It's Major Case File time at CSI - color stories inspiration challenge blog!
It's July, where is the year going to!!
But it does mean we have another challenge to get our teeth into! LOL!
Here is the July 1st Case File #233
So this one had a gorgeous colour palette to work with and with my chosen 'testimony' element I knew exactly what I was going to scrap about!
And as its a Major Case File we have a sketch to interpret as well!
Here is how I solved the case!
All colours from the Scheme used
My Evidence was:
* 'V' shaped pattern (the very heavy distressing in 3 places round the edge)
* Flowers/ leaves
* Cursive or brush font lettering
* stack something (decoupage ballerina)
* wood (wooden beads flower centres & Wycinanka laser cuts)
* watercolour ( used Prim watercolours to do my splatting of colour)
* decorative border (punched edges)
My Testimony used:
* Topic: Document a weekend ritual
* Presentation: Handwrite your journaling on a journaling spot
* Inspirational Words: Happiness
Now for more details and close ups:
My layout is about our Saturday mornings taking Holly to Ballet lessons. She has been going since she was 5 years old and to say she loves it and can't wait for Saturdays is an understatement! It brings her so much joy and happiness with learning new dances, practising for showcases, wearing her pretty coloured leotards and skirts, doing her hair up and taking her medal exams. In fact its become such a ritual/habit on a Saturday we are a little lost on a Saturday when there isn't any ballet!
I had a ballet patterned paper in my stash I had been keeping for a day when I did this layout, which had lots of ballet terms and wording on it. I fussy cut out the words that were relevant to what Holly has done in her classes and ones she related to, to add to the layout. These also were for my evidence list too with the cursive or brush font lettering.
My 'stack something' on the evidence list was the ballerina die cut in the bottom right of the layout. I cut 3 ballerinas out with pink cardstock, the middle one in a paler cardstock to the other two, and using foam pads stacked them as if doing some decoupage. I then finished off by adding my string bow on top.
I used a Prima watercolour pastel to add my splats to the background of the layout.
The photos were mounted on some Kaisercraft cardstock.
This very pretty piece of lace which was from Live & Love Crafts added to whole girly, shabby chic, feel to the layout.
You can see the ballerina stacking quite clearly o this photo.
Those of you who visit my blog regularly will know I love distressing and the heavier the better. The distressing on this page was so heavy it naturally created tears which I opened up to create the 'v' shapes around the edges. Using a pencil I encouraged the openings to roll open and stay there! I could then add a feature paper underneath to show through.
I used some very pretty pieces of Wycinanka laser cut corners. These I left bare with no altering at all.
In my distressed shabby chic layouts I like adding random punched areas in my borders/ edges to my layouts and that is what I have done on this one. I think it gives a more romantic softer daintier feel to the whole piece. The layout was mounted on some Kaisercraft Cardstock.
Products used on this layout:
BoBunny: Soiree: Delight
BoBunny: Soiree: Tranquil
Joanna Sheen: Signature Die: Ballerina
Prima Marketing flowers: Wild and Free #594701
Wild Orchid Crafts: Flowers: Apple Blossoms mixed pastels
Wycinanka: Ornamental Wuthering 1
Bazzil Cardstock: Tutu Pink
Kaisercraft Cardstock: Lily Pond
Karen Foster Design: Ballerina Collage
Live & Love Crafts: Lace
Prima Marketing: Say It In Crystals: Crystal Flourish
Prima Marketing: Watercolour Pastels
Martha Stewart: Punch around the page punch: Lace Border
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