Saturday, January 26, 2013

CSI BIRTHDAY Blog Hop

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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.
Here is a list of the blogs you will want to visit:
Zanka (Zaneta Glowa) you are here :)
 
And here are the Case File and Coordinates images:

 
Here is how I solved this case -I went for a feminine theme, a bit artsy, restless, featuring my friend C. who celebrated her B-day recently. I made this canvas as a present for her - I think it reflects her nature very well:)
Evidence:string , dangles something, something translucent
Testimony:tag with string ( with my wishes on it)
 
 
Some tips about the techniques:
-to achieve this worn out effect on the paper edge, I slightly moisten it with water and form carefully with fingers. Then I dry it with the embossing tool to keep the desired distressed look.
-for this kind of random stamping, I use the staps without the acrylic block. You just need to trust your hand or do it quickly so you don't get a blurred, duplicate image ;)
Paper elements are from 7 Dots Studio.
 
Now onto the sweet part:)
If you like vintage and make your own embellishments, I picked some stuff from my treasure box to share with you. The laces and doilies are vintage items mainly from the flea markets- you might not be able to find them elsewhere :)
There are some stamps great for background stamping and few pieces of wood veneer which I used in my case #53. If you have some heavy duty dies like Sizzix TH , you can easily cut some own patterns.
 
To win my RAK, you just need to leave a comment under this post.
I will be happy if you become a follower of my blog, but it's not required. But you need to be or become a CSI member because we will announce the winners there and we will contact the winners via the message function there:)
 
 
Happy Hopping and crafting :))) If you want to go again, Adrienne Ford is your first stop. Good luck!

58 comments:

Romy said...

Absolutely amazing lay-out. It's feminine with a nice grungy twist - just love that!

Rosa said...

Oh love your layout. Stunning background work and beautiful picture!!

Paula F.P. Simionato said...

Zanka, what a gorgeous rak...I love the doiles, hope i´m the lucky one...lol...Lovely page and nice to see your blog.
Tks for the hop
XX

Moongirl said...

I love your background! So whimsical. A lovely cluster too. I really like the Live, Love, Create...piece

Beatrice Lawson said...

I hope your friend likes it - it is gorgeous! I would be thrilled to have such a present. I think it is tender and feminine but she also looks like quite a strong independent lady.

Beatrice Lawson said...

I hope your friend likes it - it is gorgeous! I would be thrilled to have such a present. I think it is tender and feminine but she also looks like quite a strong independent lady.

Katie R. said...

Love the layout. It is very pretty.

MichelleMc said...

Absolutely stunning layout! Love the distressing and details!

Linda said...

Beautiful page, great background, stunning details

Buffy Esser said...

really beautiful page and thank you so much for the tips on distressing the paper!

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous layout, I love your style! Amazing vintage RAK too!

Milly said...

i love your page very artisy and i just love the prize pack too, i love doilies!

Val Thorpe said...

Oh wow first of all I have to say that the giveaway is just so yummy... I love lace :D Your layout is gorgeous and I am so glad you shared your tips on how you did your background. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize.

Jan said...

Love the layout. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Lizzy Hill said...

I love the 'movement' in your LO...great bg work, too - thanks so much for the opportunity to win your give away:):):)

Riikka said...

Beautiful, delicate layout! Love that cluster! I'm happy to be in the same DT with you!

Adriana B said...

such a sweet page love it :)

Laurence said...

I've been knowing you thanks to CSI and I am a great fan of your pages ! This one is no exception, so pretty.

Lydia said...

stunning layout- love it xxx

Ansku said...

So beautiful layout!

annette said...

fantastic canvas I'm sure your friend will be delighted with your gift ... thanks for sharing your techniques .. love your artistry .. cheers x

Lourdes said...

Amazing layout!!!!!! Thanks for sharing your tips

I just signed up as follower

perelka111 said...

love your layout.

Jeanette said...

Thanks for the inspiration. So glad to be on the same team as you.

Pia said...

wow so beautiful
hugs Pia

Michelle Looi said...

such an inspirational piece of work. Love the random stamping!

Denay said...

Love the distressing, stamping and layering. Beautiful job.

