Color Challenge: Color Story Inspiration with a Sketch Twist (CSI Case File #118)

 CSI Case file No. 118: 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. And this week they threw in an extra twist by adding a sketch.


Case Solved- The Layout: I love  bright color schemes but the bright red with the soft seafoam green and yellow kinda sorta threw me for a second. But as I have said before, sometimes the inspiration comes from the pictures. The pictures here are of me feeling confident and happy wearing a fun red dress with some teal and red applique flowers. SO bam- I was able to connect the red with the other soft colors. Picture- check.  So now patterned paper. As I was going threw my stash I came across this pretty floral from Basic Grey’s Freshly Picked collection. Patterned Paper-Check. But ahh ease up there killer- neither the pictures NOR the background floral paper had that element of yellow required for the color scheme. I know I needed enough soft yellow to draw the eye but without distracting or seeming like a last minute thought forced into the layout. So…. drumming fingers on craft table.. A HA! I pulled out this beautiful bokeh paper from Glitz that had all of the colors in the scheme. That patterned paper paired with a small cut from a yellow gingham My Mind’s Eye patterned paper did the trick. I also tucked and smattered other yellow elements like the small butterflies and yellow vellum under my pictures to make the color scheme and design look cohesive.

Drink Up Cover


Evidence: I had to be a little more clever with the evidence this time around- (1) Jewels- on the butterflies and the mini pink flowers (2) Hearts- Patterned paper on the scallops and the vertical piece (3) Arrows- Pointed chevrons (4) Fabric- Peekaboo tulle under the pictures (5) Fibers- Sewing on the layout (6) Pockets- The journaling is tucked in aenvelope pocket.

Drink Up 2

Drink Up 1

Drink Up 3

Testimony: I was able to hit two elements. I tucked my journaling in a pocket and my journaling was inspired by the word “confidence.” Because of the personal nature of the journaling I am keeping it tucked in the envelope so I can pull it out to remind myself that everyday I should choose happiness.

Thanks for stopping by. More to come. Celia


Title: Today-Choose Happiness. Cardstock: Neenah Classic Crest (Solar White); Core’dinations (Lei Flower, Polar Ice, Pastel Yellow. Primary Yellow). Patterned Paper: Basic Grey-Fresh Cut (Violet Garden); Glitz- Hello Friend (Stripe, Bokeh); Tim and Beck (Item #SC10022); Fancy Pants- The Good Life (Good Times); Cosmo Cricket- Salt Air (Deck Chairs); My Mind’s Eye-Follow Your Heart (Be Amazing)- Collectable (6×6 paper pad); Crate Paper- Close Knit (6×6 paper pad); Carta Bella- Alphabet Junction (6×6 paper pad). Stamps: Heartfelt Creations (Majestic Morning, Vintage Morning); Stampin Up (Secret Garden). Die Cut & Punches: Silhouette Design (Today You #15144); Heartfelt Creations (Majestic Blooms); Penny Black (Dancing Leaves); Hero Arts (Long and Cute Tag); Stampin Up (Secret Garden, 3/8 Circle punch, Chevron Border punch, Decorative Label punch); EK Success (Embossed Curve, ½ Circle punch); Marvy Uchida (5/8 Circle punch, Petite Butterfly punch); Fiskars (Small Flower punch); Recollections (Mini Flower punch); Studio G (Mini Flower punch). Embossing Folder: Sizzix-Tim Holtz Alterations (Bricked); Embellishments: Chic Tags (3/4 Card and Circle Diecut from Monthly Kit); Project Life (Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic); Studio Calico (Paper Clip); Two Peas in a Bucket (Flair); My Mind’s Eye (The Sweetest Thing- Brads; Find Your Wings and Fly Sky’s the Limit– Brads, Enamel Dots); American Crafts-Dear Lizzy Fifth & Frolic (Accent & Phrase Stickers); October Afternoon (Woodland Park-Tidbits); Prima (Anna Marie Sugardot Stickers); October Afternoon- Daily Flash (Eggnog Enamel Stickers); Doodlebug Design (Sprinkles Spring); Stampin Up (Jewel Basic); Queen & Company (Candy Shoppe Jellies); Misc. (Tulle Fabric). Markers: Copic (R20, R22, R29, Y13, Y15, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG70, BG72, BG75, Spica Buttermilk); Wink of Stella (White). Inks: Momento (Tuxedo Black).