Saturday, November 24, 2012

CSI case file 47: Favourite

Hello! We have another wonderful CSI case file this week. I am always extra happy when it includes red, because I have so many photos featuring a large amount of red, like the ones I used here.

My layout:

I've been wanting to scrap these photos of my son dressed up as his favourite cartoon character, Lightning McQueen. From the evidence items I used: stripes, foliage, gold metal accents and mesh. From the testimony items I wrote sort of an etiquette guide. The blue in my background paper photographed a bit lighter than what it is in real life.

The journaling is on the back of the layout. It's about how my son got interested in 'Queen' (that's his name for McQueen :) and about this day when he was dressed up from top to toe in McQueen clothes. I also wrote a little piece about McQueen 'etiquette' and compared the fast little red car to my son: 'never sit still, always full speed fun, wanting to decide everything yourself, being kind and helping your friends, always be happy and cheerful, no fear.'

I 'borrowed' some of my son's Disney Cars tattoos and applied them to a transparency. They were stapled to the layout and are of course the favourite part of the layout for him. The stars were die cut with the Party Set #2 die and stamped with a pattern stamp, from Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Ultimate Grunge set.

The gears were die cut from mat board and painted with a light blue dabber. Then I embossed them with two different embossing powders Rangers Rust Antiquities and Distress Vintage Photo embossing powder. I used Ranger's new embossing dabber to cover them in embossing ink, so quick. Before embossing, I scratched off some of the powder with my craft knife. The large gear is embossed with Vintage Photo distress embossing powder and the small ones with the Rust powder. The heart paper clip comes from Karen Burniston's Love set.

The 'No 1' was die cut from mat board using the Cargo Stencil Number die, painted black and the coated with Golden Rod Stickles. I also use a left over piece of brick wall die cut.

There was quite a bit of white space in my photos, and I did some stamping on the photos, using sentiment and pattern stamps.

I also used some metal mesh, a great tire track stamp from Tim Holtz's Road Trip set and this awesome little sentiment from Artistic Outpost.

Thank you for looking!

Happy weekend!


Dies: Sizzix Gadget Gears, Mini Gears, Mini Tickets, Love Set, Brick Wall, Cargo Stencil Numbers, Brick Wall, Party Set #2
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Warehouse District, Stuff to Say, Ultimate Grunge, Road Trip; Odds & Ends, Classics #7; Artistic Outpost: Neverland, Think and Wonder; Simon Says Stamp: Beautiful Words
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black;
Embossing powder: Ranger Rust Antiquities, Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder
Paint: Ranger Jenni Bowlin Soap Powder dabber
Stickles: Golden Rod
Surfaces: Prima ledger patterned paper; Sizzix Little Sizzles mat board; white cardstock
Embellishments: Making Memories metal mesh, Disney Cars tattoos


  1. Fantastic page! My son also loves McQueen and agrees to watch the cartoon all day long)) I wish I could find such costume to make my Tim happy for the New Year celebration))

  2. He's my nephew's favourite too... so I'll be sending him along to have a look at this!! Great layout...
    Alison x

  3. Lot's of fantastic details on your cute page!


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