Saturday, July 20, 2019

Budapest - CSI case file no. 289

CSI has a wonderful case file, open to many interpretations.
I loved the colors, of different hues of blue, with a touch of crimson/burgandy red.
I used a photo (one of many) I took on our visit to Budapest on Summer 2016. I went there with my youngest, while the eldest went to a different tour.
We had so much fun on our vacation! Budapest is so beautiful, and there are so many things to see and to do there.
I was inspired the the theme of building sitting right on the water line and by the waves in the sea, so I created a scene of houses and waves.
I was also tempt to use my street lamp die, as I have a passion for street lamps....LOL
From the clues I used: stripes (on one of the backing papers, sailboat/airplane (on the small postcards), ocean themed elements (the wavy border), eyelets, lantern (well, kind of), clouds, and wet medium.
I used the wonderful sketch by the talented Laura Whitaker, from My Creative Scrapbook:

Most of the papers are Maja Designs', with a small addition of Echo Park.
I used Lindy's shaker (Frozen Jack Frost) and spray (Merci Beaucoup Mint) for the splatters. The street lamp was covered with Lindy's ep (Merci Beaucoup Mint), and the title thickers were covered with Lindy's ep (Gilded Burgundy Brass). For the script on the background (49andMarket Pascale's stamp) I used LIndy's ep Twilight Blue Slate)
Here're some close-ups on the details:

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Cherish every day

Lindy's Gang gave a beautiful color combo this month (as always...):
These colors give room to so many options, and this time I went on a soft feminine version. I love the contrast between the soft, pale colors to the bold tera cotta color of the leaves.
I started by stamping here and there on the background. Next I used embossing ink with a stencil and heat embossed it with a white ep.
I stamped two flowers with a gray ink, and one with embossing ink and heat embossed with a pale pink ep. For all the 3 flowers I outlined the petals with a black pen and adhered micro beads in the center.
I stamped and heat embossed leaves with a dark red-brown ep and cut them out.
The others leaves were cut with a die and colored with a Lindy's spray.
The edges of the paper were distressed, using a distressing tool and distress ink
I glued the lace petals with a gel medium and then gathered all the elements.
Splatters here and there, using Lindy's shaker and adding the sentiment.

Lindy's products I've used:
Shaker - Aged Copper

Other products:
Paper - Piatek 13 Love in Bloom 6x6 paper pad.
Inks - Ranger's Emboss It clear ink; Ranger's shadow grey archival ink; VersaFine Smokey Gray; Ranger's TH tattered rose distress ink.
Stencil - Stampersannonymous TH layering stencil mini set no. 30.
Stamp - 49 and Market Pascale's Gramer.
Medium gel - Prima Finnabair soft matte gel.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - anything goes with punches/dies.
SimonSays Stamp monday challenge - make your own background.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Summer 2019 - CSI case file no. 288 reveal

Warm July is already here, and we have a summer theme inspiration for you at CSI, with case file no. 288:
Isn't it just a yummy inspiration image?
I scrapped without a photo, only documenting our plans for this summer. it's the first time I scrap in real time and not about something that already happened.
I used all 5 colors and for the evidence I used: ice cream themed elements, circular elements, triangles, labels, sprinkle (embossing powder, sprays, sequins), bows and numbers.
I was inspired by the inspiration word 'Great", and placed my journaling on labels.
I used a mixed media tag I've made a while ago, and backed it with another tag, colored with brown mist and with a patterned paper with triangles.
For the background I stamped with 7 Dots Studio stamp and used Lindy's sprays in coordinating colors for the splatters.
The leaves and the doily were also colored with Lindy's spray in pink.
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