SIT #48

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Note:  If you've come here looking for my PDCC82 - Discount Cardstock post, please scroll down.

Welcome to Sketches in Thyme's Challenge #48!
I know that it's Team B's turn, but I couldn't help playing along, too!  And since I know you didn't come here to listen to me ramble, let's get right to my take.
I started this page by adhering the green, damask, patterned paper in the bottom, right corner of the aqua, bird, patterned paper; machine stitching, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, around its edges; positioning my pictures; and embellishing them, across their bottom edge, with a gray, die-cut trim.  I, then, adhered the postcard die-cut in and overlapping the bottom, left corner of the green, damask, patterned paper; journaled, in Basic Gray ink, We just love to go hiking and hunt for treasures like we found here.  This was our last stop before lunch and the trip home, and everyone was all smiles despite the exhaustion from camping.  1. robin egg shells  2. lizards  3. bird feathers  4. shiny rocks...
anchored it with periwinkle-threaded, straight, machine stitches; and stamped, in Almost Amethyst ink, the postmark and May 29 date.  The camera washes it out a bit, but know that it's there and very readable in real life.  I wanted it to be subtle.  Mission accomplished!
The "HAPPY Hikers" title is made from wood and periwinkle alphas, the latter of which were anchored with messy, periwinkle-threaded, straight stitches, tied, in knots, at either end.  A periwinkle, striped, patterned-paper-covered, chipboard bird with a black, crystal eye...
and "be true." die-cut, which was anchored with more, periwinkle-threaded, straight, machine stitches, preps the layout for stamping.  The dogwood images were stamped, in Jet Black ink, on Whisper White cardstock; colored with Almost Amethyst and Wild Wasabi inks and a blender pen; hand cut out; and adhered, to the layout, some flat and others with dimensionals, but both with their leaves curled.
Finally, I used an Almost Amethyst Stampin' Write Marker and a blender pen to give a little life to the dogwoods on the aqua, bird, patterned paper, to complete the look.  LOVE the way they match the stamped images so perfectly!  I'm telling you, Dawn Woleslagle is the queen of stamp set illustrations, ya'll!
Further inspiration for this layout came from Color Combos Galore's Inspiration Board #192...
and my fabulous, May, Jenni Bowlin kit.
Here's the deets...
  • 3 Webster’s Pages Papers
  • 1 SassafrasLass Paper
  • 1 Lily Bee Paper
  • 2 American Crafts Paper
  • 2 Core'dination Papers – 1 solid and 1 Core Impressions
  • 2 Exclusive Mercantile Papers
  • 1 SassafrasLass Blue Linen Alpha Sticker Sheet
  • 1 Pink Paislee Ephemera Pack
  • 1 Studio Calico Yellow Sticker Label Sheet
  • American Crafts Journaling Cards
  • 1 Vintage French Chrysanthemum Label
  • Mercantile Recycled Notebook
  • Exclusive Mercantile Sticker Tab Sheet
  • Exclusive Mercantile Large Bingo Card Month
  • Pillow Box:
    • 1 yard May Arts Ribbon, grey
    • American Crafts Metal Rimmed Tags
    • Maya Road Wooden Buttons
    • John Allen Butterflies
Somehow that little, pillow box got left out of my kit.  I've contacted JBS Mercantile, and it's supposed to be on its way; but man, was I disappointed!  So many sweet, little trinkets to play with!  Sigh.  I also, finally, used a gift certificate, that I won for being named a JBS Sunday Star: Sketch Winner, to help purchase the May, Flea Market, Add-on kit, which is included in the pics above.  Here's those deets...
  • 1 Sheet JBS Core Amore “Love This"
  • 1 Sheet JBS Core Impressions
  • 1 package of Ready, Set,  Chip Cosmo Cricket
  • 1 Package Maya Road Alterable Flowers
  • 1 package Maya Road Craft Tags
  • 2 vintage whipping cream caps
  • 1 vintage Santa Fe Railroad Notebook paper
  • 1 vintage “Hires” cork bottle cap
  • 1 vintage negative in glassine envelope
  • 1 vintage wood needle holder
  • 1 vintage Radish Seed Packet
Okay, ya'll!  Now, it's your turn!  Remember that you have until the close of the month on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, to link up your takes, in the right side column, over at the Sketches in Thyme Blog, to be eligible for the fabulous, prize package from Ready... Set... CROP!, as well as to be considered for one of the Top Three layouts.  Before you run get scrappy with it, be sure to stop by the challenge link above to check out what the rest of Team B has in store, for you, with this sketch, and have a terrific Thursday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Flora & Fauna I & Postmarked (Wplus9) Paper: aqua bird & green damask (Webster's Pages); periwinkle striped (unknown) Ink: Almost Amethyst, Wild Wasabi, & Basic Gray (SU); watermark pen (VersaMark) Other: white & periwinkle thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); chipboard bird (Maya Road); black crystal (Prima); periwinkle alphas (Jenni Bowlin); wood alphas, & postcard & "be true." die-cuts (Pink Paislee); gray die-cut trim (Crate Paper); dimensionals (Scotch); Precision Filing Set (Basic Grey)


Janna Werner said...

The kit looks YUMMIE!! So does your layout! Fantastic colours and arrangement. TFS Janna :)

Angi Barrs said...

Beautiful elements on the page. Love the lettering. Just found time to play at SIT this week. :)

Kim Ryden said...

Love your layout and I love your kits you get every month.

Can you do a post about how you organize all of your embellishment goodies so you remember what you have???!! I would love to see how you do it!

Keshet said...

This is so pretty! You have adorable handwriting!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful Jinny! I loveeeeeee the photo and loveeeeeee the title work! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Shunrai said...

So beautiful ! I love your layout...