SIT #66

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Note: If you've come here looking for my PDCC114 - Simon Says Stamp post, please scroll down.

It's time for another sketch, specifically associated with Challenge #66, over at Sketches in Thyme!
I hope you all can forgive me for steering a little, hopefully not too far, from the sketch.  I kept the circle, the number of photographs, the trio of paper strips, and the below-the-pictures title, but I threw it all into a bit of a wonky placement on the page.  Check it out!
I started this layout by using a sort of whitewash, of Ivory White, acrylic paint, to stencil through a large, paper doily near the top left corner of the base page, which, although it appears to have been pieced together, actually comes that way.  I then machine stitched, with black-threaded, zig-zag stitches, between each of the different, patterned squares, before trimming the top of the page with a torn strip of textured, Ruby Red cardstock and the bottom of the page with torn strips of the previous, as well as Basic Black cardstock.
A trio of patterned papers were then adhered, haphazardly and vertically, near the center of my white-washed doily.
After adhering pictures, I tucked an "APR" Bingo card under the top left photo...
and used the bottom center photo as the foundation for my "Mesmerized" title, which was created from black, mini, chalkboard alphas, anchored with messy, black-threaded, machine stitches, tied off, to the front of the page, at either end.
The medallion image was stamped, in Basic Black ink, on Very Vanilla cardstock; hand cut it out; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; dressed up with a little Apple Red, acrylic paint; and tucked in the nook between the two right photographs.  A number "FOUR", paper domino and a clear ticket strip were then tucked under its right side.  And a black, country flower, backed with a Basic Black, cardstock, leaves die cut, as well as a trio of hemp twine bows; silhouette die cut; date sticker, which was labeled with the April 4, '08 date; and a red, "U" brad, complete the look.
Color inspiration for this layout came from The Paper Variety's Black and White With a Kiss of Color Challenge.
Now, it's your turn!  You have until the close of the month, on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, to link up your takes over in the right hand column of the Sketches in Thyme Blog.  Please be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see what the rest of the Mavens have been up to, as well as to find out what you're playing for this month.  Also, just in case you missed it, be sure to check out our Top 3 and Our December Winner post.  You won't be disappointed!  Congratulations, ladies!  And thanks so much, to you all, for stopping by!  Have a terrific Thursday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Medallion (Jenni Bowlin) Paper: Very Vanilla, textured Ruby Red, & Basic Black (SU); all patterned (Jenni Bowlin); paper doily (Wilton) Ink: Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Little Leaves Sizzlit (SU); Big Shot (Sizzix); Apple Red & Ivory White acrylic paints (FolkArt); "APR" Bingo card, black mini chalkboard alphas, & "FOUR" domino (Jenni Bowlin); black country flower & clear tickets (Maya Road); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); date label (Jillibean Soup); silhouette die cut (October Afternoon); red "U" brad (Paper Studio)

4 comments

  1. What a fun LO Jinny! So so fabulous!

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  2. Loved your layout Jinny! And I couldn't comment for some reason on your PDCC entry earlier, but you were definitely true to yourself! I love the glitter on the birds. Beautiful.

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  3. Love love love love this Jinny! I loveeeeeeeee the photos, the colors and loving the little vintage photo in the corner! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  4. OH MY! Jinny--you've done it again! LOVE!

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