Friday, June 2, 2017

EXCITING News and CSI Case #231

I have some exciting news that I can now offically share!!

This month I debut as a "Detective" over at "CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration!! That's right, I made the Design Team for a six - month term. And so, here's my first case as a design team member - #231 :

And here's what I created with it:

About 5 years ago my oldest and her best friend and cousin Sarah got together and we did a photo shoot here in Owen Sound at Morland Place. For extra fun, I invited a friend of mine who does photography on the side, and she took these great photos! When I first saw this combo I thought right away about these papers that I bought a couple of years ago from Reminisce. While I had the basics of the layout, I had some trouble finishing it up. I'm thankful for all the great suggestions from the design team and really love how this page turned out.

And here's how I solved the case:


All of the colours are there. I LOVED these bright primary colours this time! I tried to follow the sketch, adding in a third picture to the design.


Solid white cardstock background
Stripes (black diagonal)
Speech bubbles
Punctuation marks


I chose the presentation prompt - Write your story in a speech bubble, and also the inspiration word "super".

Here's some detail shots:

This photo is a closeup of the journaling. I printed it on white cardstock centered the wooden speech bubble around it, and then used my Exacto knife to cut the rest of the cardstock away. The speech bubble is popped up, and the dark blue strip of paper & main photo are as well.

Here's a closeup of the title block - every time I read it, I start singing the song "Super Freak" in my head.......

In trying to decide how to finish the page, some of the other DT Members suggested paint splatters, which I loved the idea of but when I looked, I had no paint left. Instead, I tried doodling in pencil some funky straight lines on the corners, trying to make it look a bit "comic booky". Then I went over those pencil lines with a thin black marker, erasing the pencil lines after, and I am in love with the result!!

And finally, this photo shows the lower right hand corner of the layout. Here also was another suggestion from the DT members - messy thread under the wood circle. I've never done this before, but I definitely love the texture it adds to the page!!

Thanks for popping by to check out my page today! I hope you join us over at CSI - this case is open until June 30th so you have lots of time to participate and be eligible for some really great prizes!


Emma Stafrace said...

Welcome to the team Vivian. I love your take on the sketch and what a fun page you totally nailed the Superhero theme perfectly!

Carrie Williams said...

What a 'super' layout, Vivian! Love it!

Janet Fritz said...

Such a great layout, I love the clean lines. Welcome to the team! I can't wait to see more from you.

Anonymous said...

This is so much fun!! Love all the comic elements you chose to incorporate and the paper patterns are awesome.

Monica Maier said...

I love this take on the Case, especially the pops of colors and the stripes down the side!