Hi Creative Embellishments Fans! Sarah here and I’m sharing a layout I created for CSI: Colors, Story, Inspiration Case File #123 using the gorgeous Graphic 45 Artisan Style collection papers and a fantastic chipboard arch by Creative Embellishments.
Here’s how I’ve “solved the case”: The colours in the Artisan Style collection were absolutely perfect for this case file and I loved the triangular element to the roofs of the buildings on the paper. I started by brushing some heavy white gesso on the background page in the shape I wanted for my layout arrangement. I used a Martha Stewart scalloped edge punch and a ribbon-cut banner to create the foundation for my layering – all the papers were edged with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy. I added washi tape with numbers and in a tape measure pattern. I also added some vellum to the large fussy cut behind the photo to create a little spot for my journalling card. My journalling is in the form of a numbered list and is about the first tropical vacation my husband and I took together.
I added the gorgeous Creative Embellishments chipboard Archway Style 2 in my layering to play up the architectural elements of the layout and draw more attention to the large fussy cut holding the photo. I mixed acrylic paint to get a light green colour to match the colour in the Case File Palette and then inked the edges of the chipboard piece with the Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Here is a close-up and some angles so you can see all the dimension and details.