PLS Pinterest Inspired: Happy Birthday, Beautiful!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Evening, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today, sharing a page inspired by the watercolored background in the Pinterest photo below.  I took the scrumptious shades of green, blue, and purple from it; pulled a few photos, depicting Adina's 7th birthday celebrations; combined everything with Zinia Amoiridou's Tales & Dreams Collection; and came up with this.  Enjoy!
I started this page by adding green, blue, and purple watercolor puddles and splatters to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then rubbed Spun Sugar Distress Ink through a heart stencil for a little added texture and dimension and splattered everything once again but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.
 
I then matted my photos with white cardstock; backed them with trimmings from Faded Dreams, Sweet Dreams, Night Thinker, and So Dreamy, all anchored with teal-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a folded sheet of Don't Grow Up Vellum and snippet of cheesecloth.  The foundation of the celebratory banner came from a combination of the Live in Color Cut-Apart Flags and Dream Mix Garland Flags, popped up with foam tape and dressed up with an "I love you" Adore You Phrase Strip; a Dream Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow; watercolor pennant from the June 2017 Freebie package...
Make It Happen Wood Veneer pennants; and Always Fun Word Flags.
The centers of a couple of Floral Dreams Die Cuts were dressed up with embroidery-floss French knots.  I just love the texture this creates!  They were then adhered, with foam tape, to the bottom right of the center photo.  A Beautiful Day Bookmark Journaling Card butterfly; Blooming Dreams Flair Button; and split, floral Soul Mates Sticker round out the cluster.
A secondary cluster, near the bottom of the page, includes another Floral Dreams Die Cut, dressed up with those same embroidery-floss French knots and popped up with foam tape; another floral Soul Mates Sticker; and another Blooming Dreams Flair Button, backed with a tangle of teal thread.  In addition, it includes a You & Me Bracket Die Cut bear and Spring Fling Animal Die Cut butterfly...
and grounds the left side of my "happy birthday beautiful" title, which was created from "happy" and "beautiful" Rainbow Vibes Die-Cut Words and Doodle Diary Clear Alpha Stickers to spell "birthday".  The addition of a Love Clear Word Art strip and "you" Daily Dream Die-Cut Word, popped up with foam tape, finishes things off perfectly.
Another Rainbow Vibes Die-Cut Word, popped up with foam tape, and a Beautiful Bookmark Journaling Card, tucked behind the far right photo and stapled with a length of white string, tied in a bow, to help with the ease of its removal from behind the photo itself, complete the look.  Tip: Create a hidden journaling pocket behind your photo by adding tape to three of its four backside edges.
 
The journaling card was used as per its original intention and reads, November 1, 2015, From lunch, after church, @ Red Robin to a short trip to pick up an extra special, birthday gift, your 7th birthday celebrations carried long into the night to coconut bunny cupcakes & the biggest smile ever.  Happy birthday, beautiful!
Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!  Have a terrific Tuesday!  XOXO

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Kuretake); Tales & Dreams: Faded Dreams 8x8, Sweet Dreams 8x8, Night Thinker 8x8, So Dreamy 8x8, & Don't Grow Up 8x8 Vellum (PLS) Ink: Spun Sugar Distress Ink (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: teal thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); heart stencil (Jenni Bowlin); staples & stapler (office supply store); cheesecloth (Dritz); white string (Hobby Lobby); blue embroidery floss (DMC); Tales & Dreams: Make It Happen Wood Veneer, Live in Color Cut-Apart Flags, Dream Mix Garland Flags, Blooming Dreams Flair Buttons, Always Fun Word Flags, Doodle Diary Clear Alpha Stickers, Daily Dreams Die-Cut Word, Rainbow Vibes Die-Cut Words, Floral Dreams Die-Cuts, & Dreams Shipping Tag; Dream Big: Beautiful Day Bookmark Journaling Cards & Spring Fling Animal Die Cuts; With All My Heart: You & Me Bracket Die Cuts; Blooming Hearts: Soul Mates Stickers; You & Me: Adore You Phrase Strip; Love Clear Word Art & June 2017 Freebie (PLS)

3 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

Ahhhhh, this is perfectly precious right down to that sweet little face!! I love that little bear peeking up from the flowers too. Absolutely delightful Jinny!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!!!! LOVING the colors and the way you did that title!!!!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet, bright layout! LOVE that banner element!