Saturday, April 26, 2014

Guest Designer for CSI 120 and The Trinket Track

Hi Everyone,

Here is my last LO for my Guest Design spot at Colour Stories Inspiration and The Trinket Track.  This case filed ends on May 4.  Next week will be my 1st creation at part of the CSI Design Team... so excited!!

Remember This - CSI #120

I chose to use the inspiration word sad for my starting point on this LO.  Every time I look at this photo of our dog Louie, I get a little teary.  He was the most beautiful and loving dog, but unfortunately we didn't have him in our lives for very long.  I still expect him to be at the back door waiting to greet me with his happy bark and furiously wagging tail.  

Monica has a wonderful variety of embellishments at The Trinket Track.  I have incorporated quite a few of them here in my little side cluster.  The gorgeous resin frame is one of my favs and I love the natural textures of the cork it butterflies and coconut buttons.  I have also tucked in a pretty resin bloom, mulberry paper meadow bloom and topped my butterfly with the glass catseye cabochon heart.
As part of my Testimony I created a vellum pocket for my journaling with my Silhouette Cameo.
How cute are these little metal flower charms!  To give them a little dimension I bent the petals inwards and highlighted with a little green/gold Viva Inka Gold, then topped them with one a little piece of the berry foam spray for the centres.
Love the metal arrow charms.  Again I have altered the charm to suit the colours in my LO by rubbing over the charm with Viva Inka Gold in green/gold.
A closeup of the wet mediums used as part of my evidence.

stripes - diagonal stripes on paper behind my photo
mixed media background - created with masking, gesso stamping, mists, distress stains
wet medium - mists, inks, distress stains, gesso

create a vellum or transparent holder for your journaling- blue vellum pocket created with my Silhouette Cameo
inspiration word - sad

Trinket Track Product:
mulberry paper flowers - meadow blooms
foam berry sprays - blue
resin open bloom - green
scalloped resin frame - green
charms - arrows
metal trinkets - filigree small flowers
cork it - butterflies
glass trinkets - cateye cabochons hearts
buttons wood - coconut buttons #3

Other Product:  MME and WRMK pp's, Prima flowers and brick stamp, mulberry leaves, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, MME and Technique Tuesday stamps, Crafters Workshop stencil, gesso, glimmermist, Viva Inka Gold - green/gold, Silhouette Cameo title and pocket, vellum, mesh, brads, jute twine, black archival ink, tea dye distress ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. wowieeee...Cathy, this is amazing, you put a lot of time, and details into this gorgeous, I love it!

  2. Beautiful Cathy. Love how you have added all the trinket track goodies. What a beautiful Fur baby, it is so sad when they leave us
    Mary x

  3. Fabulous!!! Loooove all the TT goodies & this colour palette - YUM!!! I know what it's like...animals....they make our heart both sing & mourn....but that's life I guess...he does look a gorgeous dog:):):)

  4. Love this layout, it makes me happy! Colors and fun details.....super!

  5. Oh such a lovely photo, I am sure your heart strings are tugged each time you see it.. Pets have a way of getting deep in our hearts and when they are not there anymore we really do miss them.. Beautiful layout, love the masking and stamping on your back ground and such cute embellies too!

  6. This is a fabulous layout Cathy - and congrats on the CSI gig! Woohoo!

  7. totally superb Cathy! just love the wood paling background and the way you've worked it with paste and paint... just gorgeous!

  8. Wowsers....this is fabulous! Love, love this page...everything is perfection! Awesome page! You really created amazing projects for your GD at absolutely rocked the challenges! ;-)