Saturday, May 5, 2012

Nature: CSI case file #18

Hi everyone! Sorry that it's been quiet on the blog the past days. This week the CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration case file has two shades of orange and two shades of green, some of my favorite colours. Here it is:

From the evidence I used: oversized flowers, bloomers, tissue paper, leaves, bling. From the testimony items: journal on flower stems.

The inspiration photo immediately made me want to do tissue paper flowers. I coloured printed tissue paper with two shades of orange Distress Stain (Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge). When dry, I cut lots of differently sized circles, crumbled them up, folded them a bit and layered them with a stitched button in the centre. The stems were cut from cardstock coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Stain and had to be a bit too thick to fit my journaling. The leaves were cut from paper which was coloured with Peeled Paint and then misted with Peeled Paint reinker and green Perfect Pearls. I also stamped them with a alphabet stamp (a smaller version of the stencil used for the background).

Gesso was applied to the background through a new Dylusions alphabet stencil. When it was dry, I misted and splattered the background with a mix of Peeled Paint reinker, green patina Perfect Pearls and water. I also stamped some grass at the bottom and two birds at the top, to make a little garden for the flowers.

The photo was layered on cheesecloth and dry embossed vellum. On the flower stems, I wrote some of my favourite quotes about nature. I don’t love my handwriting, but decided to use it instead of the computer on this layout. The quotes read (you can also find these as Stampscapes sentiments stamps):

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
- John Muir

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein.

Some close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Supplies: Ranger Dylusions stamps Birds on a Wire, Basic Backgrounds and Letter Jumble stencil; Stampscapes: Prickly Branches 272G, Reeds Lg 068D; Sizzix Circle Framelits, Mini Tattered Leaves, Rays embossing folder; Archival Ink Olive; Distress Stain: Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint; Peeled Paint reinker; Green Patina Perfect Pearls; Tim Holtz tissue wrap terminology and music; Tim Holtz flower ribbon; cheese cloth; vellum, BasicGrey Basics paper; Kaisercraft rhinestones; buttons.


  1. Your flowers are such a centerpiece!! Awesome job!

  2. ohhhhh it is always so wonderful to wander through one of your creations...great flowers...

  3. As always AK you've totally made a gorgeous page with your art work. Those flowers look gorgeous and I love your product use.

  4. Vilka blommor och vilket fint kort! Pappa tagit det? Kram


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