The Studio Sketch Challenge

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Morning, y'all!  Just popping in to share my take on this month's sketch challenge from The Studio.  Enjoy!
I started this layout by smudging Bubblegum Glimmer Mist onto the Whisper White, cardstock, base page and stamping lots of coordinating, floral images, in Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Rose Red inks, in a diagonal, just to the left of where my photo would lie.  I then stacked a number of color-coordinating, patterned, paper bits on top of a bit of cheesecloth; anchored them with gold-threaded, straight and zig-zag, machine stitches; and topped them with my photo, which was matted with more Whisper White cardstock.  I then tucked a white envelope under the photo's right side and a "Date captured" March 2012 tag under its top edge, before pinning the top right corner with a "PERFECT", cardstock sticker.
The top left corner of the photo was overlaid with a scalloped, gold label, topped with a white embossed, on vellum, and hand-cut butterfly, as well as a hand-cut, from patterned paper, and glittered arrow.
The whole display was then sprinkled with gold, flower sequins and grounded with the "SPRING has Sprung!" title, which was created from chipboard Thickers, rubon letters, and a Cameo-cut, from Rose Red cardstock, "Sprung!".
But I didn't stop there.  I spread those pics of my garden, bursting with springtime goodness, into a two-pager.
Let's get a look at the right side.
This side has lots more of the mist smudging and floral stamping, as well as those sweet, little, gold, flower sequins.  And above and below the photo grid you'll find more cheesecloth on top of those fabulous, patterned papers, anchored with yummy stitching.  I then framed my crocus photo with a kraft Polaroid, dressed up with another hand-cut, from patterned paper, and glittered arrow and embossed, vellum butterfly, as well as a "DELIGHTFUL", cardstock sticker.
The top row of photos holds another glittered arrow...
and is dressed up with a "HAPPINESS", dimensional, banner sticker, trimmed with a larger, embossed, vellum butterfly to complete the look.
Further inspiration for this layout came from Kreative Koncepts' Colour Challenge #23.
And here's this month's sketch, as inspired by Cari's Year in Review Challenge layout, to get you off and running in the right direction.
Please be sure to stop by the challenge link above to get all your challenge details, as well as to see how the rest of the team has interpreted this playful sketch.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a blessed Sunday, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Ever After & Flora & Fauna I (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White & Rose Red (SU); bright pink medallion & pink stripe (My Mind's Eye); arrow (October Afternoon); aqua text (JBS); teal chevron (Fancy Pants); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Rose Red, Coastal Cabana, & Pool Party (SU); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell); watermark (VersaMark) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Dazzling Diamonds (SU); white embossing powder (Ranger); chipboard Thickers (American Crafts); teal rubon letters (Doodlebug Design); Cameo (Silhouette); gold sequin flowers (JBS); white envelope (Paper Studio); "Date captured" tag (Elle's Studio); "PERFECT" & "DELIGHTFUL" word bit stickers & "HAPPINESS" dimensional banner sticker (My Mind's Eye); Polaroid (Studio Calico); cheesecloth (Dritz); Bubblegum Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); scalloped gold label (Martha Stewart)

16 comments:

Kat said...

LOVE your layout! I just had to head over from the studio to see your second page! :-)

Shirl Boughner said...

love the idea of spring coming - we are still dealing with snow. But all those pretty flowers are enticing. Great colurs you've chosen for your double pager. Pretty butterfiles with the embossing.

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Lynn Mangan said...

A beautiful two pager...here's hoping spring really is ready to arrive! Gorgeous Jinny!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooo gorgeous! I love love love the colors and the photos!!!!!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful double page layout Jinny!!

kate blue said...

Spring hasn't arrived here yet but I know it's coming around the corner! Gorgeous layout, I love all the bits and pieces tucked in it.

Ros Crawford said...

So beautiful!! I love your pages!

Zeneva Kovic said...

Just SO gorgeous! I LOVE the stamping on the background and all your lovely delicate layers. Thank you for joining us at Kreative Koncepts/ScrapFirends - always great to have you!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! I love the painting and stamping on the left side and all those gorgeous photos on the right?! Bursting with color is exactly that, love it!

Annette Allen said...

WOW totally fabulous..

Annette Allen said...

WOW totally fabulous..

Tracy said...

Another amazing example of your layering skills. Hugs!

Jenni Calma said...

This is stunning...gorgeous composition and I love the contrast of the arrows and graphic elements like the arrows against the organic theme and flowers...Great job! Thanks for playing along with Kreative Koncepts / Scrap Friends!

Monique Liedtke said...

Just awesome!! Love how you created that background!!

Miae said...

Such a gorgeous spring page! Perfect for the subject! So glad you joined us at Kreative Koncepts :)