Embellish Color Trends With Music & JBS Sunday Star: Sketch

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Good evening, ya'll!  I hope that it was just as beautiful where you are as it was here today.  Ezekiel had a little friend over, and at first, I had to kick them out to enjoy the weather; but then, they were having a good 'ol time in the warm sunshine.  We even got some of our garden planted and had a picnic.  Then, it was back indoors for a little downtime and green, Rice Krispie Treat shamrocks in honor of St. Patty's Day.  So fun!  Anyhow, I've got a fun, little layout, for you all, today.  Check it out!
I started this layout by distressing the edges of the pink, plaid, patterned paper with Ivory White, acrylic paint and Tea Dye and Antique Linen ink; spritzing it with Crumb Cake and Basic Black inks; adhering it to the center of the kraft, patterned paper; and anchoring it with a black-threaded, straight, machine-stitch frame.
I, then, trimmed a piece of music, patterned paper, down its left side, with a strip of punched, Perfect Plum cardstock and machine stitched it, vertically, near the right edge of the distressed piece, with random, black-threaded, zig-zag stitches, before adhering my pics to a piece of kraft, polka dot, patterned paper and adhering it, horizontally, over all layers, just below center.  A doily transparency was, then, tucked under its top center edge to create a backdrop for my "livin' for a lazy SATURDAY" title, which was created from alpha stickers and chips.
My journaling circle was distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; spritzed with water for an even more aged look; journaled upon with, Just hanging out listening to my brother's music and reading his books; glittered around its edges; and anchored, though its center, with a black brad.
A stamped, in Basic Black ink, dated October 02, postage stamp and a flag, sticker banner, embellished with purple buttons, laced with hemp twine, complete the look.
My inspiration for this layout came from Embellish's Color Trends Challenge With Music...
and JBS Mercantile's Sunday Star: Sketch Challenge.
Before I run, I'm, absolutely, stoked to share that I won Top 3, at Sketches in Thyme, for yesterday's layout!  Woohoo!  Thanks so much, ladies!  I'm thrilled and had so much fun with your sketch!
And just because, a couple takes of my big kiddo, who got his very first, official library card yesterday...
and checked out this HUGE stack of books.  He's growing up so fast!
Thanks so much for peeking in, ya'll!  Have a great night!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Postmarked (Wplus9) Paper: Perfect Plum (SU); kraft patterned (My Mind's Eye); kraft polka dot patterned (DCWV Linen Closet Stack); pink plaid patterned (Jenni Bowlin); music patterned (Paper Studio) Ink: Basic Black & Crumb Cake (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Scalloped Scallop punch (EK Success); doily transparency (Maya Road); black foam Thickers (American Crafts); pink glitter alphas (K&Company); black alphas, banner stickers, & journaling card (Jenni Bowlin); alpha chips (7 Gypsies); black brad & Color Spritzer tool (SU); purple buttons (DeNami); hemp twine (Hobby Lobby); pink glitter (Doodlebug Design); Ivory White acrylic paint (FolkArt)


Janna said...

Super fun layout, Jinny! Love it. Janna

Cristina said...

How nice to see a scrapbook LO in the gallery! And what a beautiful job you did with it! Thanks so much for joining us at Embellish.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful LO! I love the music papers! LOVE that your little guy loves to read! SO FUN!