Stuck?! April 1st Sketch

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Note: If you've come here looking for my Paper Sweeties April Inspiration Challenge #30 - Hoppy Easter post, please scroll down.

Morning, y'all!  Just popping in to share my take on Stuck?! Sketches' first April sketch.  I know I'm well-past St. Patrick's Day, but this cutie patootie was asking to be scrapped, and I had some of the perfect goodies just lying around to do so.
I started this page by smudging Patina, Lobster, and Fully Purple Glimmer Mists, as well as Pickle and Sunshine Mister Huey's, onto the notebook, patterned, paper, base page, to create a rainbow effect right behind the photo cluster.  I then stamped a random display of circles in Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, second-generation Tempting Turquoise, and Lavender Lace inks and added a bunch more gold, circle stickers (The smaller circles were punched from the centers of the larger ones.) throughout the design, before topping them with a trio of patterned, paper strips, as well as a bit of mint Washi.  The woodgrain strip was punched with a row of large circles, and the center strip was anchored with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  I then layered a sheet of gold, heart, foil vellum, behind my photo, which was matted with Whisper White cardstock and topped with the "LUCKY Baby" title, which was made from a vintage BINGO card and a Cameo-cut, Whisper White, cardstock "Baby".
A black and gold tag, laced with a bit of yellow, seam binding ribbon, tied in a bow, was tucked behind the photo, along with a vintage, "BABY" flashcard, which I paired with a "SWEET" sticker...
as well as a vintage, cottage cheese seal and a black, chevron envelope, which was folded around the edge of the photo and stapled in place.  A gold, chipboard heart and "I am" brad...
as well as a chipboard banner, round out the bottom of the design...
and a "SO VERY LUCKY" ticket, which was hand-cut from patterned paper, completes the top.
Another hand-cut ticket runs parallel with the far right edge of the page, which was treated with a bit more Pickle Mister Huey's, as well as stamped circles.
A clover was Cameo-cut from textured, mint cardstock and topped with a "be Happy" flair button, backed with a bit of tangled, black thread, as well as a die-cut heart and gold, foil, chipboard arrow.  Another gold, foil, circle sticker, as well as a "LUCKY US" sticker and mint brad, complete the look.
And here is your April 1st Sketch, which I rotated 90 degrees to the left, to get you started.
Our sponsors for this sketch, with two large pieces of chipboard and a $10 gift certificate (Some conditions apply.) respectively, are...
Please be sure to stop by the challenge link above to get all your challenge details, as well as to see how the rest of the team was inspired.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed April!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Coffee Stains (3rd Eye) Paper: Whisper White & gold foil heart vellum (SU!); mint textured (American Crafts); notebook, woodgrain, & mint diamond (Crate Paper); gold foil polka dot (MME) Ink: Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise, Lavender Lace, Daffodil Delight, & Real Red (SU!) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); black/gold tag (Jen Hadfield); gold foil circle stickers, heart die cut, & "be Happy" flair button (MME); 5 Clover Shamrock Set & Cameo (Silhouette); "LUCKY" Bingo card, "BABY" flashcard, & vintage cottage cheese seal(Jenni Bowlin); "SO VERY LUCKY" & "going places" tickets, chipboard bits, & brads (Simple Stories); "LUCKY US" & "SWEET" stickers (Chic Tags); chevron envelope (Paper Studio); 1/2" & 1-3/8" Circle punches (SU!); Patina, Lobster, & Fully Purple Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels); Pickle & Sunshine Mister Huey's (Studio Calico); yellow seam binding ribbon (May Arts); staples & stapler (office supply store)

15 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

Oh so sweet and just look at that little guy ... I can't believe how much he's grown and now he has a beautiful head of curls too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooo beautiful! I love love love love the photo, the banner and all the bits of green!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Adorable photo! I love that banner and also the great cluster of elements around the piece of flair!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

That photo is priceless! He is so cute!!!!
And your LO is awesome!

Leslie Germain said...

AWWW!! What an adorable picture and fabulous page! Love all your design touches!!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE this Picture!! =) Such an AWESOME Layout!! I LOVE the colors and the FUN Design with all your little bits of Goodness!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Lisa said...

Your little Kaden has such big pretty brown eyes! This is wonderful Jinny. I always love drinking in all of the special details you add to your pages!!

Ashley Horton said...

This is so cute Jinny!! Love the Simple Stories you mixed in!!

Monique Liedtke said...

:) what an awesome photo!!! I adore your layout! Your mix of mists, papers, embellishments and the photo is so fabulous! wish I could do that! Pinning!!

Laura said...

Fabulous page, love the way you incorporate many elements and lines - super inspiring!

Annette Allen said...

the cutest little lucky charm ever.. great layout..

thanks for all your sweet comment Jinny.. they always brighten my day..

Tracey McNeely said...

So many sweet layers Jinny, just a like sweetie pie too!

Diane said...

What an adorable picture, wonderful layout and embellishments.

Hugs diane

Tracy said...

Oh be a fly on the wall of your designing brain. :-) I know I've been MIA lately but you understand the need to put family first. I've been enjoying perusing through your last few projects. So much to see and always wonderfully done. Hope all is well with your family and Kaden is feeling much better. Hugs!

TantiK Creation said...

This layout is so awesome Jinny. I love every detail on it and the picture is so adorable. Love it. And I love your blog too. I'm now following you.
Hugs
Tanti.