Saturday, September 15, 2012

Love - CSI #36 and Once Upon a Sketch

I'm back with a new layout! This week I am playing along with CSI again - and it is an extra-special month at CSI because they have teamed up with Once Upon a . . .Sketch! I just love playing along with both these challenges - so this was a super-fun layout to do! I've used a picture of myself with my son when he was 3-months old. I don't have a lot of pics of me with him, since I am usually the one wielding the camera, but this is one picture that I just love. So, here is my layout and the CSI Case File that it is based on:
 Here is how I "solved the case":
  • Colour Scheme: I focused on the lighter tones in the scheme, with the darker orange and tan colours as my accents. I have also used black and kraft (i.e. cardboard) on the layout.
  • Evidence: Mesh (cheesecloth); Fibres (cheesecloth, ribbon, twine); tone-on-tone; curved, organic shapes (Dusty Attic chipboard floral element)
  • Journalling: I scattered my journalling words across the banner elements of the layout
  • Sketch: I followed it fairly closely - just tilting the picture and playing with the embellishments
For this layout, I have used Graphic 45's Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection. The papers were perfect for the colour scheme for this challenge - and I adore everything Graphic 45 and have been dying to use these papers. Since I decided to use the tone-on-tone element of the challenge- I layered two similarly coloured papers with different patterns for the background to my page -- lots of distressing of the papers, with paper tears/rolls on the top page. I used a Martha Stewart deep-edge punch to create the horizontal border from the sketch using black cardstock - which ended up being mostly hidden by my embellishments, but I repeated the border-punch as peek-a-boos in the paper tears.
For the circle element of the sketch, I layered a circle cardboard that I ripped the top-layer off of to reveal the cardboard ripple texture with some cheesecloth and second circle of patterned paper. I then ripped a page out of an old dictionary (and had serious guilt about destroying a book) to use in the layering for my photo mat. I used simple black cardstock for the photo mat because I love how the black and white photo stands out on it. I used a Dusty Attic floral frame element, treated with Perfect Pearls Pigments in Copper and Gold, as well as a Dusty Attic mini word for the title, which I simply coloured with a black artist's marker. 
I made the banner using twine and cardboard and then added word elements from 7-Dots Studio Alpha Stickers for my scattered journalling. I added in some mulberry flowers, fussy-cut butterflies, tag elements from the Graphic 45 collection, and ribbon as my embellishments.

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Materials Used:
Patterned Papers - Graphic 45 "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" Collection - Optical Oddities, Mercurial Masterpiece, Bazaar of Wonders, Parlor Wall, Tags #1; 7 Dots Studio "Domestic Goddess" Collection - Alpa Stickers - Salt and Pepper; Dusty Attic - Mini Word ("Love") and Floral Frame Set (Smaller Piece); Perfect Pearls Pigments - Perfect Copper, Perfect Gold; Perfect Pearls Perfect Medium; Recollections Boutique Fleur Mulberry Paper Flowers; Marvy Brush Marker - Black; Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch - Garden Trellis; Black Cardstock, Cardboard, Twine, Cheesecloth, Dictionary Page; Michael's Special Value Ribbon; Aleene's Tacky Glue; 3D Foam Adhesive; Memory Tape Runner XL; Glue Dots - Craft and Mini.


Vicky Alberto said...

really amazing lo - thanks so much for playing along with the OUAS challenge!

Lisa said...

This is really beautiful Sarah!!! Love how you solved the case!!

Eila Sandberg said...

What a beautiful take on the challenge Sarah! so many lovely details and layers. Thanks ever so much for joining in with us at OUAS!

Romy said...

Ooh, this is just wonderful! A perfect lay-out for the very precious photo. I like the way you teared the edges to make the punchwork peek out. Thank you for playing along at OUAS!

Kelly Codd Greatrex said...

What a gorgeous layout Sarah! And I love that picture of you and "the boy" :)

Zeneva said...

Beautiful layout! Love all your details.

Kelly Foster said...

Hi Sarah!! Love your page, the layering is beautiful and I love all the folded back edges, the banner, and all the texture! So glad you joined us at OUAS!!

Georgia Heald said...

Just beautiful, love the layers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS =)

Georgia Heald said...

Just stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS =)