The Studio Hopes and Dreams Challenge

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Morning, y'all!  We're starting the year off right with a fitting new challenge over in The Studio.  We want to know your hopes and dreams for the year ahead.  I have to admit that this was super hard for me.  I have so many hopes and dreams for 2016, that I didn't even know where to begin.  In the end, I settled on a rare photo of my kiddos and their first cousins once removed, because I long to see so many more of these beautiful, everyday moments together with family and friends in the coming year.
I started this page by smudging the mint, stripe, patterned, paper, base page with Patina and Pink Bubblegum Glimmer Mists, as well as Green Tea and Paradise acrylic paints, mixed to get just the right shade of mint.  I then stamped it, in Jet Black ink, with the circle images, as well as the "FUN DAY NOV 26 2015" date...
added a few random, pink, sequin rubons; and splattered it all with that mixed mint, as well as Titanium White and Pure Black, acrylic paint from above.  That set the foundation for my photo, which was matted with Whisper White cardstock and set atop a stage of pretty prints, some of which were anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches, as well as a hint of vellum; couple strips of gold, polka dot Washi; and even a gold, glitter tag, laced with white string.  A little, chipboard bird perches, over a nest of gold thread, on top of the photo...
and a gold, foam, glitter arrow points the way to fun.
The "beautiful MOMENTS together" title, which was created from gold glitter and black, foam Thicker stickers and a chipboard "MOMENTS" grounds the design.
I used the space next to the title to journal, We delivered dinner to the Tiptons after Chuck's surgery, and our kiddos got to play with Brett and Ella, while the grownups chatted.
A trio of coordinating prints, a couple of which, again, were anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches, as well as another strip of Washi creates the backdrop, along the top right edge of my page, for my tag, which was hand-cut from patterned paper, splattered with the same acrylic paints from above, anchored with a couple of staples, and strung with a bit of white lace.  A little more gold thread and healthy smattering of black foam and polka dot, chipboard,  heart stickers, as well as a chipboard, "love", arrow sticker, complete the look.
I'm entering this page into Clique Kit's January Challenge: Anything Goes.  Further inspiration for this page came from Let's Get Sketchy's December Week 2 Sketch.
You have until Sunday, February 14, 2016, to link up your takes in the right-hand column of The Studio blog.  Can't wait to see where this one takes you all!  Thanks so much for humbling me with a visit, and have an amazing week!  XOXO 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Grunge Elements 2 (Sweet 'n Sassy); date (Dear Lizzy) Paper: Whisper White (SU!); mint stripe (Studio Calico); blue/mint stripe & multicolored floral (Amy Tangerine); yellow grid (Simple Stories); pink stripe (Elle's Studio); mint gradient (Hip Kit Club); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Green Tea & Paradise acrylic paints (Delta Creative); Pink Bubblegum & Patina Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels); pink sequin rubons (Heidi Swapp); chipboard elements (Crate Paper); gold foam glitter arrow & "beautiful" Thickers (American Crafts); black foam "together" & heart Thickers (Dear Lizzy); lace (JoAnn Fabrics); gold glitter tag (Basic Grey); white string (Hobby Lobby); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); gold polka dot Washi (Paper Issues); staples & stapler (office supply store)

13 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful page! Love the details and the photos and the words you wrote are beautiful!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous page Jinny...love the sentiment about the little moments. Perfect!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING that photo and the glittered goodies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shelly said...

This is gorgeous!! Love!
Happy New Year!

Tracy said...

Beautiful! Those kinds of memories really are the best. :-)

I'm just a simple gal said...

Gorgeous layout. Thanks for playing along with CK!

Caroli Schulz said...

I love everything in this layout, te colors, title, the embellies, awesome work!
Thank you for playing along with us at Clique Kits!

Aliza said...

So many beautiful and whimsical elements! Thanks for playing along with Clique Kits!

abcdeli said...

Amazing layout! Thank you for playing along with CK :)

Justt said...

wow, it's amazing!!! Thank you for playing along with Clique Kits!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Wow! Such an awesome layout! I love everything about this. So glad you joined us at Clique Kits this month!

Kim Oedekoven said...

Astounding attention to detail! Well done! Thanks for joining us for the challenge @ CliqueKits!

Donna Espiritu said...

i LOVE your page. love all the little details. So glad you joined us at Clique Kits this month!