Thursday, November 7, 2013

Immural {CSI Case File No. 96}

So here I am squeaking my layout in at the last minute again. Sigh.

Even though we open a new Case File tomorrow evening at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration, this fantastic Case File is still open for a few days.

Tracee and I took a few weeks of from our Excellent Adventures, but we're back again with another episode. Here's my page. You can see Tracee's amazing version here.

Clues I used... Evidence: mesh, typewriter accent (sort of--I thought the circular numbers reminded me of typewriter keys), typewriter font, frame, transparent stuff, hinge (part), rhinestones, gold metal, paint. Testimony: typewriter font.

I used a ScrapFriends sketch again. They have such terrific sketches and are of immense help when I find myself just staring at my scrap desk wondering where to begin.

Here are some details. I've been trying to experiment with mixed media backgrounds lately. I think I might've gone a little overboard, but it was fun anyway. The title is a pun, even though I don't really think Tracee is "immoral." Just having a little fun in front of one of the cool murals painted on a brick wall in downtown Frederick. I added paint to texture paste and used it with a stencil by The Crafter's Workshop. The stamps are by Kaiser Craft.

Here's a part of a hinge, and it's gold colored, so that served double-duty. The rub-ons are old 7-gypsies rubbings. 

I used some old 7 gypsies papers on my page (the black and the red prints). The yellow striped paper is by My Mind's Eye. I dug out some old Magic Mesh and vellum. Love using old stuff.  I kept staring at my layout and it needed something. Tracee suggested some tiny black triangles, which was just the right thing. I added a couple of red ones and hand drew some too.

I've amassed a little stash of washi tape but always forget to use it. It was the perfect thing for adding the gray from the palette.

We have 13 arts sponsoring CSI this month, so you'll want to play, and their awesome design team has joined us as Guest Detectives. You have GOT to go check out Aida Domisiewicz's layout--so amazing!



Murphy's Law said...

love your take on the sketch and the colors are awesome together. And what a fun set up pix.

Lizzy Hill said...

You can NEVER do too much mixed media - I think this is just FABULOUS & you're really 'getting into' that free form bg thing......totally brill for our Scrap Friends sketch, too:):):) LOOOOOVE!!!!!!!!!!

dstandard said...

Fabulous page Debbi - you are really becoming the background extraordinaire - it's wonderful! And too cute!!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

I love your page and the light hearted take on the challenge. We are both at the start of a mixed media journey and I also tend not to know where to stop :-P

Sharon Fritchman said...

I absolutely love your amazing page! It is so creative and fun!!! And your background is stunning! thank you so much for stopping by my blog, too! I really appreciate your visit!

Unknown said...

Love this! Such a cool, Usual Suspects feel to it. And you are killing it with the mixed media!

Elisa64 said...

I love this page and more details.
the colors are wonderful.
Thank you verry much for your message in my blog.

sarah martin said...

I Love this page Debbi!! Love the mixed media you are doing. And totally not overdone, this background is awesome. Love how you used the colour palette x

Audrey Pettit said...

HOLY COW, Debbi, how fabulous! First of all, that sketch rocks, and second....you totally nailed it here! I LOVE your mixed-media background! Not overdone in the slightest! Totally stunning, in fact! And I LOVE your fun play with the title work, too!

Helen Wallace said...

Love this funky, fun and arty page....mixed media looks fab :)

Nine said...

Wooooooooooooow ! Love love love it !!!

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