Pretty Little Studio: Sunshine

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Morning, y'all!  I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!  We've been super busy, especially for not having much on the calendar just yet, trying to take advantage of the nice weather to get some things done around the house.  All this sunshine has put me in the mood for scrapping some older, summer pics, which resulted in a page that's up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.  You'll probably immediately see traces of our Here Comes the Sun, Dream Big, and Blooming Hearts collections; however, I've also managed to squeeze in some goodies from Summer Vibes, With All My Heart, Let's Go, and Marigold.  There I go mixing collections again.  I'd apologize, but it's just too. stinkin'. fun!
I started this page by anchoring triangles of the Shine from Within and Miss You Much 8x8 prints, in the center of the textured, white, cardstock, base page, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  I then Cameo-cut the Sunburst Background from Confetti Vellum and secured it with more gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.
My photo, which was matted with white cardstock, was backed with a trio of paper prints, two of which were anchored with, yet again, gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a couple of folded, vellum sheets.  Tip:  Don't throw away those packaging inserts!  Use them to bring in needed colors and patterns into your design.  I've used a Summer Vibes polka dot, packaging insert here to bring a kiss of teal to the right side of the design.  I then tucked a few Soul Mates Die-Cut diamonds behind the photo...
along with a Salt Lake Clear Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow.
The photo itself was sandwiched between a Picture Perfect Die-Cut tab, which I used to house the June 19, 2012 date...
and a Here Comes the Sun Die-Cut flamingo and Our Story Pocket Card.  I added a little color to the card with colored pencils and mineral spirits for shading and used it to journal, I just love to watch you enjoying yourself on a hot summer day.
A Gold Metallic A to Z Die Cut letter A for Adina; Summer Flair Button, backed with a tangle of gold thread; "EVERYDAY WITH YOU" With You Cut-Apart Word Flag; "I ADORE YOU" Soul Mates Sticker banner; and a couple of yellow buttons, laced with white thread, round out the cluster.  Tip:  Add a little baby powder to remove a portion of the adhesive on the back of your stickers for dimension.
A trio of Day Dream Die-Cut clouds and an Aloha Die-Cut "sunshine" title complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Stuck?! Sketches' August 15th Challenge.
Thanks so much for humbling me with a visit!  Have a blessed week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: textured white (Bazzill); white (Paper Studio); Here Comes the Sun: Miss You Much 8x8, Confetti Vellum 8x8, & Diagonal Pink Vellum 8x8; With All My Heart: Loving You Gold Metallic 8x8; Dream Big: Shine from Within 8x8; Summer Vibes: Lemonade Vellum 8x8 & teal polka dot packaging; & Marigold: Dahlia (PLS) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white string (Hobby Lobby); buttons (Buttons Galore & More); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics); Sunburst Background cut file (Creative Scrappers); Cameo (Silhouette); Here Comes the Sun: Summer Flair Button, Gold Metallic A to Z Die Cuts, & Here Comes the Sun Die Cuts; Dream Big: Day Dream Die Cuts; Summer Vibes: Aloha Die Cut; Blooming Hearts: Soul Mates Sticker, Our Story Pocket Card, Soul Mates Die Cut, With You Cut-Apart Word Flag, & Picture Perfect Die Cut; & Let's Go: Salt Lake Clear Shipping Tag (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooo gorgeous! LOVING that photo, the colors and the hearts!!!!!

Laura Creates said...

This is so beautiful Jimmy, love your background
Work!! Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh this is delightful! I love the polka dotty sun you created. This is as cute as can be Jinny!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Gorgeous photo and page! Love all your layering, and that stitched sun is phenomenal! So happy you played with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

Helen Wallace said...

Such a bright, happy, sunshiny page. Love the colours and the stitched sun. Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!