Sunday, September 30, 2012

CSI 39

I played along with CSI again this week.
The colour palette led me to this photo of my great nephew Patrick. Isn't he adorable?
I am so looking forward to meeting him next year when  I go to Australia.
The sad thing is that he will be 2 years old by then.

The inspiration photo for this challenge was very whimsical, (Scroll down this post to see) and so I found a pack of cute whimsical stickers to use on this layout. I bought 2 packets of these for £1 some time ago from the Pound Shop. I don't normally use these type of stickers but they suited the photo so well, echoing the little creatures on Patrick's quilt, as well as matching the colour palette perfectly.
Did you notice I seem to have a dotty thing going on?

Some Kaisercrafts leaves and rubons:

 Washi tape, Kaisercrafts felt stars and rub on bugs:

 The yellow and orange flowers were in the Pound Shop sticker pack:
The journalling is done on Safmat, and although you can see the film in these photos, in reality it is almost invisible. Great stuff when you want to add computer journalling directly onto a page.



So here's the Challenge and the bits I used:

THE SCHEME - USE ALL 5 COLORS

 USE THE SKETCH AS INSPIRATION FOR YOUR DESIGN-The sketch is from Once Upon a Sketch:


EVIDENCE - CHOOSE AT LEAST TWO ELEMENTS:
I chose:

■rub-ons
■leaves
■star
■little bits and pieces

TESTIMONY - CHOOSE AT LEAST ONE ELEMENT:
I chose:

■Frame your journaling.
■Inspiration Words: fly, learn, horizon-- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title

Monday, September 24, 2012

CSI 38

I really enjoyed playing along with CSI last week so decided to join in again this week. If you are not familiar with this challenge site you should check it out. You get a sketch, a colour palette, and some extra 'clues' to inspire your layout.

Here's my layout for Challenge 38:
Some close ups:
The little cup and teapot are from the hybrid downloadables that are available free to use from CSI.

These wee journal spots are also from the hybrid sheet-love the sentiments:


'Life is just so daily'- ain't that the truth?
So, how did I arrive at that layout?

Well, firstly the inspiration picture, the sketch and the colour palette:
The sketch comes from Once Upon a Sketch, who have joined forces with CSI for a month.

And then 'evidence' - i.e. the techniques and embellishments. I chose these from the longer list:

EVIDENCE - CHOOSE AT LEAST TWO ELEMENTS:
■trees/branches
■flowers
■newsprint patterN
■china/silverware/cups/pots, etc. as an accent
■misting


And finally, 'the testimony' - i.e. the jumping off point for the journalling:

TESTIMONY - CHOOSE AT LEAST ONE ELEMENT:
■Document a daily routine.
■Inspiration Words: together, read, daily-- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title

So, using all those 'clues' has lead to the case being 'solved'  with the creation of my completed layout.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Being Challenged..

This week I decided to join in with a challenge at CSI, and Once Upon a Sketch who have joined forces for this challenge.

This is my layout:


Here's the Challenge:



THE SCHEME - USE ALL 5 COLORS
USE THE SKETCH AS INSPIRATION FOR YOUR DESIGN

EVIDENCE - USE AT LEAST 2 ELEMENTS- I used:

■Use dots
■Use wrappers/ packaging
■Pen work/ doodling
■labels
■Circles (inspired by the knobs and reels)
■buttons (inspired by the knobs)

TESTIMONY - USE AT LEAST ONE ELEMENT- I used:

■Use a song title or lyrics as inspiration for your journaling (inspired by the tape recorder).
■Handwrite your journaling.
■Take a break - break your journaling across several journaling spots.

I really enjoyed this challenge. The colour scheme is one I would never have chosen for myself, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

You should check out the gallery at CSI-some real eye candy to be had!!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Experimenting with mists

I'm loving using mists, sprays and paint on my pages just now, and had an idea that I wanted to use mists to grade the colour from dark to light.

So here's the layout I made:
I used a Tim Holtz flourish mask, and sprayed a vairiety of blues, working from the lightest to the darkest, and drying between each application. I used a mixture of Ranger colour washes, Dyelusions, Cosmic Shimmers, and Glimmer mists. It looks very glimmery in real life, and the colour is very pretty.
The chipboard paisleys are embossed, and they too have a sparkle.
The photo is finished off with some Liquid Pearl dots.

Experimenting is fun. What experimenting have you been doing lately?
Leave me a comment and I'll visit your blog to check it out!