After Play Date Café ended, I needed another color challenge site. My friend and fellow blogger Suzanna Lee tipped me to the CSI site that offers not only a color challenge (Scheme) but also design elements (Evidence) and journaling prompts (Testimony).
So for my first CSI challenge, I dove right into CSI Case File No. 103:
With the CSI challenges, you must use all five colors in the scheme, at least 2 elements in your layout from the evidence list and at least 1 element from the testimony.
Case Solved- The Layout: This color scheme was just perfect for digging into my stash of Christmas scrapbook collections paired with a picture of the fur babies with Santa.
As for the Evidence, I was able to incorporate 7 elements: Stars (wood veneer stars painted silver and star sequin and subtle tone on tone star stamping on the Kraft paper); Wood (wood veneer tree and 25 call out); Horizontal Lines and Distressing (using an oldie but goodie Basic Grey paper from the Olivia collection stamped with the bold “Merry” from the Jolly Hero Arts stamp set); Ribbon (American Crafts across the top of the horizontal element); Transparent accents (from the vellum snowflakes and coin envelope that holds the journal card); Greenery (with the holly leaves on the journal envelope).
And yes, I did use 11 different snowflake stamps!
As for the Testimony, my journaling is about Christmas (winter holiday) and is inspired by the word “season.”
Thank you for stopping by. More to come, Celia.
Title: MERRY. Cardstock: American Crafts (White Weave, Spinach Weave); Neenah Classic Crest (Desert Storm); Core’dinations (Poinsettia); Vellum. Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny- Elf Magic (Fa La La La La); Simple Stories- December Documented (Hello December, 6×6 paper pad-Holly Jolly); Basic Grey-25th and Pine (Santa Highway)- Olivia (Isabella)k; Doodlebug Design-Home for the Holidays (6×6 paper pad-Deer Heart); Echo Park- Dear Santa (Let it Snow)-Photo Freedom Vol. I (Red Stripe)-This & That Charming (Yardsticks). Stamps: Reflections (Snowflakes); Hero Arts (Designer Snowflakes, Starry Sky, Jolly); Technique Tuesday (25 Moments); Studio Calico-Project Life Kit (Blue Note stamp); Close to My Heart (Countdown). Die Cut & Punches: Silhouette-Design ID # (35997; 52141; 35805); Impression Obsession (Holly); Martha Stewart Crafts (Himalayan snowflake); Fiskars (Threading Water). Embellishments: Simple Stories- December Documented (Expression cardstock stickers); October Afternoon-Silent Night (word stickers)-Make it Merry (brads); Echo Park- This & That Christmas (brads); Jillibean Soup- Flashcards (Christmas Cheer Chowder)-Winter Tortellini (Peapods);Crate Paper- Sleigh Ride (brads & buttons); Elle’s Studio- Be Merry (cutouts, Lil’ Snippets Silent Night); Chic Tags-Good Tidings (Photo Toppers); American Crafts- (Christmas ribbon); Freckled Fawn (washi tape); Studio Calico-Magical (Vellum Shapes)-Winter Woodland (Wood Veneer trees)-Misc. (wood veneer tiny stars, sequin stars); Basic Grey- Basics (Green candy buttons); K & Company- Smash (Clips); Queen & Co.-Candy Shoppe (Candy Stripers, Red Pearls); Misc. (Vellum coin envelope). Inks: Stampin Up (Red Riding Hood, Gumball Green, Garden Green); Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Soft Sand); Versa Mark Dazzle (Frost); Stampendous- Embossing Powder (Winter Wonderland); Wink of Stella Glitter pen (Silver); Sharpie (Silver Metallic).