PLS Pinterest Inspired: New Neighbor

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Morning, y'all!  I'm up again today on the Pretty Little Studio blog, sharing a page inspired by one of our August Pinterest Photos below.  I was drawn to the tree/nature elements from this month's picks and knew these photos, of a raccoon living in the tree next to our home, would coordinate perfectly with our Reilly the Raccoon Vintage Die Cut.  Enjoy!
I started this page by watercoloring a piece of 12x12 watercolor paper with an olive green puddle.  I then smeared Tattered Rose Distress Ink, through a leafy Memory Box stencil, behind where my photo strip would lie, before splattering everything with that same olive green watercolor used above, as well as Gold Color Shine and Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints.  That set the stage for my prints.  Two of those prints were hand-cut in the shape of pennants, and all of them were anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  A couple strips of white cardstock, die-cut with scallop edges, add a touch of softness and just the right amount of bright white to offset all those scrumptious patterns.
After adhering my photo strip, which was matted with white cardstock, I created the cluster in the bottom left corner.  It all began with that fantastic wood chip, backed with a tangle of gold thread.  I then tucked a couple of die-cut, from our Gold Metallic Confetti paper, branches, as well as a floral die cut, under its top edge; snuck a hand-cut, "weekend" pennant under its left side; and topped it with the Reilly the Raccoon Vintage Die Cut, along with a "Most of the time, beauty lies in the simplest of things." Define. Travel. Ticket.
A Monarch Die Cut dresses up the top two photographs...
and my "NEW NEIGHBOR" title, which was made from Gold Metallic A to Z Die Cuts and Noir ABC Stickers, borders the vertical right edge of my stacked prints.  I also tucked a "STAY HOME" Nature Word Flag Sticker under the title's right edge and a striped Rose Bush Tab, to which I stapled an "ENJOY THE VIEW" die cut, just below it.
The title itself also leads the way to my journaling, which reads, July 26, 2013, It was so fun to spot this cutie in our neighbor's tree, when Ezekiel & Adina were camping out w/ Daddy in the backyard.  It was just as if we were @ the lake.
That covers things, for today, folks.  I'll be back tomorrow to squeeze in this month's For the Love of Books pick.  Until then, thanks so much for humbling me with a visit!  Have a blessed week!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: watercolor (Master's Touch); white (Paper Studio); Woodland: Tree Bark 8x8, White Oak 8x8, & Coral Caterpillar 8x8 & Here Comes the Sun: Gold Metallic Diagonal 8x8 & Gold Metallic Confetti 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); watercolors (Kuretake); Garden Falling Maple stencil (Memory Box); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Gold Color Shine (Heidi Swapp); wood slice (Amy Tangerine); Scallop & Sizzlits Little Leaves dies (SU!); Big Shot (Sizzix); staple & stapler (office supply store); Hello Heather Here + There: Noir ABC Stickers, Woodland: Rose Bush Tabs, Bloom Die Cuts, Botanical Die Cuts, Monarch Die Cuts, & Nature Word Flag Stickers, Here Comes the Sun: Gold Metallic A to Z Die Cuts, Let's Go: Define. Travel. Tickets & Paradise Phrase Strips, & Reilly the Raccoon Vintage Die Cut (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwwwww I loveeeeeeeeeeee this! LOVING that little raccoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

msmith434343 said...

Oh, Jinny! I saw this on Instagram and loved it! I didn't realize it was yours! Cool! I love it! It's so artsy :) I love what you did with the title and journaling and love the pictures. Terrific job! Melissa

Lisa Elton said...

I love every little thing about this Jinny! The raccoon is ridiculously adorable!! Love all of the special details you added. So much sweetness to drink in!!

SewPaperPaint said...

Unbelievable! You've combined so so many awesome elements with perfection! This is one amazing LO!

Maria said...

Awww...super cute layout with the raccoon!! I'm sure your kids enjoyed seeing the little fun!!