This is the last of the collaborative challenges between CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration) and Once Upon A Sketch for September.  It has been fun and a real challenge, as I made myself complete them all whilst still working, spending time with my kids and renovating a new premises for my business (Scrapbook Fantasies).

I flipped the sketch horizontally to better accommodate the direction Noah is facing in my chosen photograph.  I have also replaced the flower/swirl clusters with chipboard mesh.  I had to add some extra journaling strips where the larger flower/swirl cluster was on the sketch as I ran out of room for journaling under the photograph.  With such beautiful and striking colours I was very conscious to keep my layout simple and uncluttered so that my photograph was still the focal point.

I misted the background with water before applying a few drops of the Liquitex Acrylic Ink and tilting it to run down the page.  I then dried this and lightly repeated twice more before adding the printed yellow tissue paper with the Liquitex Matte Medium.  The Acrylic Ink is permanent once dry so works very well under mediums, mists and paints – because it doesn’t move or bleed.

The evidence I have used from the file is rub-ons, stars and little bits and pieces of leftover rub-ons.  The testimony I have used is to document the lesson Quentin and I learnt early on to only order what Noah will definately eat when we go out to a restaurant…Fish.

Supplies used:
Patterned papers – Echo Park (This & That, Everyday Eclectic, Birthday Boy), Bo Bunny (Alora)
Cardstock – Bazzill
Acrylic Ink – Liquitex (Cerulean Blue Hue)
Word Sticker – Authentique
Stamps – Colop (date), Hero Arts (star)
Ink – Versacolor (Turquoise), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade)
Pen – Tim Holtz Distress Marker (Pine Needles)
Medium – Liquitex Matte Medium
Lettering – Basic Grey (Green at Heart)
Chipboard – Imaginarium Designs
Rubons – Basic Grey
Mist – Sei Tumble Dye (Orange)
Tissue Paper – Pink Paislee

CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration) File #39: