Thursday, March 8, 2012

CSI: Case File No.9

Title: Quirky Kid

This layout has been created for the CSI Case File No.9 prompt.

Here's the 'inspiration board' I had to work with...
I was really inspired by the case photo of the hot air balloon, and set out to duplicate them in a form of triple stamped, and layered dimensional embellishments.

Below is the technique of how I made the hot air balloons:

*I've used a hot air balloon stamp by Studio Calico.
  1. The 1st layer is stamped in black and heat embossed with embossing powder on off-white card stock.
  2. Next, since I did not have pink-red striped patterned paper, I had to improvise and stamp with a striped rubber stamp to make my own striped patterned paper.
  3. After stamping the stripes with red-pink dye ink, I again stamped the hot air balloon image over the stripes, and heat embossed it with black powder.
  4. Finally, I simply cut out the circular balloon shape, popped it on dimensional foam dots and placed it over the first stamped layer. And now you have a 3D accent to add dimension to your page!

*The single topmost (smaller) hot air balloon is a chipboard by Imaginarium Designs. I 'dressed it up' with creamy white paint, glitter stamping, and coloring with a blue glitter pen, and also a gold-leafing pen. 

About the journaling:
This page presented me with a dilemma; The design of it claimed its 'white space' on the left side, and demanded that I do not fill it up. However, there was a substantial story I needed to tell about a recent event.
My solution has been a reliable one in quite a few situations such as this - type the journaling on a separate piece of card stock, staple a 'pull' tab, and place it behind the layout in the album's page protector. This method lets me tell the whole story without having to cut it short for a preset journaling spot, or the design limitations imposed on me by the available space left on the layout. This way I get to play and get carried away with design of the layout, but also guarantee that the story is recorded in its entirety.

Thank you all for visiting and commenting!
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Supply List:
*Cardstock: The Paper Company.
*Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye (base); Die Cuts with a View (black script).
*Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs (smaller hot air balloon).
*Transparency: 7gypsies.
*Sentiment trim: K & Company.
*Alphabet and number stickers: October Afternoon ('kid'), Creative Imaginations ('6').
*Stamps: Studio Calico (hot air balloon), Inque Boutique (stripes), Inkadinkado ('Quirky' and bird), Darice (polka dot).
*Stamping ink: ColorBox (black and blue), Close to My Heart (red-pink).
*Embossing powder: Ranger Industries.
*Stamping glue pad: Tsukineko.
*Glitter: Martha Stewart Crafts.
*Rhinestones & dimensional adhesive foam: Darice.
*Screens and spray mist: Tattered Angels.
*Brads: Recollections by Michael's stores (tiny blue stars).
*Pens: Kuretake ZIG Millennium (black); Sakura (blue glitter); Sailor (gold).
*Paint: DecoArt.
*Thread: Coats & Clark.
*Decorative edge scissors: Darice.
*Adhesive: Scotch ATG 714, and Aleens' Tacky Glue.


Miae said...

Irma this is such a beautiful page! Your journaling really spoke to me for I have a five year old who also sometimes seems last to be picked and of course when I hear that my heart hurts for her too. Thank you for sharing...

cat lacigale said...

this is a beautiful layout ! The colours and the balloons are great !

Puskis said...

Wow nuostabus darbelis!!! Tavo papurskimai visada taip gerai atrodo! Viskas taip uikiai suslieja, visuma tiesiog nuostabi!! Ir balionai aisku super, jauciu gyvai isvis gerai atrodo! Labai puikus darbas!

sandi said...

Oh wow! I love this! So very neat looking!

sarah martin said...

Irma, Im popping over from CSI. I saw your beautiful layout and hot air ballons there and had to pop over here for more details. The ballons are gorgeous and really worth the trouble you went to creat them.
The letter to your child touched my heart. You do have such a beautiful relationship. I hope that things improve with the school children soon

Remini said...

nuostabus darbelis... kaip visada :P
labai patinka tavo nuotraukos... ex, o apie darbelio detales ir atlikimą išvis tyliu... super. man šitas labai labai :)

Ignas said...

Nuostabus skrebukas! Spalvos, nuotrauka, aprasymas. Sekmes konkurse :))

dalijablog said...

Irma, kokia už širdies griebianti istorija, kokia vertybe kad tu ją taip sugebejai įamžinti. Tik parodo kokia tu gera, rūpestinga mylinti Mama, kaip gali susikaupti ir rasti laiko visame gyvenimo surmulyje visa tai ne tik suskrebinti bet ir aprašyti!
Tavo vaikai užaugs ir tokį 'lobį' turės - skrebukus, užrašus. Šaunuolė!
O skrebukas zinoma, tiesiog nuostabus. Patiko toks paslaptingas melynumas.

Agneja said...

Patinka man tavo skrebukai, visi iki vieno ;)
Pavydziu, kad moki taip graziai destyt mintis ir parasyt tokius ilgus laiskus savo vaikams;)

Neringa said...

Kaip aš čia jį buvau praleidusi??? Patiko tavoji CSI užduoties interpretacija, nuostabūs oro balionai (bet ir kantrybės reikėjo), padrąsinantis mylinčios mamos laiškas. :)

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Jurgita said...

Tavo geriausiais iš visų pateiktų darbų ...
Nuotraukos tame dangaus mėlynumo hamake ... nerealios :)

Živilė said...

Ogi praleidau nepakomentavusi sita tavo skrebuka! Niu ka as galiu pasakyti, si karta skrebuka man apnese tavo laiskas. Labai sujaudino ir suzavejo... Kaip gera turetu buti, zinant, kad tarp judvieju yra toks rysys. Ir koks brangus Mariukui turetu buti ateityje sitas tavo laiskas. Noreciau moketi kada nors parasyti tokius grazius laiskus savo vaikams.

Živilė said...

hehe, o apie skrebuka nieko nebepasakiau :) Labiausiai patiko, kaip dryzuotu oro balionu rastas atitiko hamako (?) rasta. O ir siaip labai svajinga nuotaika man dvelkia sitas loliukas. Grazu :)

Aiva said...

Šitas skrebukas man labai labai patiko! Tokios spalvos gražios, nuotrauka, balionai... Nemoku jo pakomentuot, tiesiog labai labai patinka visas.
P.S. Gaila, nesuprantu laiško, na bet asmeniškai užklausiu, jei ką. ;)

Kimberly Kett said...

Hugs to you and hugs to him! I have goosebumps from the journaling! Thanks for sharing something so special. He'll find his place soon I'm sure, he's got a great Mama to guide him ;)