Saturday, October 27, 2012

CSI case file #43: Renovation

This week's case file at CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration is so stunning, and don't miss the fabulous DT layouts.

I loved this colour combo and that great inspiration photo. Here's my layout:

From the evidence items I used: foliage, damask, ribbon, something transparent, curtains and black and white patterned paper. I journaled about a special event: the renovation of my parents' house. I wrote a lot of journaling so I wrote it on a separate paper and placed it behind the layout.

One of my favourite parts of the new look of the house is this city wall paper on two walls in the kitchen. I mimicked it on the background with a stamp. Because I used watercolour paper, and this stamp has many solid areas, the texture of the paper shows throw. It was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink. I used a foliage and bird stencil and misted Dylusions and home made mists through it, and I misted the yellow Dylusions mist here and there on the layout. Without planning it at all, one of the spots ended up looking like the sun coming up over the village. At the bottom of the page I misted yellow through a art definition text stencil, stamped with a brick stamp using Archival Ink Sap Green, and stamped with a splatter stamp with black ink.

I also used the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Brick Wall Sizzlits die and cut it from white cardstock. It was layered on yellow cardstock to look like the bricks of my parents' house.

I splattered some of the green mist over the layout. Here's a close-up of the bird.

Love this Rickety House die by Tim Holtz and made a house based on my parents' house. It was die cut from white mat board, with the roof being cut twice. I embossed the house with a brick folder and inked it with Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw. The roof was embossed with a grid folder and inked black. I added a left-over vintage lace to the roof, it had been inked with Pewter Distress Stain. The house got mica windows, and lace curtains and I placed some text paper behind the windows.

The Townscape was die cut twice from white mat board and covered with Crackle Accents.

Thank you for looking!! Enjoy your weekend!


Stamps: Hero Arts: A Village S5432; Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge.
Dies: Sizzix: Rickety House, Brick Wall, Townscape On the Edge, Vintage Lace
Embossing folders: Bricked & Woodgrain, Dot-Matrix & Gridlock,
Ink: Distress Ink: Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Black Soot; Archival Ink Jet Black, Sap Green;
Mist: Dylusions Lemon Cest; mist made with Distress
Surfaces: Sizzix mat board; Studio Calico and BasicGrey patterned papers; Daler & Rowney watercolour paper
Stencils: The Crafter's Workshop: Mini Love Birds, Mini Art is
Adhesives: Ranger Crackle Accents
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Film Strip ribbon, ChitChat stickers; velvet ribbon; lace ribbon; mica flakes


  1. That is a lovely page Anna-Karin. I love all the little details. NancyD

  2. I just want to reach out and touch all those yummy textures - the brick embossing, and the crackly houses are fantastic! Great layout...
    Alison x

  3. I love your wonderful layers and textures! Fun page!

  4. hola muy lindo su trabajo, gracias por la esplicacion.

  5. Wow this is cool! Love the colors and the layers. And the crackle! :)


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