Friday, February 8, 2013

Hey, y'all!  I'm just thrilled to be back joining a newly rejuvenated Color Combos Galore, and we've got a gorgeous inspiration board to inspire your next creation!  Here's how it inspired me.
I started this page by white embossing a trio of doilies, which totally show up better in real life than they do in these photos ;), throughout the design.  I then anchored a handful of color-coordinating, patterned, paper strips, with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches, near the top and bottom of the design, before stamping the hearts in Riding Hood Red ink and glittering them.  My photographs were then matted with Whisper White cardstock and adhered in their respective locations.  The entire design was then framed with red-threaded, straight, machine stitches, running over the edge of the top photograph itself.
The "Adore YOU" title was created from a textured, white, cardstock, "Adore" die cut (I'm trying to get my money's worth out of that Cameo ;).) and stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a hand cut, vellum pennant, "YOU".  Both were secured to a stitched, fabric heart, and the former was further secured with simple staples.
A couple bits of cheesecloth add additional texture, and a "There is nothing better than this", banner tag grounds the design.
Finally, I tucked a 3.21.12, file folder tab in above the far right photograph...
and embellished everything with stamped, in Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Red, Pool Party, and Lucky Limeade inks, on White, cardstock die cuts, flowers and leaves and lots of fun, heart sequins.
Additional inspiration for this layout came from The Studio's February 3rd Challenge: Love, Inspired Blueprints' Sketch 81...
and the Tuesday Trigger: Cross My Heart in the Moxie Fab World.  LOVE this color combo, the stitched fabric, and flowers!
And without further adieu, here's this week's Inspiration Board #231 to get you started.

4 Inspiration Photos
4 "FOCUS ON" Designer's Challenges
16 Inspiration Prompts
(see the challenge blog for details)
* Choose any ONE of the FOUR Inspiration Photos.
* Follow the FOCUS ON Challenge for that photo.
* Use all the Challenge Colors.
* Create anything you want.
* Play as many times that you want.
* Create layouts, cards, tags, minis, altered projects, traditional, digital, hybrid, or even something from Project Life.
* You don't have to stick to one photo.
* Get inspiration from any of the other photos and add that to your project too!

I chose Inspiration Photo 4 with the Focus on Theme of Hearts.  It also inspired me to add doilies and polka dots.  In addition, I tied in the stripes from the straws, as well as the texture from the towel, in Inspiration Photo 1 and the appearance of vellum, in the pennants, throughout the board.  This week's challenge, as all of our challenges, runs until the close of the month on Thursday, February 28, 2013; and the tag, when uploading to our photo gallery, is CCG231.  Can't wait to see what you all have up your sleeves!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an amazing weekend!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Background Builders: Hearts, Very Vintage Florals - flowers & leaves, & Cupid's Arrow - "YOU" (Wplus9); doily (MSS) Paper: White (Wplus9); textured white (Bazzill); Whisper White (SU); red polka dot (My Mind's Eye); pink background, aqua floral, & red stripe (Crate Paper); turquoise star (JBS); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pool Party, Pretty in Pink, Lucky Limeade, & Basic Black (SU); watermark (VersaMark); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: white & red thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Very Vintage Florals die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Dazzling Diamonds (SU); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); file folder tab, heart sequins, & fabric heart (JBS); staples & stapler (office supply store); white embossing powder (Ranger); cheesecloth (Dritz); "There is nothing better than this" tag (Elle's Studio); "Adore" script & Cameo (Silhouette)


Angi Barrs said...

Sweet page! Love that fabric heart!!!!

Unknown said...

So MUCH inspiration you took! So cleverly done Jinny, love it all!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the fabric heart and the stitching, grandparents are wonderful!

Kelly said...

Such a gorgeous page! I love the cheesecloth heart, and all of the colors just pop on the white background :)

Lisa Elton said...

This is as sweet as can be Jinny! I love your pretty little flowers and hearts. Have a great weekend ;)

Ashley Horton said...

Such a gorgeous page Jinny! I love the way you used the Color Inspiration and Sketch! The doilies peeking out are really pretty and I am loving the burlap heart and the stitched border around your page!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooo gorgeous! I love love love love the colors and loving all the hearts!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific!! I love that heart and the words ... great picture too!

Unknown said...

Ahhhh.. What a great page. Your rocked those challenges my friend.


Sharon Fritchman said...

Love the title, the big heart, and your wonderful photos! You rocked this color scheme and sketch!!!!! . . and. . .Happy Chinese New Year!

Anna said...

Really lovely layout Jinny, with lots of hearts! Love the fabric heart with the great title on!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Studio challenge blog!

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

What a lovely layout - I just love all th pink and all the hearts :-)
Thank you for sharing with us at The Studio Challenges this month!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jinny! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Jeanne J. said...

Your layout is beautiful Jinny! I love the closeups that I would have missed because the colors are so soft - I bet those embossed doilies are just stunning in person. More beautiful memories!

~Tammy~ said...

Love those colors!!! I love the design!

Unknown said...

Beautiful take on the Trigger Jinny! Great layout!

pysselpetra said...

Lovely page ♥ beautiful title ♥ Thanks for joining us at The Studio Challenges ♥ Petra