Pretty Little Studio: Lovebirds

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hey, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today, sharing a little more of what Claudia van Rooijen's new With All My Heart Collection can do.  In sticking with its love theme, I used a few of my favorite photographs from my cousin, Chris, and his beautiful bride, Betsy's, wedding nearly five years ago now.  So, let's just get started.  Shall we?
I started this page by adding a few puddles of pink and aqua watercolors, allowing them to blend into one another, to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as a little yellow watercolor and Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once everything was dry, I used a doily stencil to add some texture, behind where my photos and embellishments would eventually lie, with modeling paste.  Once again, I allowed everything to dry before anchoring four circles, from Blooming Hearts' Metallic Clear Secret Garden paper, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches, over portions of those modeling paste doilies.  I then began building the design around the photos, which were all matted with white cardstock, beginning in the bottom right corner with the newlyweds themselves.  This photo was backed with both a square of our All I Need print, as well as the center of a Precious print, heart die cut, leftover from my last Pretty Little Studio project, anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  A large Floral Bouquet Die Cut was tucked between the two...
and a couple of My Heart Cut Apart Flags ground the "lovebirds" title itself, which was created from a Lovebird Word Die Cut, popped up with foam tape.
Moving clockwise, I backed the next photo with a piece of our So Lucky print, anchored with more gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a My Heart 3x4 Journaling Card.  It also had a Flutter Tab, which I used to record the April 21, 2012 date, stapled to its top right corner and a dainty Floral Bouquet Die Cut, popped up with foam tape, near its top left.
A Makes Me Smile Die Cut, embellished with a simple button, laced with white string, and a couple of Lovebird Word Die Cut phrases, popped up with foam tape...
turn our attention to the top photo of my grandfather, which was backed with a square of our Together print, once again, anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  Its bottom left corner was embellished with a Sweetheart Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, as well as a couple more Floral Bouquet Die Cuts.
Even more Floral Bouquet Die Cuts, along with an XOXO Flair Button, backed with a tangle of gold thread, dress up the top right corner.
I took the fourth and final photo to remember that my uncle officiated the wedding.  It was backed with both a folded strip of our Adore You Pink Vellum and a You & Me Bracket and dressed up with another Lovebird Word Die Cut phrase, popped up with foam tape...
and a Cherish Die Cut, stapled to the bottom right corner of the photograph, to complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Stuck?! Sketches' March 1st Challenge...
and Scrap Our Stash's March Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge.  I used striped paper, gold, and flair for a tic tac toe vertically down the center of the board.
Thanks, once again, for humbling me with a visit!  Have a blessed weekend, friends!  Oh, and just in case you have some shopping to do, dive in!
{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Recollections); watercolor (Master's Touch); With All My Heart: Precious 8x8, So Lucky 8x8, All I Need 8x8, Together 8x8, & Adore You Pink Vellum 8x8 & Blooming Hearts: Metallic Clear Secret Garden 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Today Was Good cut file (Hip Kit Club); Cameo (Silhouette); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); staples & stapler (office supply store); white string (Hobby Lobby); button (Buttons Galore & More); watercolors (Kuretake); modeling paste (Liquitex); doily stencil (Prima); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); circle template (Fiskars); With All My Heart: You & Me Bracket, Floral Bouquet Die Cuts, Flutter Tab, My Heart Cut Apart Flags, My Heart 3x4 Journaling Card, Sweetheart Shipping Tag, Cherish Die Cuts, Lovebird Word Die Cuts, XOXO Flair Button, & Makes Me Smile Die Cut (PLS)

12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the photos!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

This is lovely Jinny! The colors are fresh and feel like spring. Wonderful photos too!

NATSUKO SUZUKI said...

Beautiful details and precious pictures!Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash and Stuck?! Sketches!

Laura Whitaker said...

Love this colourful page with its stunning layers! Always a thrill to see your name in our line up! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

Maria said...

What a wonderful layout with the lovely couple, so pretty. And , how awesome that your uncle officiated!

Tracy said...

Beautifully done. That cake is a hoot. LOL Hugs!

ÅsaJ said...

WOW!!! Lovely page! Your design is FAB! And all the details look wonderful! Thank you for joining both Stuck?! Sketches and Scrap Our Stash! Hugs Åsa

kelly barron said...

This is a gorgeous page!! Love the colors and the photos :) Thanks so much for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

Michelle Henderson said...

Wonderful page, love the background and all the little details - too many to list! Thanks for Tic Tac Toeing with us at Scrap Our Stash!

Sherri Caramico said...

Amazing as always Jinny - such a happy page! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely colors and flower embellishments.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful grid layout, I love the layers and the embellishments in each quadrant.