The Studio Sketch Challenge

Sunday, November 9, 2014

It's that time again, folks.  Time for The Studio's newest challenge, and Valerie has found inspiration in Tessa's August Mood Board page for a fun sketch.  Here's my take.
I started this page by smudging the center of my textured, white, cardstock, base page in Patina Glimmer Mist; stamping it, in Jet Black and Strawberry Slush inks, with the dotted and bitty hearts; and anchoring a square of a bright pink, stripe, patterned paper, with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches, over it.  I then grouped my photos, which were matted with Whisper White cardstock, over a couple of journaling cards, as well as a white tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, in its bottom center.  A heap of hearts, most of which were die-cut from a variety of color-coordinating, patterned papers and vellum, ground the bottom of the design.  I've also included a number of turquoise foil, wood veneer, and pink sequin hearts, as well as chipboard hearts, which were coated with Titanium White acrylic paint, ink distressed, and glittered, amidst the design.
My photos were then topped with the "LOVE always" title, which was Cameo-cut from Perfect Plum and Whisper White cardstocks.  A stamped, in Jet Black ink, "Always" reiterates that portion of the die-cut title.
A trio of phrase bits rounds out the photo cluster.
Near the top of the stitched square, as well as floating off the top of the page itself, I secured some of the hearts leftover from the cluster described above.  I also included a hand-cut, gray, stripe pennant and bit of "SEP" flair.
A "SUN" Sept. 19, 2010, Melvern Lake arrow, as well as a bit of journaling, completes the look.  The journaling reads, You were all smiles just sitting by the shore, watching the boys fish, and having a little snack.
Further inspiration for this page came from Let's Capture Our Memories' November Color Spot...
and here's your Sketch Challenge to get you started.
Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see what the rest of the girls have whipped up, just for your viewing pleasure, as well as to get all of your challenge details.  Can't wait to see what you all cook up!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Spring Post, Love You More, & Sweet Nothings (Wplus9) Paper: textured white (Bazzill); Whisper White & Perfect Plum (SU!); spotted turquoise & green triangles (October Afternoon); turquoise floral (Studio Calico); gray text (Crate Paper); bright pink stripe (We R Memory Keepers); purple polka dot (Lilybee Design); yellow polka dot (American Crafts); multicolored polka dot & orange star (Jenni Bowlin); multicolored sketched polka dot (Echo Park); gray stripe (Pink Paislee); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Strawberry Slush (SU!); Jet Black, Pumice Stone, Tea Dye, & Antique Linen (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); "LOVE always" cut file & Cameo (Silhouette); Clear Cut Stackers: Hearts die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Patina Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); turquoise foil & sequin hearts, chipboard hearts, & tag (Jenni Bowlin); "SUN" arrow (Simple Stories); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); wood veneer hearts (Studio Calico); white string (Hobby Lobby); "watch with wandering eyes" & "I LOVE YOU" phrase stickers (Hazel & Ruby); "ADORABLE" sticker (Little Yellow Bicycle); Titanium White acrylic paint (FolkArt); "TAKE NOTE:" journaling card (MME); turquoise script Project Life card (American Crafts); Dazzling Diamonds (SU!); "SEP" flair (Bossy Joscie)

15 comments:

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wowee this is such a delightful layout, Jinny!

Kat said...

i really love this layout, jinny! the colors are awesome and i'm a big sucker for hearts!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooo gorgeous! I love love love the colors and all the hearts!!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Bright and beautiful! I am loving that fantastic border of all those hearts at the bottom!

Ros Crawford said...

So beautiful ... Love all those hearts!!

Ashley Horton said...

So adorable Jinny! Love that fun Pink and White diagonal paper and the awesome layered heart border!

Tracy said...

Color explosion!!! I love it! Layers and layers of goodies. This ones a big wow GF. Hugs!

yyam said...

Gosh...this is sooooooo pretty Jinny! I just love your attention to details...your use of patterns and colours! This is such a delightful page....LOVE!

Lisa said...

This is adorable Jinny!! I love all of the varied layered hearts along the bottom!

Anna White-Sharman said...

Really love your take on the sketch Jinny, such pretty colours too!

Leslie Germain said...

Jinny, this is GORGEOUS! Love the colors and all the layering.

Charlene said...

I've been gone and playing catch up and your blog is always gorgeous Jinny!

scrappin_in_AK said...

gorgeous page - love the painted b/g and the layered hearts are just amazing- thanks for playing along at LCOM

Aurelie said...

Love this page! Those hearts are seriously to die for! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Let's Capture Our Memories!!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Love love love this layout. It is awesome....the colors, the embellishments, the layers and the adorable photo. Thanks for joining us at LCOM.
-Cher