Saturday, March 1, 2014

CSI case file #112 - Top of the World

Hello everyone! A new CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration challenge is up, and the case file is gorgeous:
I did a mixed-media layout:
From the evidence I used: something puffy, flowers, something sheer and floral pattern. And from the testimony, I journaled about a travel memory and dream vacation. These photos were taken a few years ago on top of a mountain in Norway, after having walked up. It was fun and quite an adventure. The journaling is written on stamped journaling cards, tucked into a vellum envelope behind the right-hand photo. For the background I used watercolour paper, first coated with gesso and then painted with watered-down acrylic paints. The background was stamped with a map stamp.

Light molding paste was smeared with a palette knife through a Tim Holtz stencil. When dry, I painted them yellow.

The vellum envelope was made with Eileen Hull's Sizzix Seed Packet Envelope die. All the stamps are from Hero Arts.

I used sentiment stamps to add more journaling to the page.

I also stamped the background repeatedly with a flower background stamp, using green and blue Archival Inks, to mimic the texture in the photos.These blocks are from a Hero Arts stencil, also made with Light Molding Paste.

Some of the blocks were painted yellow. Since the paste was applied thinly in places, you can spot the stamped flowers through it.

There is also texture from the gesso on the background, since it wasn't applied evenly.

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


Surfaces: Daler & Rowney Watercolour paper; Neenah Smooth Solar White Cardstock; vellum
Dies: Sizzix: Seed Packet Envelope
Stamps: Hero Arts: Travel AC031, Time AC029, Collage Postcard AC023, My Favorite AC030, Delicate Flower CG476, Cherish Yesterday AC032
Ink: Archival Ink: Jet Black, French Ultramarine, Sap Green
Paint: Distress Paint: Bundled Sage, Mustard Seed, Pine Needles; Claudine Hellmuth: Classic Teal
Stencils: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous: Rays; Hero Arts: Irregular Checkerboard Background
Medium: Golden Artist Paint: Light Molding Paste


  1. Glorious photos to start with, and such a pretty, delicate colour palette - wonderful!
    Alison x

  2. beautiful background behind the photo's! perfect page.
    beautiful photo's too.
    what a view!!!


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