Hello Saturday! Here's our CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration case file for this week:
I didn't think I would have time to do a CSI layout this week, but I just had to do something with the suitcase theme, and I always love a colour combo with red:
From the evidence list I used: travel accents, something transparent, metal, buckles, faux leather, and paint, From the testimony I scrapped about a journey and placed my journaling inside a suitcase. I also did this layout for the Hero Arts challenge to use their Stamp Your Story line, which I love. For the background I applied molding paste through two Hero Arts stencils, left it to dry and then washed it with watercolour paint mixed into celery green. I really enjoy trying to mix up paint to match the colour combos, watercolours dry lighter, so it is a bit tricky.
Behind the photo there is an old map page, showing one of the areas which we travelled to during this trip.
When the green paint was dry, I splattered dots by tapping a paint brush over the paper. I also stamped with a script stamp on top of the molding paste, just to give a hint of text. I used the same brown-grey paint to dry brush paint on some areas of the layout, mainly the edges and the stencilled parts.
Two Hero Arts circles (Painted Circle and from the Texture and Shapes set) were stamped with Scattered Straw, first misting the stamp with water for a watercolour effect. The little heart comes from the Remember set and the word from My Words. With a fairly dry paint brush, I added some lines here and there.
hearts were die cut from grungeboard, inked with red distress inks and coated with Crackle Accents.
When I saw the case file, I immediately knew I wanted to use Karen Burniston's Suitcase die, as a holder for my journaling. This is a Bigz die so it can cut through lots of material. To see another version, where I used this for a pop-up, check out this layout, and this post on the Sizzix blog featuring many suitcase ides. My suitcase is die cut from faux suede paper I got as a RAK from my stamping friend Jan, red for the suitcase and cream for the corners. The handle was die cut from kraft-core cardstock and the little tag from manila. I used a Tim Holtz buckle to hold the suitcase closed.
The suitcase was die cut a second time, from manila cardstock, which had been folded. Place the folded edge just inside the lower cutting edge on the die and die cut. That way, you get a suitcase that opens up. I adhered the suede suitcase on top.
Thank you for the visit! Have a great weekend!
Surfaces: Daler & Rowney watercolour paper; Ranger manila cardstock; Tim Holtz Idea-ology grungeboard; faux suede paper; old map paper
Dies: Sizzix: Suitcase Bigz, Flower & Heart, Wavy Labels, Hearts set
Stamps: Hero Arts: My Words CL695, Texture and Shape LP283, Painted Circle E5784, My Favorite AC030, Remember AC028, Postcard Collage AC023, Basic Lowercase Letters LL188, 19th Century French Script AC015
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black; Distress Ink: Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap; Stazon Stone Gray
Paint: Daler & Rowney watercolours
Stencils: Hero Arts Stamp Your Story: Irregular Checkerboard Background, Borders
Medium: Golden Artist Paint Light Molding Paste
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon, Word Bands, Game Spinners, Buckles; lace trim