CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration turned one this month, and we've been celebrating with fun and festivities all month long. But what's a birthday party without presents?
We are rounding out CSI's birthday celebration with a huge pile of presents! The talented and very generous CSI design team, aka the CSI Detectives, have prepared special blog posts for you this week, and all you have to do is leave a comment on participating design team members' blogs for a chance to receive a present from them! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you'll have to receive a gift!
We also have the brand-new company Blue Fern Studios joining our blog hop! Our very own Detective Michele Singh is the designer of this company's beautiful chipboard, and we are delighted to have Blue Fern Studios join us to celebrate our birthday on the month they were introduced to the world!
The CSI Birthday Presents Blog Hop will run from January 25 - 29. Winners will be announced in our Full Disclosure (Announcements) Forum the following week. A newsletter will go out to members once this announcement is posted.
Here is a list of the blogs you will want to visit:
Visit all or as many blogs as you want- you choose
become a follower of my blog (if you are not already )
and leave a comment to have a chance at winning this beautiful pack of
IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS CHIPBOARD KAISER RIBBON my gift to you .
BELOW IS MY LAYOUT
how I solved this case file
' DELIGHT '
plain cardstock, dangle something (heart) , string, dashed lines TESTIMONY
Baden and I often take time out and spend a weekend at a B & B . How wonderful to wake in the morning and be served breakfast in bed. I love to savour my first cup of tea in the morning - mmm tastes delicious. SIGH xoxo
MY HANDY TIPS
The heart is a found item ...
I altered this metal heart by adding some ink and then sanding off sections to make it look rustic and aged.
Tim Holtz metal key plate - brush with white texture paste/ allow to dry then add ink and sand lightly to create the aged look and feel .
Tear pieces of washi tape and add randomly to your page .
I created the funky arrows by cutting from patterned paper .
Layering papers and elements creates interest and also uses up tiny scraps of paper .
Adding an element over the photo draws the eye to a focal point e.g. THE TEA CUP .
Text Stamps make an easy, quick and fabulous title.
handy tip to REMEMBER when following a color palette --
I may choose to only use a small amount of one color.
example - here I have added the red down each side . Sometimes I may only use a brad or two..
Good luck and hope you are a lucky winner of one of the give away gifts ..
I will be announcing the winner on my blog next week
and all the winners will be informed BY EMAIL and listed on the CSI site .