Friday, February 3, 2012


Another new layout this week! I actually made this layout for my best friend, who was also the maid of honour at my wedding. I love this photo of the two of us - it makes me smile every time I look at it. I used CSI Case File #4 as the inspiration for the layout. I think I managed to match the colour palette pretty well - such a gorgeous, elegant colour combination! For my "Evidence", I've used wet mediums (Glimmer Mist and Ranger Enamel Accents) and Rhinestones - I usually try and use more than two but the other elements just weren't working for me on this page. For my "Testimony", I've written a personal note to my friend (tucked away in the envelope) with my reflections on our friendship and how we've changed in the 17 years that we've known each other.
The base page of this layout is by Pink Paislee and has been in my stash for quite a while; I loved how well it went with the colour palette. I misted a white fabric doily with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Raven and used it as the start of my layering on the right side of the page. I added a paper doily that I inked with Distress Ink in Antique Linen to achieve the beige colour of the palette. I then triple-matted the photo using three different patterened papers - the bottom mat has the light aqua colour in the pattern, followed by a mat that brings in the gold colour and the final mat that adds some more black. I edge-distressed and inked all the papers with Distress Ink in Black Soot.

For the embellishments at the top of the photo, I fussy cut some "feathers" from a second sheet I had of the Pink Paislee paper and added some real feathers and a chipboard shape and rhinestones. The title on the photo is a Dusty Attic Chipboard word that I covered with Ranger Enamel Accents - it is the first time I have used the enamel - and I love the glossy finish!
I used some of the gold patterned paper and a smaller inked doily in a peek-a-boo at the top right of the layout and the scrunched lower left corner of the layout. I cut an envelope from the black patterned paper to use for my journalling and layered it on top of some chipboard flourishes and another feather. I added a small piece of black twine to the envelope to close it.
That's it for today! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Materials Used:
Patterned Papers - Pink Paislee Fetching; My Mind's Eye - Andrea Victoria Black Damask and Lost & Found Two Sunshine Adore; Lilac House Needlepoint; Fabric Doily, Paper Doilies; Distress Ink in Black Soot and Antique Linen; Creatology Feathers, Studio 18 Rhinestones; Dusty Attic Mini Word (Friends); Ranger Enamel Accents; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Raven; Chipboard Flourishes from stash; Xyron Sticker Maker; Memory Tape Runner XL; Glue Dots - Memory Book. 


Kelly Codd Greatrex said...

Beautiful! As usual :) Love the feathers!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Beautiful and elegant page, Sarah! So happy to have you playing at CSI!

Fi said...

This is so lovely and the photo just stands right out.

Debbie Smith said...

Oh Sarah your pages are lovely! Especially love this one with your bold colours to highlight the photo. Thanks for your comments about my mini book at Imaginarium Designs. Hugs xox