CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration) File #31

I finally got a chance and the inclination to create with a CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration) File.  I have missed doing these challenges so much, however I knew I would do this one the moment I saw the colours.  They are so fresh, clean and fun.  I came to a couple of realisations when I was creating this layout – that if given a chance to add a colour it will usually be white (or occasionally brown/cream/tan) and I don’t use black very much.  If I can avoid using black I will, and I don’t know why.  Maybe it is just too harsh for my taste or maybe I wore too much black as a teenager, although I still were black (pants, cardigans and the occasional top).

Anyway onto my layout, what I did, some close-ups, the evidence/testimony from the challenge that I used and the products that I used.

I applied embossing ink though a Crafters Workshop template onto the background, before adding embossing powder and heating it to create a section of patterned resist.  I applied glue to the scalloped edges of the diecut rosettes before adding glitter for a sparkly edge, which needs to dry properly before folding.

CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration) File #31:

Evidence: liquid medium (mist, ink), distressing (edges of white cardstock), repetition (butterflies), circles (flowers, liquid pearl dotted circle), solid background (it was before I started)

Testimony: Begin journaling with “The key to…is…”

Supplies used:
Patterned papers – Bo Bunny, Websters Pages, Echo Park, Sei
Embossed cardstock – Bazzill Two Scoops
Cardstock – Bazzill
Mists – Lindy’s Stamp Gang (Pineapple Paradise), Dylusions (Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime)
Liquid pearls – Viva Decore Pearl Pen (pastel blue)
Bling – Bo Bunny (green), Kaiser (blue swirls)
Letter stickers – Websters Pages
Dies – Sizzix (Word Play, Rosettes) – both by Tim Holtz
Mask – Crafters Workshop
Ink – Tim Holtz Embossing Ink, Prima (Apple), Memento (Rose Bud)
Pen – Tim Holtz Distress Marker (Broken China)
Embossing powder – Colorbox
Punches – Martha Stewart (butterflies, edger)
Twine – We R Memory Keepers
Glitter – American Crafts
Trims – Green Tara (green adhesive leaves), Unknown (blue flowers)

Alicia Redshaw

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  1. Great to see you slowly getting motivated back into creating again!! Have been missing seeing all of your designs!!
    Toni.. 🙂

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