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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Our Journey - CSI Case File No.161

Dear all...
hope this week brings you nothing but good. Well, another food for thought,"No great thing is created suddenly...." And here's the next case file from CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration) with Case File No.161
this month's sponsors (in alphabetical order):
Creative Embellishments is an online store that sells trendy scrapbooking embellishments, including chipboard, wood veneer, flair, and stamps. They ship internationally. Be sure to visit the Creative Embellishments blog for oodles of inspiration from their design team. Creative Embellishments is donating a gift certificate to their store.
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We're excited to welcome back The Dusty Attic, CSI's very first sponsor!
The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned and operated Laser Cutting business, which designs and manufactures craft items and embellishments.

Starting in July 2009 and located in Perth, Western Australia, we are proud to be able to make our mark on the scrapbooking and craft industry with our great range of products. We are continually designing so we can bring  our customers new and fresh designs. We love seeing what creations our customers have made. And we also love to hear your feedback, as this helps us with new ideas and creations. Visit the Dusty Attic blog for beautiful inspiration  from their design team.
Dusty Attic is donating $100 store credit for the winner to purchase their beautiful chipboard of your choice!
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About Lindy’s Stamp Gang
Lindy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more!
Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki!
Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes!
 Lindy's Stamp Gang is donating a $40 gift certificate!
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We're delighted to have our generous permanent sponsor Scrapbook Fantasies serve as a main sponsor this month!
Scrapbook Fantasies  is a Scrapbooking, Papercrafts, Art and Mixed Media store opened in November 2002 in Gladstone, Queensland.  The well stocked store receives new stock daily, and supports a boutique style online store here.  The owner Alicia runs Weekly Challenges and many other competitions giving away over $250 dollars in prizes and store vouchers every month.  The Gallery  hosts thousands of customer creations, and is available for viewing without login. Parcels are posted within Australia at a flat $8 or the actual postage rate (whichever is the lesser), or FREE for orders over $100.
Check out the beautiful prize pack Scrapbook Fantasies is donating:
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As always, we're grateful to have our generous permanent sponsor, Flying Unicorn...it’s about One of a Kind. ...it’s about One of a Kind. They offer an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest and greatest and includes an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing! Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot and happening place which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques and friendships that last! They also have a blog and a Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!
Flying Unicorn is donating their kit of the month to one lucky player. Check out the beautiful April  kit:
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And we are so happy to have Scrapbook Fantasies as another permanent sponsor. Scrapbook Fantasies is donating a prize of beautiful embellishments each week to our Star Witness.  Scrapbook Fantasies is a Scrapbooking, Papercrafts and Mixed Media business opened in November 2002 in Gladstone, Queensland.  The well stocked store receives new stock daily, and supports a boutique style online store here.  The owner Alicia Redshaw runs Weekly Challenges and many other competitions giving away over $250 dollars in store vouchers every month.  The Gallery  hosts thousands of customer creations, and is available for viewing without login. Parcels are posted within Australia at a flat $6.50 or the actual postage rate (whichever is the lesser), or FREE for orders over $100.  International parcels are posted at the actual postage rate. 
And my layout for that...
The Color Scheme : Carmine Red, Banana Yellow, Dark Midnight Blue, Powdery White and Apricot.
The Evidence : Circles, Clock, Wet Medium, Triangles and Stars.
The Testimony : I documented our journey when we met in London. Our very first journey together. The quote said,"When I met you I found me." We were both once working in London. We knew each other through a friend. Actually, we weren't supposed to meet at all, as I planned to go back to Indonesia and he was to Germany. But somehow by fate, we met each other. We took this picture in Heathrow airport, it was his last day in London.
This time, after I did gesso to my white paper, I sprayed it with Dylusions Ink Spray - London Blue, Postbox Red and Black Marble, and Distress Ink Refill Ink - Wild Honey. To match the color scheme, I mixed London Blue as well as Postbox Red with Black Marble, so the colors weren't too bright. I did some structure paste with my circle stencil, once dried I glued my chipboards 'clock' to where they should be. I started mixed the sequins and the glass beads with Mod Podge and I sprinkle all over my page and around the clocks too. I then sprinkled the same sprays I used for my background to create more colors...  
I would like to join Scrap Africa with the Sketch Challenge No.38 below
Hope you like what I did and thank you for stopping by... Hugs, Merry

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous page!!!
    Love the splashes!!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!
    Xoxo

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  2. Oh nice!!!! Love the splashes and the colours. Great pic. Love the memories. Thanks for playing with at Scrap Africa.

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  3. Such a fun layout! Love the mixed media background, the colours and all the detail. Thank you for playing at Scrap Africa.

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  4. stunning!Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap Africa.
    xoxo, Asica

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  5. Gorgeous page Merry and that background is so textured and beautiful! Love the photo and sentiment too! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

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  6. A gorgeous mixed media page and lovely quote. Thanks for playing at Scrap Africa :)

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  7. Oh wow, this is stunning! I love all of the texture and colors. Thank you so much for sharing and playing along with us at Scrap Africa. http://ericahoughton.blogspot.com/

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