Thursday, May 3, 2018

CSI: Case File No. 253

Did you know May is Creative Beginnings Month? I'm not sure exactly how that's celebrated elsewhere, but at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration, we used the occasion to make up a beautiful new Case File:

And before I share my page, I want to let you know that we're having a design team call, which you can check out here.

Here is the page I created. These were the Evidence clues I used, which can be found at the bottom of the reveal. I used all the Evidence clues, along with palette from The Scheme.

  • solid background
  • solid cardstock
  • stripes
  • wonky dots
  • scallops
  • textured paper
  • die cuts/cut files
  • hand cutting
  • washi tape
  • leaves/branches
  • jar/vase shape
  • hand-drawn elements
  • paint
  • circles
  • combine colorful patterns with a black and white pattern
  • metal

I'm creating a bunch of pages for my pastor. This is going to be a surprise. Basically, I'm snagging photos of her adorable dogs off her Facebook page and using the captions for either titles or journaling. This photo was taken shortly after her third dog passed away, hence the title.

Here are some details. I knew I wanted to use these awesome leafy dies from Simply Graphic. A couple of the dies were from Peachy Cheap.I originally thought of either hand-cutting a vase, but then I remember all these jars from Dear Lizzy papers that were in my stash. I was going to just use one and make a cluster on the page, but my page evolved as I kept adding more jars. I  added some butterflies from a punch and sewed through them, leaving some of the ends of the thread behind to look like antennae.

For the metal clue, I found this awesome clip by Evalicious and tied some old printed tags that I think are by Making Memories. The jar that has the heart and rhinestone is a stamped image. I used the packaging technique in the background and added some hand-drawn hearts, another clue.

The flair badge, which I used for the circles clue, is by A Flair for Buttons.

I found this cool double-sided mulberry paper to use for the textured paper clue and tore it at the bottom and then tucked a lacy scalloped border underneath.

I do hope you'll come play in this fun challenge. We've got a whole bunch of prizes up for grabs from twelve awesome sponsors:



Vivian said...

Such a sweet page & what a special gift for your pastor Debbi! Love that you used all of the clues to help solve this case. I always love looking at the small details on your pages. Your pages continue to inspire me to create. Thank you!

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Jacynthe said...

Your pastor will be blown away that you made this special album for her. As a dog lover, I know I would be. This page will bring tears to her eyes, I can guarantee it.
I love the watercolour effect on the background paper. It's so soft and pretty. I also love the creative way in which you used those jar. I could never do that. I would think to myself, "jars on a dog layout?" but they work perfectly in your design. Like Vivian said, I love looking at the small details, and finding how you incorporated all the evidence clues. So much talent. TFS. ♥♥♥

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Kim said...

Awesome page. It is an amazing gift. It will be loved ..

Gunilla R said...

Love your LO, really unique and nice created! /Gunilla

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