26/01/2013

CSI Birthday Presents Blog Hop


CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration turned one this month, and we've been celebrating with fun and festivities all month long. But what's a birthday party without presents?

We are rounding out CSI's birthday celebration with a huge pile of presents! The talented and very generous CSI design team, aka the CSI Detectives, have prepared special blog posts for you this week, and all you have to do is leave a comment on participating design team members' blogs for a chance to receive a present from them! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you'll have to receive a gift!

We also have the brand-new company Blue Fern Studios joining our blog hop! Our very own Detective Michele Singh is the designer of this company's beautiful chipboard, and we are delighted to have Blue Fern Studios join us to celebrate our birthday on the month they were introduced to the world!

The CSI Birthday Presents Blog Hop will run from January 25 - 29. Winners will be announced in our Full Disclosure (Announcements) Forum the following week. A newsletter will go out to members once this announcement is posted.




Welcome to the Blog Hop! Hello if you arrived via Michele Singh! If not, check out the list above in order to get involved to the hop.

Here's my layout to the Case File 56. All the colors are there, although the white is the most visible. For the evidence part I used strings, wet medium, something translucent, doodling dashed lines and plain cardstock background. Testimony includes two points from the Case File - tag with a string and the Rainy Day prompts. The photo is taken by Matthias Bauer.

I thought I'd share with you how I usually tackle a Case File. It all begins with the Testimony part. I first check out what there is - is there a topic, inspirational quotes or the style. Sometimes the page is determined by the Testimony part and sometimes the topic still remains open, like when I choose to go "handwrite your journaling" which allows me to tackle whatever topic. When I have my topic I look for the picture to go with it. I also keep the color scheme in my mind so I don't choose a photo with completely contrasting colors to go with the Case File. Like if the colors are warm and cosy, I don't choose a pale, blueish photo and vice versa. With demanding color schemes, that is demanding to my personal taste, I tend to go with black and white photos.

Now I have a topic and also the photo. It's time to gather the supplies. I start with the papers and try to look for sheets that contain the colors from the Case File. Sometimes I use white or grey together with the colors of the Case, but usually I just go with the five showed in the Case File. I gather way more papers that I end up using in the end, but I like to have something to choose from. Sometimes I gather a few decorations in this stage, too, if I want to add one color only with an embellishment. I also pay attention to the Evidence part if it gives me some ideas what to use - like striped patterned paper or plain background.

Then I start to create! First I do the background - usually some stenciling, spraying and other mixed media influenced things. Then I start to layer the papers and keep an eye on that I have all the colors there. When I have made the big paper layers, I take a closer look to the Evidence part. If I notice that the Case said polka dots and my layout hasn't them at this stage, I can add a little paper flag made with polka dot paper. I also choose the embellishments to go with the Case File and add them to the page together with the title. The last thing I do is the journaling. During the process I have come up with a place I'm going to do the journaling and then I just grab my black marker and write it there.

So that's how I work with a Case File in a nut shell! Hope you liked the insight and don't forget to leave a comment here in order to be included to the giveaway! I'll ship worldwide. The candy holds some rub-ons, ribbons, flowers and wooden embellishments as well as buttons and a roll of washi tape. I tried to imitate the CSI Case File color scheme in the candy, too.

And now to your next stop, over at Schmidts


Tervetuloa CSIn blogihyppelyyn! Tervehdys, jos saavuit blogiini Michele Singhin kautta! Jos et, kurkkaa yllä oleva lista ja osallistu hyppelyyn. Jokaisesta blogista löytyy namu voitettavaksi! 

Yllä on myös sivuni uusimpaan haasteeseen, Case File 56:een. Kaikki värit löytyvät siitä, vaikka valkoinen onkin hallitsevin. Evidence-osiosta käytin narua, märkää ainetta, jotain läpikuultavaa, doodlattuja katkoviivoja ja yksiväristä taustakartonkia. Tarinoinnissa käytin haasteesta kahta kohtaa - tagia narun kanssa sekä inspiraatiota Rainy Day promptsilta.

Älä unohda jättää kommenttia osallistuaksesi namun arvontaan! Voittajat ilmoitetaan CSIssa, joten nähdäksesi voititko, sinun tulee olla yhteisön jäsen. Postitan namun minne tahansa maailmassa. Namuun kuuluu siirtokuvia, nauhoja, kukkia ja puukoristeita sekä nappeja ja rulla washiteippiä. Yritin imitoida haasteen väriskaalaa. 

Seuraavaksi hyppelyvuorossa ovat Schmidtit


Materials: Bazzill, ColorConspiracy, Sodalicious, Sizzix, Tattered Angels, Ranger


106 comments:

  1. Riikka, love, love your style. I think you are a SUPER artist. Thanks so much for the process you follow to achieve your work of art. Very interesting!!!

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  2. Tks so much for sharing your creative process. I am like a brainstorming, never have the same starting point, although the photo is the star of my starting points....lol
    This clean style like yours is very atractive to me, but I almost never do it, not very confident with it.
    I love your page.

    Great price for giveaway. tks for the hop.

    XX

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! :)

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  3. I love the pops of color in the sea of white! Just gorgeous!

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  4. I always love seeing your layouts. Keep up the awesome work.

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  5. Wow, love the ethereal quality of your layout. Such beautiful layers.

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  6. Fabulous layout! Love how you solved the case.

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  7. Great layout, the white tone with slices of colours

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  8. Love your style and thanks for sharing your process!

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  9. Wonderful,mainly white layout.The process is interesting.

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  10. wow ill difently be back to check out the rest of ur blog! love your LO and thats an awsome prize to giveaway!

