Saturday, December 7, 2013

CSI case file #101: Car-crazy Santa

Hello Saturday! And of course another CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration case file. We are continuing with our December holiday theme.
My layout, Car-crazy Santa:
I took my Christmas photos of the little guy few days ago. I think it was easier when he was this small, this year's photos didn't turn out that well, lots of running around and lots of funny faces. The photos I scrapped here were not the photos sent out to friends and family that year, but just some photos I snapped in between when he was playing with a little car, at about the time he started to love these little cars. From the evidence I used: circles, something transparent, numbers and ribbon. From the testimony, the journaling is about a holiday memory. 
I played around with my gelli plate again the other day and made a whole stack of backgrounds. So much fun! For this one, blue and yellow paint were mixed right on the plate and I pressed various embossed papers into the paint to create the patterns. I like to emboss white paper and use that, instead of pressing the actual embossing folder into the paint. Check out my gel printing with dies and embossing folders tutorial for more on this. I didn't brayer out the paint evenly all over the plate since I really love the uneven edges and patches of less paint. I am not totally sure which colours I mixed for this particular print, but it was Hansa Yellow and Anthraquinone Blue, Ultramarine or Phthalo Blue (green shade).
To add some of the blue in the case file, I used a strip of leftover gelli print. You can see more of these on this layout. I die cut a tag for the journaling from a similar piece (tucked under the two smaller photos). For the background, I used a brick paper from Kaisercraft and added stamping here and there. The edges were distressed and I also added quite a few mini staples.  

Some of the images were stamped on a transparency (the circle and the man at the petrol pump), the rest were stamped right on the papers. I used chipboard letters and stickers for the title, and some word stickers.

Love that you can see some of the gelli pattern through this stamped Tim Holtz car. Tim Holtz grunge stamps work so great together with a fun gellli background.

The tire tracks were stamped on one of my favourite surfaces, Wendy Vecchi's Clearly For Art Modeling film. The film can be shaped after heating it with a heat gun (be careful) and then keeps its shape perfectly.

Thank you for looking!!

Have a great weekend!


Surfaces: Neenah Smooth Solar White cardstock; Kaisercraft Base Coat 12 x 12 pad; Wendy Vecchi Stampers Anonymous Clearly For Art Modeling Film; acetate
Embossing folders: Sizzix: Clocks & Printblocks, Bubble & Honeycomb, Curlique & Hearts, Dot-Matrix & Gridlock
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Travel Ways, Road Trip, Psycedelic Grunge, Words for Thought
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Tsukineko Stazon Jet Black
Paint: Golden Artist Colours Fluid Acrylics: Hansa Yellow, Ultramarine, Anthraquinone Blue
Embellishments: BasicGrey Letter Stickers; Heidi Swapp chipboard letters; Authentique word stickers
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot; Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate 8 x 10

1 comment:

  1. Ohh Wow !! Lovely colors red n green..I loved the bg,the torn edges and the bg done with gelli plate is fantastic !


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