The Studio "M" Challenge

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy Sunday, y'all!  I'm here today to share a brand new challenge from The Studio.  With having a newborn in our house, I haven't had a lot of time to get creative lately, but I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed getting into my craft room, to make this page, last week.  There's such a sense of satisfaction that comes with a project staying finished, unlike laundry, dishes, cleaning, cooking, etc.  Anyhow, this week, at The Studio, we want you to be inspired by the letter M.  As soon as this challenge posted, I knew that I wanted to use it to support pictures of yummy food; and these cute pics of my baby girl, helping to decorate Valentine cookies, just happened to be lying on my desk.  So, they quickly became the subject of my page.  Enjoy!
I started this layout by smudging Patina Glimmer Mist onto the aqua, base page.  I then stamped it, in White and London Fog inks, with the paint splatters, as well as, in Real Red ink, with the grid design and little hearts.
My patterned papers, three of which were hand-cut into the shape of pennants, were then anchored, in their present positions, with gray-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  The thread ends were left loose to the front of the page for texture, and a few ends were even tied in little bows.  A couple lengths of gray, text Washi Tape were tucked under the edges of the pink, heart, patterned paper, before matting my photos with white cardstock and adhering them, haphazardly, in a column, just left of vertical center.  The top photo also had a "PRECIOUS", word bit stapled in its top left corner.
A number of hearts were then cut, from both patterned papers and vellum, in a variety of ways, including the use of metal dies, my Cameo, and a template, and adhered to either side of the photo column.  The largest, pink, polka dot, patterned, paper heart was also backed with a simple, paper doily and anchored with more gray-threaded, straight, machine stitches, tied off, in the top center of the heart, with a bow.  I then adhered a kraft, polka dot envelope over the bottom left edge of that largest heart and used it to ground my "Mmmmm GOOD!" title, which was created from Cameo-cut, from a teal cardstock, and glittered letters, as well as glitter, foam Thickers, and grounded with a bit of flair.
An "ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE" tag...
"YOU ARE SO LOVED", cardstock sticker...
"Truly Happy" word bit, which was anchored with a couple more staples, and a bunch of wood veneer, as well as silver rubon, hearts complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Stuck?!'s March 1st Sketch Challenge.
Please be sure to stop by the challenge link above to get all your challenge details, as well as to be completely inspired by the rest of this talented team.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed rest of your weekends, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Off the Grid (SU); Borders  & Backgrounds 3 (Wplus9); paint splatters (JBS) Paper: White (Georgia Pacific); teal (Bazzill); aqua (Carta Bella); hearts (Elle's Studio); pink polka dot (American Crafts); aqua snowflake (My Mind's Eye); teal chevron & pink/red striped (Fancy Pants); ivory text (SU); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Real Red & White (SU); London Fog (Memento); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gray thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); large heart template & wood veneer hearts (JBS); floating hearts & Cameo (Silhouette); Clear Cut Stackers: Hearts (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); gray text Washi Tape (The Paper Bakery); "YOU ARE SO LOVED" cardstock sticker (My Mind's Eye); "PRECIOUS" & "Truly Happy" word bits (Crate Paper); staples & stapler (office supply store); "ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE" tag (Elle's Studio); doily (Wilton); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Dazzling Diamonds (SU); glitter foam Thickers (Dear Lizzy); flair (findingnana); silver heart rubons (Glitz); kraft polka dot envelope (Maya Road); Patina Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)

25 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful page ... just love all the details and of course that sweet little face!

Shirl Boughner said...

a great layout Jinny - love the pics of Adina and that yummy cookie. Your light turquoise blue goes so well with the pinks and your photos

Laura said...

Absolutely fantastic take on the sketch, gorgeous stamping and inky work, and such sweet photos! Thanks fro joining us at Stuck?!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love love love those photos, the colors and those hearts!!!!!

Annette Allen said...

wow this layout could not be any sweeter.. totally fabulous designing.. very inspiring Jinny and such cute pictures..

Linda R said...

This is such an adorable page. That photo is too cute.

Hugs~

Monika/Buzsy said...

So sweet! Love the darling pictures! The background looks great with the splashes, the grids... also like the sparkly letters.

Ashley Horton said...

Adorable page Jinny! I love the mixed media look you created in the background and you did a great job using this sketch!

Miriam Prantner said...

She is just the sweetest, and there is so much goodness on this page, loving all the stamping/painting/misting/stitching. So much going on, but it's not too busy at all, has a great light quality to it!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous LO!! How's your lil cutie doing?? Hope all is well...

Lisa said...

I just love Adina's big expressive eyes! Another CUTE page Jinny!!

kylie symons said...

what a sweet page and I love the background stamping...thanks for playing along at STUCK

Ann said...

What adorable photos and your embellishing is lovely - great work with the transparencies or stamping, and with the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Stuck?!

Charlene said...

A fantastic page as always! I love the hearts and the blues, so pretty!!!! Happy St. Patricks Day my friend!

yyam said...

Mmmmmm...yummy! Fabulous details! I love the background work and the stitching!

Sandy Ross said...

Fabulous layout. I love all your wonderful details and your photos are adorable! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!

Anya said...

Beautiful page and priceless photos!

Joefil said...

Beautiful layout! Love all the details and sweet photos! thank you for joining us at Stuck?!

Tracy said...

Sorry I'm so late in visiting. Been swamped. Another amazing layout to make my heart pound and jaw drop. How do you do it girl. :-) Hugs!

Sarah said...

Adorable page! Thanks for joining us at Stuck Sketches!

Sarah said...

Adorable page! Thanks for joining us at Stuck Sketches!

Maria said...

Awww...just darling with little Adina enjoying the Valentine cookies! Love the background and stitching! A beautiful layout, Jinny!

Lee-Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous layout! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?!

Leslie Germain said...

Simply gorgeous, Jinny!!! WOW!!!!!

Monique Liedtke said...

Beautiful page!! Love that there's so much to see! Love the background and the stitching!
Following you now :)