Color Me Scrappy Challenge #65

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Note: This is my second post for today.  Love to have you scroll down to check out my Stuck?! July 1st Sketch post below.

Morning, y'all!  Just popping in to share my take on Color Me Scrappy's latest challenge palette.  Enjoy!  Oh, and the top right corner appears to be a shade of blue, but it's just shadowing.  Grrr!  I promise that the base page is all white in real life.
I started this page by smudging Faded Jeans Distress Ink, through a quilt star template, onto the textured, white, cardstock, base page.  I then stamped it, in London Fog, Real Red, and Bashful Blue inks, with the chicken wire background, chevrons, and fireworks respectively, before anchoring a number of color-coordinating, patterned, paper strips, across the vertical center of the page, with blue-threaded, straight, machine stitches.
My photos, which were matted with Whisper White cardstock, were then anchored over everything and topped with the Cameo-cut, from Whisper White cardstock, "Perfectly Paired" title.
A punched, red, polka dot, patterned, paper bit, as well as a kraft, perforated ticket were tucked under the left side of the paper strips and topped with a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on vellum, silhouette, which was hand cut out and used to ground the "MADE in the United States" phrase.  The phrase was Cameo-cut from Ballet Blue, Whisper White, and Real Red cardstocks and backed with a strawberry, journaling sticker, which was wrapped with a length of hemp twine, tied in a bow.  There's also a little, soft blue, spool sticker tucked in there.
A bit of bright blue, polka dot, patterned paper, as well as a "MEMORIES:" journaling card, which reads, There is such an excitement that comes with getting all dolled up to celebrate the 4th, but watching you 2 run all over the house, squealing with glee, will do it, too. 2013, were tucked under the right side of the paper strips...
and topped with a stacked, die-cut, from Whisper White cardstock, which was also glittered, and a red, stripe, patterned paper, which was stitched with a star button, star, as well as a "THURSDAY", sticker banner and "FAMILY" tab.
A couple bits of Storybook Washi Tape and lots of red and crystal buttons, anchored with white string and dispersed throughout the page, complete the look.  It's difficult to tell, but that little, red button below has a sheep etched into it.  Too cute!
Here's your Challenge #65 palette to get you started.  In conjunction with the palette, we're also asking that you highlight a celebration on your page.
You have until the 28th of each month to link up your takes and are playing for the opportunity to guest design with our talented team.  Speaking of, please be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how they've interpreted the challenge.  Thanks so much for peeking in, and have an amazing week!  And to all my U.S. friends, have a safe and happy 4th!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Honeycomb (Market Street Stamps); boy/girl & chevrons (JBS); Whole Lotta' Happy & Iconic Christmas (Wplus9) Paper: textured white (Bazzill); Whisper White, Real Red, & Ballet Blue (SU!); red stripe (Echo Park); red polka dot (MME); blue advertisement & blue stripe (JBS); soft blue & bright blue polka dot (American Crafts); red star (Crate Paper); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Real Red & Bashful Blue (SU!); London Fog (Memento); Jet Black & Faded Jeans (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: blue thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Clear Cut Stackers: Stars die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); quilt star template, red sticker stars, kraft perforated ticket, & "THURSDAY" sticker banner (JBS); Cameo & "United States" & "Perfectly Paired" cut files (Silhouette); Storybook Washi Tape (Paper Bakery); circle punch, crystal buttons, & Dazzling Diamonds (SU!); red buttons (JoAnn Fabrics); white string (Hobby Lobby); hemp twine (The Ribbon Reel); red star button (unknown); spool cardstock sticker (Basic Grey); strawberry journaling sticker (October Afternoon); "MEMORIES:" journaling card (American Crafts); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)

17 comments:

Missy Whidden said...

Gorgeous, Jinny! I love the patriotic color scheme here. I love what you did with the distress inks, and all the strips of paper are just perfect! I love your work :)

Annette Allen said...

oh wow this layout is OUTSTANDING.. so pretty.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this!! LOVING the colors and the stars!!!!

Lynn said...

A great layout and super fun pictures Jinny! Happy 4th! Perfect layout for this week.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the stars that you inked and all those great strips of patterned papers!

Charlene said...

Another awesome desgn Jinny!! I love the stars and , sentiment.....all the layers!!!

Leslie Germain said...

Fabulous patriotic layout!!!

Lisa said...

This is such a great patriotic page Jinny!! Love those happy little faces ;)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic page Jinny. You always have some many neat elements... love the different fonts on the words... the stars with the brads... just perfect.

Tracy said...

Spectacular!! I love the way you use the paper strips stitched down across the middle. That's such a cool technique. Drool worthy my friend. Hugs!

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely fantastic!! Those stars are terrific and I love the words

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE this Jinny!! Just AMAZING as usual!! The Colors and the FUN Stitched Strips!! WOWOWOW!! Such Fun Pict's to!! LOVE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS 4th of July Weekend!! =)

Ashley Horton said...

Really fab layout, Jinny!! I love the pops of Red and Blue, against the White background!!

yyam said...

Gorgeous layout! LOVE your details, especially those cut letters!

Zeneva Kovic said...

I love what you did on the background. Looks fabulous with all your layers and you have made the colours work so cohesively together. Super layout.

Monique Liedtke said...

Happy 4th of July :) !
I adore your page with stamping and stitching and my fav color combination!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

What a great layout!!!