I couldn’t resist creating with the latest file at CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration), from the colours to the evidence to the testimony I was drawn in by it all. I used a beautiful photograph of Naomi-Jon from a time when she had some very high ambitions about what she would be when she grew up. Her ambitions have changed a little since then, however she is still the most beautiful girl in the world to us.
To create the background for my layout I randomly spread some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam (Chandelier) on the cardstock. To reduce the warping caused by the over use of wet mediums (a commonon problem with my layouts) I applied the Glimmer Glam in the morning before heading out to work so that it would dry completely and naturally before I finished the layout in the evening.
I sprayed the dry background heavily with mist which I had to then leave dry naturally as I was determined not to have a warped background, just this once.
I wanted to challenge myself to use as much of the evidence from the CSI file without having a busy or overly cluttered layout (kind of simple, kind of layered). So for my evidence I have used polka dots, stripes, ribbons, scallops, elements that are circular (not necessarily circles), banners, tulle, a big flower and number stickers.
To accommodate the testimony (journaling) I chose I created a hidden journaling flipper under the large Prima flower. I used the wish prompt – “I wish to be an …… when I grow up. The I will …..”.
My hidden journaling reads:
“I wish to be an Artist, the head of the Army and then the Prime Minster whe I grow up. Then I will be able to help the World to have peace, happiness and beautiful Art. Naomi-Jon at seven years old you have a brilliant, creative and wild mind. We love that you have ambitions to do great things for the World and yourself. We don’t want yout to ever change, even though you will.”
Patterned paper – Fancy Pants, K&Company – both really old relics from my stash (yay for using stuff up)
Cardstock – Bazzill
Cutting dies – Spellbinders (heart, scalloped heart)
Bling – Teresa Collins (scalloped border), Papermania (hearts)
Lettering – American Crafts Thickers (letters), Authentique (numbers)
Washi Tape – Teresa Collins
Flower – Prima (fabric, resin)
Pin – Maya Road
Butterfly – Making Memories
Ink – Colorbox (Orchid Pastel), Versacolor (Bamboo)
Pens – Stabilo 88 (56, 44, 33)
Mist – Sei Tumble Dye (Hot Pink, Yellow), Perfect Pearls Mist (Pink Gumball), Dylusions (Bubblegum Pink), Lindys Stamp Gang (Pineapple Paradise)
Staples – Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Doily – We R Memory Keepers
Paint – Glimmer Glam (Chandelier)
Ribbon – Green Tara (yellow spot), Websters Pages (pink velvet), Unknown (tulle)
Key – Martha Stewart
Twine – We R Memory Keepers
Wooden leaves – Kaiser