Friday, October 19, 2012

Rather {CSI Case File No. 42}

I adore the Case File we we just opened for investigation at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration!

Clues I used: Evidence: Circles, flowers, texture paste, grass (which I see I forgot to add to the Case File--aack!) polka dots, textured paper; Testimony: Would You Rather prompt. Here's my page:

I used this awesome sketch by Em Stafrace's Page Drafts:

Here are a few details. I used texture paste for the first time ever, and I can't believe how easy it is to use! Why did I wait so long to try this? I used a template by Crafter's Workshop. I love how it looks on this ridged cardstock.

The fun circular flower elements are from this week's Coordinates. Michele does such a fabulous job each and every week to make the perfect printables for our Case Files! Love you lots, Michele! When I was trying to think of how to add a grass element, I immediately thought of the fringe-y Doodlebug Frills. The red number paper is by Little Yellow Bicycle.

The Yes, No, Maybe circle is in the Coordinates too. I made the concentric circle elements by just making circles in Print Shop, changing the colors using the RGB codes of the Case File, and then printing them on Photo paper. I duplicated my photo and flipped it horizontally.

There's another doodlebug frill. I added the striped paper at the end, right before I photographed my page. It's by October Afternoon. The navy blue textured paper with the silver polka dots has been in my stash for years and years. The little aqua doily is cut from a a die by Die-Namics.

I decided I'd add more detailed journaling about each of my "rathers" on the back. I cut these bits from patterned paper tear strips to point the reader to the back. That green bit of paper is pretty old too, by Ki Memories.

Here's what my journaling on the back says The questions came from this site, which was one of the Testimony prompts in the Case File: I would definitely rather see someone start dancing out of nowhere--that would just crack me up and make me smile big. Besides, I've tripped and fallen before, and I don't find that amusing, even though a whole cafeteria of students once thought it was quite entertaining when I slipped on a tater tot and fell on my face!

I would rather discover the whole world than go to outer space. It would be awesome to explore outer space and go "where no man has gone before," but it might get old after a while. I know I can't go to so many places because of the atmospheres, and after a while, planets and stars from a safe distance would probably start looking alike. Earth is such a marvelous, gorgeous gift to humans, and to be able to explore the whole would would be a dream.

For superpowers, I chose the ability to read minds and fly over invisibility and teleportation, but in retrospect, I meant to underline the reverse. I think it would be so cool to be able to instantly teleport myself anywhere. Think of the time I'd save commuting to school. I could visit Tracee in an instant. I could pop over to a friend's house for a cup of tea and then back home. I could go kiss Mom and Gram goodnight and then be back in time for bed in a flash. I could have lunch with Farzad and be back to school instantly.

I am not religious, but I cannot imagine that this amazing planet and universe just started as a bang out of nowhere, so I have to believe it was created by God. 

People always say they wouldn't want to live forever because all their friends and family would die off and they would keep going, but I think you'd make more friends. There are so many amazing things in this world and so many people to meet and so many things to learn that I think I'd never get bored or tired of living. Being the richest person would be awesome, but I think living forever would make you even richer.

I would rather be able to speak all foreign languages than be able to talk to animals. When I first read the question, my impulse was to say talk to animals. I'd love to know what my cats are thinking. But then I got to thinking...part of the magic of animals is that their thoughts are a mystery to us.

Although it would be fabulous to look young until I die, I have seen first-hand the torment and anguish of being sick, so that question was a no-brainer.

This was a really fun Case File. I hope you'll play along. You must go check out what the rest of the team and guest designers made.

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


Helen Wallace said...

Hi Debbi, it's so interesting to read about all the decisions you made and the reasons you made your choices. Love the sketch you used and I'm glad you found the texture paste a fun thing to do :)

Em Stafrace said...

Wow Debbi your page is amazing hun love it! xoxox

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this!! LOVING the colors and all the circles!! And loveeeeeee that journaling!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Yeee!! the texture paste was the first thing I saw on your page and thought "she's done it!". Once you start, you cannot stop! same thing with mists :))
Oh I so loved reading about your reasons and checking out all the delish details of your page. xoxox

Lizzyc said...

Your layout looks amazing, and so much thought has gone into it as well.. love the bright colors!!

Tracey said...

I love this Debbi!! An amazing page!

Sandy Ang said...

wow love the bright mix of colours and those circles reminds me of the cupcakes in the inspiration photo

Val-Belle said...

Hi Debbi
I have just joined CSI and so I am just checking everything and everyone out and I just love your style. All of your pages are amazing :D

Anonymous said...

Okay, First off, HOW did I miss that you used Texture paste! Congrats!!! Isnt it AMAZING?! I love this page of yours and your Q and A to yourself. You need to teach me how to flip photos like that! Awesome!

annette said...

awesome Q&A's Debbi .. love the pics of you .. your use of texture paste O heck what am I saying I love it all !!!! cheers

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