Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cross-country Skiing: CSI case file #22

I hope your Saturday has started in a nice way! This week we have another gorgeous case file at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration, remember to check out the site to see the fabulous work of the design team. Every week the variety of layouts resulting from the same case file amaze me.
The inspiration photo looks very Norwegian to me, and also made me think of winter, so I decided to scrap some cross-country skiing photos taken on a trip to Norway, on a very cold day.

From the evidence items I used: ribbons, wet medium, fibers. From the testimony: journal about three wishes. For the background I first applied gesso through a stencil, then removed the stencil and added more gesso to an area inside the corner. Snowflakes die-cut from grungepaper and painted first white and then pearl were pressed into the wet gesso – no need for adhesive. I also sprinkled silver microbeads into the gesso. When it was dry, I painted and dropped Rock Candy Distress crackle paint here and there, and when that was dry, Faded Jeans ink was rubbed into the cracks. The rest of the cardstock was stamped with a texture stamp and white acrylic paint. When placed together the two pages kind of form a snowy mountain. The flourishes were die-cut from grungepaper, painted red, coated with Rock Candy crackle paint and when dry, Faded Jeans ink was rubbed into the cracks.

Here are photos of each page on its own:

 The journaling was written on three stamped journaling spots.

 The gesso, pearl snowflakes, micro beads, crackle paint and white paint stamping give a nice frosty look.

The trees were die-cut from Core’dinations cardstock (Stormy Sky), sanded, the trunks were inked with Frayed Burlap and then the trees were covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles for an icy look. You see it better on the photo below.

The big circle cardstock was stamped with snowflakes, but you don’t see them well now that the photos are added on top. I also used some cheesecloth for snow and a bunch of different ribbons, which fit with both the inspiration photo and the topic.

Thank you for looking!! Have a great weekend!


Supplies: Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Grunge Snowflakes, Mixed-media backgrounds; Hero Arts Sweet Threads Labels CL510, Hello There CL553, Home Sweet Home ST513,Wonderful World; Sizzix Pine Tree Bigz die, Mini Pine Tree, Mini Snowflakes Movers & Shapers, Swirl Bigz die; Distress Ink Faded Jeans; Adirondack paint dabber Pearl, Red Pepper, Snow Cap; Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy; Distress Stickles Rock Candy; Core’dinations Ranger Stormy Sky cardstock; Bo Bunny and Studio Calico patterned paper; Authentique stickers; BasicGrey letter stickers; grungepaper; Panduro velvet ribbon; ribbons, fiber, cheesecloth; gesso.


  1. Wow!!!! Absolutely fabulous scrapbook pages. So well done. The colours, photos, crackle effects and fabric embellishments, in fact everything, looks so good together. A work of art.

  2. Anna, your work is so beautiful! Looks like you had a lot of fun on your trip and making this lovely scrapbook page. NancyD

  3. Oj det var verkligen vackert nästan bättre än i verkligheten!!!
    En som var med A-S

  4. I have to say you nailed the colours here AK, love all your beautiful art work with your stamping techniques, the fabric adds such beautiful dimension and I love the use of the your photos, you doublepages are always so beautifully detailed and I love that they tell a story. Well done on not only getting the colours but the rest of the challenge as well.


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