A big circle was cut from cream cardstock and I gold embossed a doily stamp all around to imitate the plate on the inspiration photo. It took two attempts to get the right spacing between the doilies. One of the flowers was stamped with the same stamp, but with lavender ink. The three chipboard crowns were coated with several layers of UTEE, finishing off with two layers of gold embossing powder. I continued the theme of three by using three tags, a playing card with the number 3, and three gold birds.

The photo is taken at Drottningholm castle, on our first trip to Stockholm. I used a postage stamp of the queen and a queen playing card. The journaling on the second journaling tag is about my memories from the trip. It was the first trip with our caravan and we stayed on a nice camping site. We had a so-called Stockholm card and were hurrying around to see as many attractions as possible (they are included in the price of the card).

Some close-ups:

 I had that dragonfly in my stash for a really long time and was happy to use it here.

The 'Wonder & Magic' is actually part of a sentiment stamp saying 'Wonder & Magic of Christmas'.

Thank you for visiting! Have a great weekend!

Supplies: Hero Arts Circle Doily CG168, Typewriter letters CL492, Two Birds CG152, Magic of Christmas CL462; gold embossing powder; Kaisercraft and 7Gypsies patterned papers; MM german scraps birds; Maya Road chipboard crowns; Tim Holtz Sizzix Small tags and tabs die; button; Prima flowers; MS border punch; American Crafts chipboard; UTEE; mica flakes; dragonfly; postage stamp.


  1. Your page is unreal! The crowns pulled me in and all the details entertained me! You did a great job!

  2. Underbar layout! Gav massor med inspiration!


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