I am trying to get a bit of creating done at the moment, between family and work commitments of course. I have also have been training Milton to do some of the IT work for Scrapbook Fantasies, and it has paid off already with me getting to create this layout for CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration) File #33 last night. He has done a fabulous job of adding some of our most popular products we stock as they arrive instore.
The colour palette for this weeks CSI Files was fabulous, and the evidence and testimony challenges were tailormade for little boy layouts. So of course I created a layout about my youngest son and his beautiful smile.
The evidence that I used was: woodgrain (paper), liquid medium (mist), something that shines (bling on the gears), bricks (masked) and metal (gears)
The testimony I used was to journal using the inspiration word “LIGHT” and I also drew lines for my journaling (inspired by the planks in the inspiration image).
Anyways onto the layout in question about Noah. He was such a cute baby, and still is exceptionally adorable even if he is one busy little bee. His smile is also still infectious enough to light up any room full of people, as it was when this photograph was taken only days before his first Christmas back in 2006.
I used a mask with a Tim Holtz Blending Tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add the bricks to the background, before doodling around them loosely with the fine end of a Distress Marker. I also went around the edge of the inner page with the Blending Tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink too. The film strip ribbon was still on my desk, so got added to this layout as it did to one I shared the other day.
There is also a bit of misting in the background with Perfect Pearls Mist, as well as splatters of some Glimmermist. Anyone who comes to my classes will know that I create my splatters by misting once (and only once) into the lid before flicking it onto the background. I then repeat as many times as necessary. If you spritz more than once into the lid you end up with blobs of ink on the background that don’t look as nice or casual. (You know what I mean right)
As always I have stitched the buttons on, raised my photograph with sanded edges on foam tape (sanding my photographs is something I just do, and I have several different methods for different styles and moods too) and inked the layout with a co-ordinating ink.
Patterned Paper – Echo Park Everyday Eclectic (Kraft/Wood), Echo Park Great Outdoors (Plaid)
Chipboard Flourish – Imaginarium Designs
Filmstrip Ribbon – Tim Holtz
Mask – Crafters Workshop
Buttons – Basic Grey
Brad – Basic Grey
Embroidery Thread – Anchor
Pens – American Crafts Memory Marker (Charcoal), Tim Holtz Distress Marker (Walnut Stain)
Gears – 7 Gypsies
Word Stickers – Cosmo Cricket, Authentique
Ink – Versacolor (Pinecone, Mountain Lake), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Mist – Perfect Pearls (Turquoise), Glimmermist (Midnight Blue), Dylusions (Postbox Red)
Lace – Websters Pages
Lettering – American Crafts Thickers for Crate Paper (Little Boy Blue)