The CSI #8 color scheme is fantastic. I love yellow, it's my happy color so I went to town with the scheme:
The March 1 challenge at OUAS is All About Me
And here are some detail shots
Note: my camera lens is not dirty, it's the diecut that is how would I say, a little worn...
One of the requirements for CSI was to use liquid mediums. I used acrylic paint, glimmer mist and ink on the background but wanted to use also Glossy accents. I covered this cut-out (Teresa Collins, I believe) with Glossy accents and after a couple of hours I went to admire it. Not only did I look at it but I picked it up. Bad mistake, missy! I dropped it FACE DOWN and as you can see, it wasn't completely dry and thus I got this aged, worn look on my diecut.
We also had to add something that sparkles or shines. Other than the glimmer mist which is really shiny and glimmery I added some sparkly brads. Brads!? Oh yes, I had forgotten all about those lil buggers. I added quite a few of those and love the effect!
Another sparkling element on my page is the chipboard ampersand. Have no recollection whatsoever about the company. I've had it for ages. I've said it many times before that I try to use my old stash in every layout and this time I used brads, the ampersand, the circle stickers (from Lisa Bearnson) and the above mentioned diecut. Go me!
I also splashed around black watered down acrylic paint. I put the layout on the ground and let the paint drop from far above, ca 1,5 mt. Finally I got big splashes :)
And the stitching is a must on my layouts.
The journaling is about me and my camera and about what I'm good at:
"My first DSLR camera was a Nikon D40. It served me well for 2 years while I was happily clicking away, always rigorously "on automatic". I actually thought I took discreetly good pictures. That changed when I enrolled in Karen Russell's online Photographers' Workshop in March 2009. Nine weeks later I was exhausted but had learned to take good pictures. ISO, shutter speed, exposure compensation and white balance were no longer foreign words or strange concepts to me. Since then I have upgraded to D90 - the one in the picture - and last Christmas I indulged myself with a D7000. Heaven!"