PLS Pinterest Inspired: Life Is Good

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hey, y'all!  I trust you had a wonderful weekend.  We took advantage of the long, Labor Day weekend here in the good ole' USA to get a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma with my sister-in-law and her family up from Dallas, Texas, and spent the weekend just having a ball together.  My hubby took off the next couple of days now that we're home, too, to give us a little more time to reconnect.  We've got homeschool band, horse camp, and baseball practice today; but tomorrow we're heading up to Schweizer Orchards in St. Joseph, Missouri.  It's apple butter making time again.  Woohoo!  All that said, I'm so glad that I got this page, that's up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today, made last week when things were a little less hectic.  It was inspired by the primary palette and circular umbrellas in the Pinterest photo below which was picked with the new Wish You Were Here Collection in mind.  I'm still waiting on my Wish You Were Here goodies to arrive, however; so I put today's share together using eleven different, fabulous collections.  Yes, I said ELEVEN.  Check it out!
I started this page by adding puddles and splatters of teal and yellow watercolors to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then rubbed Tumbled Glass, Barn Door, Faded Jeans, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks through a pie stencil and outlined each section with a black artist pen.  A couple of Cedar Clear Stamps pies were stamped in Jet Black ink before everything was splattered once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.
That set the foundation for a mix of Cameo-cut, patterned paper, pie slices which were cut in three different sizes and placed strategically throughout the design.  I then created a bed of patterned prints, some of which were anchored with black-threaded, straight, machine stitching and one of which came from our Figgy Pudding 4x6 Journaling Card pack, for my photos.  The photos themselves were matted with white cardstock, backed with a snippet of cheesecloth, and popped up with foam tape.  The bottom photo was additionally backed with a folded sheet of our Sun Tan Vellum.
A Mixed Bag Die-Cut arrow was joined by a Life Noted Flair Button; Beautiful Bookmark butterfly; and length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, to create the cluster to the left center of my photos.
A Rose Bush Tab, etched with the June 5, 2016, date, tops the photo stack...
and a "collecting happy moments" I Heart you Die Cut, along with a "love this photo" Remember Banner Sticker, backed with white cardstock and popped up with foam tape, rounds out its right center.
I then used a "Life Is Good" Love Life Word Die Cut to create my title; topped it with a GeoTag Sticker, popped up with foam tape; grounded it with a "friends" Bonjour Die Cut; and filled the space to the right of it with a little journaling to complete the look.  The journaling reads, Hanging out, @ Chatlain Park, with families from our Sun. school class is exactly what we needed to connect with the community @ Lenexa Baptist.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Oakley Avenue: Cedar Clear Stamps (PLS) Paper: white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); Summer Vibes: Sun Tan Vellum 8x8; Let's Go: Paris 8x8; Dream Big: Perfect Dream 8x8, Shine from Within 8x8, & Start Today 8x8; Marigold: Dahlia 8x8; Ain't Life Grand: Take Note 8x8 & You & Me 8x8; red houndstooth (PLS) Ink: Barn Door, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, & Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks & Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); pie stencil (Jenni Bowlin); Inner Circle cut file (The Cut Shoppe); Cameo (Silhouette); Tinsel Town: Figgy Pudding 4x6 Journaling Card; Holly Jolly: Remember Banner Sticker, Here + There: Bonjour Die Cut; Let's Go: GeoTag Sticker; Ain't Life Grand: Love Life Word Die Cut, Life Noted Flair Button, & Mixed Bag Die Cut; Blooming Hearts: I Heart You Die Cut, Dream Big: Beautiful Bookmark Journaling Cards; & Woodland: Rose Bush Tab (PLS)


Lisa Elton said...

I love this color combo and all of the patterns you added Jinny! The pie wedges are such a cute take on the umbrellas!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and those pies!!! And YAY for apple butter!!!!!!!!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love all those color wheel elements, it's a great layout! Sorry I have been a bit MIA, the summer and start of school got away from me, but hoping to be back on track!