PLS Pinterest Inspired: Fun Times

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Evening, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today, sharing a page inspired by the Pinterest photo below.  I was drawn to the soft palette and all those fabulous stars; and the yummy ice-cream swirls reminded me of the super-fun, shaving cream marbling art technique, which I hadn't done in a far too long.  So, my kiddos and I decided it was high time we put an end to that fast and had a little marble-making morning together to help highlight a couple of photos, taken on the first and last days of class for our 2015-2016 school year.
I started this page by adding puddles and splatters of teal, aqua, and bright pink watercolor to the 12"x12" watercolor paper, base page.  After stamping a number of stars, in Jet Black ink, throughout the design, I splattered everything once again; but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.
I then took one of the results of our creative play with shaving cream and Vivid Pink, Sunshine Yellow, and Paradise acrylic paints on watercolor paper; die-cut it into a variety of star sizes; and anchored most of those stars, throughout the page, with yellow-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  A couple were popped up with foam tape.  A quartet of prints, from several different collections, were anchored, with bright pink and aqua-threaded, straight stitches, behind where my photos, which were matted with white cardstock, would lie.  Both photos were then backed with a snippet of cheesecloth; and the left-side photo was additionally backed with a folded sheet of our Confetti Vellum, as well as a Dream Big Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow.
A "FUN TIMES" So Lovely Bingo card serves as my title.  It was backed with a striped Currently Journaling Card and topped with a Happy Ticket; "Be happy" June 2017 Freebie Die Cut, popped up with foam tape; My Life Flair Button; and Walk in the Park Die-Cut pennant, laced with white string...
to anchor the June 2017 Freebie Die-Cut balloon, popped up with foam tape.
A couple of labels house my stamped, in Jet Black ink, dates.  The bright pink one, as well as the black ampersand between the two, come from that same June 2017 Freebie Die Cut package mentioned twice already above; and the yellow one is a cut-apart My Everyday Picnic Label.
A "Hooray" foam phrase Thicker and my journaling ground the photos.  The journaling reads, Beginning and ending the school year right with a celebratory dinner @ Red Robin.
And a couple strips of patterned prints already used elsewhere on the page, both of which were anchored with machine-stitching, as well as a Park Bench Cut-Apart banner; Walk in the Park Die-Cut scallop; and another Happy Ticket, popped up with foam tape, ground the entire design.  Lots of pink and gold puffy and sequin stars, the latter of which come from our Baby Avery Yellow Confetti Mix, complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Stuck?! Sketches' August 1st Challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific Tuesday, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Blast Off (Market Street Stamps); date (Qwikmark) Paper: white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); Beautiful Day: 6x8 Paper Pack; Dream Big: Start Today 8x8 & Shine from Within 8x8; Here Comes the Sun: Confetti Vellum 8x8 & Gold Metallic Stars 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: bright pink, aqua, & yellow (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Vivid Pink & Sunshine Yellow acrylic paints (Anita's); Paradise acrylic paint (Delta Creative); cheesecloth (Dritz); Skyler foam phrase Thickers (American Crafts); pink & gold puffy star stickers (Freckled Fawn); Clear Cut Stackers: Stars dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); white string (Hobby Lobby); Beautiful Day: So Lovely Bingo, Happy Tickets, My Life Flair Button, Walk in the Park Die Cuts, Currently Journaling Card, Park Bench Cut-Apart, & My Everyday Picnic Label; Dream Big: Dream Big Shipping Tag; Baby Claire & Jack: Baby Avery Yellow Confetti Mix; June 2017 Freebies (PLS)


Lisa Elton said...

Any page would be perfectly adorable with those three faces on it! I haven't used the shaving cream technique in years. Can you believe I still have a snippet of the first time I ever tried it! This is wonderful Jinny. You've captured the colors of the inspiration photo perfectly!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and loving all the stars!!!!!!!!

Laura Whitaker said...

Wow this is so petty, love that gorgeous background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Fabulous, fun, and oh-so festive! Awesome background! Just love this, Jinny!

Sandy Ross said...

Jinny - your layouts are always such an inspiring work of art. I love your background work, layering and embellishing....just amazing!!! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?! Sketches!!!


Great background!Looks so yummy with all the happy colors. Thank you for joining us at Stuck?!Sketches❤

LisaM said...

Wow! I am loving your background and all the details on this layout! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!