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CSI -Color Stories Inspiration Case #245

Hey everyone!

It's time for the first Case File of the New Year for CSI - Color Stories Inspiration!
It is also my first case on the CSI Design Team.
I am so excited to be here among these amazing designers. 
So here we go with Case File 245
CSI reveal 245
Here is the case file:

245 copy
And--have you heard?--we've got a brand-new twist on our challenge! We're calling it Freestyle, and it's tailor-made for everyone. Like the old, traditional way we've had our challenges? We've still got the traditional clues, which you can find at the bottom. Want to try something new? Freestyle the challenge by interpreting the Case File Scene any way you'd like. Or, combine the traditional with the Freestyle and pick and choose the clues you want. No minimum requirements because CSI is all about inspiration and telling your stories YOUR way.
Remember to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this reveal post for RGB codes, color descriptions, and more detailed explanations of the Evidence and Testimony prompts.
I used the color scheme and threw in some of the evidence. Here is the evidence I used: 
Distressed solid background paper
Polka Dots
Now for some close ups:

I used Authentique "Strong" Collection for this layout.
Crop 1
I used a mix of Prima and Petaloo flowers for this. That clock is a Prima resin piece. I hoard my resin pieces, as I love them so.
Crop 2
I have so much chipboard, I try to use at least 1 piece on every layout. These pieces are by Creative embellishments.
The swirls were simply painted. The star frame was first painted with clear gesso then misted with 2 different colors to get the greenish black color.
We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
The deadline for completing this Case File is Wednesday, January 31, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Be sure to link your layout using the link tool in the sidebar on the CSI blog, and mention the Evidence and Testimony clues you used. Also, please title your link with your name and country. Follow the link below for the CSI Blog.

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  • 29.49.48 – greenish black
  • 254.255.241 – off white
  • 183.211.189 – celadon color
  • 235.173.38 – mustard yellow
  • 132.131.83 – khaki green
  • Distressed solid background paper, like BasicGrey
  • Woodgrain
  • Polka dots
  • Bunting/banners
  • Moon, stars
  • Triangles
  • Trees
  • Mountains
  • Lights/lamps
  • Winter elements
  • Moose or other animal
  • String
  • Houses/other architectural elements
  • Flags
  • Dashed lines
  • distressing
TESTIMONY (Journaling ideas)
  • Topic: Document a winter activity
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a January writing prompt.
  • Presentation: Put your journaling behind a window.
  • Writing Format: 6-word memoir.
  • Inspiration Words: night, active, shine
Thanks for stopping by today! 
Happy New Year and Happy scrapping!
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