Saturday, September 21, 2013

CSI case file #90 - My Friend

Happy Saturday! And of course another CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration challenge. Here's this week's case file:
 My layout:
CSI case file 90 - Layers of ink
From the evidence I used: birds, hearts, dots, something transparent, fabric, and sort of white space. From the testimony I was inspired by the friends theme and by a phrase my son says very often 'mommy, you are my friend', which is also the title of the layout.
I used watercolour paper for my background and first applied molding paste through a tree stencil. When the paste was dry, I used watered down acrylic paint for the orange ground, simply because I had the right orange bottle on my desk. The leaves, and some dry brushing, were done with Gelatos (Tangerine and Blood Orange). The sky was done with watercolours.  
I love the texture of the paste tree and the paint. The hearts were die cut from felt and I also hand cut two clouds from felt.
The photo is layered on cheese cloth, two patterned papers, a die cut and embossed Baroque label, and a strip of stamped acetate.
Thank you for visiting!
Surfaces: Daler & Rowney watercolour paper; Tim Holtz Core'dinations Color-Core cardstock; Basic Grey Basics patterned paper; Studio Calico 6 x 6 paper; vellum; acetate; felt; cheesecloth
Embossing folder: Sizzix: Dot Matrix
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Mini Ornates, Tiny Textures; Hero Arts Basic Lowercase letters
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black: Tsukineko Stazon Platinum
Paint: Daler & Rowney watercolours; Distress Paint: Spiced Marmalade; Faber-Castell Gelatos: Tangerine, Blood Orange
Medium: Golden Artist Paint: Light Molding Paste
Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop: Mini Branches Reversed
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Lavish Trimmings


  1. Anna-Karin, there are so many things I love about this LO! It's so sweet and gentle with the soft felt embellishments and the watercolours makes it a real work of art! The tree is such a great idea and the little stamped birds flying away, oh my! I love it all!
    Thank you for sharing your amazing artwork! :)

  2. Wonderful page with lovely textures on it ! I loved the blue n orange water colors used here they look fab on grainy texture of water color paper! The tree looks very nice and the felt heart add very gentle texture to it !! Loved it !!

  3. What a gorgeous page, so full of texture to showcase a great photo!

  4. So delicately beautiful - this made me sigh with its beauty... the ink, the texture, the photo, the whole piece is perfect!
    Alison x

  5. This is beautiful and so touching! Enjoy every moment with your beautiful son - time flies much too quickly!


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