The Studio Colour Challenge

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Happy Sunday, y'all!  Just popping in, on this chilly, fall morning, to bring you our first November challenge from The Studio.  I'm so excited to share that it's a color challenge, because they are TRULY my favorite kind of challenges!  I love how they force me to dig deep into my stash for just the right color match, because I always come up with buried treasures.  I softened the brown from the color story below but tried to stay true to the rest of the palette, while adding in just a touch of aqua for additional softness.  Plus, aqua is my favorite color to scrap; and I tend to use, or maybe overuse, it as a neutral ;).  Enjoy!
I started this page by rubbing white gesso onto the woodgrain, patterned paper, base page.  I then added a little watercolor smudging, as well as some watercolor splattering, before anchoring my patterned prints with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching and adding a bit more splatter with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  After adhering my photo strip, which was matted with white cardstock, I added some gorgeous, hand-cut, from patterned paper, blooms to both its right-side and top edges.  Just behind the ones near the top of the page I tucked a wax envelope, stuffed with a manila tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow.  I also topped them with a "XO" wood veneer.
A "good times", cut-apart tab...
and an "OCT" flair button, backed with a tangled of silver thread, were nestled into their petals.
A "TREASURE the simple things", swan, book-front die cut was tucked under the photos' combined bottom edge before stitching.  The original label, just below the swan, was a coral color, which didn't match the color story.  So, I covered it with a navy, cut-apart label; popped it up with foam tape; and etched it with the Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, date.  A trio of phrase stickers embellish the die cut's right side...
and a little, hand-penned journaling, which reads, Just an impromptu photo op, with some of the cousins, after professional family pics, grounds the entire design.
Finally, I used chipboard Thickers to create the "simply live" title along the left vertical edge of the book-front die cut; topped it with a wood veneer arrow; and scattered two sizes of silver, star sequins throughout to complete the look.
Further inspiration for this challenge came from Citrus Twist's October 30th Sunday Sketch...
and here is this month's gorgeous Colour Challenge to start your months out right.
You have until Sunday, December 4, 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 my talented team was inspired.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed week, friends!  Hugs! 

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Recollections); woodgrain & aqua floral (Maggie Holmes); yellow speckled (Citrus Twist); teal floral & green stripe (MME); gray polka dot (Elle's Studio) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); "OCT" flair button (Bossy Joscie); large silver star sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); little silver star sequins & white string (Hobby Lobby); phrase stickers (Pinkfresh for Citrus Twist); "good times" cut-apart tab, blue-framed cut-apart label, & wax envelope (Citrus Twist); manila tag (Paper Studio); wood veneer elements (Cocoa Vanilla); "TREASURE the simple things" swan die cut (Maggie Holmes); Hello chipboard phrase Thickers (Dear Lizzy); gesso (O'Leary Paint); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt)

6 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

What beautiful colours in this page Jinny ... Stunning work!

Georgiana said...

Fabulous layout and the pictures make it perfect!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the wood grain!!!!!!!!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Cheerful, happy, bright... such a perfect page with all those smiling faces. Great layering Jinny.

Tracy said...

The softer brown really makes the other colors pop on your page. Great elements as always and some fun pics. Hugs!

Lisa said...

Love all of those sweet faces in the photo! But my favorite part is that cluster of prettiness at the top of the page. The twine topped tag, tin pin, flowers and leaves, perfection!!