Guest Designing with ScrapFriends

Saturday, August 31, 2013

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be back guest designing today with the girls over at ScrapFriends!
Y'all, if you haven't stopped by this site, you simply must.  It is packed to the brim with inspiration that's sure to get your creative juices flowing and never fails to deliver fabulous monthly sketch and color challenges to help you use your stash and show off those pictures, but don't take it from me.  Run see for yourself!  But before you do, check out how this week's challenge inspired me.
I started this layout by smudging Tattered Rose Distress Ink, through a lattice stencil, just peeking out from what would be my photo cluster, onto the gray, arithmetic, base page, which I framed with aqua, woodgrain, Washi Tape.  I then hand-cut the arrow strips from a pink and red, circles, patterned paper, using my first sketched design as a template, and anchored them, in their present positions, with red-threaded, straight, machine stitches.
The arrows point to ABC, chipboard letters, which I painted with White, acrylic paint, ink distressed, and glittered, as well as numbers hand-cut from an aqua, chevron, patterned paper, using a template, and ink distressed.
The photos were then matted with Whisper White cardstock and grounded, in their present positions, with a couple bits of color-coordinating, patterned paper and a chevron, vellum strip.  Before securing the photos I stamped the splatter bits, in Jet Black ink, over all previous layers.  A doily anchors their combined left side...
and a gray tag, laced with a Baker's Twine bow, as well as a hand-cut, from patterned paper, heart word bubble, their right.
They were then topped with another, hand-cut, word bubble, before scattering a handful of stamped, in Riding Hood Red, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, and Lucky Limeade inks, on White, cardstock die cuts, floral bits throughout the design.
A couple of the latter highlight the "preschool HERE I COME" title, which I created from red alphas and mini, chalkboard letters and grounded with a bit of journaling, which reads, You just couldn't have been any more excited than when your new books arrived in the mail.  April 22, 2013.
A "MEMORIES" arrow was hand-cut from the same patterned paper the word bubbles came from (LOVE them!), anchored pointing to the title itself, and completes the look.
Further inspiration for this layout came from The Studio's August 18th Glitter Challenge and The Memory Nest's Summer Challenge #7.
 
And here's ScrapFriends' Sketch Challenge #17 to get you all off and running in the right direction on your own takes.
Please be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how the Design Team has interpreted the sketch, as well as to get all your challenge details.  Thanks so much to Angela and the entire ScrapFriends DT for having me this week, and to you all for peeking in!  Enjoy the rest of your weekends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Very Vintage Florals (Wplus9); splatter (JBS) Paper: White (Wplus9); gray arithmetic & pink & red circles (JBS); chalkboard elements (Echo Park); turquoise chevron (My Mind's Eye); Whisper White, ivory text, & pink & turquoise designer (SU); chevron vellum (Studio Calico) Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, & Pool Party (SU); Jet Black, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, & Antique Linen (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: red thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Very Vintage Florals die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Dazzling Diamonds (SU); red alphas (Jillibean Soup); mini red chalkboard alphas, lattice stencil, & gray tag (JBS); paper doily (Hobby Lobby); chipboard letters (Maya Road); number template (Best Occasions); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); woodgrain Washi (My Mind's Eye)

18 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful layout! Love how you did the title, great fussy cutting and die cuts!

Ashley Horton said...

Congrats on your Guest spot, Jinny!! So well deserved! And your layout is so adorable! I love how you layered the numbers over the letters! Such a cute idea for this page!

Tracy said...

drool, drool, drool....I just in awe of this layout my friend. It is beyond amazing...YOU are amazing. Love this to pieces! Hugs!

pysselpetra said...

Fab page ♥ Thanks for playing at The Studio Challenges ♥ Petra

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous page ... you and your pretty little subject make a great team!

yyam said...

Such a happy page! Love your attention to details and all the yummy layering! Congrats on guest designing!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats on the GDT!!!! That is AWESOME!!!! I loveeeeeeeee your lo!! LOVING those photos, the colors and loving the layered letters and numbers!!!

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous! Will have to check out this site...need to start scrapping again to use up more of my stash. Hope you're doing well!

Angi Barrs said...

Congrats on your guest spot. Love the oversized letters!

Leslie Germain said...

Beautiful page Jinny! I love the way you did the ABC 123. Great take on all the challenges. And congrats on your guest spot. I am not surprised with all your beautiful work. Thanks for playing along with us at tMN!! So appreciated.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling photos Jinny. Love the page with the colorful die-cut errows and numbers... sparkly letters... fun, fun, fun.

Lisa said...

They are lucky to have you as their guest Jinny, congrats! This is a darling page. You always pay such great attention to detail. Adina does look pleased as punch!! Hope you enjoyed a nice holiday weekend ;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Love this layout, Jinny!!!!! I love those arrows and how you did the ABC/123!!!! Love the details- you always have the BEST creations!!!! Love x100000"

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Brilliant work!!!!!!! :D Congrats!!!

Fi said...

Gorgeous page and take on the sketch, congrats on you guest position.

Zeneva said...

Fabulous layout! Love your interpretation of the sketch. So great to have you as GD on Scrap Friends!

Jennybean said...

Great design, I never would have thought to use a distress ink with a mask, something I'll have to try! Thanks for playing along with The Memory Nest!

Jeanne J said...

You do the most gorgeous layouts. Every time I look I see some other wonderful detail! You don't miss a thing!