The Studio Sketch Challenge

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Morning, y'all!  Just stopping in with my take on our first August challenge from The Studio.  Anna's worked up a sketch that is full of possibilities.  I have to admit that I really struggled with those corners.  I kept wanting to turn a grid of photos at an angle to line up with them but felt like that was taking it a little too far away from the basis of the sketch.  Connecting them made me so happy.  I used lots of goodies that came from a variety of different Citrus Twist Kits at one time or another, as well as a playful, new-to-me, stamp set from Reverse Confetti.
I started this page by smudging the two-tone, patterned, paper, base page with gesso, three shades of Mister Huey's, and another of Glimmer Mist.  I then splattered it with all those same mists; adhered the result of a hexagon cut file over all the mixed media goodness; and secured a quartet of prints, some with bright-pink-threaded, straight, machine stitches over everything, before speckling it all with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints and adhering my photo, which was wrapped with a length of twine, tied in a bow, in its center.  The bow itself is a part of the large cluster in the bottom left corner of my photo, which also consists of a hand-cut, from patterned paper, teacup; acetate "4"; and a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die cut, and watercolored honeycomb, all backed with a tangle of bright pink thread.
A foam, glitter "now"...
leads the way to the "totally sweet" title, which is simply painted chipboard, topped with a couple of playful, stamped, in Jet Black ink, phrases.
The largest of a trio of stamped, in Jet Black ink, on watercolor paper die cuts, bumble bees graces the top right corner of my photo.  I glittered its wings and added a couple of color-coordinating labels, one of which boasts the day of the week, under is right side.
A smaller bee, prepped in the same was as the one described above and flagged with a phrase sticker and cut-apart word, dresses up the stamped phrases near the top of the page...
and a third yet, grounded with a couple more phrase stickers, rounds out the large cluster near the bottom of the page.
A trio of pink, puffy, star stickers and one more stamped, in Jet Black ink, "you're so sweet" stamped phrase complete the look.
Here's your Sketch Challenge to get you off and running in the right direction.
You have until Sunday, September 11, 2016, to link up your takes in the right-hand column of The Studio blog.  Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how the rest of the team was inspired.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed week, y'all!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: The Buzz (Reverse Confetti) Paper: white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); pink/yellow triangle (October Afternoon); pink & multicolored polka dot & gray chevron (Paige Evans); black floral (Maggie Holmes); mint heart (Fancy Pants) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: bright pink thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scotch); The Buzz Confetti Cuts die (Reverse Confetti); Big Shot (Sizzix); "totally sweet" chipboard (A2Z); watercolors (Kuretake); Sky, Sunshine, & Piglet Mister Huey's (Studio Calico); gesso (O'Leary Paint); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); foam glitter "now" (American Crafts); puffy star stickers (Freckled Fawn); hexagon November 2015 Freebie (Scrapbook & Cards Today); Cameo (Silhouette); Dazzling Diamonds (SU!); phrase stickers (Pinkfresh for Citrus Twist); cut-apart labels & twine (Citrus Twist); teacup (Crate Paper); acetate "4" (Pink Paislee)


Ros Crawford said...

Oh my this is stunning! She is such a pretty girl and a perfect photo for your gorgeous page... Love all those embellishments

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING that adorable photo, the bees and the splatters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

As always Jinny, this is incredible!! Love all of the pretty little details you added. It all flows together beautifully!

msmith434343 said...

How cool, Jinny! I just love your layering and learn so much from looking at your cool work! I can just stare at it forever! So wonderful! And such a beautiful little girl!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh my goodness! This is absolutely gorgeous! The photo is just adorable and you scrapped it beautifully, my friend!