Saturday, July 1, 2017

July CSI Case File No. 233

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Here's the latest case file. You have until July 31st to solve the case.

Here's how I solved the case:

The Scene:
All the colors plus a dash of black for the text print

The Evidence: 
Text Print - part of the pattern paper
Book Pages - dictionary page used as photo matting
Flowers, Leaves - chipboard vines and flowers embellishing my photos
Wood - heart icons that I scattered around the page

Inspiration Word: Happiness - that's my title: Seek Happiness

I chose to use a piece of Prima paper from the Swirlydoos October 2016 "Rose Garden" kit as my base; the color and overall pattern makes a perfect base for my layout featuring my son and daughter-in-law on vacation in Aruba some years ago.
I primed my chipboard vines with gesso before giving them a thick coating of Prima Sparks paint, keeping it somewhat uneven to give it texture.
While the vines were drying, I cut the Graphic 45 papers, inked the edges and adhered them to the base with Scor-Tape. (I like to use tape when applying paper to paper when possible; it prevents the warping that you get with liquid adhesive.)
The larger photo was taped to a double thickness of packaging to make it pop off the page and glued to a double layer of a dictionary page that I had torn and inked; this was taped to the banners.
The smaller photo was cut down and glued to the resin frame and taped to the banners on the bottom.
I cut the vines apart, using the larger parts to embellish the large photo and the smaller ones around the resin frame.
To create the title, I dug out a Tim Holtz word stickers pad and found the words that fit my layout. Before adhering them to the page, I gave them an outline by inking the edges.
To complete my layout, I embellished the photos with Prima flowers from my stash (with a few bits of cheesecloth tucked in) and scattered the heart icons around the page.

Here are a few closeups:


**Swirlydoos October 2016 "Rose Garden" Kit**
Prima - Rossibelle Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper with Foil Accents - Wildflower #847760

**Other Supplies**
Graphic 45 - Artisan Style Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Natural Beauty #4501110
Graphic 45 - Core'dinations -Signature Series Collection -12 x 12 Textured Color Core Cardstock Pack - Lights
Blue Fern Studios - Laser Cut Chipboard - Chelsea Vines
Prima - Flower Embellishments - La Tela #571108
Prima - Flower Embellishments - Abbey #571788
Prima -Salvage District Collection - Wood Embellishments - Icons #583774
Prima - Shabby Chic Treasures Collection - Ingvild Bolme - Resin Embellishments - Oval Frame #892111
Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Big Chat
Prima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Sparks Acrylic Paint - Unicorn's Hair #964061
Prima - Ingvild Bolme - Chalk Fluid Edger - Knotted Wood #891251
Golden - White Gesso
Aleen's Tacky Glue

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