Color Challenge: Color Stories Inspiration (CSI Case File No. 103)

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:

CSI Case File 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.

Merry cover

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).

Merry 1

Merry 2

Merry 3

And yes,  I did use 11 different snowflake stamps!

Merry 5

As for the Testimony, my journaling is about Christmas (winter holiday) and is inspired by the word “season.”

Merry 4

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).


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