Stuck?! July 15th Sketch

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

We're halfway through July, folks; and that means another sketch, over at Stuck?! Sketches, to inspire your creative time.  With it having been my big kiddo's 12th birthday last week, I decided to pull pics from last year's celebrations and turned this one into a two-pager.  Enjoy!
I started this layout by smudging the kraft, cardstock, base pages with Patina & Chalk Glimmer Mists, as well as Sunshine Mister Huey's.  I then grounded a number of color-coordinating, patterned papers, across the center of the layout, as well as in the top outside corners, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  The chevrons were Cameo-cut from patterned paper and adhered just to the bottom outside edges of the gray, triangle, patterned paper; and a few lengths of Washi were strung throughout, before placing my photos which were matted with Whisper White cardstock.  A sprinkling of stamped, in Brilliant Blue, More Mustard, and Coastal Cabana inks, stars turns our attention to the left side of the design.
The "celebrate YOU" title was Cameo-cut from a denim, patterned paper and Whisper White cardstock; glittered; entangled with a length of white string which was wrapped around the cake photo and tied in a bow; and grounded with "SMILE" and "PARTY" stickers.
I then stamped the top of the photos, in Jet Black ink, with the "LOVE YOU MORE" and "YOU ARE LOVED" phrases...
and the top left corner was dressed up with a couple of hand-cut, patterned, paper banners, as well as an "AMAZING" cut phrase which I hand-cut into the shape of a banner to mimic the patterned papers.  The star was die-cut from felt, stitched with more of that silver thread, and backed by a cloud die cut and tangle of silver thread.
An acrylic die cut, as well as a flair button and heart, stripe brad, ground the corner...
and an aqua, July 2014 tab...
as well as the addition of a sprinkling of clear gemstones; a couple of yellow, star stickers; and the stamped, in Jet black ink, "YOU ROCK!" phrase, which spill over onto the right side of the design, turn our attention to just that.
A "HMMM...." word bubble and "FAV!" phrase sticker, along with another tangle of silver thread, finish off the top of the design.
Another felt star, prepared in the same way as above, as well as a couple more clouds, tangle of silver thread, and heart brad, highlight a "Noted:" journaling card which reads, Happy 11th birthday to my talented, happy, bright, independent, loving, thoughtful young man!
"Wonderful YOU" and "YOU ARE SO FUNNY!" phrase bits complete the look.
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and here's our July 15th Sketch to get you off and running in the right direction.
Don't forget to stop by the challenge link above to get all your challenge details, as well as to be thoroughly inspired by my talented teammates.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Blast Off & Great Big Greetings (Market Street Stamps); "YOU ARE LOVED" (Jen Hadfield); "LOVE YOU MORE" (Heidi Swapp) Paper: kraft (Bazill); Whisper White & denim (SU!); gray triangles (Dear Lizzy); yellow stripe (Jillibean Soup); aqua stripe (Crate Paper); star (Jenni Bowlin); multicolored designer (Webster's Pages); yellow designer (MME) Ink: Coastal Cabana, More Mustard, & Brilliant Blue (SU!); Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Clear Cut Stackers: Stars die (Wplus9); Rainbow & Cloud die (Lil' Inker); Big Shot (Sizzix); Birthday Celebration cut file (Scrapbook & Cards Today); chevron cut file (Jenni Bowlin); Cameo (Silhouette); Patina & Chalk Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels); Sunshine Mister Huey's (Studio Calico); felt & white string (Hobby Lobby); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); acrylic & "FAV!" die cuts, "wonderful YOU" & "YOU ARE SO FUNNY!" cut phrases, aqua label, & "Noted:" journaling tag (Elle's Studio); flair button (A Flair for Buttons); brads (Simple Stories); Dazzling Diamonds (SU!); "PARTY" sticker (EK Success); "SMILE" marque stickers (Crate Paper); Washi Tape (Freckled Fawn); "HMMM...." word bubble (Heidi Swapp); clear gemstones (crafts-too)

11 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

You captured Ezekiel's birthday celebrations perfectly and so beautifully in this wonderful page!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING the photos, the colors and the way you layered the title!!!

Kat said...

great layout!!! i really love the colors and all the little details you added in!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic two pager! Love all the photos you got in and the layering, I like those corner details a lot!

Lisa said...

I like all of the little clouds and stars on this page! You can just see the happiness in Ezekiel's eyes, wonderful pics and a wonderful page!!

Sandy Ross said...

I love how you turned the sketch into a double layout! Your layering, stamping and embellishing is so wonderful. Your son looks like he really enjoyed his day!

Leslie said...

Another amazing page!!! LOVE the yellow and all your details!!

Ashley Horton said...

Really awesome double page layout, Jinny!! I love the combo of the Yellow with the light Blue!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an amazing page Jinny. The blue looks awesome as your background. So many neat elements... the buttons, the felt stitched star... another amazing design.

Laura said...

Goreous page, what a incredible machine stitcher you are!

Larissa Heskett said...

AMAZING Layout!! LOVE all of the Pictures and it looks as though Ezekiel's Birthday was one he'll NEVER FORGET!! =)