Saturday, May 18, 2013

CSI case file 72: Snow Racer

Hello weekend! And of course a new CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration case file. Here it is:

I love the kraft background and whimsical images. My layout:

Layers of ink: Snow racer, CSI case file
I felt like a winter layout and these photos fit very well with the case file. From the evidence I used: something clear, bird, book page, kraft background and metal. From the testimony: I placed my journaling in a glassine pocket and the layout is also partly about balance.

I used a stencil and light molding paste for the snowflake and part of the title and also added some glittery foam snowflakes, my supply of which has dwindled lately because my son got hold of them and pasted them in neat rows all over his toy drawer unit. I layered dictionary and patterned papers under the photos.

The two birds were stamped on the background and coloured with coloured pencils. Love the texture of the molding paste and the light paste is great because it doesn't add much weight to the layout and it is an opaque white.

I had just die cut a row of pine trees from clear packaging for another project, but hadn't used it, it was perfect for this layout. I coloured it at the back with Juniper and Bottle alcohol ink and added some snow with Picket Fence Distress Paint. The snowflakes were die cut from dictionary and patterned papers and layered together with a mini gear in the center.

Here's a close-up of the texture of the snowflakes.

Journaling summary: 'This is our old snowracer, which was first our cousin's, so it is pretty old. That is good quality. Imagine all the fun this snowracer has had through the years. Anton was so very happy when he could sit behind his cousin (who had been skiing) on the snowracer and be pulled. It wasn't half as fun to sit on your own. Very very cold weather.'

Thank you for the visit! I hope you will have a great weekend!


Dies: Sizzix: Tree Line On the Edge, Snowflakes Framelits, Snowflake Frame, Tag & Tie
Stamps: Stampendous Snow Bird; Prima: Lyric bird; Graphic 45 Typewriter Letters
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Alcohol Ink: Ranger Adirondack: Juniper, Bottle
Paint: Distress Paint: Picket Fence
Stencil: Dylusions: Let it Snow
Medium: Golden Light Molding Paste
Surfaces: Prima Sunset/Sunrise 6 x 6 pad; MME Collectable
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Sticks, Mini Gears, Seasonal Chit Chat stickers; Pom Pom trim; Making Memories glassine envelope; Baker's Twine


  1. Wonderful Anna! Love your style!
    Sandra ltb

  2. Beautiful page! That row is pine trees in the background is just perfect, really unique!

  3. Your textured snowflakes are wonderful! Fantastic page!


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