The Studio White on White Challenge

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hey, y'all!  I'm back with my take on The Studio's newest challenge.  We're looking for white on white or white with one other color pages this go around.  I have to admit that this challenge brought me a lot of anxiety.  I've been scrapping for over a decade now, and I know my style well enough to be secure in saying that monochromatic pages are NOT ME.  So, I was super grateful that Anna allowed one other color.  A few shades of black got me through, and I'm super pleased with the outcome.  It's really just a haphazard mix of yummy goodies and textures to show off a picture of my exhausted, little, newborn bear on our adventure home from the hospital.
I started this page by smudging Pumice Stone Distress Ink, through a chevron stencil, onto the texture, white, cardstock, base page and securing a number of black and white, patterned papers over it, as well as along its left edge, with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  After laying a bit of cheesecloth near the vertical center of my main grouping and matting all of my photos with Whisper White cardstock, I adhered my top left photo, with foam tape, over a bit of vellum and a Project Life card, which I die cut the center out of to create more of a frame, and embellished it with an acrylic word bubble, positioned with a simple staple...
as well as an "Adore THIS" phrase, created from a Cameo-cut, from Black cardstock, "Adore" and "THIS" clip.
I embellished the top right photograph with a "THE BEST OF DAYS", cardstock sticker...
and tucked a February 4, 2014, label sticker, as well as a polka dot envelope behind it.
The polka dot envelope houses a couple of tags for my journaling, which reads, Poor little guy hadn't seen Mommy all morning due to the gazillion preemie tests the hospital put you through in order to approve your home coming.  You even came back to me with a sore lip from sucking too hard on a pacifier from all the stress.  Then, we had to battle what became 9" of snow on the drive home.  What a way to start out life!  But I was so glad to have you home safe and sound and far away from the prodding fingers of the overbearing nurses and their needles.
An ampersand card was tucked in the bottom left corner of the grid and used to create the "HOMEWARD bound & happy" title, which was all Cameo-cut from patterned paper and cardstock.
A starburst brad; handful of Cameo-cut, Whisper White, cardstock snowflakes; sprinkling of snowflake sequins; bit of Washi Tape; and smattering of Black Smooch Spritz, as well as a snowflake, flair button and "LET IT SNOW", cardstock sticker, complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Let's Capture Our Memories' Sketch #123.
Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to get all your challenge details, as well as to be inspired by my teammates.  Can't wait to see what you all come up with!  Thanks so much for peeking in, and have a fantastic week!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: textured white (American Crafts); Whisper White (SU!); Black (Wplus9); white embossed (sei); black crosses (Studio Calico); black polka dot (Amy Tangerine); black/white stripe (Fancy Pants); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Pumice Stone (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Clear Cut Stackers: Rectangles die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); chevron stencil, black scallop label, & snowflake sequins (JBS); cheesecloth (Dritz); tags (The Kraft Outlet); polka dot envelope (Paper Studio); acrylic word bubble (Elle's Studio); staples & stapler (office supply store); "THIS" clip (Freckled Fawn); Adore Script & Happy Travels cut files & Cameo (Silhouette); Snowflakes 4 cut file (Laura Whitaker); flair button (A Flair for Buttons); "LET IT SNOW" phrase sticker & ampersand card (Simple Stories); "THE BEST OF DAYS" arrow & floral Washi Tape (MME); brad (Basic Grey); Black Smooch Spritz (Clearsnap); "YOU ARE AWESOME" PL card (American Crafts)

11 comments:

Kat said...

this is such a beautiful layout, jinny!! love the black and white - it really makes your photos pop!

Lisa said...

I love the black and white with the wintery blues in the photos!! Beautiful Jinny. Hope you're enjoying this Memorial Day Weekend!

Miriam Prantner said...

I have never done a B&W layout and this is so striking! Love it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the color scheme and the splatters!!!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Well you may have felt anxious but you totally rocked this!! Wonderful page (and photo)

Tracy said...

Fabulous design! Little bear man looks so toasty in his suit. Wonderful layout of this special day. Hugs!

Ashley Horton said...

You did an amazing job with the challenge Jinny! This is a really eye-catching layout!

Anya said...

This is SO adorable!! Love it!

Cher K said...

You always amaze me Jinny. This layout is so cool and stunning at the same time. What a fun color combo to use for a cold winter page. I love the shot of your little one. Thanks for joining us at LCOM.
-Cher

Charlene said...

This is so so sweet!!!

Leslie said...

Absolutely gorgeous page with a darling picture!!