Monday, August 27, 2012

Love 4Ever {CSI Case File No. 34}

We have a fun new Case File this week at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration:


I must say, these colors were tricky! I had to dig deep into my stash, but I love to do that and discover things I might not have thought of using at first.

I made another page for Monica's book. I was actually on this trip with Monica and James. We went up to Michele's (Monica's mom and my best friend) hometown to bury her Aunt Mildred, who had recently passed away, and we visited the Kinzua Bridge. These pictures were taken on that bridge. I grabbed them off of Monica's Facebook page. The top photo had the word LOVE printed on it, which I toned down a little with my digital editing software, as it was originally an electric hot pink--more toward a fuchsia.

I worked for two whole days on this page. You know how when you get a vision in your head and it just doesn't translate onto paper? Yeah, that's what happened here. I'm not happy with how my page turned out, but I'm hoping Monica will love it and remember it as one of James's bucket list items he was able to check off before he died.



Clues I used to solve this Case File: Evidence: stripes, ribbon, wave shape, fringe; Evidence: The 5 W's.

Here are some closeups. For the light blue in The Scheme, I used some blue vellum, which, against white, was an almost perfect match. This silver heart charm came from an old necklace. The background paper I used is by My Mind's Eye.


The salmon color proved to be hard to find. I was searching through my papers and these flowers caught my eye from a Crate Paper paper. I added some layers. That black doily is cut from a die by Die-namics. The blue circle paper is by Little Yellow Bicycle. Whenever blue shows up in our palettes, I start with LYB--they seem to make a lot of blue paper. 


I had these photo facts stamped on kraft paper leftover from a class I took with Ali Edwards years ago and finally got to use them. The heart clip is by Making Memories, and I added a rhinestone to it. 


The green textured paper is really old--came from a Provo Craft pad, and it was the perfect green--has sparkly silver patterns on it. I used a dictionary page that says "forever" on it. I tore the dictionary page and added a layer of border punch for the wavy shape part of the evidence.

I was looking for another layer to add, and I found this old circular journaling spot from Luxe Designs that I knew I'd never use for journaling because it's way too large for my 8 x 8 pages, so I just used it as another layer. I added some light blue liquid pearls. I'd love it if someone could tell me how to make them come out with the little pointy peaks!


The design team and guest designers did a fabulous job solving this challenging Case File. Come check it out! And I hope you'll play along.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page!




12 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

IKWYM when the idea just WON'T 'translate'...so very, very frustrating...I only know how to make liquid pearls without the peak...& that's to gently bang your paper after you've adhered--helps them 'spread'.. bit like baking cookies before putting them in the oven...can't help with making peaks, tho...sozzy:( LOVE that locket heart...looks perfect:):):)

Lynn Murphy said...

i hear ya but you rocked it and i love the page. i love all your pages.

Miae said...

Well I think it looks great! All the black on your page really gives the other colors more pop and it makes this an energetic, fun page which is also how I read the photos!

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! this is just GORGEOUS Debbi...
matting with black really gives this layout the WOW! Factor....

Lizzyc said...

HI.. This looks really lovely and will be another gorgeous layout in the special album you are creating!

Eila Sandberg said...

Yup, know EXACTLY that feeling! but I only see another beautiful heartfelt page with so so much thought and love poured into it. Always look forward to reading what interesting products you have combined to create your fantastic pages! Of course she will love this!! xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I think you totally ROCKED IT!!!! I loveeeeeeeeee the photo placement and the title work!! I think it's GORGEOUS!!!!

Elaine said...

Try not to touch the paper with the perfect pearls, squeeze gently and pull up quickly. Practice on a spare bit of paper, its a bit like icing a cake apparently!!! have fun xx

Audrey Pettit said...

The idea is your mind may not have translated onto paper, but I think this page is absolutely stunning, Debbi! Monica is going to love this! Those pictures are soooooo amazing. This gives me goose bumps!

Lynette said...

Debbi...you are amazing. The queen of layers. Awesome page!

Melinda said...

WOW Debbi, the black on this layout is just magical! You are such a beautiful person doing these layouts...I have know doubt Monica will treasure them forever! Thank you so much for the comment you left on my blog...i haven't forgotten and after our family holiday this month, I will contact you and see where things are at...hope you are well :))xx

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful album Debbie - it is coming along so well!!

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