Saturday, February 18, 2012

CSI 7: Open Landscapes

Time for another CSI case file, number 7. Have a look at the CSI site to see the gorgeous layouts of the rest of the DT. I hope you can play along with us! Here’s the case file:

 Here’s my layout:

I started out with a different photo and a different story, but then I stumbled upon this photo and thought it worked great with the combo, so I started over again. I used the dark grey as my main colour and was happy to find a woodgrain paper that matched very well. From the evidence items I used: distressing, woodgrain and stripes. From the testimony items I was inspired to use all the senses in my journaling.

The tags were coloured with Distress Stains (Picket Fence, Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet). The stains were smeared on my craft sheet and the tag was misted with water before I dipped it into the stains. The white stain gives everything a lovely chalk look. I stamped on the tags with Jenni Bowlin Weather Wane. The boat houses were stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with Fired Brick and water. The green of the combo was a perfect match with Bundled Sage, so I used Bundled Sage paper for the title and the jounaling and the ink to stamp one of the shells. Love the sentiment ‘May you always have a shell in your pocket’, stamped on top of the shells. White paint was dry brushed on the woodgrain paper to distress it a bit.

The title comes from a Swedish song by Ulf Lundell called ‘Open landscapes’ and is about love for the sea and the peace and freedom at the sea. I printed the lyrics on the tags. The journaling on the green paper translates: ‘Look at everything beautiful, the sea that stretches as far as the eye can see, cliffs, trees and pretty old wooden houses. Listen to the sea and the sound of the waves. Nothing smells like the sea, saltwater, warm cliffs and sand. Feel the water and the boulders. Taste the salty water (but not on this outing)'.

A close up of the sanded Core'dinations paper of the title:

Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful weekend!
Supplies: Crafty Individuals stamps (294, 278, 226): Hero Arts Antique Engravings CL383, Large Canvas Stripes S5433; Distress Stain: Picket Fence, Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet; Distress Ink Fired Brick; Jenni Bowlin ink: Weather Wane, Lavender Sachet, Chili Powder; Tim Holtz Sizzix Vintage Market die: Core'dinations Bundled Sage cardstock; MME woodgrain paper; BasicGrey Little Black Dress paper; shipping tags; string; watercolour paper.


  1. This is such a great take on the file this week love it, take care, Doreen x

  2. Such a beautiful and subtle use of the palette this week Anna! Love it!

  3. Such a beautiful and subtle use of the palette this week Anna! Love it!


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