Pretty Little Studio: Silly Monkey

Monday, August 14, 2017

Evening, y'all!  Just popping in to share a page that's up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.  I utilized lots of elements from our new Beautiful Day Collection, which I simply can't get enough of, as well as some oldies but goodies.  Matter of fact, some of the older pieces that I've got going on today aren't even in the store anymore; but that just goes to show how easy it is to put some of those bits and bobs that you may have purchased awhile back but were saving for just the right project to good use with your newer treasures.  I can't say enough how much I love the way all of our collections work so well together.  So, let's just dive right in.  Shall we?
I started this page by sketching a trio of pie charts throughout the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page and watercoloring each one in shades of red, blue, and green.  I then used those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, to splatter the page before stamping a number of stars, in Jet Black ink, throughout.  Several papers from the Beautiful Day 6x8 Paper Pack, as well as one Currently Journaling Card, were then die-cut into circles and framed with black-embroidery-floss, hand stitches.  I just love the Perfect Day Cut-Apart and My Life Flair Button you see here, too!
Once my photos, which were matted with white cardstock, were adhered in their respective locations, I began embellishing.  Moving clockwise from the photo above, I layered a couple of Colorful Blooms, separating the two with foam tape, and pulled a bit of that black embroidery floss to the front of the page to tie in a simple bow.  You'll also see a little Easter Sunday 2016 journaling around one of those die-cut circles here.
The Silly Monkey Word Die Cut, popped up with foam tape, creates my title.  It was grounded with an Explore Word Die Cut...
as well as a Silly Disco Mini Vintage Die Cut, peeking out from behind a couple of Greenery Die Cuts.  This exact die cut is no longer available; but if you love Silly Disco as much as I do, you can get him in his larger, die-cut size, as well as in his same mini, pink and blue counterparts, here.  A simple, bold, black "WHAT A PERFECT DAY" Perfect Day Cut-Apart, popped up with foam tape, draws the eye from the top straight down to the bottom of the page.
Another Perfect Day Cut-Apart...
brings us back to the top of the page with a June 2017 Freebie word bubble, which I used to journal, "Peek-a-boo, Mommy!"  You love to find ways to make us laugh.  It's bottom left corner was embellished with a couple more Greenery Die Cuts, as well as a Park Bench Cut-Apart.  All three elements here were, once again, popped up with foam tape.  Gotta love a little dimension!  And a scattering of Ocean Blue Confetti stars complete the look.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by!  Have a remarkable work week, friends!  XOXO

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Blast Off (Market Street Stamps) 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: watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); circle template (Fiskars); Clear Cut Stackers: Circles dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); black embroidery floss (DMC); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Beautiful Day: Greenery Die Cuts, Park Bench Cut-Apart, My Life Flair Button, Currently Journaling Card, Colorful Blooms, & Perfect Day Cut-Aparts; Treasure Island: Ocean Blue Confetti & Explore Word Die Cut; Silly Monkey Word Die Cut; Silly Disco Mini Vintage Die Cut; June 2017 Freebie (PLS)


Lisa Elton said...

Love those little pie charts and all of the speckles! This is darling Jinny and suits those photos of your little man perfectly!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this! LOVING those photos and all the circles!!!!!!!!