Saturday, April 20, 2013

Resume of a Reptile {CSI Case File No. 68}

We have another fun Case File open for investigation at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.



I made another page for Godzilla's book. For those who don't know about Godizilla, here's the scoop: I've kept bearded dragons as pets in my classroom for over a dozen years--I've had several. My last one died about a year ago, and we bought a brand-new baby beardie who was so cute and sweet, as beardies tend to be, but after having him for a couple of years, he turned into a ferocious little monster, and I knew I couldn't keep him in the classroom, so my husband said he'd keep him at his shop (he owns a Maaco--auto body repair and painting). So I have two new sweet beardies, and the monster is now Farzad's. We named him Godzilla for his charming personality.

Here's my layout. Clues I used...Evidence:  circles, dots, stripes, scallops, small brads, stitching, paint, pen work, and triangles; Testimony: document something silly, and the prompt I chose was something about writing a resume.


I used a Page Drafts sketch by Em Stafrace for my page design. It's the current sketch challenge for Paper Stories.



Here are some details. This picture cracks me up. Love how he's just dangling there. Papers I used are by Crate Paper (teal, red,checks, and gold ledger), BasicGrey (the stripes), and My Mind's Eye (the arrow paper). That spiky sun is cut with my Silhouette Cameo. I couldn't work polka dots into my paper but I found this big fabric polka dot button, which is by Cloud 9. The gold brad is by BasicGrey. The 7 Gypsies word stickers were perfect for this page.


Here's a close-up of the journaling. I used 2Peas Tasklist, one of my all-time favorite fonts. One of the prompts in the link I gave for this Case File was to write steps to writing a resume or something like that, and  I thought that would be a really fun approach for the journaling for this story.


I went a little crazy with the paint splats and then added that ink with a Crafter's Workshop template and wished I hadn't added that once It was on the paper. I'm so bad at those artsy backgrounds. I mixed a bunch of colors of paint and water to get a matching color.


The BasicGrey "call me" brad cracked me up when I saw it, and how lucky that the color worked out for this page. I added some small brads for a tone-on-tone look to the red paper and the triangles. I love these brads by Lasting Impressions--they have a matte finish. Those circles are cut from a Crate Paper paper.


You must go see what the rest of the team made--a fabulous reveal, as always!

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13 comments:

Lynn Murphy said...

LOL! Your journaling was hilarious. Love it. And the colors were perfect. Love the sketch too. AWESOME page.

Heidi said...

This is such an awesome page, the colours work so well together as well, fantastic inspiration

Lizzy Hill said...

LOVE the bg masking - GLAD you did it...wouldn't have looked as 'earthy' without it!!! And it makes those red triangles really stand out - i WANT those....& your SIlly Sircle [well...it looks right with an S in this instance!] is MWAH!!! Love this one....he's an errrr cute [??!!!] wee critter:):):):)

Zeneva said...

Just LOVE what you have done with this file and sketch! I think you're too hard on yourself regarding your 'artsy' backgrounds - it looks fabulous! Love the photos and the story..and I must get that font!

Helen Wallace said...

Well I love the background; it's the perfect foil for your little lizard. The "Call me" button cracked me up too and I love the whole idea of the CV. Such fun :)

Miranda said...

Great page! And I agree with the rest: the background looks awsome. Love the pics you used.

Val Thorpe said...

This whole layout cracked me up. I really really love your style and every week i pore over your layouts hoping that some of your talent will rub off on me. Godzilla sounds like a real character :D

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!! This is fabulous! Great challenge and take on it!

Kalipssa said...

it's realy cooool!!! I love it! thanks for playing with us at Paper Stories!)

Riikka Kovasin said...

Wow! Such a cool layout! Love the outlined splashes - have to remember that one for future!

Thank you for playing with us at PaperStories! ;)

sarah martin said...

Oh this is sooo cool Debbi! Love the journalling and youe awesome background x

joyce said...

I so admire all your details that really make this page pop.

Georgia Heald said...

Wow Debbi, this incredible! It almost looks digital your layers are so perfect and just love what you have done with the sketch and colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper Stories :)

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