Stuck?! July 1st Sketch

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Note:  This is my second post this morning.  If you've come here looking for my Colour Me... Monochromatic! post, please scroll down.

It's a new month, folks; and that means a gorgeous, new sketch from our fearless leader at Stuck?! Sketches.  Adina has become fast friends with a sweet, little lady this summer; but by the time this post goes live, Gracie will have moved back to Colorado with her family.  My beautiful girl is completely heartbroken and wanted me to frame a special page to give to Gracie to help her remember Adina.  Here's what I came up with.
I started this page by smudging Sky Mr. Huey's onto the aqua, stripe, patterned, paper, base page and Cameo-cutting it with the "GOOD FRIENDS are like stars YOU DON'T ALWAYS SEE THEM BUT YOU KNOW THEY'RE ALWAYS THERE" title.  I then backed it with Whisper White cardstock.  I really battled with whether I wanted it to stand out more, but in the end, I went with white.  I like the way it fades into the background.  It seems to suit the title itself.
I then anchored a number of color-coordinating, patterned papers, a few of which were hand-cut in the shape of banners, along with a trio of die-cut, clear, cardstock stars, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  One of those stars overlaps both the title and a yummy, moon rubon...
and another, along with a "HAPPIEST DAY EVER" cut phrase and stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a vellum, banner die cut, "YOU'RE OUT OF THIS WORLD!" sentiment, tops the photo stack.
"BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES" and "PRETTIES" cardstock stickers, as well as a pink clip, dressed up with a bit of white string, tied in a bow, grounds the stack...
and a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on White cardstock; colored with pencils; and hand-cut rocket connects it all.  A bit of Crystal Effects for the window and Dazzling Diamonds for the blast, not to mention a little white gel pen detailing, finish things off.  I then backed it with a tangle of silver thread and Summer 2015 label.
Stamped, in Jet Black ink, "SWEET FRIEND" and "BEST BUDS" phrases; "I LOVE YOU" word stickers; silver rubon stars; cardstock sticker stars, popped up with foam tape; stamped, in Pretty in Pink and Coastal Cabana inks, stars; strips of silver chevron and pink polka dot Washi Tapes along the outside vertical edges; trio of pink brads; and a sprinkling of aqua and clear sequins, as well as clear gemstones, complete the look.
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and here's your July 1st Sketch to inspire your creative time this month.
Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how the rest of the team was inspired, as well as to get all your challenge details.  Thanks so much for peeking in!  Have a wonderfully blessed July!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Hand Lettered Hello (Wplus9); Pawprints on Our Hearts Blast Off (Market Street Stamps) Paper: Whisper White (SU!); White (Wplus9); clear (PTI); vellum (Paper Studio); aqua stripe & gray triangles (Dear Lizzy); pink butterflies (Jillibean Soup); aqua drop (Carta Bella); multicolored stars (Crate Paper) Ink: Pretty in Pink & Coastal Cabana (SU!); Jet Black (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Clear Cut Stackers: Stars & Banner Trio dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Good Friends Are Like Stars Phrase cut file & Cameo (Silhouette); moon rubon (Dear Lizzy); silver star rubons & Sky Mr. Huey's (Studio Calico); Dazzling Diamonds & Crystal Effects (SU!); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits & white string (Hobby Lobby); pink clip & silver chevron Washi Tape (Freckled Fawn); pink polka dot Washi Tape (Queen & Co.); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); cardstock sticker stars (Jillibean Soup); pink tiny word stickers & brads (MME); "BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES" & "PRETTIES" stickers (Heidi Swapp); aqua striped label (Chic Tags); "HAPPIEST DAY EVER" cut phrase & aqua sequins (Crate Paper); clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); clear gemstones (crafts-too)

12 comments:

Kat said...

beautiful layout!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING the colors, the photos, the stars and that title work!!!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Adorable Jinny! I love the long title!

Lisa said...

They are the cutest little pair of best buds!! Love the space theme Jinny, this is darling!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great layout! I love that subtle title and the stitched vellum star, just so pretty!

Annette Allen said...

aww what a sweet layout.. fun pictures..

Ros Crawford said...

You've scrapped those terrific photos perfectly!! This is one fun page!

Anya said...

So beautiful, colorful and happy! I start to like sketches too))

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

So fun! You totally rocked that sketch and I love your bright colours and the typography.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic lay-out Jinny. Love the die-cut quote, the soft background... the rocket, the stitched star... so many lovely elements. Well done!

Leslie said...

Fabulous page!! LOVE the saying and the stitching!! Just amazing as always!!

Laura said...

Such a super sweet page, love the hand coloured and clear elements they add so much interest!