Creative Scrappers January Reveal

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Hey, y'all!  We're doing things a bit differently this month over at Creative Scrappers.  A scrumptious, new sketch was revealed on the first of the month; and each member of the Design Team has taken a day, on the blog, to share how it inspired them.  Well, folks, today is my day.  I tapped into my December Citrus Twist Kit to bring this one to life.
I started this page by anchoring a quartet of prints cut in the shape of triangles, to the days of the week, patterned, paper, base page, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  I then smudged the space behind where my photos would lie with white gesso.  Once that was dry, I did a little watercoloring and splattering with those sames shades of teal, mint, and pink, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  My photos were matted with white cardstock; set atop a stack of white, tissue paper, so as not to compete with the fabulous prints already in play, and a couple of gold, foil vellum scraps; and grounded with the "As free/sweet AS THE BEE" title.  The title itself was made from a Cameo-cut, from Coastal Cabana and Not Quite Navy cardstocks, "As free" and "AS THE"; a "sweet" die cut; and foiled, chipboard, alpha stickers...
and overlaps the cluster found along the bottom left edge of the photo strip.  The cluster consists of a floral die cut, popped up with foam tape and dressed up with white-embossed on vellum and punched flowers and a bumblebee, backed with a tangle of gold thread.  The bumblebee itself was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die cut; watercolored; glittered; and popped off the surface of the flower die cut with foam tape.
Another bee, prepared in the same way as described above, dresses up a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a yellow, cut-apart label, "honey, i love you" phrase.  A couple more white-embossed and punched, as well as die cut, flowers and number of stamped, in Jet Black ink, phrases...
direct us to the journaling on the left, which reads, These photos are so YOU... always smiling, so carefree, searching for adventure, full of life, and absolutely bee-YOU-tiful!  1.27.13.
A yellow, gingham tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, was tucked under the combined top edge of the photos and dressed up with a smaller version of the bees described above, as well as an "A GOOD DAY", cut-apart phrase, popped up with foam tape.
A couple of additional, stamped, in Jet Black ink, phrases, as well as a trio of pink, star embellishments, scattered throughout the design, complete the look.
Here's your January Sketch #302 to get you off and running in the right direction.
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.  Thanks, as always, for humbling me with a visit, friends!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Petite Petals (SU!); The Buzz (Reverse Confetti); little phrase stamps (Citrus Twist) Paper: Coastal Cabana & Not Quite Navy (SU!); white (Recollections); vellum (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); gold foil heart & stripe vellum (SU!); days of the week (Maggie Holmes); yellow arrow (Citrus Twist); aqua hexagons, teal polka dot, & multicolored marble (Crate Paper); tissue (unknown) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); The Buzz Confetti Cuts dies (Reverse Confetti); Big Shot (Sizzix); Dazzling Diamonds & Petite Petals punch (SU!); white embossing powder (Zing!); Glossy Accents (Ranger); watercolors (Kuretake); gesso (O'Leary Paint); white string (Hobby Lobby); gingham tag, floral die cuts, "A GOOD DAY" cut-apart phrase, yellow cut-apart label, & pink star accents (Citrus Twist); "sweet" die cut (Cocoa Vanilla); foiled chipboard alpha stickers (Pinkfresh); Sketch 302 cut file (Creative Scrappers); As Free As the Ocean cut file (lovesvg.com); Cameo (Silhouette)

6 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this! LOVING those photos, the colors and the title!!!!!!!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Jinny! Wishing you peace, happiness and good health in 2017... and lots of crafting time! LOL! Such a sweet page of Adina. Love the darling bees... great layers and colors.

Sandy Ross said...

Jinny, your work is always so inspiring....Love everything about your layout!!!

Lisa said...

This is adorable Jinny!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that quilt block background and that marble paper is just so pretty, gorgeous layout!

Leslie said...

WOW, Jinny!!! Amazing work as always!!!