Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Thankful | CSI Case File No. 399

I made this layout for our second November challenge at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration.

Here are the Case File and clues. I was really inspired by the black buffalo plaid, the brick wall and all the pumpkins and leaves in The Scene. I also used the diagonal for the composition of my page.

Image credit: Darling Down South

I used the basic color scheme and used the inspiration word grateful (only I used a synonym, LOL), and I managed to cram every clue on my 8 x 8 page!

Here are some details. I had this beautiful acrylic title from Bramble Fox that sort of matched that first color in the Case File palette. I layered up the photo with some mesh and textured paper and some papers that matched the palette. I found those two fabric tabs from Scrapworks that have been sitting in my stash for eons. 

Labels were a clue, and I found an orange one to cut in half and tuck behind my photos. Since gold was a clue, I added a gold paper clip. That cute acrylic owl is also from Bramble Fox.

One of the clues was bricks and I used a stencil by Bramble Fox, along with some stamp ink and a blending brush and then outlined the bricks to create my background. Plaid was also a clue. Some gold dots from Pinkfresh Studio also met the gold clue. You can't tell in the picture but that arrow is gold-foiled. Pins were another clue, and I found these wood-topped stick pins by Little Yellow Bicycle in my stash. I added an acrylic heart from Bramble Fox because I always add at least one heart to my pages I give away.  The pumpkins were another clue. They're fussy-cut from a Mintay Golden Days paper.

That wagon wheel was also fussy cut from a paper in the Mintay collection and serves as a circular element from the clues. How awesome that I had those plaid flowers with little gold beads in the center? Flowers were a clue too.

For the something transparent clue, I punched out leaves from two colors of vellum to give them a lovely sheer look. I used a stylus to draw veins in them and give them more dimension. I stuck a third pin in the wood barrel bucket that I fussy cut from a Mintay paper.

That was a LOT of clues, but I think they really worked well with this photo. I hope you'll come play with us for a chance to win a gift certificate or a guest designer spot!


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