The Studio Where You Live Challenge

Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Monday, y'all!  Just popping in, on this chilly, snow-covered afternoon, while my kiddos are resting, with my take on The Studio's newest challenge.  We want you to scrap about where you live this go around.  You could choose to scrap about your house, neighborhood, city, or country.  It's up to you!  One of the best things about our home is that it is right around the corner from one of our favorite parks.  So, I chose to scrap a few pictures from a walk I took with my family to just such a place.  Enjoy!
I started this page with that gorgeous, mixed media, patterned paper.  Yum!  But I wanted to add a little purple to it to coordinate with my daughter's shirt.  So, in addition to stamping it, in second-generation, Jet Black ink, with the ink splats, I also stamped it, in Lavender Lace ink, with the rings and smudged a little Concord Grape Distress Ink through an arrow stencil.  A few additional stamped, in Jet Black ink, spots prep it for all the yummy, patterned papers that anchor my photo grid which was matted with Whisper White cardstock and wrapped with a length of Lilac twine, tied in a bow.  More purple ;)!  Before anchoring a number of the papers with silver thread, I tucked a green, arrow banner under them and peeking out from either edge.  A chipboard "together", dressed up with a simple, Garden Green, cardstock, leaf die cut, as well as the stamped, in Jet Black ink, "Home Sweet Home" phrase and hand-written city, grounds the design.
An acrylic, "HAPPY" Polaroid was tucked under the top right side of the photos...
while a Cameo-cut, vellum doily dresses up the top left side.  A hand-cut, vellum, polka dot heart; paper arrow; and "HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE" cardstock sticker lead the way to a heap of other embellishments...
including "AND THEY LIVED", "HOME", and "perfect" phrase stickers; a hand-cut, from patterned paper, "This is our crazy and beautiful life" sentiment; and a stamped, in Jet Black ink, arrow and "FUN DAY MAR 15 2014" date.
A sprinkling of purple gemstones; couple strips of silver, chevron Washi; "SATURDAY" tab...
and handful of pink, glitter, heart stickers complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Let's Get Sketchy's February Week 2 Sketch...
and Scrap Our Stash's Challenge #23 (W = Washi & wood veneer; A = arrows; S = Saturday, silver, stitching, & stamps; H = hearts, happy, & home; I = ink).
Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to get all the challenge details, as well as to be inspired by the rest of the Design Team.  You have until March 1, 2015, to link up your takes in the right-hand column of The Studio Blog.  Thanks so much for peeking in!  Have a terrific week!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: arrow (Heidi Swapp); date (Dear Lizzy); Home Sweet Home (Market Street Stamps); Sanna's Frames (3rd Eye); Ink Splats (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White & Garden Green (SU!); mixed media (We R Memory Keepers); pink polka dot (Pebbles, Inc.); constellation & text (Crate Paper); green polka dot (Elle's Studio); polka dot vellum (American Crafts); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Lavender Lace (SU!); Jet Black & Dusty Concord (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Sizzlits Little Leaves die (SU!); Big Shot (Sizzix); Winter Doilies Set cut file & Cameo (Silhouette); Washi tape (Freckled Fawn); glitter heart stickers (Pebbles, Inc.); "AND THEY LIVED" word bubble, "HAPPY DAYS THIS WAY" arrow, green arrow banner, & chipboard "together" (MME); "HOME" sticker (K&Company); "perfect" sticker (Suzy); veneer arrow (Crate Paper); pink arrow (October Afternoon); "This is our crazy and beautiful life" phrase bit (We R Memory Keepers); purple gemstones (Doodlebug Design); arrow stencil & heart template (Jenni Bowlin); Lilac twine (The Twinery); "SATURDAY" tab (Simple Stories)

31 comments:

alexandra s.m. said...

What a beautiful and adorable layout Jinny!
Love all the details ;)
Thanks!

Ashley Horton said...

Love the Mixed Media look on your background Jinny and the photo grid from the Sketch!!

Annette Allen said...

adorable layout.. love the layers and that background is awesome..

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a fun and happy layout. Love how artistic and free this feels!

Tracy said...

I love that your scrap pages capture simple every day life for your family. Those are some of the best memories. Amazing composition as always Jinny. Hugs!

Laura said...

Incredible as always! Amazing take on the sketch and stunning attention to details?

Ros Crawford said...

Another fabulous page done by an amazingly talented lady!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! LOVING the photos, the colors and the fun background!!!

Lisa said...

Such sweet photos and I love the arrows on this one! Pretty page Jinny!

Brianna Lynn said...

love this! so many beautiful details to look at!

Leslie Germain said...

Fabulous page! Love how you did the title!!!

Maria said...

Incredible photos! Love all the elements on your page...so sweet!

Charlene said...

Jinny you always amaze me with your talent!!

Linda R said...

Such a sweet, sweet page. You daughter smile is so adorable.

Hugs, Linda
My Happy Place

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful bits of art all around, blended together to make a wonderful page! It's a real feeling of home.

yyam said...

Love how you made that background paper your own with all the stamping and inking. This turned out amazing!

Nadine said...

Absolutely love this page! Thank you for sharing it with us at Let's Get Sketchy!
Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

Brenda said...

Fabulous layout and fantastic job with the challenge! Thank you for linking up with Scrap Out Stash!

♥ Lynn said...

Oh Jinny! I can never say enough about your layouts!! You are sure an inspiration! Well done with the stash challenge! So glad you played along with Scrap Our Stash!

Joefil said...

Beautiful page Jinny, love all the details and adorable photos! Thanks for joining us at LGS and Scrap Our Stash :)

Monique Liedtke said...

What an awesome page!! love that background!!!

Steffanie said...

Fabulous layout! Love the memories you captured here and your take on the challenge. Thanks for linking up at Scrap Our Stash!!

Jacqui said...

Love all your "bits". Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

Nicole Doiron said...

Many fabulous details on this layout! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

Claire R said...

So LOVE this layout! Great WASHI elements. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash.

Devra said...

this is beautiful. I love your details and explanation of process. So nice to see some new faces at LGS. Thank you for joining us.

jenessa said...

Awesome page. Love all the details. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

Brenshevia Baker said...

love what you did with the sketch, great job. thanks so much for playing along with us at LGS!

kate blue said...

big fan of all things grid and all your little bits and pieces are lovely! Made me smile looking (and relooking) at it :) Kate (Scrap Our Stash)

TantiK Creation said...

Such a stunning layout. I love all the elements you added. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

LisaM said...

Such a sweet page! Thanks for joining us at LGS!