Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November CSI No. 242

Swirlydoos is proud to be a sponsor for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration throughout 2017.

Here's the latest case file. You have until November 30th to solve the case.

Here's how I solved the case:

The Scheme:
All the colors (with a little help from some Color Bloom mist)

The Evidence: 
Text Pattern - the stenciled background and the book pages
Clips - the paperclip on the side of my photo
Leaves, flowers - below my photo
Tags - there's two
String, ribbon - on my tags
Clipboard - handmade and used as a photo mat

Topic: Document something you love to do - that would be my title

Well, along with scrapping, I love to read. In fact, I've loved books all my life; there's nothing like getting lost in a well-written and -plotted story or learning about history and the people who made  it. And while I appreciate the convenience of e-books, I still love to curl up with the heavy "real" thing.
I've photographed the book that I'm currently devouring along with the one I just finished and the one that I intend to pick up next.
This actually came together quickly. First, I used a stencil and Distress Ink to create some interest on each side of my image. Next I tore out a few pages from some old books to use as my background. (Don't worry - I bought these a while back at a flea market for scrapping; I still own copies of these wonderful books!) The clipboard was cut from cardstock. After rounding the corners, I glued it to a bit of packaging cut to fit. Next, I adhered another piece of cardstock to a piece of chipboard and dusted off an old Tim Holtz die to create the top.
Embellishing was easy: some greenery from the "Autumn Bloom" kit, some flowers from my stash (the smaller ones were altered with Color Bloom mist), a paper clip and a title that I printed out. It still needed a bit of something, so I adhered a book page to some cardstock, cut out some tags, and added a bit of twine from an old Swirly kit.


**Swirlydoos September 2017 "Autumn Bloom" Kit**
49 and Market- Handmade Flowers - Cottage Blooms - Cotton #CB-86097

**Swirlydoos September 2015 "Moment in Time" Cardstock Add-On**
My Colors Cardstock - My Mind's Eye - 12 x 12 Heavyweight Cardstock - Espresso Bean

**Swirlydoos May 2017 "Spring Grunge" Cardstock Add-On**
Core'dinations - 12 x 12 Foundations Cardstock - Mystic Gray

**Swirlydoos April 2017 "Wildflower" Project Add-On**
Darice - 100% Hemp Cord - Vintage Green / Purple
**Other Supplies**
Core'dinations - 12 x 12 Cardstock - Snowflake
Prima - French Riviera Collection - Flower Embellishments - Marseille #586232
Prima - Kindled Collection - Flower Embellishments - Lush #581428
13 Arts - Fly Away Collection - Stencil - Text
Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Movers and Shapers - Mini Clipboard #658560
Prima - Color Bloom - Spray Mist - Lime Wedge #573850
Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Ground Espresso
Book Pages
Paper Clip

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