Pretty Little Studio: We Are Family

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hey, y'all!  I'm up again on the Pretty Little Studio blog this morning, sharing my first page showing off goodies from our newest collection, Beautiful Day.  To bring it to life, I used a photo of a family who holds a very special place in the hearts of the members of my own.  Enjoy!
I started this page by Cameo-cutting a Basic Heart from a piece of cardstock and using it as a stencil to create the stamped, in Jet Black ink, center text.  I added a few puddles of aqua and yellow watercolor over that, before splattering everything with those same shades of watercolor, as well as orange watercolor.  Once everything was dry, I applied white modeling paste, through a punchinella stencil, behind where my photo would lie before, once again, splattering everything, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  I then chose a handful of prints from the Beautiful Day Collection's 6" x 8" Paper Pack, as well as a Currently Card and Sprinkles Bookmark, and secured them, some with orange-threaded, straight, machine stitching, behind my photo, which was matted with white cardstock and backed with a snippet of cheesecloth for texture.  Beginning to the photo's left, I tucked a Salt Lake Clear Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, under its edge and dressed the top left corner with a "TOGETHER IS THE BEST PLACE TO BE" Happy Ticket Die Cut, popped up with foam tape.
Moving clockwise, the photo was topped with a "TODAY" Walk in the Park Die Cut, popped up with more foam tape and sandwiched between a Live Happy Cut-Apart Mini Word and simple button, laced with white thread.  An Orange Butterfly Vintage Mini Die Cut rests on it and a Butterfly Bush Sticker, which is mimicked in the opposite diagonal corner, along with a couple of stamped, in Jet Black ink, phrases, complete the cluster.  I just love how those Marigold butterflies compliment this collection perfectly!
A Laura Tab, housing a hand-written 2016, was stapled to the top right corner of the photo and embellished with a single Colorful Blooms Die Cut.
More Colorful Blooms Die Cuts, some of which were layered with foam tape, ground the bottom right corner and highlight a "BE HAPPY" Happy Ticket Die Cut.
An "our journey" Paradise Phrase Strip, anchored by an "it's the little things" Everyday Words Flair Button, as well as a couple of Hello Word Stickers, ground the entire design...
and a "we are FAMILY" title, formed from a stamped, in Jet Black ink, "we are" phrase and Park Bench Alphas to spell the word "FAMILY", completes the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Stuck?! Sketches' June 15th Challenge.
Thanks, as always, from humbling me with a visit!  Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sophisticated Script (Concord & 9th); Defining Words & Milk & Cookies (Wplus9); Christ In My Life (Mr. Cricut Crazy) Paper: white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); Beautiful Day: 6x8 Paper Pack (PLS) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: orange thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white string (Hobby Lobby); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); modeling paste (Liquitex); punchinella stencil (Prima); cheesecloth (Dritz); Staple Board & staple (We R Memory Keepers); button (Buttons Galore & More); Basic Hearts cut file (Creative Scrappers); Cameo (Silhouette); Beautiful Day: Currently Card, Colorful Blooms Die Cuts, Laura Tabs, Sprinkles Bookmark, Walk in the Park Die Cuts, Happy Tickets Die Cuts, Park Bench Alphas, Live Happy Cut-Apart Mini Word, Everyday Words Flair Button, & Hello Word Stickers; Marigold: Orange Butterfly Vintage Mini Die Cut & Butterfly Bush Stickers; Let's Go: Paradise Phrase Strip & Salt Lake Clear Shipping Tag (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING that photo, the colors and the butterflies!!!!!!!!!!!

Laura Whitaker said...

Wow, this is such a bright and happy page. Love your colors, your embellishment clusters and how you treated the background!Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! sketches

Lisa Elton said...

Every element is perfectly placed! I like the pretty butterflies. This is lovely Jinny!

Sandy Ross said...

This is just gorgeous Jinny...your attention to detail always has me in awe! Beautiful stamping and embellishing! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?! Sketches!!!

LisaM said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous take on the sketch! 😍


Love your background work and layers!Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches:)