Wednesday, 15 August 2012

CSI #32/Once Upon A... Sketch Aug 2012 - Sentosa Sandsation'99

Yoohoo everyone! Hope everyone had been enjoying their week :) Its a new week at CSI again - Case #32 is so nautical-themed! 
And the always-wonderful coordinates to help along with solving the case file...

And i used the sketch from Once upon a Sketch Aug 2012 and I journalled about a childhood memory which was a beach trip when i was 6years old :)

 And the results?
I loved all the colors in this case file, and have just tried this "messy-style" for the first time lol
Some closeups..
(Starfishes and seashells)
 (Gesso over the twine netting)
 (Gold & Brown sand embossing powder to have a sandy feeling)

 (Chicken wire embossing folder inked with Bark & gesso)
 (My handmade twine-netting/mesh!)

I used all the colors stated.. 
For the evidence I used: 
- Stars (the starfish at the corner)
- Wet medium (I used gesso for the first time on the handmade "mesh")
- Textured paper (I used 2 embossing folders and gesso-ed the twines, and embossing powder at the btm)
- Dots (from embossing folder)
- Something grainy (Gold & Brown sand embossing powder at the btm)
- Mesh/Netting (handmade by using twines)
- Document about a beach trip.. 
It was a trip to our local sentosa beach where it was holding an event called Sentosa Sandsation in the year 1999, I guess it was also my first trip to the beach too hehe :)

Supplies used:
- Kraft cardstock
- CSI coordinates 32
- gesso
- twine
- blue glitter thickers from American Crafts
- Black alphas from Prima marketing
- Journaling tickets from Tim Holtz
- Gold & Brown sand embossing powder from Zing
- Bark ink pad from VersaColor
- Glue tape/3D dots/Craft glue from Beacons

Thanks for looking and feel free to comment! Have fun playing with the case files! :)


  1. Love the texture that you used here!!
    Fabulous work!
    Thanks for join us at OUAS!

  2. Clever take on both challenges and with such a lovely result! love the close-ups of the yummo details. Been trying to find your journalling though but am too blind to see it ;) Thanks for sharing your beautiful page with us at OUAS!

  3. Love your "messy-style" page. Great use of gesso and love the hand-made mesh. Thanks for playing with us at OUAS.

  4. Love all the "mess" on this page and all the structure!
    Thank you for playing with us at OUAS this month!

  5. What a great job combining both challenges! That's great...nice job on using the gold embossing to simulate sand and your handmade netting. Also the gesso added a nice texture to the background. Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

  6. Gorgeous layout with clever techniques!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  7. Your messy style came out really amazing!I love your page!Thank you for playing with us at OUAS

  8. how creative is this! so well done! Thank you for playing with us at OUAS!