Saturday, May 25, 2013

CSI case file 73: Oh, the places you'll go

Hello everyone! A new CSI case file is up, it is a happy and vibrant one, with a stunning colour combo:

I love orange, but realised I hadn't used it for a while in my projects.

From the evidence I used: architectural structures, birds, circles, and tone-on-tone, and from the evidence I was inspired by 'Wander' and also placed a caption through the centre of my journaling circle. I had these photos of my son reading in his pajamas, which fit real well with the colour combo. For the background I used watercolour paper and mixed up the orange in the case file (it dried a little bit lighter than I was expecting) painting it on the layout. I was happy to get hold of some of Ronda Palazzari's fabulous stencils and used three of them here: Mini Urban Landscape, Mini Confetti and Mini Subway.

The fun Impression Obsession Snapshot in Time stamp was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink on smooth cardstock and inked with Memento Gray Flannel. I stamped a Darkroom Door sentiment from New York Vol. 1 on each frame. Love these small sentiment stamps. The date stamp comes from the Photography set.

The Mini Urban Landscape stencil has two sections, a bold background one and a more detailed one that fits on top. I first inked the bold one with Tumbled Glass, dried the ink and then used the detailed one with Memento Teal. Love how it turned out. The title was stamped with letter stamps and I also printed out a quote.

The Subway stencil was inked with Memento Gray Flannel, love the movement it gave to the page, and it also reinforced the message. I used Note to Self Thinlits to cut the frame for the journaling, inked it with Gray Flannel, and discovered that the middle one of Tim Holtz Sized Circles fit perfectly inside. A Darkroom Door sentiment was stamped on a strip of inked cardstock and placed in the centre. Journaling: 'I hope you will do so many fun things. Travel to new places, both for real and through the world of books. There you can even travel in time." The canvas-covered grungeboard arrow was in my scrap box, I stamped it with another Darkroom Door stamp.

The birds were stamped with Tumbled Glass, first misting the stamp lightly with water, I got some extra ink on the paper and painted over the stamped birds with water to blend them into the background and remove the messy ink.

Thank you for looking! I hope you will join us this week!

Happy scrapping!


Dies: Sizzix: Sized Circles, Note to Self, Mini Old Jalopy & Arrow
Stamps: Darkroom Door: New York Vol. 1, New York Vol. 2 ,Venetian Vol. 1, Photography; Impression Obsession: Snapshot in Time; Stamper's Anonymous: The Birds; Hero Arts/Studio Calico: Come Fly With Me, Basic Lowercase Letters
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black; Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass; Memento: Gray Flannel, Teal Zeal
Paint: Daler & Rowney watercolours
Surfaces: Daler & Rowney watercolour paper; Neenah Smooth Solar White cardstock
Stencils: The Crafter's Workshop Ronda Palazzari: Mini Urban Landscape, Mini Subway, Mini Confetti
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology tissue tape


  1. beautiful! i love the way you used the stencils. I love how you used the inks together.

  2. What a fantastic layout... I just love how you've combined those urban stencils with the wonderful natural image of the birds flying into the distance. Gorgeous inky background too... I love this!
    Alison x

  3. Such a fabulous page - I love all the details and the colour scheme - wow! You used some of my fave stamps and stencils here :)

  4. Just amazing Anna. I love this layout...

  5. Love the colours! The background looks amazing :)


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