Thursday, July 17, 2014

Patriotic {CSI Case File No. 130}

Here's our current challenge at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration, which opened for investigation on the 4th of July, so I had to make a patriotic Case File:

I made another page for my mom's book. For those who don't know, my stepdad died in December, so I'm making a book for my mom. I'm journaling from his point of view and tucking the stories into an envelope pasted on the back of the page. I haven't yet done the journaling for this page, but it's going to be about how Ed really loved our country.

Clues I used...Evidence: stars, stripes, metal, circles, bird, paint, splatters, swirls. Testimony: Journal on strips, patriotic holiday.

I used one of Em Stafrace's awesome Page Drafts sketches to make my page:

Here are some closeups. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the flourishy star and leaves. I was planning to have the star be white, but after I used that sparkly brad in the flower, I thought it would be fun to use glitter on the star.

I have reorganized my patterned paper by color. For over a decade, I've stored it by manufacturer and collection. I can't tell you how much I love this new organization. I organized all my scraps by color, too, and this layout was made entirely from scraps (except for the white cardstock).

The wood stars and birds are Studio Calico wood veneers, painted red. I used a stamp for my splatters. Most of my papers are really old, I've used some Scenic Route and SEI. The red stripe, polka dot, and bingo card are newer, by Simple Stories. I've had that felt flower forever, too, by Creative Cafe.



Helen Wallace said...

A lovely patriotic page with the bold colours Debbi. I especially like the silver star with it's swirls. Just a question about your paper sorting. How to you sort patterned papers? That is those with 5 or 6 colours on them?

Murphy's Law said...

So pretty and patriotic. Love it and your mom's going to treasure it.

Lynette Jacobs said...

I love the bold colors and the way you used Em's sketch. Gorgeous page.

dstandard said...

Fabulous page Debbi! Love that flower!

Lizzy Hill said...

Yep, you're going to have to spill all about the new system - I'm with Helen -what colour categories? And do you get confused with new/old papers? I do my scraps in colour, cos I don't care what brands ---- glad it's working for you! How do you store them? ANyways....love your page... bling is ALWAYS a good idea in my book! And your Mum is going to be soooo happy but I imagine it will be emotional reading - journaling in his POV is a brill idea:):)

Riikka Kovasin said...

Love the page! That sketch would be so hard for me but you've nailed it! The glittery details are just fab!

Nupur said...

Love this fantastic patriotic page. So bright and striking...xx

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