Color Combos Galore #148

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ezekiel super slept in, for him, this morning; so, Adina and I got some girl time, in the backyard, watering the flowers and veggies and swinging in our jammies.  It was so relaxing and gorgeous and COOL!  The weather, around our place, has, temporarily, taken a turn away from the heat advisories; and we are, ever, so grateful!

I've got Color Combos Galore #148, for you all, today.
I combined it with Got Sketch?'s Sketch 100...
and came up with this.
I started this layout by trimming a hand-cut, rose, patterned, paper half-circle, with punched circles of Rose Red cardstock, for a scalloped look.  After adhering it to the More Mustard, cardstock page, I trimmed its top edge with a strip of plaid, patterned paper and a punched strip of white cardstock.  I, then, machine stitched bright-pink-threaded, straight stitches across the top and bottom edges of the plaid, patterned paper and across the bottom edge of the punched, white cardstock.  A length of white lace was, then, wrapped around the center of the plaid, patterned paper, between the stitches, and topped by a Plum Pudding, saddle stitch ribbon, tied in a bow, just to the left of the larger photograph, and embellished with a purple button, laced with white string.
The circular photograph was framed with a Lavendar Lace, cardstock circle and embellished with a couple, stamped, in Always Artichoke ink, on Always Artichoke cardstock, and hand cut out leaves.  The flower embellishments were inspired by Melinda Spink's, gorgeous, quilling techniques; created from Lavendar Lace cardstock; and embellished with more, stamped, in Always Artichoke ink, on Always Artichoke cardstock, leaves.
The "growing up" title was created from vinyl Thickers, using a new, wax paper technique I learned from Noel Mignon's Quick Tip of the Day post.  Sometimes, I struggle with placement of my alpha stickers.  Then, when I'm trying to test placement, they stick a little too much and tear the paper, when I try to move them.  Well, Diana shared her tip, found in the link above, to lay a sheet of wax paper over your layout and to adhere the stickers, to the wax paper, in the fashion you desire, all the while seeing your entire layout in plain view and not messing up your hard work with super sticky letters.  Then, when you've got your letters just where you want them, simply remove them, from the wax paper, and apply them to your layout.  None of the stickiness is lost in the transfer.  This technique gets a big thumbs-up from me!  Finally, I added a few, purple buttons, laced together with white string...
and used a new, stamp set purchase to stamp, in Rose Red ink, the new carseat, Oct. 31, 2009, small, journal block, which was, also, distressed with Chamomile and Chai inks and adhered with dimensionals.

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Framed With Love & Sketch It (SU) Paper: More Mustard, Rose Red, Always Artichoke, & Lavendar Lace (SU); white (K&Company); plaid patterned (KI Memories); rose patterned (DCWV Nana's Nursery: Baby Girl) Ink: Basic Black, Always Artichoke, & Rose Red (SU); Chamomile & Chai (PTI) Other: white, lace trim & purple buttons (Paper Studio); white string; bright pink thread & sewing machine; edger punch (EK Success); 1/2" Circle punch (SU); Plum Pudding, saddle stitch ribbon (PTI); vinyl Thickers (American Crafts); dimensionals

4 comments:

Jenny said...

What a beautiful layout ... Love it!!! You swam in your jammies? Too funny!! :) :) :) :) :)

Lynnette said...

WOW, this is just gorgeous. Love all the special touches to the page. Way to combine challenges to perfection.

Trinh said...

Love how you used these colors, Jinny! The layout is so pretty & fresh. And your little girl is TOO cute!

kellie said...

adorable!!