Friday, July 13, 2012

We are Family!

This weeks colors were OUT of this WORLD!  You have to come play along over at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.  We are into week two with our sponsor this month, Echo Park Papers.  So you still have time to play along and be entered for a chance to win!

I am using EP's paper collection, Note to Self.  All of the papers, stickers ad chippies coordinated so well with this weeks Case File.  When I spied the spiral graph pattern paper, it brought to mind a Face Book conversation I read from a friend, so I had to use this in her honor!  ;)  I also tucked in scraps from MME, 7 Gypsie, Prima and even Martha Stewart.
Another thing I used was another fabulous sketch from Sketch Savvy!  Susan's sketch #92 was perfect for showing just how many times one has to try to get a decent picture of our family.

The evidence I used in Case File #28 consists of:
Circles:  The spiral graph inspired patterened paper by EP, the Doily by MS, the "photo-matic" sticker by EP.   Even the half circle scalloped sticker strip.... there are circles represented everywhere.
Repeat an Element:  Your first thought was circles huh?  I used numbers.  Again on the papers, the Prima wood accent ticket, the 7 Gypsie tag, the MME cent tag.
Use Chalk, Ink etc. to create shadows:   I attempted this, but it doesn't photograph well at all.  I inked the edges of my torn paper on the left.  I inked the doily with two distress inks; allowing the brown to go onto the background paper a touch.
Mimic the chocolate chips:   I scattered some "Dew Drops" around, that I recolored with my Copic markers to better match the tones of the case file.
Put something upside down:   Did you find it??  It's the MME 5 Cent tag.  :D

My testimony was inspired by the prompt:  Document something silly/wacky/crazy.   My pull down tag shares like I said above, it takes soo many attempts to get family pictures.  It's my son's graduation day and my hubby is acting like a goober.  Erin is Miss Attentive and Sarah refused to be photographed.  It's like pulling eye teeth.  Sigh.

 So there you have it... another reveal over at CSI.  If you get to play along, be sure to share your layout at Echo Park's Facebook Page.. tell them you're playing along at CSI and thank them for being a Great sponsor!!  :D


Tracie Johnson said...

I love this page. You're technique is so beautiful. I can learn a lot from you. I love how these pictures make the viewer get a sense of everyone's personality! Nicely done!

Papel Scissors said...

or as Granny says in the new Ice Age movie...We Are Ham and Cheese :) Beautiful creativity as always! I was unsure about this line from EP but you did a GREAT job with it.

Shaunery said...

You two are the sweetest things. You have me blushing. Thank you so much for your kind words. We'll have to hook up in the future for some fun.

Susan Stringfellow said...

LOL! I just love this, S! It's nice to know that I am not the only one who has a family like this. I would need spots for about 20 silly photos though. Great use of that collection. Totally makes me want to copy it. I love those papers.

marilyn said...

Fabulous layout. Love the bunny ears...and love how you clustered elements.

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