Saturday, December 7, 2013

Guest Designing for CSI: Color, Stories & Inspiration!

Hey there!  I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer for CSI: Color, Stories and Inspiration this month!  I was so thrilled when Debbi contacted me and asked me to be her guest for December.  The first Case File for the month is SO awesome...check it out!

Here's what I came up with.  Aside from using the given color scheme, I used several of the Evidence pieces.  I used frames, silver accents, circles and something transparent.  It's so fun going down the list to see how many you can incorporate!  You only have to use two.  For the Testimony, I journaled in cursive.

My circles were made using a template and modeling paste.  I outlined them with watercolor pencils and a black pen.  I added lots of layers behind my photo, including a piece of blue vellum.  I used some awesome transparent frames from Pebbles, some washi tape, and I even added green flock and glitter to an old chipboard butterfly I had sitting around collecting dust.  I haven't used flock in years!


I added some buttons to the page as well...they add such great dimension.

Lots going on in this corner.  That grey dotted paper is actually packaging from something.  I cut that cute frame on my Cameo.  It was actually cut for another project, but it was too small for it.  So I made it work for this one because it was the perfect color!  That green and cream button was randomly laying on my desk.  I added in some grey that stuff!

I added in some black thread.  I love the messy and disheveled look it gives.


Some close-ups of the modeling paste...


This butterfly turned out really cool.. He feels fuzzy to the touch!


You should check out CSI if you haven't already...every Friday there's a new Case File to crack.  I'll be back with two more throughout the month!

Have a great weekend!


  1. This is awesome! I love the modeling paste, and the little bits of random string and twine and the sparkly butterfly wing popping out...and that picture is SO CUTE!!!

  2. Congrats on guest designing with CSI, Missy!! And you did an amazing job! Love how you used the color scheme, and that gorgeous branch pattern in the background! The frame around the photo is so cute, and the butterfly wing peeking out is so fun!