SIT #70

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Note: If you've come here looking for my PDCC119 - The Twinery post, please scroll down.

It's that time again!  Time for Sketches in Thyme's monthly, two-page sketch, and this time it's specifically for this Challenge #70 beauty.
So, let's just jump right into my interpretation/inspiration.  Shall we?
I started this page by dressing up the bottom of the red, medallion, and aqua, damask, patterned, paper, base pages with strips of brown, stripe, and red, polka dot, patterned papers, both of which were anchored with brown-threaded, straight and zig-zag stitches, as well as an aqua, floral, die cut strip.
I then framed my picture grid with Crumb Cake cardstock and vellum and adhered it above the prepped strips, before turning my attention to the left side.
A red printed, postcard tag, which had been distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks and served as a foundation for my aqua "happy times", "shared memories", and "sunny days", cardstock stickers, was tucked under the left side of the pics, before anchoring the vellum piece with more, brown-threaded, straight stitches.
A program, from my hubby's grandmother's funeral, was then tucked under the picture grid but wasn't adhered in place, so as to allow for easy removal for future inspection.
I then adhered a red, stripe, ribbon strip, just above the aqua, floral, die cut strip and carrying over onto the right side of the layout, and trimmed its left end with a bow, created from the same ribbon, as well as two, handmade by me, pink, polka dot, fabric flowers, topped with Pure Poppy buttons and flanked with ink distressed, Pool Party, cardstock, die cut leaves and hemp twine bows.
Before giving the vellum on the right side of the layout...
the same, machine-stitched treatment as the left, I tucked pink, damask, and red and aqua, floral, journaling cards under its right edge.  The latter was then stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, with the "the details" label and filled in with just that, Tues., Mar. 30, '10, 10:00 am, Community Church, Topeka, KS.
They were then topped with another, fabric flower, dressed up in the same way as the left side of the layout.  An aqua, "Our Heritage", sticker tab preps the page for the final ingredient.
The "CELEBRATE LIFE" title was created from aqua, glitter alphas and ledger chips and was followed by the stamped, in Jet Black ink, "THIS MOMENT.  THIS STORY.  THIS DAY.  THIS EXPERIENCE.  THIS LIFE." subtitle.
Color inspiration for this sketch came from ColourQ's Challenge #124.
Now, it's your turn!  You have until the close of the month, on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, to link up your takes in the right hand column of the Sketches in Thyme Blog.  But before you're off to getting inky, please be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see what the rest of the Mavens have created with this fantastic sketch, as well as to find out what you're playing for this month.  Thanks, as always, for stopping by, and have a truly terrific Thursday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Today You (Technique Tuesday) Paper: Crumb Cake & Pool Party (SU); vellum (Paper Studio); red medallion (Basic Grey); aqua damask (lilybee design); red polka dot (BoBunny); brown stripe (My Mind's Eye) Ink: Chocolate Chip & Basic Black (SU); Jet Black (StazOn); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: brown thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Folkart Florals die (Wplus9); Big Scalloped Circles LG Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Big Shot (Sizzix); aqua floral die cut strip (Crate Paper); red stripe ribbon (May Arts); Pure Poppy buttons (PTI); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); pink polka dot fabric (JoAnn Fabrics); foam tape (Scotch); aqua cardstock stickers & tab (October Afternoon); red postcard tag (Jenni Bowlin); aqua glitter alphas & pink damask journaling card (Making Memories); aqua & red floral journaling card & ledger chips (Cosmo Cricket)


Lisa Elton said...

LOVE this display of pure prettiness Jinny! Wow that red doily/floral paper is gorgeous!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely double page Jinny! Great use of the colors... pretty papers, embellishments... love the pocket behind the sweet photos. :o)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL tribute page! I loveeeee the photos, the colors and loving how you added the program from her service!

Anita Rex said...

Wow Jinny love this LO! Seriously you rock with the LO's!!!! Great to scrap this event in your families life!

Sylvia said...

Lovely double page layout, Jinny, love how you used the colors. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Christina said...

I always love the mix of patterns and little details you add to a layout. The stitched frame on this one is particularly amazing! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the ColourQ!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jinny what a fabulous layout, I love all your little details and embellishments.

Unknown said...

FABULOUS, Jinny, I am always awestruck by your gorgeous LOs! Thank you so much for playing at CQC this week :)

Lisa Elton said...

BIG congrats Jinny! I knew this was a winner the moment I saw it ;)