The Studio Numbers Challenge

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Morning, friends!  I know it's been a long time.  I can't believe that we're already near the middle of April!  Everything has been super busy in my neck of the woods, but we're doing well, and I'm totally enjoying the springtime weather with my cuties.  I'm hoping to do a little catching up this week, but until then, I'm just popping in to share The Studio's first challenge of the month.  This time we're asking that you include numbers in your layout, whether they be in the title or journaling or both.  I really wanted to design a page around my kiddos' birthdays being 07/07, 11/01, and 02/02, being as they each ended up with their own personal lucky number, but I have very few digital baby pics of my oldest and haven't yet printed many of my youngest.  So, it'll have to wait for another occasion.  In the end, I pulled a couple of pics from my big kiddos' first double-digit birthday and came up with this.  Enjoy!
I started this layout by smudging Key Lime Glimmer Mist, stamping a number of chevrons in Wild Wasabi ink, and white embossing a bunch of stars, in strategic locations, throughout the yellow, script, base page.  I then anchored a trio of color-coordinating, patterned papers, with white-threaded, straight and zig-zag, machine stitches, near the bottom of the page and tucked my photos, which had been matted with Whisper White cardstock, into their combined top edge.  An arrow paperclip, laced with a bit of white string, tied in a bow, as well as an embossed, leaf sticker, trim the top left corner of the far left photo...
and a "DATE:" July 5, 2013 label tops them both.
I then created the cluster near the top center of the page around a "HAPPY" word, cut from patterned paper and stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, with the "TIMES AHEAD" phrase.  It was topped with a row of brown Alphabeans, anchored with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches, and grounded with a "SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY" tag.
The title-layering near the bottom right corner of the photographs was begun with a number tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow.  I then tucked a green, chevron envelope under its right side and topped it with a vintage, yellow tag.  The "10" journaling sprout is the first indication of my "10" theme and carries into my "10 years" title, which was created from raw chipboard, painted white, ink distressed, and glittered, as well as a Chocolate Chip, cardstock "years", die-cut using my Cameo and grounded with a yellow, sunburst envelope.
That journaling sprout was then topped with a quilt transparency, which was secured in place with a couple of simple staples and flanked with both a vintage, flair button and "HEY THERE" phrase, cut from patterned paper.  The "10" theme was further carried into the design with a kraft, typography number, before the entire collection was grounded with a "GOOD TIMES" phrase, cut from patterned paper.  A trio of yellow, sunburst sequins and handful of green, enamel dots complete the look.
Further inspiration for this layout came from Color Me Scrappy's Challenge #59...
and Sketchabilities' Sketch #112.
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 was inspired to incorporate numbers into their designs.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Whole Lotta' Happy, Onesie Twosie, & Borders & Backgrounds 3 (Wplus9); chevron (JBS) Paper: Whisper White & Chocolate Chip (SU); yellow script (JBS); yellow polka dot & brown stripe (My Mind's Eye); green designer (American Crafts) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell); Wild Wasabi & Chocolate Chip (SU); watermark (VersaMark) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); "HAPPY", "HEY THERE", & "GOOD TIMES" phrase cuts (Crate Paper); brown Alphabeans & scalloped journaling sprout (Jillibean Soup); enamel dots & "DATE:" label (October Afternoon); "SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY" tag (Elle's Studio); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); yellow sunburst sequins & yellow tag (JBS); chevron envelope, number tag, & chipboard numbers (Paper Studio); white string (Hobby Lobby); brown arrow paperclip (Lawn Fawn); embossed leaf sticker (We R Memory Keepers); Key Lime Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); white embossing powder (Ranger); kraft typography number (Maya Road); staples & stapler (office supply store); yellow sunburst envelope & quilt transparency (Basic Grey); vintage flair (Paper Bakery); Cameo (Silhouette)

21 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

What a fabulous page ... I love the details and that's one handsome young man!

Kat said...

I LOVE this layout! your layering is gorgeous and I love all the tiny elements and details!

Lynn said...

Their birthdays are so fun...love that they all have a lucky number combo. This layout is fabulous! Really adore the pictures with the fun candles!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and all the numbers you incorporated!!!!

Missy Whidden said...

This is gorgeous, Jinny! That is the coolest thing about their birthdays...I love that! I'm a huge fan of your work...it's always amazing! And I love reading about your family...keep the updates comin' :)

Lisa said...

Yay a post from Jinny!! Good to see one of your wonderful projects today! CUTE page of his milestone birthday, great colors. He looks os much like BJ!!

Monique Liedtke said...

What a fun page!! Love the color combination and love what you did with the numbers!! Off to have a better look at your blog!

Annette Allen said...

wow this layout is amazing.. and how fun are those candles.. fabulous designing..

Scrappy Chick said...

Loving all of your little layered details! Thanks for playing along at Sketchabilities!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful page! Love the bright yellow, great coloring and embellishments!

Tracy said...

Totally numberlicious Jinny! LOL Those birthday candles are too cool. Another awesome layered layout. Hugs!

Tammi said...

beautiful page!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Me Scrappy!!

Leanne Kroschel said...

Beautiful layout! Love all the details and you have used the color scheme so well! Thanks for joining us at CMS!

Valerie Andrieux said...

Great layout ! You did a good job at layering and using the CMS color board ! Thanks for playing with us !

Linda R said...

Awww... What an awesome page my friend. Love seeing your creations. Happy Monday!!

Hugs~

Lisa Haiss said...

As always, I'm in awe of creativeness. The layering is done perfectly and the you really rocked the colors! Thanks for sharing it with us at Color Me Scrappy.

~Tammy~ said...

What a fabulous page Jinny! You always pull the neatest elements together and compose it so well! Cute stuff!

♥ Lynn said...

Love your take on the color challenge Jinny! They layers and details are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Scrappy.

Jennifer said...

Awesome LO! Love the colors and photos. Been thinking about you and hoping everything's going good. Hugs!

JJsMomSteph said...

Love your stack at the title! Great use of the color palette! Thanks for joining us at Color Me Scrappy.

Alexandra Boehnke said...

Wow - this is really cool! Love the mix of the color challenge and the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Scrappy!