SIT #106

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Welcome to Sketches in Thyme's Challenge #106!  As promised, I've used this month's final two-pager to show off pictures of my family's February Daily Dozen.
I started this layout by rubbing polka dots, through a stencil, using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, onto the yellow, striped, patterned, paper, base pages; white embossing a trio of flourishes in strategic locations throughout; and machine stitching, with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches, around the outside edges of the combined pages.  A big, white, paper doily spans both sides of the layout; and a trio of color-coordinating, patterned papers, anchored with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches, flank my photo grid, which was matted with Whisper White cardstock.  The bottom strip, in the patterned paper trio, was embellished with a textured, white, cardstock die cut; and the center was wrapped with Lemondrop twine, tied, in a bow, near the left edge of the layout.
A couple of aqua, photo corners ground the left side of the layout...
and the centers from that Cameo-cut strip above, as well as a trio of buttons, laced with hemp twine, create separation between photos.
My "february {daily dozen}" title was created, from green, foam Thickers and black letters, between the white-embossed flourishes, above the center of the photo grid.  The green Thickers were a little too bold for my liking, so I distressed them with White, acrylic paint; and the latter was anchored with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches.
A small handful of silver sequins turn our attention to the right side of the layout...
where you'll find a few more of those silver sequins, as well as buttons to separate photographs.  (My hubby is totally fine with that flower in his hair, too ;).)
The top of the right side's photographs were dressed with a Cameo-cut, from Kraft cardstock, file folder tab, which was also ink distressed; white bag; "photo" cardstock sticker; rooster Flatback; aqua, "remember" cardstock sticker; and a camera transparency.
A "FUN & GAMES" cardstock sticker preps the page for journaling, which is found on sheets of vellum, overlaying a few of the photos.  I won't go into all the details of such, as it is a summary of much of the info found in the Daily Dozen link above.
A Cameo-cut, from textured, white cardstock, arrow grounds the center journaling and completes the look.
Here's this week's sketch to get you started.
Don't forget that you have until the close of the month, on Sunday, March 31, 2013, to link up your takes, on Challenge #104, Challenge #105, and/or this week's Challenge #106, in the right hand column of the Sketches in Thyme Blog, to be in the running to guest design with us during the month of May.  Can't wait to see what you all have been up to!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a truly blessed day!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Flourishes v2 (Autumn Leaves) Paper: Kraft (Wplus9); textured white (Bazzill); Whisper White & yellow stripe (SU); kraft arrow, aqua advertisement, & green floral (Jenni Bowlin); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye, & Antique Linen (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark); Black (Marvy) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); arrow, linked hearts, & file folder tab cut files & Cameo (Silhouette); white embossing powder (Ranger); yellow twine, "photo" cardstock sticker, polka dot template, & rooster Flatback (Jenni Bowlin); camera transparency (Maya Road); sequins (Hobby Lobby); white bag (Canvas Corp.); "REMEMBER" cardstock sticker (K&Company); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white doily (Wilton); crystal, green, & yellow buttons & photo corners (SU); antique & aqua buttons (My Mind's Eye); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); green foam Thickers (American Crafts); White acrylic paint (Anita's); black letters (Lilybee Design)

12 comments:

Kim Ryden said...

Thanks for the inspiration for our club layout tonight! Cute layout!!

blsd2scrp said...

love this! the details and design elements are really great!

Lisa said...

This turned out great Jinny! I love the doily peeking out and those few sequins add just a touch of pizazz!

Miriam Prantner said...

This turned out fantastic Jinny! Loving all the vellum journaling blocks! Wonderful layout!

Ashley Horton said...

Love this double pager Jinny!! Lots of fun things to look at! And I am sorry to hear you had a bad experience with the Silhouette customer service. I have heard good things about them and they were helpful the two times I contacted them. They must have been having an off day!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful!! LOVING the photos and love love love how you stitched the title work!!

Tracy said...

Jam packed with lots of journaling and great photos Jimmy! Hugs!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow, this looks super!!!!

Angi Barrs said...

Super fun page! I love the twine and the buttons too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Nice shap-shots of family life. Great colors... love the buttons and the stitching.

Linda R said...

Your pages look adorable. I just love all the journaling you add to your pages. Years from now you will be so glad you did that.

Hugs~

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Great take on the sketch!:)