Pretty Little Studio: Game Day

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Welcome back, y'all, and happy June!  Summer is officially here, and I'm kicking it off with a page that shows what much of our summer looks like.  It's up on the Pretty Little Studio blog this am and uses another happy mix of collections but mostly Ain't Life Grand.
I started this page by smudging Patina and Key Lime Glimmer Mists onto the textured, white, cardstock base page and splattering it with those same mists, as well as my customary, Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  I then anchored a horizontal row of stacked prints, near the top of the design, with black and blue-threaded, straight, machine stitches respectively.  That set the stage for my photo strip which was matted with white cardstock.  But before it found its place, I anchored three wide prints, including an Our Story 3x4 Journaling Card, hand-cut in the form of pennants, vertically and slightly at various angles, with more blue-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  Our Clark Vintage Die Cut steals the show popped up with foam tape at the base of those pennants.  I adhered a Just Saying Flair Button to his left...
and an Easy Breezy Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, to his right.
I added a "love life" Everyday Cut Apart below my photo strip just for an extra pop of lime green...
and a trio of Fluffy Clouds, along with a Life Noted Flair Button and chipboard sun from my stash, which I painted yellow and glittered, above it.
A happy, little stack of phrases surrounds the "game day" title, which was stamped with Jet Black ink, including our Love Clear Word Art; "EVERYDAY" Love Life Words Die Cut; and "SUMMER VIBES" Aloha Words Die Cut.
I then scattered a number of Shutterbug Stickers throughout the design.  Tip: For added dimension, back your stickers with cardstock and pop them up with foam tape.  This is a great way to stretch your papercrafting budget as well, because stickers tend to cost less than die cuts.
A little journaling completes the look and reads, This was your 1st and last season playing with the Saints.  They were a super colorful group of boys, but not the right fit for you.  I'm so glad you just go with the flow and love playing baseball no matter who it's with.
Oh, and just a reminder that Marie's stunning, summer-themed, watercolor die cuts are being given away all month long with every $25 purchase from the Pretty Little Studio shop.  Yay!
Thanks, as always, for stopping by!  Have a blessed June, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sophisticated Script (Concord & 9th) Paper: white (Paper Studio); textured white (Bazzill); Ain't Life Grand: Tilted Teak 8x8, You + Me 8x8, Happy Go Lucky Teal 8x8, & Shake It Up 8x8; black polka dot & red houndstooth (PLS) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: blue & black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Patina & Key Lime Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); white string (Hobby Lobby); Sunshine Yellow acrylic paint (Anita's); chipboard sun (unknown); Dazzling Diamonds (SU!); Ain't Life Grand: Easy Breezy Shipping Tag, Love Life Words Die Cuts, Everyday Cut Aparts, Life Noted Flair Button, Shutterbug Stickers, & Clark Vintage Die Cut; Marigold: Fluffy Clouds; Summer Vibes: Aloha Words Die Cut; Blooming Hearts: Just Saying Flair Button & Our Story 3x4 Journaling Card; & Clear Love Word Art (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING those photos and the little player!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Love the vintage die cut player you added. This is a marvelous page to document his year in baseball. I miss those little league days!! Our son played from 6 years old to 18!!

Ros Crawford said...

What a super page this is ... Full of colour and a brilliant design!