6 posts categorized "CSI "

Live! CSI Case 265

Hey everyone!

It's time for the first Case File of November for CSI - Color Stories Inspiration!
 
So here we go with Case File 265
 
 
 
Here is the case file:

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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.
 
 
Here is my layout:
 
CSI 265
 
Here is how I solved the case:
 
I used the color scheme and some of the evidence. I went with flowers, glitter, stripes, frames, label and something transparent. Gosh, I didn't realize I did so many.
 
I used Prima Rossi Belle to create my layout. I used a photo of me on my birthday this year. It was the inspiration for the "LIVE" title.  I really loved working with this color scheme, these are my favorite colors. 
 
   
 
 We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
 
The deadline for completing this Case File is November 30th, 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.
 
 
 

We're so excited to have twelve generous sponsors this month! Our sponsors are among the best in the crafting industry, offering unique and trendy products. CLICK HERE to read more about these generous sponsors and the prizes they're donating.
November 2018 sponsors
 

 
CASE FILE CLUES 
Choose as few or as many as you are inspired to use!
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVIDENCE
  • Stripes
  • Checker pattern
  • Frames
  • Flower
  • Cat or other animal
  • Book pages/text print
  • Label
  • Something transparent
  • Arrows
  • Metal
  • Puffy stickers
  • Black and white photos
  • Triangles
  • Something shiny
  • Use both gold and silver accents
  • Glitter
  • Rub-ons
TESTIMONY (JOURNALING IDEAS)
  • Topic: Document something about home
  • Prompt Idea: Choose one of these 100 random questions.
  • Presentation: Frame your journaling
  • Writing Format: Write a 6-word memoir
  • Inspiration Words: epic, fabulous, vogue
THE SCHEME
  • 228.160.175 -carnation pink
  • 246.214.225 – pale pink
  • 255.255.255 - bright white
  • 209.205.199 – light gray
  • 16.14.25 - black
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today! 
 
 Happy scrapping!
 
Kim

Enjoy: CSI case 259

Hey everyone!

It's time for the first Case File of August for CSI - Color Stories Inspiration!
 
So here we go with Case File 25
 
 
 
Here is the case file:



 
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.
 
 
Here is my layout:
CSI Case 259
 
  
 
 
 We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
 
The deadline for completing this Case File is Monday, August31, 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.
 
 
 

We're so excited to have thirteen generous sponsors this month! Our sponsors are among the best in the crafting industry, offering unique and trendy products. CLICK HERE to read more about these generous sponsors and the prizes they're donating.
 

 
 
 
CASE FILE CLUES 
Choose as few or as many as you are inspired to use!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVIDENCE
  • Map pattern
  • Text pattern
  • Patterned paper with a hand-drawn look 
  • Solid white background
  • Speech bubbles
  • Architectural elements
  • Transportation 
  • Travel-themed elements
  • Trees
  • Food elements
  • Cursive/brush/ hand drawn fonts
  • Flags
  • Straws
  • Triangles
  • Stamping
  • Design your layout as a map
TESTIMONY (JOURNALING IDEAS)
  • Topic: Document a trip, vacation, getaway, daytrip, outing, etc.
  • Prompt Idea: Get inspired at Sunday Stealing.
  • Presentation: put your journaling in speech bubbles.
  • Writing Format: Write your story as dialogue.
  • Inspiration Words: hello, thanks, good
THE SCHEME
  • 255.255.251 – bright white
  • 23.200.218 – bright sky blue
  • 255.149.87 – medium muted orange
  • 177.221.224 – powder blue
  • 30.30.30 - black
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today! 
 
 Happy scrapping!
 
Kim
 
 
 
 

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
Woodgrain
Polka Dots
Stars
 
Now for some close ups:
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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.
 
 
 

We're so excited to have twelve generous sponsors this month! Our sponsors are among the best in the crafting industry, offering unique and trendy products. CLICK HERE to read more about these generous sponsors and the prizes they're donating.
 

 
 
 
CASE FILE CLUES 

THE SCHEME 
  • 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
EVIDENCE 
  • 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!
 
Kim
 
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CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration and Swirlydoos

Did you know that Swirlydoos is a monthly prize sponsor for CSI:challenge?

Yep, They have been all year and the DT occasionally plays along with the challenges. Well this month we once again joined in. The case file was a beautiful neutral palette.

 

CSI is changing the rules up a bit. You can now be inspired by just the scene or you can use the above evidence and testimony. Either way, you still have to use the color scheme to start your layout.

Before I show you my layout, let me tell you how was inspired to create it. I used the case file as my inspiration starting with the evidence (choosing 3 clues). My 3 clues are flowers/leaves, string and fussy cutting. Those tickets layered under my photo were fussy cut from an ephemera sheet.

I also took some inspiration from the scene. In the bottom left corner is some block writing, I thought that writing looked the same as the writing on the title block I used. 

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I created a rustic layout with this neutral palette. I just loved the colors, they had a serene, nature type feel to me. I used papers from 49 and Market, chipboard from Creative embellishments and just some random flowers. I used the Prima rust paste on the chipboard to try and mimic the tree bark in the photo. I think it turned out pretty good.

Don't miss your chance to enter this fun challenge and win some amazing prizes. You might just win the GC to Swirlydoos and you can pick up one of our amazing kits.

 

That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

DT-KIM


Swirlydoos and CSI: Color Stories Inspiration #222

Hey Guys, Swirlydoos is now monthly prize sponsor for CSI, Color Stories Inspiration !!  The design team is playing along with the current challenge.

Here is the case #222:

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I used all of the colors in some form or fashion, although my blue turned out a bit darker than I would have liked.  As evidences, I used pearls, something fuzzy, decorative border, flowers and leaves. I used more than the 3 minimum, lol.
And as testimony, I used a haiku and added jewels to my journaling spot. 

Here is my layout:

CSI 222

Just about everything on this layout is from the Swirlydoos store. Other items are for past kits. 

 

I had a lot of fun doing this challenge. It really took me out of my comfort zone but isn't that what a challenge is suppose to do. I hope this has inspired you to give it a try.

 

Thanks for stopping by. 

That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

DT-KIM


Untitled with Creative Embellishment and CSI #212 By Kim

Hey Guys, Creative Embellishments  is sponsor of several investigations from CSI, Color Stories Inspiration !!  Here is the case #212.

CS1 212

 

I used all of the colors in some form or fashion.  As evidences, I used flowers, shiny gold elements, corners and liquid pearls. I used more than the 3 minimum, lol.
And as testimony, I used some line notebook paper and wrote my journaling in list form. It's kind of hard to see since It is buried under my layers. 

Here is my layout:

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some close ups:

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I used the leafy corner flourish set. I embossed it with some aged embossing powder. It's a two-toned powder that gives it an aged look. 

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I had a lot of fun doing this challenge. It really took me out of my comfort zone but isn't that what a challenge is suppose to do. I hope this has inspired you to give it a try.

 

Thanks for stopping by. 

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