Stuck?! November 15th Sketch

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Note:  If you've come here looking for my Paper Sweeties November Release Party post, please scroll down.

It's the middle of the month yet again, y'all, and time for a brand spankin' new sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.   I rotated this one 90 degrees to the right and came up with this.
I started this page by overlaying the aqua, gradient, base page with a butterfly screenprint and securing a number of color-coordinating, patterned papers, both horizontally and vertically, near center, with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  I then created the "DEAR Jesus..." title with white alphas and aqua letters...
topped all the yummy papers with my photo, which was matted with Whisper White cardstock, and tucked a "Forever in my heart" tag in amongst the layers.  The entire grouping was grounded with a "pretty amazing" phrase bit sticker and "Be still, and know that I am God.  Psalm 46:10" cardstock piece...
and topped with a "DO NOT REMOVE THIS TAG" journaling bit.  When stitching the papers to my page, I left the top portion of the pink, diamond, patterned paper open to serve as a pocket for my journaling jar, even reinforced the opening with a few extra stitches.
The jar itself was a sticker, so I just stuck it to a piece of computer paper and hand-cut around its edges, before journaling, This photo was taken, during our Bible time, the day after you invited Jesus into your heart.  You said the actual prayer, in true Adina style, naked as the day you were born, in the bathtub.  You asked me if I could ask Jesus into your heart for you.  I told you that only you could ask Him.  After a long silence, I asked if you wanted some help.  You promptly said, "Yes!"  You were so happy and excited after.  The whole moment completely took my breath away.  It was then wrapped with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, and tucked into its pocket.
A couple of butterflies were then white-embossed on vellum, hand-cut out, and adhered to the page, just at their centers.  The larger one was layered with a gemstone-studded, dimensional, butterfly sticker.
Two leftover strips of patterned paper, as well as a length of Washi Tape, were secured, along the bottom edge of the design, with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches and topped with a gold, "NOTED:" December 18, 2013, label, embellished with another butterfly, prepared in the same way as described above, to complete the look.
Our sponsors for this sketch, with $25 and $15 gift certificates respectively, are...
and here is your November 15th Sketch to get you started.
We're also having a Guest Design Team Call throughout the months of November and December.  All you have to do to enter is play along and add "GDT" to the title of your entry.  Laura is offering four spots, one for each of our January and February challenges.  Yay!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please be sure to stop by the challenge link above to get all your challenge details, as well as to view all the fabulous pages the rest of Design Team has created to inspire your weekend scrap time.  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Flora & Fauna 1 (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White (SU!); aqua ombre (Amy Tangerine); butterfly screenprint (Hambly); gold foil polka dot (Crate Paper); aqua polka dot & red polka dot vellum (MME); aqua star (October Afternoon); multicolored heart & pink diamond (Pink Paislee); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: watermark (VersaMark); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); white embossing powder (Ranger); gemstone-crusted dimensional butterfly & "DO NOT REMOVE THIS TAG" journaling bit (Jenni Bowlin); jar (Me & My Big Ideas); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); "pretty amazing" phrase bit & "NOTED:" label (Chic Tags); gold polka dot Washi (MME); "Forever in my heart" tag (Elle's Studio); white alphas (Fancy Pants); aqua letters (October Afternoon); scripture tag (my stash)

11 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

Missy Whidden said...

Oh, this is beautiful in so many ways. That background paper...wow! I love the color scheme here and your subtle title on the side. The hidden journaling on the jar is amazing! And such a precious photo :) Another gorgeous design!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! I love love love that photo and all the butterflies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PINNING!!!!!

Laura said...

So pretty, love that colour combo, the red polka dot vellum makes me so happy and the journalling tag is amazing!

Lisa said...

LOVE the journaling story, I remember that event! The butterflies seem so perfect for this page and what a precious photo of Adina!

Tracy said...

You have preserved this beautiful memory in an incredible layout Jinny. Each and every element is a joy. Spectacular!

Ashley Horton said...

This is stunning Jinny! I love the look of the scattered butterflies and the pop of Red with the Blue!

Annette Allen said...

WOW gorgeous.. love it

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a beautiful story, Jinny. :) And the layout is gorgeous, as always!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how precious Jinny. She is so sweet. That top of the jar with the twine looks like a halo, don't you think? The verve is perfect.

Ros Crawford said...

This couldn't be more beautiful!! Love the butterflies!