Sunday, April 6, 2014

Guest Design Spot with CSI and The Trinket Track

Hi Everyone,

The new case file #117 is up at Colour Stories Inspirations and I am very happy to have been invited as a Guest Designer for this month, along with Mary Bennetts highlighting some fabulous product from The Trinket Track.

Life Doesn't Have to be Perfect

Was inspired to create a masculine grunge LO for this Case File with a mixed media background To create some texture I used an arrow mask with Viva 3d paint which has a fab metallic grainy texture.  Over the top of the arrow masking I used a small circular mask with gel medium which I coloured with Lindy's Stamp Gang mica powder in a golden yellow to match in with the colour palette.

Leftover rubons are a great way to alter embellishments.  I used some old Basic Grey rubons, placed randomly on the yellow flair button to grunge it up.

For my testimony I stamped a Prima stitched square on some paper, cut around the stamped image, then stamped a Tim Holtz quote for my journaling.
Evidence: cogs/gears, circles, metal, rubons, arrows, numbers
Testimony: Stamped Journalling Spot

Resin rhinestone beads/cabochons - I altered the blue and yellow rhinestone cabochons by coating with gesso using my fingertip. This softened the bold colours and gave them a grungy feel.
Metal - small sprockets - The small sprockets were altered with Viva inka gold in graphite to add the grey tones from the colour palette.
The metal arrow and light bulb charms were also altered with Viva inka gold in graphite.  
Welcome to The Trinket Track. The home of the cutest little trinkets around!

Here at The Trinket Track we aim to provide a variety of crafters with a wide selection of embellishments for scrapbooking and cardmaking. Love to make your own accesories? No problem, we have you covered too with a selection of beads, ribbon and other little trinkets.

We hope you have an enjoyable shopping experience down the track!  For ideas on how to use our embellishments visit the blog:

Product Used:  The Trinket Track embellishments, MME, WRMK and Echo Park pp's, Prima stamps, Tim Holtz stamp, Flair button, Crafters Workshop arrow and spot stencils, Viva 3d paint-blue, Viva Ferros Metal paste-gold, Viva inca gold- graphite, American Crafts diecut framesGlitz Design diecut sticker, MME diecut stickers,  Craft Queen washi tape, manila tag, gesso, ranger archival ink-black, 

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Wow, how amazing! I love everything about this lay-out!

  2. Hi Cathy. Wowee!!! Awesome texture on this page. Love it!

  3. This looks amazing, I love the texture of your arrows and Rubens, the colors are fabulous too, really wonderful male layout!

  4. Beautiful layout Cathy, your colours really shine. Love the layering and the the arrows with the Viva 3D paint. The light bulb looks great on the layout as well.

  5. STunning! Looove how you've used those wonderful TT goodies....& the arrows...YUM!!!!

  6. Awesome boy page Cathi!!! love everything here!!! xo

  7. how utterly brilliant and outstanding , love love love x