Creative Scrappers July Reveal

Friday, July 1, 2016

If you can believe it, y'all, it's July; and that means a gorgeous, new sketch is up at Creative Scrappers.  We've paired up with Just Nick this month.  So, be sure to watch the blog for their Design Team's mid-month reveal.  For today, though, my teammates and I have cooked up our takes on the sketch, using Just Nick's fabulous, new, Chopsticks Background cut file, which is yours FREE to enjoy, too, with coupon code CSFREE.
I started this page by smudging Patina Glimmer Mist, as well as Piglet and Sunshine Mister Huey's, onto the textured, white, cardstock, base page.  A little Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink was also sponged through a polka dot stencil.  I then used the Just Nick cut file and my Cameo to cut a number of angled strips from a variety of coordinating prints; anchored a few of them with black-threaded, straight, machine stitching; and splattered everything with the same mists above, as well as Sky Mister Huey's and Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints.  I also mixed True Blue and Paradise acrylic paints to get a perfect match to that blue, diamond print and splattered a bit of that round about the design, too.
My photo was then matted with white cardstock and backed with a bit of cheesecloth; polka dot Polaroid; large, kraft envelope, folded in half...
and a wax envelope, stuffed with a manila tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, as well as a few mementos from our trip to the ballpark.
The photo itself was grounded with my journaling, which was just hand-scripted on a gingham, journaling card and reads, We arrived in MN just in time to check in to our hotel and head out to Target Field to cheer our KC Royals on to another win.  It was so fun counting the helicopters cutting between the sky scrapers, getting a few Twins fans to join in our Royals chants, and munching on Jelly Bellies.
Its bottom left corner was embellished with a floral die cut, backed with a tangle of black thread and popped up with foam tape.  A stamped, in Brocade Blue ink, on punched, white cardstock, bloom, as well as a punched, vellum blossom, embellished with a single, red, enamel dot and a "love it", arrow die cut, round out the cluster.  The stamped and die-cut flowers' centers were given a bit of dimension and shine with Glossy Accents.
Its top right corner was embellished with a number of other stamped and die-cut florals, adhered and embellished in the same ways described above, as well as a cut-apart label, which houses my hand-scripted, Mon. Aug. 18, 2014, date, and  printed, Twins circle.  The latter was actually found on the tickets we purchased online.  I just used a circle die to cut it out and backed it with another white, cardstock circle, of the same size, just for stability.
My dual "happy/BETTER @ the ballpark" title was created from a "happy" die cut; black, foam, phrase sticker; Deep Sea Flash Alphas; and a Cameo-cut, from Ruby Red cardstock, "ballpark".  The latter was coated in more Glossy Accents to add interest and shine.
A couple of phrase stickers, as well as a "GO SEE DO" cut-apart and one final, floral die cut complete the look.
But that's not all.  SURPRISE!  I turned this one into a two-pager.
The right side of the design was prepped in the same way as the left.  Its photos were then arranged, in a grid design, on a white, cardstock mat.
Their combined center was embellished with a sunburst die cut.  Actually, this embellishment is two die cuts; but I wasn't a fan of what was written on the sunburst itself, so I used a little foam tape to adhere my "THE GOOD LIFE" circle in its center.
A sticker we got on our visit to Target Field was stuck near the top of the design and dressed-up with a few more flowers, which received the same treatments as previously described above.  A couple of cut-apart phrases...
"WONDERFUL" die cut...
and another cluster of blooms complete the entire design.
Further inspiration for this page came from Citrus Twist's June 25th 3 to Inspire Challenge to (1) document a road trip or adventure, (2) incorporate paper strips, and (3) add some mist or paint...
and here's your July Sketch #296.
As always, you've got all month to make the magic happen, y'all.  Don't forget to share your pages, on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Pinterest, with the tag #CreatingWithSketches.  We'd also love for you to add them to the inlinkz found at the challenge link above; and Kristine will announce a random winner, of the Just Nick prize, on Sunday, July 31, 2016.  Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how the rest of the team was inspired, too.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic weekend, friends; and to my fellow countrymen and women in the good ole U.S. of A, have a safe and blessed 4th of July!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Petite Petals (SU!) Paper: Ruby Red (SU!); textured white (American Crafts); white & vellum (Paper Studio); red diamond (October Afternoon); woodgrain (Maggie Holmes); blue leafy, pink diamond, blue diamond, multicolored triangles, & multicolored stripe (Citrus Twist) Ink: Brocade Blue (SU!); Squeezed Lemonade (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Chopsticks Background cut file (Just Nick); Cameo (Silhouette); Sunshine, Sky, & Piglet Mister Huey's (Studio Calico); Patina Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); True Blue, Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Paradise acrylic paint (Delta Creative); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Petite Petal punch (SU!); polka dot stencil (Jenni Bowlin); foam tape (Scotch); You + Me foam phrase sticker (American Crafts); Deep Sea Flash Alphas (October Afternoon); "happy", Polaroid, "love it" arrow, "WONDERFUL" banner, "THE GOOD LIFE" starburst, & floral die cuts (Cocoa Vanilla); cheesecloth, kraft & wax envelopes, manila tag & "GO SEE DO", "GOOD TIMES", blue label, & "right here & now" cut-aparts (Citrus Twist); aqua sticker phrases (Pinkfresh for Citrus Twist); gingham journaling card (Pink Paislee); Clear Cut Stackers: Circles die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); white string (Hobby Lobby)

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING the photos, the colors and the stitching ... and LOVING that you made it into a 2-pager!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

Love the family fun photos at the ball park, Jinny!!! Such awesome layout pages highlighting your great time rooting for the KC Royals!!

Lynn said...

Such wonderful layouts...gorgeous as always and the smiles in the pictures say in all.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is an amazing scrapbook page, Jinny! I wish you could finish all my pictures, LOL!

Ros Crawford said...

Your amazing photos are equally matched by your amazing creative talent ... simply beautiful!

Sandy Ross said...

Amazing details as alway Jinny! I love how you incorporated the sketch into a double. Fabulous family photos!

Tracy said...

You are the layout master my friend. I mean WOW! That first pick is one fantastic family selfie. Lots of fun elements as always.

Lisa said...

You can see the happiness and love in your family Jinny!! Beautiful work as always!