The Studio Monochromatic Challenge

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Note: If you've come here looking for my TCM: God Understands Our Prayers post, please scroll down.

Morning, y'all!  So excited to be here today with my first challenge, specifically a Monochromatic Challenge, for The Studio.  Monochromatic looks have never been my strong suit, but I knew that I wanted to try to rock one with sonogram pics of our new baby.  So, as soon as we learned he was a boy, I dove into my blue stash and put together this number.
I started this layout by adhering a trio of blue, patterned papers, vertically, down the center of a piece of lullaby, sheet music, patterned paper.  I then inked Pumice Stone Distress Ink through a star stencil and Broken China Distress Ink through a chevron stencil throughout the design, before adhering a trio of turquoise, Washi Tapes amidst all the bits above, stamping the little stars in Jet Black ink, and securing my photos in their respective grid design.  The bottom left corner of the photo grid was then anchored with a simple, white, paper doily; an "&" tag, upon which I journaled, Then there were 5!  And we couldn't be any more excited to welcome YOU!; and a chipboard button, secured with a little aqua, embroidery floss.
The journaling tag was then topped with a sheep, glitter, sticker strip, as well as a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on Oatmeal cardstock and paper-pieced buggy, which I hand cut out, secured with foam tape, and embellished with a couple of pearls.
A vintage, little boy, cut from patterned paper, was tucked in behind the buggy and topped with a vintage, chipboard tag, grounded with a bit of word bubble flair and laced with seam binding ribbon, tied in a dressy bow and embellished with an aqua button, laced with a white chord bow.
A trio of phrase stickers tops the design...
while a hand cut, from a simple tag, "THIS IS AWESOME" triangle dresses up the right side...
and a Cameo-cut, from Pool Party cardstock, "Oh boy!" title, which received a healthy dose of glitter, grounds it.  A quartet of blue gemstones, scattered about, completes the look.
Further inspiration for this layout came from Creative Scrappers' Sketch #252.
This month's sponsor is Teresa Collins Stampmaker.
Manufactured by Photocentrics, who also manufactures clear stamps, the Stampmaker is the perfect tool if you like to design your own stamps and is available all over the world.  You can find it at Hobby Craft or order your own clear stamps at Photocentrics.
One lucky winner will get one set of stamps (size A6) of their own design.  You could make one single size A6 stamp or several smaller that fit in that size.  Can't wait to see what you all cook up!  Until next time, thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: So 80's & Kisses & Cuddles (Wplus9) Paper: Oatmeal (Wplus9); Pool Party (SU); lullaby sheet music & vintage baby (Graphic 45); aqua circles (JBS); turquoise woodgrain (Echo Park); aqua plaid (October Afternoon); aqua gingham (Jillibean Soup) Ink: Pumice Stone, Broken China, & Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: vintage baby chipboard tag & button & phrase stickers (Graphic 45); seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); Dazzling Diamonds & aqua button (SU); aqua embroidery floss (DMC); "ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE" flair (findingnana); pearls (Paper Studio); blue gemstones (Want 2 Scrap); doily & white chord (Hobby Lobby); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); lamb glitter sticker strip (American Traditionals); chevron & star templates (JBS); woodgrain Washi (Freckled Fawn); star Washi (My Mind's Eye); "THIS IS AWESOME" tag (Chic Tags); graphic "&" tag (Elle's Studio); Cameo (Silhouette)

21 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh boy is right! What an absolutely awesome layout!

Ros Crawford said...

Amazing page!! And what a treasure ... We never even got photos when I had my son ... what a shame

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!!! I loveeeeeee the colors, and love love love the vintage bits and the music paper background!!!!

Ashley Horton said...

I have a hard time using Monochromatic schemes too, Jinny! But I think you did an amazing job on the Blue and it looks great with the b&w ultrasound photos! And I really love how you used the CS Sketch!!

Annette Allen said...

aww this is so SWEET and so perfect...

Lisa said...

Boy OH boy Oh boy!!! Love the way you've preserved this special event with the vintage baby images! Darling Jinny!

~Tammy~ said...

So very sweet! Another treasured layout!

Shirl said...

Wonderful Jinny. Love all the elements in your layout blend together so well and really enjoy reading how you put it together. The little vintage boys and carriage stand out and are adorable. Time is ticking on the downward clock now - it won't be long and you'll be doing layouts of him.

Anastasia Teologlou said...

Awesome layout! I love aaaaal the details you have used and what a great idea to use the sonogram pics of your new baby!

Maria said...

Adorable precious layout, Jinny! Love all the sweet elements! I'm sure it's so fun to look at the sonogram photos! What a blessing...congratulations!

Linda R said...

What a wonderful page. Such a wonderful layout to celebrate that sweet little boy!!

Hugs~

Sharon Fritchman said...

Such an amazing and joyful page, Jinny! I love everything about it! Thank you so much for sharing your happiness with all of us!

Charlene said...

Awesome Jinny!!! And I LOVE the pics :-)

Lori said...

Awesome layout - the colors are perfect!

yyam said...

So beautiful. Love the baby blue and your choice of patterns and papers. What a way to document your happy news!

Larissa Heskett said...

Omg!! How EXCITING!! I can't wait to see him!! I love your layout and all the awesome pictures!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!, ;)

Sanna Lippert said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!! love, love, love this take!!!
hugs, Sanna

alexandra s.m. said...

How could I have missed this gorgeous layout of yours Jinny? It needs to be framed!!

Leslie Germain said...

Love your monochromatic layout and what wonderful pictures to use. A great way to share with your son how you found out he was a boy. How exciting, a baby!

Tracy said...

Pure genius! The mix of papers, stencils, and washi is so inspiring. You rock!

Kim Ryden said...

Congrats on the Little Man! :)