C.S.I. Case #208 with Heartfelt Creations


Today I am sharing a little something different. As most of you already know, I design for Heartfelt Creations and with that comes some pretty fun opportunities from time to time. This is one such opportunity.

Heartfelt Creations is a sponsor this month for the challenge blog C.S.I. {Color.Stories.Inspiration}
So the Heartfelt Creations designers were offered the chance to be guest designers for this month. I love a good challenge!

Guest Detective

So here is the gist of it….
The Case File contains the following elements:

“The Scene” – This is the inspiration image from which the colour palette, inspiration, and story starters are drawn.

“The Scheme” – This is the palette of five colors you must use. You may add neutrals (black, white, kraft, cream, gray, brown) to these colors. Please try to get your colors as close to this swatch as possible, but don’t drive yourself crazy or not play because you don’t have the exact shade of a color. If you’d like to add an additional color to accent, please restrict it to about 10% of your page.

“Evidence” – These are elements drawn from the inspiration image that you should include on your page. They may be products, techniques, or other design ideas.Choose three (or more) to include in your layout. If you see other elements that inspire you in this picture, feel free to add those, too!

“Testimony” – This is the journaling part. Choose one (or more) elements for your journaling. The journaling elements are also drawn from the inspiration image and may be in the form of topic ideas, journaling formats, journaling approaches, or words to inspire your stories. They are meant to spark ideas for you to tell a story on your page. You can combine them, use them as a jumping-off point, or you can always use The Scene (inspiration image) as inspiration for your journaling.

“The Sketch” – New for 2013, CSI is joining forces with the Page Drafts, creator of this awesome sketch site, is creating an exclusive sketch for CSI’s Major Case File each month. You may interpret the elements in the design as you wish, but use the basic composition of the sketch. You may flip or rotate the sketch to suit your design.

Detailed Clues – Detailed clues for the Case Files can be found at the bottom of the Case File thread, after all of the design team’s layouts are displayed. The clues that are given on the Case File image are explained in more detail in this spot. Links related to the Testimony, RGB codes, and so forth are found here.

So, with all of that being said, below is the Case File that I based my layout on:



Project Recipe:

Heartfelt Creations:
Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamps and Coordinating Dies
Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamps and Coordinating Dies
{Sneak Peek- August’s Release}

ColorBox Ink- Wisteria, Pink Pastel, Sailboat, Hyacinth, Cloud

May Arts Ribbon- White Mini Pom Pom

Tombow- Xtreme Adhesive

Core’dinations Cardstock

Stickles- Diamond


Tombow Xtreme Adhesive is the perfect secret weapon to have in your craft bag. Perfect for attaching anything from the white pom pom ribbon, to the mini film strip.


Included in my layout:

Evidence- Chevrons, Filmstrip and an Animal

Testimony- Numbered List

I also based my layout on the sketch.


Thanks so much for stopping by! For more information about the C.S.I. Challenge be sure to pop by their blog.


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