Saturday, September 7, 2013

CSI case file #88

Hello everyone! A new month and a new theme at CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration, birthdays, together with new case files every week of course. Here's this week's case file: 
I thought the colours were quite seventy-ish and scrapped some of my own birthday photos.
CSI case file 88 - Layers of ink
From the evidence list I used: clock, globe, ledger paper, stars and a frame. I used some bullet points on the journaling (written on the tag behind the one photo) and it was also inspired by the creative theme. I had painted the painting on the right earlier that same day, my mom thought it was a bit dark and scary. I still have it and took that photo recently. I got a blackboard on this birthday, in addition to the stroller in the photo, and there is a photo of me and the blackboard, but I just couldn't find it when I made the layout. 
The background is ledger paper which was stamped with Wendy Vecchi's new Archival Inks (Fern Green, Orange Blossom, Potting Soil), which were perfect for this colour combo. I used stamps by Wendy, and some school themed stamps from TJ Designs and Graphic 45.
The clock was die cut from Prima paper, which has a pattern similar to the chalkboard on the inspiration photo, but you don't see it so well here. The large '2' is a stamp by Tim Holtz. I love mixing and layering stamps to create a background.

I wanted to mimic the blackboard that I got on this birthday, which had a yellow frame, and die cut yellow Core'dinations cardstock with one of Tim Holtz Sized Rectangles dies. To turn it into a frame, I die cut the centre with a rectangular Framelits die and rounded the corners. The chalkboard paper was die cut with the same Framelits die, so it fits perfectly inside the frame. The text was stamped with Picket Fence Distress Paint.

The pieces for this flower were in my scrap box. The two metallic layers, die cut with the Tattered Floral die, comes from a little Tattered Floral Canvas I did earlier this year. You can read how I made them here, using foil tape, modeling film and embossing folders. The canvas flower was die cut with Eileen Hull's Fringed 3-D Flower.

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

Have a great weekend!


Surfaces: BasicGrey Basics Ledger paper; Ranger Manila Cardstock; Wendy Vecchi Stampers Anonymous Clearly for Art Whiteout Modeling Film; Claudine Hellmuth Natural Stick-Back Canvas; Prima Engraver 6 x 6 paper pad; Canvas Corp Chalkboard Paper
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Wendy Vecchi: Collectible Art, Celestial Art, She Created Art; Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Numeric; TJ Designs: Vintage School Days; Graphic 45 school stamps
Dies: Sizzix: Elisse, Weathered Clock, Tattered Florals, Fringed 3-D Flower, Rectangles Framelits, Sized Rectangles
Ink: Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Fern Green, Orange Blossom, Potting Soil; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
Paint: Distress Paint Picket Fence
Embellishments: ribbons


  1. beautiful layout!! i love the vintage look :)

  2. Fab vintage look ...I loved the bg with preety doll stamped on it n what a cute snap !!

  3. Adorable! I love that your mother saved the painting (the early beginnings of your artistic career). The stamps are so sweet the clock is a great way to frame the 2. So many fun details to see and find. The little slate is awesome. No wonder so many people love your work! :)


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