Stuck?! August 1st Sketch

Friday, August 1, 2014

TGIF!  I trust you all are well.  We've had a super busy couple of weeks in my neck of the woods, but I'm excited to finally be back sharing one of the many projects I've been working on!  So, let's just get started with a page based upon Stuck?! Sketches' latest inspiration.  Shall we?
I started this page by machine stitching black-threaded, straight, machine stitches in a layered circle on my gold, foil, polka dot, base page.  Isn't that paper just too beautiful for words?!  I couldn't possibly cut into it.  My matted, with Whisper White cardstock, photos (Gosh, I look tired in them, but they were taken just ten days AFTER my hubby moved back from South Dakota and ten days BEFORE Kaden arrived, so I guess I had reason to be ;).) were backed with a trio of patterned papers, as well as a couple bits of Washi Tape and a Cameo-cut, with scattered hearts, piece of vellum.  A woodgrain tag, laced with soft blue Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, as well as a red-framed, January 22, 2014 tab, top the design...
and a chipboard "today", anchored with a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a vellum, banner die cut, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" title, which was secured with an ivory button, laced with linen thread, ground it.
I then created my floral clusters by stamping the flowers and leaves, in Jet Black ink, on various, patterned papers; hand cutting them out; and securing them, in their present positions, stacked with foam tape.  Some die-cut, from Chocolate Chip cardstock, twigs, as well as butterflies, which were white-embossed on vellum and hand-cut out, can be found in both groupings.
The middle grouping also includes a "HAPPILY EVER AFTER" word bubble, "SUCH A LOVELY DAY" chipboard bit, and a bit of happy face flair.  In addition, it was backed with a stamped, in Night of Navy ink, on a White, cardstock die cut, and glittered doily.
Gold, butterfly sequins, as well as more ivory buttons, laced with linen thread; soft green, enamel dots; and soft blue, glitter gemstones, all scattered about, complete the design.
The Design Team was inspired by Let's Capture Our Memories' August Color Spot this week...
and here's your August 1st Sketch, which I've rotated 90 degrees to the right to better compliment my photos, to get you started.
Our sponsor's for this challenge, with a $15 gift certificate and two spools of the winner's choice respectively, are...
Please be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how the rest of the team has interpreted the sketch, as well as to get all your challenge details.  I'll be back, in just a bit, with one more page to start the weekend out right.  Until then, thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Great Big Greetings (Market Street Stamps); doily (JBS); Ever After & Flora & Fauna 1 (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, & ivory text (SU!); White (Wplus9); gold foil polka dot & red polka dot (MME); red chevron (Jillibean Soup); navy doily & red stripe (Echo Park); soft blue stripe (American Crafts); soft green designer (JBS); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell); Night of Navy (SU!); Jet Black (StazOn); Jet Black (Ranger) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); woodgrain tag (unknown); soft blue Baker's Twine (AR Designs); Under the Mistletoe & Banner Trio dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Scattered Hearts & Doily cut files, red framed journaling tab, & happy face flair (JBS); Cameo (Silhouette); white embossing powder (Ranger); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); soft blue glitter gemstones (Paper Studio); soft green enamel dots, "HAPPILY EVER AFTER" word bubble, & "SUCH A LOVELY DAY" & "today" chipboard bits (MME); Dazzling Diamonds & linen thread (SU!); ivory buttons (The Ribbon Reel); red stripe Washi Tape (Queen & Co.); gold butterfly sequins (Crate Paper)

13 comments:

Lynn said...

We're getting ready to head out on vacation tomorrow. Can't wait! I hope you are busy doing fun things. Your layout is perfect. I agree...the paper is gorgeous.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I love love love that circle background paper and loving the stitched circle too!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that gold foil paper and the stitched circle, wonderful page!

Lisa said...

Big chunky polka dots and sweet patterned flowers...this is wonderful Jinny! Have a beautiful weekend ;)

Tracy said...

I love those stitched circles. Such a great effect. Fabulous layout Jinny! Hugs!

Ashley Horton said...

Beautiful take on the sketch, Jinny!! Love that Gold polka dot paper!!

Ros Crawford said...

Pretty happy people on a beautifully scrapped page!

Leslie Germain said...

Beautiful page! Love the gold!!

Annette Allen said...

LOVE the polka dot background..that picture is so cute.. great designing Jinny... your amazing.

Laura said...

Amazing layers and details! Fabulous job!

Larissa Heskett said...

Finally getting caught back up!! Its been a rough couple of weeks, but I know there is an AMAZNG end in sight for Cathy and that we will have God with us to help us get through this next stage in the Grieving process!! THANKS SO MUCH for you SWEET words of comfort and your thoughts and Prayers!! It MEANS ALOT!! =) I LOVE this Layout!! That Paper is AWESOME and those pictures are the Sweetest!! THANKS Again for ALL that you do and Share!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow, the gold foil background and that stitched circle, what a perfect setting for your LO.

Aurelie said...

Those polka dots are awesome! Thanks for being part of the Let's Capture Our Memories and Stuck?! Sketches co-challenge!