Sunday, June 2, 2019

CSI #284 Read - Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams)

Hello there.  It is the 1st of June reveal over on Color Story Inspiration.  This remains my all time favourite challenge site and I am so privileged to be on the Design Team.  The colours and clues are an awesome way of stash busting.  Here is my take on the Case File:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams), Kaisercraft (grey woodgrain); Acetate with gold glitter dots:  Maggie Holmes; Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  Elle's Studio; Wood Veneer:  Elle's Studio; Chipboard:  Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams), Pink Fresh Studio (frame); Puffy Hearts:  Elle's Studio; Die cuts:  Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams), Shimelle (Little by Little); Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Other Silhouette Cameo; Cut file:  Paige Evans.

The case file:

This is how I solved the case file in the traditional way:

Scheme:  All the colours used.

Evidence:  Wood, woodgrain, stripes, chevron, frame, tags, flowers, stack things (books and typewriter), transparent item (acetate with gold glitter behind the photo), puffy stickers.

Testimony:  I used the inspiration word "Read" and my journaling is a quote by Chloe Thurlow:  "When you lose yourself in a book the hours grow wings and fly".

Some close ups:
 I used an awesome "half flower" cut file by Paige Evans and traced around it on the other side to do some hand stitching.

 You can see the acetate specialty paper with the gold glitter dots peeking out behind the photo.

 The READ alphabet stickers and yellow hearts are all by Elle's Studio.

 The patterned papers are all by Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) and this is a perfect way of using up your scraps.  I stacked the books die cut on top of the typewriter.  Both the die cuts are by Shimelle (Little by Little).

I popped up the entire cut file on a piece of fun foam and I love the dimension and the shadow it creates.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥  I challenge you to come and play along with the CSI challenges...there are some awesome prizes up for grabs.


  1. ahh this is beautiful.. I love the cut file - is that what they are called?? they are in trend at the moment.. love the colors and as I mentioned I love the layers...

  2. You nailed this challenge … Love love love this layout!!!!

  3. You had me at "read." It is a beautifully designed page, as always.


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