SIT Open Challenge

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Note: If you've come here looking for my PDCC96 - Market Street Stamps post, please scroll down.

Welcome to Sketches in Thyme's August Open Challenge!
Remember that Open Challenge week means you can link up any new creation you've made, using any sketch.  Try out a sketch from a favorite blog or create your own.  As long as you use a sketch, you can enter the challenge.  I chose Pencil Lines' Sketch 246.
And here's what it inspired me to create.
I started this layout by adhering the vertical, patterned papers to the notebook, patterned, paper base and machine stitching around their edges with both white-threaded, straight and zig-zag stitches.
I then trimmed the bottom of piece of orange, floral, patterned paper with a torn strip of Pacific Point cardstock; adhered it, horizontally, across the bottom of the previous pieces; and machine stitched, with white-threaded, straight stitches, once, across its bottom edge and, twice, across its top edge, before tying their ends, in knots, to the front of the layout.
After adhering pictures, I dressed up their bottom right corner with a yellow, polka dot, journaling card; a stamped, in Pacific Point ink, on a Whisper White die-cut, frame; a die-cut, from Old Olive cardstock, branch; a stamped, in Pumpkin Pie ink, flower, which had also been hand cut out; a hand-cut, from patterned paper, flower, whose center was embellished with an orange button, laced with white string; and a leftover, from these Christmas gifts last year, white, fire sprinkler deflector.
A few stamped, in Old Olive ink, on Whisper White cardstock, and hand-cut leaves; a little distressing over everything, with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, for dimension; and a typewriter set, "JOURNEY" sticker, which was backed with white cardstock and adhered, in place, with foam tape, rounds out the ensemble.
My "journey" title was created from olive, glitter Thickers.
The banner was created by punching 1-3/8" circles from a blue, distressed, patterned paper; slicing them in half; adhering them draped across the tops of my photographs; and connecting them with white string, tied off, in knots, to either end.
An Oct. 24, 2009, mini label...
and my journaling, which reads, These are a couple of my most favorite pictures of you.  They capture exactly who you are... precious, dreamy, loving, sweet, innocent, and full of life and joy.  I want so much for you to stay just that way, but already you have been dealt your fair share of failures and disappointments.  Remember that no matter what happens or what tough decisions you may face, life is a "journey" full of ups and downs, but the Lord will always be your Guide.  "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11.  You can always count on Him!  I love you so much!, completes the look.
Further inspiration for this layout came from ColourQ's Challenge #99.
and my August, Jenni Bowlin kit, which you have seen a few, little peeks of, on earlier projects, but here it is in its entirety.
And here's the deets.
  • 4 Basic Grey Double Sided Papers
  • 3 Fancy Pants Papers
  • 1 Fancy Pants Flocked Transparency
  • 2 Coredinations Cardstocks
  • 1 Bazzil Textured Vellum Piece
  • Prima Fabric Alphabet, Black
  • 1 Large American Tag Postcard Tag
  • My Mind’s Eye Mother Transparent Frame
  • Mercantile Exclusive Stamp
  • Mercantile Exclusive Stencil
  • Mercantile Month Bingo Card
  • Large Vintage Receipt, Unused
  • Vintage Queen Seal Cigar Label
  • Pillow Box containing:
    • Fancy Pants Paper flowers
    • GCD Paper Doilies
    • Vintage red milk cap
    • 1 vintage price tag
    • ½ yard vintage florist’s lace
Okay, ya'll!  Now, it's your turn!  You have until the close of the day next Wednesday, August 31, 2011 to link up your entries, for Challenge #53, Challenge #54, and/or this month's Open Challenge, over in the right hand column of the Sketches in Thyme blog, for your chance to be named one of our elite Top Three and/or to win a fabulous prize from Technique Junkie.
I know this was one long post, but thank you so much for stopping by and reading.  And have a terrific Thursday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Le Cirque - scalloped frame, Very Vintage Greetings - flower, & Ever After - leaves (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, & Pacific Point (SU); orange distressed, blue distressed, orange floral, & notebook (Basic Grey); yellow damask (Fancy Pants); blue & orange floral (me & my big ideas) Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Old Olive, & Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Line (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); 1-3/8" Circle punch & orange button (SU); Storybook Cricut cartridge & Cricut (Provo Craft); Scalloped Oval die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scotch); white string (Hobby Lobby); mini label (7 Gypsies); typewriter set "JOURNEY" sticker (K&Company); olive glitter Thickers (American Crafts); yellow polka dot journaling card (My Little Shoebox); white fire sprinkler deflector (my hubby)


Lili said...

Fabulous! You've recreated that sketch in a beautiful way!

sandi said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE this! Perfect mix, the colors look fab and the journaling looks amazing the way you've done it. Love your style!

Joanne Leddy said...

Your page is outstanding! I love everything about it ... it's fabulous!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful layout and beautiful details! A work of art!

Tenia Nelson said...


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeeeee the photos, the colors and the banner! :):):):):):):):):)

kasia c. said...

Oh my goodness, this is incredible!! I love all of the fabulous details. Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ this week. :)

Anita Scroggins said...

This is a great LO - love all the details! Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ.

Tracey said...

CRAZY AMAZING Jinny!!!! LOVE that flower cluster of embs soooo perfect and the stitching details ...over the top girl!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! I love that LO!!! What a great combo of colors and details--you always amaze me with your LOs! Seriously--I need to get some LO lessons from you:)

Sylvia said...

Lovely layout, Jinny! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week.

Ruby said...

Love how you've done the journalling around the edges, such a fun idea. Really pretty LO too, as usual :o)

Christina said...

Jinny, you never fail to inspire. Completely fabulous! Thanks for joining us again this week at the ColourQ!

LORi said...

I love your page Jinny! So very pretty! I love that you homeschool too!! I have 5 little ones and we homeschool as well...♥!!
Hugs -LORi