SIT #107

Thursday, April 4, 2013

It's time for our first Sketches in Thyme sketch of the month, y'all.  Woohoo!  And I can't wait to get you all started, so let's get right to it.
I started this layout by spritzing the polka dot, base page, through a letter stencil, with Jack Frost Glimmer Mist.  I then layered in lots of strips of color-coordinating, patterned papers, anchored with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches, as well as a denim, sticker strip, vertically, near the left side of the page.  I also stamped a striped frame, in Brocade Blue ink, on White cardstock; die cut it out; and adhered it, along with a ledger transparency, tucked behind the photos, which were matted with Whisper White cardstock.  A couple of blue tickets reveal the birthday my hubby happens to be celebrating.
My "Birthday boy" title was stamped, in Brilliant Blue and Jet Black ink, on a blue, polka dot tag and beside a stamped, in Brocade Blue, "true BLUE" label, which I secured with a few, simple staples.  The "celebrating June 06 2012" date was stamped, in Jet Black ink, just above it.
I created the balloons with my Cameo and die-cut them from lots of yummy, patterned papers.
A trio of them were fastened, with a little, white string, to a die-cut, from cork, open star, through a blue button...
and another was tucked behind the left photo.  Lots of little, confetti tidbits, including a couple more die-cut, cork stars; two, blue, foam, glitter asterisks; a couple of blue, glitter gemstones; lots of little, blue stars; and a handful of silver sequins, complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from City Crafter Challenge Blog's Week 153, Scrap Your Story's Challenge #5: Cork, and The Shabby Tea Room's Week #160: Beautiful Blues.
 
And here's this week's Challenge #107 sketch, which I've rotated 90 degrees to the left, to get you started.
You have until the close of the month, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, to link up your takes, in the right hand column of the Sketches in Thyme Blog, to be in the running to be named one of our Top 3 and guest design with us during the month of June.  Can't wait to see what you do with this fun number!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a terrific Thursday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: So 80's - stars, A Pocketful - bits to form title, & Bitty Buddy Valentines - striped frame (Wplus9); date (Dear Lizzy) Paper: White (Wplus9); Whisper White & blue stripe (SU); kraft chevron & arrows (Jenni Bowlin); blue crackle & polka dot (Paper Studio); blue paisley & denim (My Mind's Eye); polka dot grid (Basic Grey) Ink: Brocade Blue & Brilliant Blue (SU); Jet Black (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Clear Cut Stackers: Stars & Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); cork (Mega Brands, Inc.); Cameo (Silhouette); white string & silver sequins (Hobby Lobby); Jack Frost Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); Dina's Letter Chaos stencil (The Crafter's Workshop); polka dot tag (Elle's Studio); staples & stapler (office supply store); blue glitter gemstones & button (Paper Studio); blue stars (Jenni Bowlin); ledger transparency (Maya Road); ticket stickers (Stickopotamus); foam glitter asterisks (American Crafts); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)

18 comments:

Annette said...

what a fabulous birthday layout.. looks like it was a great party...

Larissa Heskett said...

OH MY!! LOVING this design!! Such fun details and they go well with the photos!! THANKS for sharing!! I can't wait to see your projects for WPlus9!! I have been missing the DT's stuff this week, but looking forward to seeing it in the weeks to come YEAH!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Charlene said...

So cute Jinny!!! I LOVE those balloons and all those fab papers!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Beautiful job Jinny! LOve the dark blues. I need to get back to scrapbooking. cherry

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous page Jinny. Love the colors and those balloons. The different elements look great together. You have a great eye for little details!

Brandi Matos said...

This is such an amazing page with wonderful detail!!!
Thanks for playing along at SYS!!!!

Angi Barrs said...

What a fun birthday page! Love the balloons!

Ashley Horton said...

Great use of White space Jinny, and I love the way you flipped the sketch! Love the clustering around your photos and those fun balloons!

Andrea said...

oh i love the colors and the layering! great page!! Thanks for playing with us at SYS!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love love love love the colors and loveeeeee the circles!!!

Tracy said...

I see so many cool things here I'd like to try. You're amazing girl! Hugs!

orange gearle said...

This is awesome! Love that cork! Thanks for playing at Scrap Your Story!

Scrap Your Story said...

Totally AWESOME birthday layout!!! Love all that blue! :) :) :) Thanks for playing along at Scrap Your Story :) :) :)

Ros Crawford said...

What a terrific LO ... your beautiful embellishments are stunning ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Val Thorpe said...

Love the clean lines of this layout and the layers. Great way to use the cork. Fabulous colours and photos. Thanks for playing along at Scrap your Story.

Sharon "Fritchey" said...

Awesome page, Jimmy! I love your take on the fabulous sketch! The photos are so cool, and your design is just PERFECT!!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great layout! Thank you for sharing this with us at CCCB!

Linda R said...

What an amazing page Jinny.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!