Friday, August 10, 2012

Down By the Sea


Here it is!  This weeks reveal over at CSI! Totally loving this Case File, but it's probably due to they're right in my comfort zone.  Let's get to it shall we?

I used the following evidence:
Stars - I used stars in the form of punched vellum and then stitched into a chain, a left over felt star from Creative Imagination Station,  and some left over bling sticker stars from Paper Studio.

Something translucent - I spritzed just about every sheet of paper w/ Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  I also used a circle of self stick glitter paper, which I learned is opaque/translucent.
Wet Medium - smears of white gesso
Something grainy - smears of "Sand Effects" in sand gold.  I also dropped seed pearls into the wet gesso, and the glitter paper has a gritty texture.

Textured paper - I created texture by coating a piece of Basic Grey with crackle medium.  I brushed it on one direction and allowed to dry.  Then I brushed it on again across the "grain" I had created.  Once it dried and crackled, I applied my TH Distress Stain in Broken China.   I also dragged gesso across another piece of BG to knock down the brightness of the pp.

Vellum - I punched stars from vellum and stitched together to create a chain.  I also ran a scrap thru my printer to create my title block, "Down by the Sea".  While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled clear embossing powders and set w/ my heat gun.

Dots - pp by Basic Grey
Soften the edges of my papers - using a distressing tool, I distressed all the edges of my block papers.

For my testimony, I documented a beach trip from our time up in Maine.  I created two journal tags to slip under the paper blocks.  One from TH kraft glassine paper & a 7 Gypsies tab.  Another from the kraft glassine and a tag by Creative Imagination Station. 
Tag #1 reads:
Beach Adventures
Amanda:  "Shaunery, you want to come with us to the beach?"
Me: "Sure!"

An hour long drive later, a wagon, a stroller, a cooler, an umbrella,
beach chairs, a gold retriever, loads of sun block, multiple
diaper bags...
Her two boys, Cobie & Casie
My two girls, Erin & Sarah
Another handful of her daycare kids, all toddlers, all in swim diapers.
We are finally unloaded and enjoying a day at the beach!
Absolute chaos, but so much fun!

Tag #2 reads:
Beach Activites
 ~ Explore tidal poos.  The kids always
were excited and fascinated!
~ Create sandcastles and dig moats
~ Devour Amanda's peanut butter &
fluff sandwiches
~ Splash, crawl, float and soak in the water
I took my sketch inspiration this week from, yup Sketch Inspiration!   I used this weeks sketch #332, however I did flip my title around.  Thanks Trisha for the motivator!  :D
That's all for this week, I hope you enjoyed!   Looking for colorful challenges and product prompts?  Come visit us at CSI!  Need a good sketch challenge?  Head over to see Trisha over at Sketch Inspiration!

5 comments:

Linda Jordan said...

Love your page!!! I especially love the stars you used, it's absolutely gorgeous. I just started playing at CSI inspiration today [I did 31 & 32], your work is definitely an inspiration!!

Linda
http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

Paula F.P. Simionato said...

Love all the stars....and transparecies.
xx

Valerie said...

Wow Shaunery! you don't make scrapbook pages, you make works of art! This layout is chalked full of techniques! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving some love!

marilyn said...

LOVE reading about how you created this work of art. Will definitely have to try out some of these techniques. WOW...this is gorgeous!

Sandy Trefger said...

Wow, oh WOW! Love this layout and all the textures and details. Just beautiful!
~Sandy
sandy's crafty creations

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