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Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Shocking Truth

Hello blog friends! It's Patty here with my latest layout for the 
CSI Design team.  Speaking of the design team, did you know that there is a design team call currently? It is a great opportunity for people who have participated in our challenges!

We have a lot of wonderful prizes over at CSI. Challenge winners will receive very nice gifts, so be sure to check it out 

This layout is my second entry for the Blue Fern Studios March challenge. Fingers crossed! There are more than 30 participants this month. 

Didn't CSI come up with a stunning color palette here? They always have great color schemes, but this one is stunning!

I can't say enough good things about the embossing powder by Blue Fern Studio. All you need to do is apply the chipboard with Ranger Perfect Medium, then sprinkle the powder on top and heat emboss. This powder heats quickly and more than one surface texture can be achieved, giving more variety. I love to use more than one color per piece, and this company is adding more new colors all the time. 

Techniques for this layout include embossing, painting, paper folding, stamping, fussy cutting and stencil work. In the photo below, you can see where I used BFS paper, scored and  folded it, then cut strips. Next, I spritzed it with paint and last, I used a dark brown ink pad to make specific areas a little darker to better match the color scheme for Case File 196.  



Blue Fern Studios paper, chipboard, stamp and           embossing powder
Color Box ink
Crafter's Workshop template
Liquitex modeling paste
Petaloo flowers
Prima spray paint and spark plug embelishment
Stampendous embossing powder 
StazOn ink

It is that time of year when pranksters seem to be most active with their scheming and conniving for April Fools Day! I decided to scrapbook a layout about something funny my daughter did a few years ago. I thought the photo was hilarious and have been wanting to feature this in a layout since she first shared it with me. The journaling reads, "Honey, what a funny photo of a prank you played on your friends at their party! With your hair wild and fluffy after a day of swimming in their pool, you were quite a sight to behold, coming out of the dryer! They must have laughed out loud when they saw you!"

Thank you to all who view here. See you next time!  


  1. What vibrant layout! Love all the amazing colors and the ways you have used our embossing powder. Glad to have you join us (again) for our sketch challenge this month!

    1. As always, I appreciate your visits and comments, Valerie!

    2. As always, I appreciate your visits and comments, Valerie!

  2. This is awesome, Patty. Great page and hilarious photo.

    1. Thanks, Sandi. You're so kind. I talked to Liz about the journaling....she jokingly suggested, "Does this dryer make my rear look big?".

  3. What a silly girl....such a beauty, too! Love this fun page and deep autumn colors. The chipboard looks cool. <3