Wednesday, September 11, 2013

CSI Case File #88: The more you READ.....

Since the beginning of the year I have made huge inroads in cutting into my scrapbooking stash.  I haven't bought much this year...thanks in large to the awful R/$ exchange rate.  It is just to darn expensive to buy any of the pretty new paper lines.  I have added the CSI  Case Files to my scrappy challenges.  They are fun and another (colourful) way of using my stash.

This is my take on CSI case file #88

Supplies used:  Ledger paper: Pink Paislee; patterned papers: Scenic Route (Sonoma); Flowers: Prima;  Trim and bling: Prima:  Butterfly/bird:  K&Co; Doily: Websters; Stickers alphas: Papertrunk, Sassafras Lass, Basic Grey, Pink Paislee; Star overlay and bird cage: Silhouette Studio.  Other: Texture paste; Rollergraph; Crafters Workshop.

Here is the CSI case file:

Some close ups:
I used a Crafters Workshop stencil and texture paste with a bit of orange acrylic paint for the clock.

I played with texture paste and neocolor 11 water soluble crayons on the corner.  The title is a Dr Seuss quote.

I cut a birdcage with the Silhouette and added a lace and bling border under my photo.

I cut the star background and then inked up my Rollagraph words roller stamp and rolled the script over the paper.  I then cut out stars from patterned paper to put behind the open stars.

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  1. Lynette this LO is just too cool - love the eclectic look of it!
    damn! I thought you will be my customer and you are "dieting" :-)))) lol - I am not buying papers anymore until I finish what I have but I don't apply the same rule to the embellishments - i defiantly don't have huge abundance of those. And by the way - I don't have papers (yet!) but there are a lot of pretty embellishments ;-))))

    1. I love your shop Sveta. I will support you and I hope you are going to stock the cool 7Dots and 13@rts papers.

  2. Stunning and creative take on the inspiration. How true is the sentiment and I love how did the sentiment.
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  3. Hey Lynette, Another awe inspiring layout. You are amazing!!!!

  4. Awesome!!!really like how stars are made!

  5. This is gorgeous! I love love love love the colors, the stencil and loveeeeeeeeeee the stars!!!

  6. I absolutely love what you did on your layout!

  7. Totally gorgeous Lynette!! I love the mix of fonts and strips in your title and the stars look amazing!! You really did an awesome job with the CSI challenge!

  8. Good on you for making a hole in your stash... can't say the same thing for me!!hehe!! This is a wonderful take on the colors and I love the photo and quote too!!

  9. I like the stars. Very pretty and you are talented. Very creative thinking you bring forth in your scrap booking.

  10. Such a cool layout and love the sentiment! Beautiful die-cut and love the stamping! Also such a peaceful and super photo of you! Love this page! ;-)

  11. What a fabulous layout, I love (and agree) with the words so fully.... those star's and the way you have done them as so funky and cute..... really beautiful detail!

  12. Awesome layout Lynette!! LOVE the title and the stars! Great pic too!

  13. Fabulous page with so many amazing details!! Love the stars, your fab title, and the addition of bling on your photo!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  14. Wow this is amazing! Love the title work and those stars are terrific. CSI must love having you play along!

  15. You are creating the most awesome details these days! I am just loving it!! The clock looks fabtastic and the title too is cool and unusual - WTH!!!


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