SIT #53

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Note: If you've come here looking for my PDCC94 - Practicing Creativity post, please scroll down.

Welcome to Sketches in Thyme's Challenge #53!
And here's what that yummy sketch inspired me to create.
I started this layout by adhering several strips of patterned papers, one of which was punched across its top and bottom edges, haphazardly, across the bottom of the woodgrain, patterned, paper page and anchoring each with both lime-threaded, straight and zig-zag, machine stitches.
I then watered down a puddle of Ivory White acrylic paint and used it to paint a large circle in the bottom right corner of the layout, as well as to add a few splatters, along with some watered down Apple Red acrylic paint, across the design itself.
A little, more, lime-threaded, straight, machine stitching, over the painted circle itself, preps the page for my pictures, which were flanked with a little, Basic Black ink doodling.  Both a green, polka dot, journaling card and red, scalloped label were tucked under the left edge of my far left photograph and used to journal, in Basic Black ink, You and Mickey were instantly the best of friends.  Aug. 25, '07.
A kraft doily was tucked under the top of the pictures and served as a back-drop for my "Love at furst sight" title, which was created from a variety of color-coordinating alphas and partially anchored with lime-threaded, straight, messy, machine stitches, tied off to either end of the words.
Finally, I punched three hearts from a red, polka dot, patterned paper; layered them one on top of the other; machine stitched down their centers with lime-threaded, back-and-forth, straight stitches; and fluffed them up for dimension.
Color inspiration for this layout came from Color Combos Galore's Inspiration Board #202.
Now, it's your turn!  You have until the close of the month, on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, to link up your takes, in the right side column, over at the Sketches in Thyme Blog, to be eligible for not only our Top Three picks, but also a fabulous prize from Technique Junkie.
Before you're off to hunting through your stash for a few, good pictures to memorialize, please be sure to use the challenge link above to check out what the rest of Team A has done with this fantastic sketch.  And thank you, as always, for stopping by and leaving some love!  Have a terrific Thursday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: red gingham & green leafy (SU); distressed red (Cosmo Cricket); barn board (Paper Studio); red polka dot (KI Memories) Ink: Basic Black (SU) Other: lime thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Upper Crest Border punch (Fiskars); heart punch (EK Success); kraft doily (Maya Road); green polka dot journaling card (Jenni Bowlin); red scalloped label (K&Company); red glitter alphas (Making Memories); green alphas (Basic Grey); kraft fabric alphas (Prima); green checkered alphas (Sassafras); Ivory White & Apple Red acrylic paints (FolkArt)


Lindsay said...

AWESOME, awesome Jinny! I love this fun and happy LO! Those colors are so summer-y and fabulous! Great work as always!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeee the colors and loving that background paper! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

mindy gallagher said...

I love this layout, I saw it last week on the blog post and fell in love with it, not to mention that background paper is awesome. I went and bought like 4 different wood papers this past weekend too. LOL! Great layout! The colors really POP!

sandi said...

Wow! What an awesome lo! You did a great job on the sketch and use of colors...just fab! Love the cute mix!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What an AWESOME LO!! You always do fab pages though--LOVE your take on each sketch and your use of papers! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

farmhouse-story said...

love these colors and what you've done with them, jinny:) cute stitched heart!

Joni Parker said...

Hi this layout!! The colors..the's all pefect!!!