Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friend: CSI case file #28

Hi everyone! This week we have another great case file for you at CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration. I hope you can play along with us! Here's this week's case file:

From the evidence items I used: circles, metal, eyelets, robots, tone on tone, putting something upside down. From the testimony items: journaling on a circle shape. I used some cute photos of my son and his cousin and die-cut them all into circles.

I wanted to have a lot of texture on this page, because of the sand in the photos, so used quite a bit of dry embossing. The background is cardstock embossed and sanded, same with the three beige circles. The metallic circles were made by covering cardstock with aluminium tape, embossing and then painting the whole thing black. Before the paint dried completely, I wiped most of it off, creating an aged metal look.

 I thought this quote fit very well on this layout.

The gears were die-cut from mat board, painted silver and copper, sanded and distressed with a needle tool. Then they were inked with Black Soot and stamped with a friendship definition stamp. I used the same stamp to roughly stamp the red circles. I was happy to use some eyelets, one of my oldest supplies that often get neglected nowadays.

The robots were stamped on Specialty Stamping Paper and coloured with Distress Inks, using pen nibs. I hammered the silver chipboard letters with a texture hammer and aged them with black paint. I placed the 'K' upside down.

Thank you for visiting!! Have a great weekend!


Supplies: Hero Arts: Friend Definition CG125; Darkroom Door robot stamps; Sizzix: Framelits Circles, Gadget Gears Bigz die, Mini Gears Movers & Shapers, Clocks textured impressionsHearts textured impressions, Dot Matrix, Diamond Plate & Riveted Metal, Bubble & Honeycomb texture fades, mat board; Adirondack Paint dabbers Silver, Copper, Pitch Black; Distress Ink Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Iced Spruce, Barn Door; Stazon Jet Black; Studio Calico patterned paper; Core’dinations cardstock; Tim Holtz idea-ology game spinners and texture hammer; Making Memories eyelets; HS chipboard letters; Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper.


  1. A lovely idea for a challenge and I love what you did with it!

  2. I absolutely love this page. So much detail and lots to look at.

  3. Wonderful layout. I love the circles! What a great way to use up scraps. Those robots are neat too.


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