We've just opened a new Case File for investigation over at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration:
Here's the page I made. I'm making a book for my husband's niece and her husband. We'll be visiting them this summer, and I'm planning to make a bunch of pages before then.
Clues I used... Evidence: flowers, ampersand, floral pattern, quatrefoil pattern, textured paper, decorative frame. I'm going to let Mehrnaz do the journaling, as I don't know the whole story behind the pictures, just that it's they're anniversary.
I used the current sketch at Kreative Koncepts:
Here are a few details. Papers I used are by K&Co (green dots), Echo Park (ampersands), and some old Provocraft paper (the textured floral). I mixed gray paint with texture paste and used a stencil by The Crafter's Workshop in the background. I also smushed some green and teal mists onto the background paper. I really liked the way it looked and then I went and ruined it by adding the stamping. That's the thing about mixed media for me...I never know when to quit! The title and frame were cut with my Silhouette Cameo.
The awesome chipboard butterflies are by 2Crafty. I left them raw for contrast and then dressed them up a little with a pearl.
I stitched the strips on and then decided to leave the loose threads on for added texture.