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    1. Thank you Milly! Welcome back! :)

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  11. WOW thanks for sharing your process. Love your new layout and the photo is perfect. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your blog. You have a new follower.

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  12. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Jan!

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  13. LOVEd reading about your creative process....lovely work! And thanks for sharing the chance to win your yummy giveaway:):):)!!!!!!!!!111

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  14. wow your creativity is awesome :) love it :)

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  15. I've been knowing you through CSI then realized you were in one good french scrap magazine, that's really cool. I love to see your pages, they're not always the same, and I love this.

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    1. Thank you Laurence! I made two layouts for entreARTistes magazine last year :)

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  16. lovely- love how you used the colours xxx

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  17. Pitääpä aloittaa täältä tämä hyppely, ihanan raikas leiska.

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  18. Riikka.. I just love your style ... thanx for sharing your process of solving the case files ... awesome work .. cheers x

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  19. Riika i love the simplicity of your work! it's so neat!

    I just signed up as follower through Google Reader

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    1. Thank you Lourdes! Welcome! :)

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  20. Hey Riikka, I have always been a fan! Thanks for the inspiration and i'm so glad we are in the same team.

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  21. what a fantastic layout, cool
    hugs Pia

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  22. Love how it all came together! Such inspiration!

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  23. Love the negative space, gorgeous.

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  24. I adore your work! So creative and artistic! What a beautifully yummy RAK!

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  25. j'aime votre page !
    corinne

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  26. Your LO gives me a feeling of harmony and peace.
    I think its because of the wa you are using the colorscheme

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  27. Very calming layout...love the focus on the photo and subtle accents. Love it.

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  28. I love the colors in this layout and love your use of negative space. I really liked reading your creative process! Such a great way to start a layout. I am now following your blog and since I loved your pinterest boards I am following them also :o).

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    1. Thank you so much Scrap2day! It's always such a joy to gain followers and inspire! :)

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  29. Nice layout -- I love the pop of red!

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    1. Kiva kuulla, että muutkin pitää :)

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  31. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. Your LO is gorgeous!!

    Greetings from Germany, Iryna

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  32. Very nice LO. I like the subtle touches and the texture on the white background.

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  33. A stunning layout love the basic B&W oh such inspiration i'm also honoured to be on the team with you - enjoy the hop xoxo

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  34. Beautiful-love the embossing!

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  35. LOOOVE all your work Rikka:) I also love to be with you on the team:* xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you Ayeeda! It's such a great team!

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  36. Very subtle use of the colors...well thought out and nice to see a 'Man Page'.

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  37. Niin kaunis sivu, ihanaa harmaata ja sitten punainen klemmari! Oli kiva lukea sun haasteentekoprosessia, mulla menee aina vähän eri järjestyksessä, aloitan väreistä. Ehkä kokeilen sun tavalla ensi kerralla!

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  38. Wow, I love how you've interpreted this colour combo with just a tiny bit of red & the soft blue...it is so so eyecatching!

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  39. Beautifully subtle use of the color palette. I love the perfectly balanced end result. Awesome layout. I was also fascinated to read how you approach the case file. You have given me so much inspiration, thanks!

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    1. Thank you Carol! I'm so happy to hear that I managed to inspire you :)

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  40. Fabulous page - great use of white space and love to hear how you created this!

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  41. Amazing work! So inspiring to read about your process, thanks for sharing:)

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  42. Hi there! just popping in to say hello and wish you good luck with the hop. Someone before me said she loves the etheral quality of our page and I'm inclined to agree with her, you have achieved beauty with restrained means, like an Alvari Aaalto vase beautiful in lines and shapes leaving to the mind to appreciate its artistic qualities. Love being on the team with you too Riikka and am counting the days till we meet in Stockholm. Will give you a ring a couple of days before. Hope your weekend has been a really good one. Halit

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words Eila! <3

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  43. Oh, if I could only one time make a layout like this, but it comes always full of colour, cant help it. I am curious who the person is on your layout. Bye bye, have a nice sunday!

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    1. Thank you! :) The person in the photo is my husband :)

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  44. You are a true artist...the page is put together perfectly..I also really appreciated your help on how you go about doing a page for CSI. I have never done one and want to try, but it seemed overwhelming. I can see now that you start with the basic question...what is this about...and then gather the parts you want to incorporate. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much Elena, it's great if I easied the Case solving for you :)

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  45. Lovely LO. Thanks for the insite into how you go about solving the CSI scheme. I've got myself some baskets that I put bits into of the colours and then get all the tools I'm going to need into another basket and off I go. You're right about sometimes grabbing too much so I'm learning to hold back sometimes. Your LO's are all wonderful so I will be back for more inspiration.

    Sarah

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    1. Thank you Sarah! It's so interesting to read the process others use to solve the Cases! :)

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  46. I so love your layout this week, and I loved reading about your process. Thankyou for sharing and a chance to win a great prize Tx

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  47. I just love your page. So clean and simple, but so beautiful. Love the little red accent. TFS!

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  48. Hi Riikka, I'm loving the blog hop and learning how the others on team create. Thanks for the tutorial on the embossing stamp...I'm sure going to give that a try :)

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    1. Hi Helen :) Thank you for your comment :)

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  49. I'm new to CSI, so reading the steps of your creative "sleuthing" process was very helpful -- thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer - happy to help! Welcome to CSI!

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  50. Beautiful clean work Riikka. Love it!!!! Awesome details. Love the goodie prize and the tuts. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Huggies
    Rachelle

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  51. Beautiful and unique layout as always! Just love your work!

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  52. So enjoyed reading your comments about how you are inspired to start a layout & how you put it all together. I'm discovering so many new designers to follow on this birthday blog hop. Thanx & I hope I win!

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