SIT Open Challenge

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Note: If you've come here looking for my PDCC120 - Theresa Momber post, please scroll down.

We're closing out the month of February, over at Sketches in Thyme, with an Open Challenge!
So, I picked up PageMaps' Webster's Pages Sketch Contest sketch...
and ran!
I started this layout by filling the center of the aqua, stripe, patterned paper with a fabulous, retro, floral print, patterned paper and machine stitching, with gray-threaded, zig-zag stitches, around its edges.  I then cut the page in half with a punched and ink distressed strip of ledger, patterned paper, dressed up with a length of green, seam binding ribbon, tied, in a knot, near the center of the layout and anchored, at either end, with a couple of staples.
After tucking a quartet of color-coordinating, cardstock, sticker tags under the ribbon's bottom edge, I layered a couple handfuls of hand-cut pennants, which were adhered with foam tape, across their top edges.  And after adhering pics, I created the "Silly Boy" title, just below them, from chipboard alphas.
The postcard was ink distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; stamped, in Baja Breeze ink, with the big, leafy image; tucked under both the top of the punched, ledger, patterned paper and the left side of the top picture; and used to journal, in Basic Grey ink, You were supposed to be outside helping Daddy rake the leaves, when you suddenly showed up, at the back door, sporting those irresistible, rosy cheeks and your swim goggles, which you found in the bottom of the toy box.  10.31.09.
I then created the "Hey Cutie!" cluster by stamping said words, in Jet Black ink, on a red, scallop tab; wrapping it up with a length of hemp twine, tied in a bow; adhering it, with foam tape, just above and to the left of the ribbon knot; and further dressing it up with a chipboard button, anchored with hemp twine; and a star tin pin.
A "Favorite Memory" label...
and circle tag, which I labeled with Ezekiel age at the time the photographs were taken, complete the look.
Further inspiration for this layout came from ColourQ's Challenge #125...
and my February Jenni Bowlin kit.
Here's the deets...
2 October Afternoon Papers
2 Cosmo Cricket Papers
1 Cosmo Cricket  Solid
1 GCD Studios Paper
2 Studio Calico Paper
1 Bazzill Solid Cardstock
1 Embossed Coredinations Cardstock
1 Chipboard Alphas, Studio Calico
1 Cosmo Cricket Label Sticker Sheet
1 pkg. of Prima tiny heart accents
2 vintage green/white paper clock face
1 American Tag large postcard tag
1 Mercantile exclusive clear stamp
Pillow Box containing:
  • Studio Calico Chipboard Buttons 
  • Fact or Fiction Flair for Ormolu 
  • Round Die Cut Paper Doilies , GCD 
  • 1 yard seam binding 
  • 1 vintage “Fergusons” Cottage Cheese Cap with 4 leaf clover
  • 1 vintage flat key 
Now, it's your turn, ya'll!  You have until the close of the month, next Wednesday, February 29, 2012, to link up your takes, on this month's Challenge #68, Challenge #69, Challenge #70, and/or this week's Open Challenge, over in the right hand column of the Sketches in Thyme Blog, to be in the running for a fabulous prize from this month's sponsor, The Cutting Cafe.
Can't wait to see what you all have been up to!  Thanks so much for peeking in, and have a terrific Thursday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions - leaf (Wplus9); For All It's Worth - "Hey Cutie!"(MSS) Paper: aqua stripe & flourish (Cosmo Cricket); retro floral print & ledger (October Afternoon); gray polka dot & brown designer (Studio Calico) Ink: Basic Gray, Basic Black, & Baja Breeze (SU); Jet Black (StazOn); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: gray thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Spiral punch (SU); "Favorite Memory" label (Jillibean Soup); cardstock tags & circle & scallop tabs (Cosmo Cricket); foam tape (Scrapbook Supplies); green seam binding ribbon (May Arts); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); chipboard button & alphas (Studio Calico); tin pin (Ormolu); staples & stapler (office supply store); post card (Jenni Bowlin)


Lisa Elton said...

What a fun page Jinny! I could just pinch Ezekiel's sweet rosy red cheeks. I love this page layout and saved the sketch for future use, the little banner is so sweet!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such a FUN page! I loveeeeee the photos, the pennants and the tags!!! GORGEOUS!!

Sylvia said...

Lovely page, Jinny and such a great array of patterns with your dsp! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week for challenge #125.

Suzanne Bier said...

Cool page, Jinny! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week! :)

Shannon91 said...

Great layout ! j'adore ...

Ruby said...

Love your layout, you have some oh so precious memories for later years, just lovely! Love your sweet picks too, especially that PS set!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a fun layout Jinny. I love all the patterned papers you used.

Arielle H Gordon said...

This is just a SUPER TERRIFIC page, Jinny! Love all the papers! Thank you so much for joining us at colourQ this week!