Thursday, August 8, 2013

CSI and Scrap365 Collaboration! Case File #S365-1

Lots going on over at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration this month!  One exciting announcement is a new collaboration with Scrap365, the UK's biggest and best scrapbooking magazine.  Now, CSI will have a Scrap365 case file every other month, to coincide with the publication of the latest issue of Scrap365.   Congrats to CSI for the feature in this month's issue!  Now, on to the case file.  

Here is my layout.  The journaling is on the back of the page and talks about having the opportunity, during a recent train ride from Boston to Northern MA, to really "see" my daughter, without distraction.  Hence, the title..."Today I See You."  :-)

And here are some close-ups and info on the process of creating this page. Credit must be given to SannaLippert and her fabulous ScrapFriends tutorial on creating layered stampedbackgrounds.  I have been wanting to incorporate this technique for some time, and this proved to be the perfect opportunity.    (Be sure to scroll to the bottom to watch Sana's awesome video showing the process of creating a layered stamp background.  Being able to actually watch an artist's process is so incredibly helpful when trying to learn new techniques.)

I used a lot of elements received in my spring/summer Citrus Twist kits, such as the washi tape, little velum sailboat, vintage jewel brad and flair button.  I also grabbed some old supplies that weren't getting much love, like the scrap of leftover doily, and the rub-on "I see..."

Because the black and shadowing of the photo is so dramatic, I tried to pull a lot of black in throughout the page.  My Tim Holtz stamps and masks came in handy, but not in the traditional way.  Instead of using the actual stamps, I fussy-cut the plastic printed place markers that come in the stamp kits, to mark where each stamp gets stored.  Then I did the same with the plastic masking place markers and just glued them all on the page.  I liked the texture and the deep hue of the black that the plastic images produced on the page.

And, as promised, here is Sanna's awesome video tutorial. Thanks for stopping by!  


  1. Just FABULOUS & you're are spot on with Sanna - she is amazingly talented & inspirational ... You have done a great job here... Love it:):)

  2. Fabulous and I love the vid... I agree it does help when you see it in action. I love that you cut out the acetate bird too... nothing like re-cycling. I love this layout so much and it is not just the layout but the story. It is such an ah-ha moment when you realise that for the first time in a long time that you are really SEEING something or someone. Love this Shawna... love your style :D xoxo