MARCH said...

j'aime votre réalisation <3
corinne

Adrienne said...

Totally AMAZZING!!!!

Shawn said...

Perfect!!! Gorgeous work!

Hege said...

Beautiful composition
Beautiful flowers
Beautiful details.
Beautiful
Beautiful
and
Beautiful
;)

Nicole Doiron said...

You make the sweetest pages!!! So lovely and delicate-looking! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a wonderful RAK. I LOVE the doilies!!! :)

Krystle said...

Great layout and blog hop!

Scrap2day said...

The canvas is drop dead gorgeous! Love the romantic feel and love love the layers! Beautiful!
And..did I say wow when I saw all that gorgeous lace! What a fab fab prize! Thank you for the chance to win! I am now following your blog and I am going to get a cup of coffee and browse your blog some more. Your creations are so on trend and so so artsy that I just have to look more!

Iryna Kittsteiner said...

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

Greetings from Germany, Iryna

Auntie Em said...

Your LO is so fun and full of so many pretty elements. I like the random stamping. You can stamp like this using a bottle as well. With the bottle you can stamp as much of the image as you like and not as much chance of getting it blurred...especially on an almost finished LO. I have covered up so many boo-boos in my time! lol
Thank you for sharing and inspiring on this amazing blog hop. So much to see! :)

lindy Gillespie said...

Oh such a gorgeous page and love the technique - what a yummy gift - enjoy the hop xoxo

Julene Matthews said...

A gorgeous arty page with lots of cool ideas.Good giveaway too!

Ayeeda said...

Gorgeous project Zanka!!! Love your work:*

Rusticdiva said...

Wow what a lovely present you are offering all those beautiful laces oh me oh my what I would do with them?? Loved your layout and enjoy making my own embelishments too.

lintsi said...

Beautiful work!!! I love the grungy background on the canvas.

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, your layout is absolutely beautiful...so soft & feminine :)

Carol said...

Auch a beautiful page! I love the random stamping and your found items! Everything works together so nicely! Thanks for sharing and for the tips.

Elaine said...

Beautiful layout! Thank you for sharing. I specially like your work on the background.

dstandard said...

What a beautiful page !!! Love your giveaway as well! Such beautiful work!

Hanne said...

Amazing layout! Love the colors and design.

Swissdutchy8 said...

Wow. lucky friend of you to get suxh a lovely present! I like most that you didnt use a lot of paper to get interest on your page. Bye bye have a nice sunday!

Elena C said...

What a beautiful gift for your friend. It's wonderful when you can make it so special and one of a kind!!! It beats everything else. I like your "grandma" LO too. So precious!!!

Sarah Rouault said...

Beautiful LO and such a lovely gift. How can you bare to part with the doilies - who ever gets them will create such beautiful pictures too - hope that's me as would love to try a shabby chic look. Thanks so much for sharing

Sarah

Helen Wallace said...

Hi Zanka, it's been fun hopping to your blog and all the others on team. Every one offers a new insight, a new technique or inspiration of some kind. Thanks for sharing your art with us :)

Jennifer said...

I'm certain that your friend will be delighted to receive your LO as a very lovely and thoughtful b-day present. What a lovely giveaway as well -- thank you!

Eila Sandberg said...

Hello there! just popping in to say hi and wish you fun hopping! I am dead sure your friend will be absolutely thrilled to receive your gift. What a wonderful page, so delightful and full of the beautiful Zanka details. LOVE it! Kramkram

justi said...

Fantastic and really extraordinary work. I love, Zanciu your style full of pastel colors and girlish charm!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Beautiful work Zanka. Love it!!!! Awesome details. Now following your blog. Love the goodie prize. Thanks for the inspiration.
Huggies
Rachelle

Magda Polakow said...

Amazing page! Beautiful colours :)

anai said...

piękna praca - taka romantyczno-artystyczna dusza musi być na zdjęciu, bo tak właśnie odbieram ten klimat.
Zawsze zachwycam się Twoimi kreacjami z 7 Dots :D

Cindy Keogh said...

A beautiful layout. I will be reading your blog regularly. I love you work.

THcreates said...

Oh, I love all the lace & dolies. So pretty & perfect for a sweet baby girl layout for my new niece.