Sunday, May 20, 2012

Little Snail in a Shell

On Friday night, a new Case File was revealed for CSI:  Color, Stories, Inspiration.  Case File #20 has a fun color scheme and some great elements to use as evidence this week.  I took a couple of photos of my little girl holding a tiny snail out in the yard, right before Debbi sent me the Case Files for the month of May, as my Special Investigator assignment.  When I saw this Case File, I knew right away that I would save these photos for this reveal.

See what I mean!!??  A perfect file to go along with these pics!!  :)  I used I actually used 8 out of the 11 elements, in the evidence portion this week and for my testimony, I put my journaling on top of something...the die cut spiral.  I also used some of the RGB codes this week to print my own patterned paper.  I set the RGB codes in my desktop publishing program, and then used some doodle fonts in word art to create the little circle border across the bottom of my page.  Michelle Singh, once of the CSI Investigators, also provides some amazing coordinates each week for the Case Files.  You can download the coordinates and use them digitally or traditionally, by printing them out.

So don't miss out on the fun this week.  Come over to CSI and upload your layout to the Gallery by Sunday, May 27.  

Products Used:

Cardstock & Brads:  The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper:  SEI & CSI Coordinates
Smooch Spritz:  Clear Snap
Thickers & Flair Button:  American Crafts
Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn


Jennifer said...

Your take on the challenge is terrific! Yes, the perfect photos! Love your border and your stitching is the perfect touch. Love this challenge and can't wait to work on it this week!

Lauren said...

What an adorable LO. I really like the way you created your own patterned paper. The snail button is adorable.

Lynette said...

This is so gorgeous. Do you think they will make those printable elements available at some stage? I think I need them:-D

Missy Whidden said...

I just love this page! I would never think those colors would look so good together, but they're perfect! I love the photos, and that little snail is so cute! I love the mushrooms and all the's all awesome!

Tina said... are right...these are a perfect match for the Case File! And I love your design...I am really diggin the large spiral and all the fun little spirals Looks so cute!

Angela said...

This is an awesome layout!! I love the pops of red against the green and kraft paper! There are so many other things I love about it too... The swirly background that you journaled along, the circle border, the little snail embellie, the way you fussy cut the leaves from that SEI paper, and the lovely stitching! I think you could take a picture of anything and make a great layout with it! This is FABULOUS!!!

Diana Waite said...

GREAT job! How fun that the pictures go RIGHT along with the challenge--AWESOME job!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeee those photos, the colors and love love love love all the circles!!!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Love your take on the challenge. The stitching, the neat journaling along the leaf lines, and the cute circles that you made from word creative!! A super CSI layout, love the sweet photos! Thanks for more great inspiration for my layouts!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

ok, now this is a new fave of mine, such a cute layout, love the circles underneath the photo, and the colors are perfect, great design Ashley!!