PLS Pinterest Inspired: Helzberg Penguin Plaza

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Morning, friends!  I trust you all had wonderfully blessed weekends!  Ours was super busy but loads of fun with three basketball games between my big kiddos, shopping for new glasses for both Ezekiel and myself, celebrating my birthday, church, Awana, and even teaching FOURTEEN two-year-old BOYS in Sunday school.  I still don't know how we survived!  Somewhere amidst all the chaos, I also found a little time to papercraft.  Each project will make its way here in due time; but for now, I'd love to share a two-page design, inspired by the Pinterest photo below.  It's up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.  Enjoy!
I started this layout by painting several shades of blue and green watercolor across two 12" x 12" watercolor pages.  A few speckles of those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, prepped the pages for pics, which were matted with white cardstock.  Just under the photos, I anchored scraps of a wide variety of blue prints with teal-threaded, straight, machine stitches, even sneaking in a few bits of our Snowflakes Vellum here and there, before turning my attention to the left side of the design.
The "HELZBERG PENGUIN plaza" title was created from Navy Thin Clear ABC Stickers; a Cameo-cut, from Coastal Cabana cardstock, "PENGUIN"; and a Cameo-cut, from Basic Black cardstock, "plaza".  It was topped with an "explore" Aloha Die Cut, which was popped up with foam tape and surrounded by lots of white, cardstock, snowflake die cuts, not to mention a happy mix of Ocean Blue, Seaspray, and Snow Fall Sequins.
Both a Picnic Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, and a Salt Lake Clear Shipping Tag, laced with more white string, were tucked under all the title-work, as well as the left sides of the patterned prints.
A Treasure Map Tab, etched with the Wed. Nov. 20th date...
With Glee Die Cut, popped up with foam tape...
and a couple more Aloha Die Cut phrases, once again, popped up with foam tape...
turn our attention to the right side of the design.
All the white, cardstock, journaling strips from the previous page pour over onto this page as well.  Together, they read, It was our 1st trip to see the penguins @ the KC Zoo, & Adina & I were captivated the whole time Ezekiel was in class.  It was so fun to see the penguins darting out of the water to hitch a ride on the zookeepers' raft, as they were cleaning windows.  KCTV5 News was there interviewing the Director.  We were the only patrons there, so we stayed super quiet so they wouldn't ask us to leave.  What a great morning!  Welcome to KC, penguins!
This darling, little, Winter Friends Flair button, backed with a tangle of teal thread, found a fitting home.
A number of additional, white, cardstock, snowflake die cuts, as well as another With Glee Die Cut snowflake, popped up with foam tape, and Picnic Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, not to mention all those perfectly-matching sequins, carry over to this page as well and complete the look.
And here's our Pinterest photo that inspired it all.  I don't think any explanations are even needed ;).
Thanks, as always, for stopping by!  Have a terrific Tuesday!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Recollections); Coastal Cabana & Basic Black (SU!); watercolor (Master's Touch); Woodland: Navy Clover 8x8 & Navy Caterpillar 8x8, Summer Vibes: Beach Bum 8x8, Let's Go: Atlanta 8x8, Here + There: Let's Go 8x8, & Winter Joy: Snowy Night 8x8 & Snowflakes Vellum 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: teal thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); white string (Hobby Lobby); Cameo (Silhouette); Marais Snowflake & Ava Snowflakes craft dies (Poppystamps); Big Shot (Sizzix); Woodland: Navy Thin Clear ABC Stickers, Summer Vibes: Aloha Die Cuts, Picnic Tags, & Seaspray Sequins, Let's Go: Salt Lake Clear Shipping Tags, Winter Joy: With Glee Die Cuts & Winter Friends Flair, Holly Jolly: Snow Fall Sequins, & Treasure Island: Ocean Blue Confetti & Treasure Map Tab (PLS)

7 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sounds like a fun filled weekend!! And Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeee this! LOVING all the photos and the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charlene said...

LO is stunning Jinny!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :-)

Lisa Elton said...

CUTE photo and a perfectly adorable page for them!! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays filled with many blessings!!

Lynn said...

You are a busy bee! It seems to be that time of year for lots of activity and volunteering (in doors!). Love your beautiful lay out. Adina's smiles always shine through!

Ros Crawford said...

Belated birthday wishes!! Super fun page here Jinny and you know I used to teach sunday school but that seems like another lifetime ago ...

Tracy said...

Fantastic photos as always and the frosty colors work so well for the penguins. Cute! Hugs!

Miriam Prantner said...

So many wonderful layered elements and I love the way you did the journaling with strips.