Saturday, September 3, 2016

Mad Props {CSI Major Case File No. 211}

We've got a brand-new Case File open for investigation at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration, and it stays open the whole month of September!

Here's the page I made. I used all of the Evidence clues and used the Inspiration Word "fun" for the Testimony.

Here are some details. I used some old 7Gypsies paper for the text clue. The red paper on the frame is also old, by Scenic Route. I've got some SEI Dill Blossoms paper (the lighter teal) and some old DCWV paper (the dark teal). That paper at the bottom layer beneath the photos is an old die-cut paper by Creative Cafe, and I used that for the border clue. The blue doily behind the bird was cut from a little card by We R Memory Keepers. I used the XO brad, which I just now realize is upside down, for my fabric clue. I found that little coin-operated binocular (I had to look up the name, LOL) in my stash when I went to the aqua-colored embellishment drawer that I organized a while back. I'm so glad I organized my embellishments by color because I never would've thought to use this embellishment on my page, and it was perfect for holding those eyeglasses that I cut from a MME paper--eyeglasses was a clue. 

I like to try to put meaningful embellishments on my pages that will help to tell my story, and since this page was all about how Tracee always likes to find props wherever we go to take pictures, I thought it would be fun to include some fun, random stuff on here.

I also found this pen in the same aqua drawer, as well as that label. After I was all done with my layout, I tried to put some ink drops on my paper without messing up the whole layout by carefully dotting the paper with three ink spots, but they ended up looking like rabbit droppings, as Tracee kindly told me. I was so upset with myself! But I fixed it by using a ink-splat stamp. I was afraid to stamp directly on the page and mess it up further, so I stamped it on paper and cut it out and pasted it over the offending spots. I cut my title out on my Silhouette cameo. Wood was one of the clues, so I dug out some of my Studio Calico wood veneer Tweets.

I have two whole drawers full of book plats, so I was very happy to use one on this layout. There's a little puffy sticker teacup for one of the clues, and you can spot a bit of lace poking out for the lace clue.

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1 comment:

Lizzy Hill said...

Thanks for the giggle... your splats turned out perfectly in the end....not 'poo' looking at all!! I really like how you've used the sketch, too:):) As always, gorgeous work!

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