Friday, August 16, 2013

Four Eyes {CSI Case File No. 85}

We have a fun, vibrant Case File open for investigation at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration this week:

You probably guessed I'd be back with another episode of Tracee & Debbi's Excellent Adventures. You'll be seeing our escapades for a while! You can see Tracee's awesome layout of this antic here.

Clues I used...Evidence: tag, vellum, numbers, something clear, decorative brads, string, frame, something sandy (I meant to do a decorative border but I totally forgot); Testimony: Numbered list of 5 interesting things.

I was mojo-less the day I had to make this page, and Tracee picked out this sketch from Scrap Friends for me to use. It was a great kick-start for me:

Here's what I made:

Here are some details...I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil and texture paste mixed with two different yelllow paints in the background. You can see here how I messed up and smeared it, but I figure it's homemade, so it's not meant to be perfect. The yellow was a little more vibrant than I wanted, so I brushed some gesso over some of the rectangles.

My numbered journaling is on a strip which I stitched on the side of my paper and reads: 1. because I'm addicted to my reading glasses 2. because it was bright & sunny & I don't want wrinkles 3. because nobody told me I had on 2 pairs 4. because I'm a goober .

I put number 5 on the other side: 5. we didn't notice until we saw the picture & we laughed until we nearly peed ourselves.

I added this little cropped picture because the glasses showed up better in black and white. Tracee and I found these chipboard glasses in the dollar bin at Michael's and split the pack. I painted it with Making Memories acrylic paint. It was the perfect opportunity to use the googly eyes ( I used tiny googly eyes in the title)  The funny arrow stamps are by Evalicious. This picture shows most of the papers I used, a mix of old and newer.: brown stripe (Simple Stories); orange polka dots (Fontwerks); turquoise polka dots (American Crafts); yellow polka dots (DCWV); birds (Crate Paper--thanks Tracee, for using that little bird sticker on your layout and giving me the idea to go to this paper). 

This camera is from a Ki Memories paper. The clip by Rebecca Sower, another oldie from my stash, and the word stickers are 7Gypsies.

These fun letter stickers are by Pink Paislee. I actually had a smaller brad (as you can see in the picture above), but I didn't like where I had it, so I had to change the brad to a bigger one to cover an additional hole. The brad is by Crate Paper, from the same collection as the birds. I hung a little jewelry tag with an October Afternoon number sticker from the clip. On the right is a scrap of a Hambly transparency. The SPAZ frame cracked me up--it was cut on my Silhouette Cameo.

The transparency with the orange circles is really old. I got it at a scrapbook convention--it wasn't any name brand. I used my Hero Arts splat stamp with embossing powder. The little frame is a Silhouette cut, filled with Fancy Pants paper. I wanted to put a little clip on the tab, but all the clips I had were too big, so I snipped that little "product no." bit off of the top of my 7Gypsies stickers.

This page was so fun to make, especially because I kept thinking about how hard Tracee and I were laughing. And I kept thinking about Tracee's clever title, "silly gl.ASS.es"--that Tracee is so genius.

I hope you'll go take a look at what the rest of the team and guest designers made.



ALINE said...

Wow... so beautiful!!!

Murphy's Law said...

LOL! I love it and your quirky sense of humor. Very fun

Unknown said...

Ah Debbi, this beautiful! So fun and whimsical, love it to bits!! xoxo

Karen said...

I LOVE all of the messy backgrounds you are creating! This layout is simply stunning!!

Val-Belle said...

I just amazes me how all of your embellies, words and stickers always match your layouts perfectly... How long do you spend gathering all your stuff together for your layouts? I absolutely love your quirky fun style and this layout is just perfect. I can imagine what you two got up to... I love that mask it is gorgeous :D and the colour is perfect... I need to do that more...

Bente Fagerberg said...

As always your attention to detail is amazing Debbi!! You are a master at mixing old with new and making it all look so fresh. Looking forward to your next fun lo!! :-)

Lynette Jacobs said...

I am totally in love with your background. It is gorgeous.

Linda Eggleton said...

This is such a fun colourful layout, Debbi. Love the textured background work & all the fun stickers, die-cuts etc you've used :)

Lizzy Hill said...

LOL...this is totally cooool & fun & I'm so glad you used our SF sketch...Angela has some BRILL ones:):) LOOOVE those big circles & your bg is perfectly imperfect...I reckon it looks just right:):):)

Lizzyc said...

Apart from the brilliant design and wonderful creativity on here the light hearted subject matter made me smile.. just had to laugh at your little words you have on here too.. love this!

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