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:
- The 1st layer is stamped in black and heat embossed with embossing powder on off-white card stock.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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*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).
*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).
*Thread: Coats & Clark.
*Decorative edge scissors: Darice.
*Adhesive: Scotch ATG 714, and Aleens' Tacky Glue.