Saturday, May 24, 2014

She Sparkles {CSI Case File No. 124}

A new Case File is open for investigation at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.


I found the perfect picture to go with this Case File. It's sweet little Ezra, my best friend's Michele's grandbaby, and I made this page for Michele for her birthday last weekend.

Clues I used...Evidence: butterflies, glitter, flowers, rub-ons, stamps, wings, stars, watercolor (sort of), tiny brads. Testimony: Inspiration Words - Sparkle (I tucked a tag behind the layers for Michel to journal about Ezra).


I used the current Sketchabilities sketch for my page design.


Here are some details. I tried to do a watercolor effect on my page. I first tried using a paintbrush, but I ruined a piece of paper, and anyone who knows me knows I hate wasting a good sheet of paper! So instead, I tried a different approach. I sprayed spray ink and a little water, dabbed some plastic wrap over it and smushed it onto my paper. Then I used a Bo Bunny distress stamp with plum ink. You can't see very well, but I had these teeny-tiny star sequins that I scattered up the middle of the page.

I had fun using some really old papers for my page. Papers I used were by Making Memories (orange papers); Die Cuts With a View (purple floral), BasicGrey (plum); Crate Paper (purple/pink butterfly); Lasting Impressions (pink polka dots).


I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the frames.


How lucky was I to find a purple and orange K&Co. butterfly in my stash? I added some extra glitter in the form of Stickles, and those tiny brads are really old, by Queen and Co.


I wanted to add a little something extra on the left side, and these little chipboard hearts by 2Crafty were the perfect thing. I coated them with gesso and added lots of Stickles to make them extra sparkly.


The reveal this week is so pretty--you have to go see it, and be sure to play as this is what's up for grabs for this Case File from our sponsor this month, Flying Unicorn:



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16 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Adore those layered frames! They look stunning & your bg work.....well worth preservering with , cos it looks totally YUM:):)))

dstandard said...

Fabulous page Debbi! Love the frames and your background totally rocks here!

Lynette said...

Debbi your page is gorgeous. ? This is such a stunning Case file. I started on a layout as soon as I saw the reveal. I love all the layers

Heather McMahon said...

This is amazing Debbi - I love it! Can I add the word 'smushed' to my vocabulary? Lol!

Lizzyc said...

This looks wonderful.. those colors together look so sweet.. and adorable photo too!

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page Debbi! Love that fabulous background and the sweet lttle photo! You certainly rocked this challenge and page! x

Emma Stafrace said...

Wow what a beautiful page you nailed this sketch and palette, Lovin this grungy look you do it so well! x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!!!! you are always amazing! This is gorgeous!!!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors, the layers and the butterfly!!!!!!

Violette said...

This is stuning! You rocked both the casefile and the sketch! I love your background work so much and all the layers, the big buterfly and the lovely pic!

Denyse Bédard said...

WOWOW Debbi this page is so beautiful !!! i love the colours and texture! Thanks for using the sketchabilities sketch!

Jasmine S said...

Oh I do love this Debbi. Every detail just pops. Love love.

Val Thorpe said...

Debbi this is beautiful and quite unlike your normal style... I love the water colour effect. I also hate to waste paper and always feel this if it doesn't work out the way I want. Love your take on the sketchabilities sketch. You rocked this one. I have missed CSI while I have been away. Good to be back and playing again :D

daphné Carlier said...

wonderful and amazing layout !

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketchabilities!

Rikki Graziani said...

This is stunning!!! Thank you for playing along with Sketchablities.

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is just absolutely beautiful! So very pleasing to the eye! Love it to bits!

Eila Sandberg said...

Was just thinking the same as Val, different but oh so gorgeous! LOOOOVE that background and even more so when I could see the details really up close. Silly me, all this time I thought Ezra was a boy and now I see she is a beautiful little girl instead! just look at her eyes and that cute smile! You have captured her sparkle just beautifully! xoxoxo

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