Saturday, March 23, 2013

Transform {CSI Case File No. 64}

We have a new Case File open for investigation at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration!


I used the current sketch over at Sketchbook365 as inspiration for my page design:


Clues I used...Evidence: bird, rub-ons, jewels, circles, fabric, leaves, silhouette, stencils, pen work; Testimony: verbs, inspiration word - transform.

I made this page for my weight-loss album. It's currently what's on my mind right now.


Here are some details.I used my Silhouette to cut the bird and "The Story." The speech bubble is cut from an Amy Tangerine Paper. Those letter stickers are by Lily Bee Designs, and the arrows are old rub-ons--not sure who they're by. Those yellow circles are from a Hambly overlay. Papers I used are by Jillibean Soup (polka dots) , Bella Blvd.(the chevron and cross hatch), K&Co. (the polka dots under my photo), Ki Memories (the leaves), and BasicGrey (black and white stripe).


My journaling on the back reads: Plan. Act. Repeat. It's something I'm working hard on right now. Oh, I'm really good at planning. But the problem is, I've got a bad habit of letting the plan part staying inside my head. So now, I'm trying to move the plan out of my head and into reality. That's where the act part comes in. I've been buying and preparing big batches of vegetables on the weekend so that I have things ready during the week. Right now, I'm on a mashed cauliflower and roasted Brussels sprouts kick. It's been helping me avoid asking Farzad to pick up carry-out during the week. I'm also working on the planning part when going out to eat. That's a big one for me because once I get into a restaurant and see all the temptations on the menu, I just about lose my mind. So now, I'm trying to look up nutritional information online before we go out. I'm trying my best to avoid restaurants as much as I can because they're a danger zone for me. I'm planning. I'm acting. I just need to keep repeating.

Someone was asking about the loopy border at the bottom. It's a Martha Stewart border punch.


I had experimented with some elements trying to get that triangle at the top of the sketch, and things just weren't working. I was about to give up on the sketch when it dawned on me to substitute that one big triangle with a bunch of little ones, so I used a stencil by The Crafter's Workshop and yellow spray ink. Problem solved! I was looking for something to add up at the top and I looked back at the Evidence list and saw fabric and remembered these old fabric tabs by Scrapworks. This was my very first time using washi tape. I stuck a couple of pieces on at the very last minute.


The black scalloped border was cut from an old Heidi Swapp paper. The fabric brads are by BasicGrey. I've been rescuing vellum from my ancient hoard a lot lately. I have so much vellum. It used to be all the rage and I bought tons of it, and then it sort of fell out of popularity, and I forgot all about it. Glad to be using it again!


I added the "one good turn..." phrase because I thought it sort of went with the message of my journaling...sort of a double meaning. I love when that happens!


Come see what the rest of the team made with this fabulous Case File. And I hope you'll play with us. 

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

15 comments:

Lynn said...

This is a fabulous layout! I love all your details and the cameo cuts. Great work with the sketch too, love your interpretation. Congrats on making those healthy choices, you should be really proud! I need to start doing that too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Christy said...

Really quite beautiful ... I just LOOOVE the contrasts of the colors :)

dstandard said...

Fabulous page Debbi - congrats on your hard work - you must have a sweet hubby to take all these pictures of you! Not sure mine could hold the camera!

Lizzy Hill said...

Love it! Glad you added the material tabs at the top - they look awesome & they say vellum is back 'in'...clever you!!! I really like how you've cut that circle sentiment with your Silly machine....wish I could work out how to get it so the letters attach to the shape & they don't fall apart....I guess I'll work it out eventually *sigh*....this is my fave of yours atm...I really like it!!!

Lynn Murphy said...

Those colors are amazing and they totally POP. Love the page. Good luck in your weight loss journey. Remember that you live in the real world and its okay to "cheat" once in awhile. It makes it less like a "diet" and more like a choice.

Adriana B said...

beautiful page, so love the challenge this week, I hope I can join in :)

Sian said...

What a gorgeous page this is! Thank you so much for linking us up at Sketchbook365 so that I could come over to enjoy seeing how you made the sketch from my original layout all your own. Love it.

Riikka Kovasin said...

Great page! Love the way you've interpret the big triangel! :)

Helen Tilbury said...

I love the colours of this challenge & love your page too Debbie! With you on the weight loss right now!!

Phillipa, said...

Love this page Debbi and your new blog is awesome! Em certainly does fabulous work!!

sandi said...

Oh Debbi this looks fabulous! I really love the color combo here!

sandi said...

Oh Debbi this looks fabulous! I really love the color combo here!

Lynette said...

Your layout is gorgeous...I am on a "no buy" challenge this year in order to get my patterned papers used up...so I love seeing how you are working the older papers and embellies into your beautiful layout.

Sandie Edwards said...

Just gorgeous, love the contrasting colours, really pops so beautifully. I tried leaving a comment on your new 'facelift' post, but blogger wouldn't cooperate. It really looks great...

Helen Wallace said...

Congratulations on your weight loss journey and being brave enough to "put it out there". Your interpretation of the sketch is wonderful; I especially like the triangles and the older stash incorporated with the newer stuff :)

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