Thursday, August 15, 2013

Let the Sunshine In

Boys rule....what can I say? Especially the ones that are too cute for words. I created this layout for Case File 134 over at CSI. That's Color, Stories, Inspiration for those of you who are just now following me.  
Every second week of the month a sketch is provided  at CSI by the wonderful Emma Straface and everyone wishing to participate has to create a layout through their eyes, and inspired by Emma's sketch.

Techniques used here are border punching, inking, fussy cutting, machine stitching, and 3-D work.  

Another technique used is masking, which gives the layout a lot of texture and pattern. I used one stencil for the background circles and a second stencil with modeling paste to get the desired texture.  

Also, I doodled on the elements so they would have added interest.

You can see more of the 3-D work here and how it causes everything that is popped up to stand out!

Supplies used:

Bo Bunny On the Go Collection paper
EK Success border punch
Liquitex modeling paste
Little Yellow Bicycle Splash Collection paper
     and diecuts
Prima wooden button and heart, white metal
     frame, mask, color bloom mist
Recollections Foam Adhesive Circles
Stampabilities Pigment Ink
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz layering
Studio Callico wooden chevrons and word
From my stash: baker's twine, marker, navy

Thanks for taking a peek! See you next time.


  1. Just wanted to pop over here and see what materials you used. It seems that the little planes could be ? Little yellow bicycle. How old is Lee in these photos? He seems to be wearing clothes similar to the ones my sons did in the 70's. Soo darn cute!

    1. Hi Helen! Yes, the planes are from Little Yellow Bicycle. I had three pages of the pp with these planes on them. I often purchase two or three pages if I think I might want to do pop up work. About Lee.....I think he was about three in this picture. I dressed him in little preppy clothes! LOL

      Thanks for stopping by, Helen.

  2. Wow, a perfect page! Lots of work here, but looks like fun!

  3. What a sweet, cheery page! Love the airplanes and sewing, Patty. You are certainly a detail person! Love it. xo