Saturday, February 4, 2012

Bezu {CSI Case File No. 5}

We went live with Case File No. 5 last night! And we have a new sponsor: Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits. There's still almost two days to play with the last January challenge for a chance to win a prize from our January Sponsor, The Dusty Attic.

We have a fun and quirky theme to tie the challenges together this month--February is Exotic Vegetables and Starfruit Month. :)  Here's the first Case File for February:

So, I've been having "printer issues." When I moved, something happened, and my printer decided to stop working, so I bought a new printer and that thing gave me fits--streaky photos, bad color. Ugh. We took it back but I didn't have it hooked up when I sat down to do this challenge, and I was in a rush because I didn't get to work on my page until the night before the reveal, so I didn't get to print out my colors. I just kept my fingers crossed that I could match my papers to what I saw on the screen.

So here's my page. The clues I used:

Evidence: Frame, cutting tools, leaves, corner
Testimony: Slice of life, advertisement, face/hidden

A couple of years ago, my husband and I found this charming restaurant called Bezu (which apparently means kiss in French), and on the way out, we noticed these adorable business cards sitting on a table, so we snagged two, and when we got in the car, we tucked them into the visors, behind the mirrors so that only the bottom with the kissy lips showed and the restaurant address was hidden. I had printed that picture out with my bad printer (you can see the streaks a little), and I thought that picture would work with these colors.

I decided to make my journaling sound like an ad:

Here are a few details. The cardstock I used is actually a reddish brown, even though it's showing up almost black, as are the pearls I used. That photo corner isn't that dark either. Not sure why it photographed so dark. I've been having to take pictures in my classroom.

I used a border punch to make the border around the circle, using the same Making Memories Ledger paper that I used in the background and cut slits and then just adhered it to the back of the circle. The light green paper is by K&Co, and the red chevron is October Afternoon.

I cut the flowers and leaves (and the red polka dot strip) out of Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper--one of my all-time favorite paper collections. The brown lanterns came from a Webster's Pages paper--another one of my all-time favorite papers. The little xoxo tag is by Bella Blvd, and it came with my February Work in Progress kit (as did that chevron paper).

A little frame I tucked behind some of the layers--it's been in my stash for probably eight years. The green polka dot is by Scenic Route.

Whenever I make a layout, I try to wait a day before photographing it to see if it "needs" anything. I added this little bit right before leaving for school. I wanted a bit more of the darker green on my page, and I just kept adding stuff.

Come see what the rest of the team made with this Case File, and I hope you'll join us. These colors were really fun to work with, and if you have any leftover Christmas pictures, it would be a great palette to use with them.

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


Unknown said...

Oooohh, I love this paper range and this layout is gorgeous!!

Trudi Harrison said...

Gorgeous page Debbi! Love the sound of these challenges, will have to check out your new site :)

Scrappegal said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.

I love the playfulness in this layout, with the colors, patterned papers, and embellishments! :)

BabyBokChoy said...

These colors are absolutely amazing!!! I can't get enough of looking at your page and the inspo board!

Unknown said...

what a lovely colour combo..love how the papers and elements you chose work.

FiKenward said...

Hey Debbi, gorgeous page as always.

jenessa said...

As usual, it's beautiful work! I've been following you for awhile and always find so much inspiration from you =) I just wanted you to know that I recognized you on my blog with the Liebster Blog Award...please go check it out: http://jenessafranco.blogspot.com/2012/02/liebster-blog-award.html

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