Saturday, April 21, 2012

The time of flowers is here: CSI #16

Happy Saturday! Today we have another great CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration challenge. Here’s the case file:

Pink is one of my less-used colours, but I love how it looks together with grey. Here’s my layout:

From the evidence items I used: sequins, something sparkly, musical notes (stamp) and something sweet (strawberries). Testimony: I used a song as my title and also journaled from the angle of the song. It is a Swedish summer song that is sung at the last day of school before summer (when the photo I used was taken). I journaled about my memories about the song and about the last day of school before the summer holiday and about the clothing me and my sister is wearing on the photo. Strawberries, sunny weather, the freedom of summer holidays, the nights being light etc. I also wrote about the porcelain doll which is in the parcel I am holding. I won it in a lottery in the class, it was first prize and I had it on a shelf above my desk for many many years.

I found a ledger patterned paper in my stash with a velvet swirl at the one side, and it fit well for the case file, so did the flower paper with the grey paper at the back, from which I cut two circles. I stamped flowers in two shades of pink, musical notes in grey and a summery silhouette stamp in grey on the background patterned paper. The strawberries and clef were stamped with Vermillion Archival Ink.

This page needed some flowers, so I cut a bunch of flowers from natural canvas using the Tattered Florals die. They were coloured with Distress Stains, smeared on my craft sheet. I misted the flower before dragging it through the ink and lifted some of the colour off with a paper towel from the flowers that were too dark. For the light pink flowers I used Spun Sugar, for the darker ones Victorian Velvet and for the grey ones Black Soot. I liked the grey that I got from the black Distress Stain – I misted them again after dragging through the ink and then dabbed off ink with a paper towel to get the right shade of grey.

I cut three pieces of Vintage Lace from white eyelet patterned paper and inked them a bit with Spun Sugar. The felt hearts were cut with two sweet little heart dies. I particularly like the smallest one.

The journaling is typed on two tags tucked behind the photo. After cutting the tags out, I inked them lightly with Distress Stain Spun Sugar, dried with a heat gun and then stamped the music note stamp on them using the same ink. On the first tag, I printed the song and on the second one my journaling.

The title was stamped on the background ledger paper with the Weather Wane ink.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you can play along with us this week. I'll be back later today with my Card Patterns card.


Supplies: Hero Arts stamps: Musical Clef CG279; Dancing with Flowers CG266, Large Solid Flower CG248, Small Solid Flower CG251, Small Open Flower CG250, Farmer’s Market CG384, Old Letter Writing S4878; PSX and EK Success letter stamps; Beeswax bird stamps; Sizzix Tattered Florals Bigz die, Tag & Bookplates, Vintage Lace Sizzlits, Hearts Movers & Shapers; Distress Stains: Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot; Distress Ink: Spun Sugar; Jenni Bowlin ink Weather Wane, Chewing Gum; Ranger Archival ink Vermillion; Memento Angel Pink; Making Memories and Fancy Pants patterned papers; natural canvas; felt; Kaisercraft rhinestones; sequins; brads.


  1. This is one of the most beautiful pages I have ever see. I love to stamp also. You are a wonderful artist.

  2. Vilket fint foto på er två, undra var klänningarna finns ...Kram mamma


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