Saturday, May 11, 2013

CSI case file #71: Water balloons

Hello everyone! Time for another CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration challenge, and a fun one it is:

My layout:

I adapted the sketch, because I had four photos I wanted to use and they didn't work well as circles. Instead I die cut them into rectangles. From the evidence I used:  bicycle, window, twine, clouds, circles, paint and ink splatters, From the testimony, I journaled on cloud 'speech bubbles'. This layout is about how much my son loves to play with water balloons, if we have a bag at home, it is the very first thing he wants to do in the morning. Some days we have tossed about 50 of these balloons, and they all need to be filled up first.

I smeared molding paste through a stencil on watercolour paper to make the dots. After the paste dried I painted blue watercolour paint on top - the paste resists the paint. I also splattered yellow Dylusions spray and made a few squiggles with it too. There is a die cut washer border behind the photos and a Darkroom Door window stamp in the middle.

The clouds were die cut from white smooth paper and I used three of them to write my journaling on. I also stamped Tim Holtz new Tiny Things stamps here and there on the background. The fun bicycle paper comes from a Studio Calico pack and the dotted paper is BasicCrey, die cut with the Scallops on the Edge die.

The fragment circles were coloured with alcohol ink, to sort of look like transparent balloons. I stamped them with images from the Tiny Things set.

Some more stamping and texture.

Thank you for the visit! Enjoy your weekend!


Dies: Sizzix: Washer Border, Wanted, On the Edge Scallops, Arrows, Banners, Chevrons & Clouds, Hearts Set, Rectangles Framelits
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Tiny Things, Tiny Textures; Darkroom Door Window Frame
Surfaces: Daler & Rowney watercolour paper; BasicGrey and Studio Calico 6 x 6 in paper pads; BoBunny dotted paper
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink French Ultramarine; Stazon Jet Black
Alcohol ink: Sunshine Yellow, Stonewashed, Red Peppber
Mist: Dylusions ink: Lemon Zest
Paint: Daler & Rowney watercolours
Medium: Golden Molding Paste
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology circle fragments; baker's twine


  1. Fab Layout ! I loved the circles with texture paste ,clouds and their use as speech bubbles and the fragment circle are just awesome !

  2. Lovely layout, love the cloud speech bubbles and your use of fragments. Wonderful texture too. Tracy x

  3. Love all the mixed media, inks & use of fragments! :)

  4. Fab photos - capturing all the joy and mischief of playfulness! Love the echoing circles in the background - a really beautiful make!
    Alison x

  5. So much to see on your LO! I love all the circles and the bright colours make it so cheerful!
    Cute photos and I like the way you rounded the corners.
    Thanks for sharing! :)


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