PLS Pinterest Inspired: This Is Home

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Morning, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today with a page inspired by the Pinterest photo below and wanted to share it here, too.  Aside from pulling in the colors aqua and yellow, using Feels Like Fall was a no-brainer; and I know the photograph probably boasts a shed of some sort, but I saw house and decided to use a cute, little, house stamp to create a background to highlight a photo of my own cute, little home.
I started this page by adding a puddle of orange watercolor behind where my photo would eventually lie.  I then splattered everything with orange, blue, aqua, and yellow watercolors.  Once everything was dry, I penciled in a grid design and stamped my house image, in successive Daffodil Delight, Brocade Blue, and Coastal Cabana inks, in each quadrant.  After the grid was erased, I splattered everything once again but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.
 
I then printed my journaling on vellum; cut it down to size; and anchored its outside, vertical edges with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  I won't pen all that was written here; but if you're interested in reading such, it is an excerpt taken from my previous, Home Sweet Home post.  My photo, which was matted with white cardstock, was then backed with scraps of Feeling Playful and Feeling Blessed, both of which were anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a snippet of cheesecloth, and sandwiched between my journaling.  I tucked a "THIS IS HOME" Crisp Air 3x4 Pocket Card, which I hand-cut into a banner, under the left side of my photo to serve as my title.  A Watercolor Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, was tucked under it.
Both elements were grounded with a happy cluster that includes a Feelin' Fallish Die-Cut arrow; "GOOD LIFE" Feeling Blessed Word Flag; Fall Favorites Flair Button, backed with a tangle of gold thread; Hello Fox Cut-Apart circle; and an Autumn Blossom Die Cut, dressed up with a few embroidery-floss, French knots.  A number of these goodies were also popped up with foam tape for some fabulous dimension.
A couple of Fall Word Sticker phrases and another Hello Fox Cut-Apart circle, popped up with foam tape, round out the left side of the design...
and take us clockwise to the Winter Joy Tab in the photo's top right corner.  I just love the way this element brings in more of that scrumptious, gold sheen.
A "grateful hearts" Fall Phrases Die Cut, popped up with foam tape, not to mention a healthy dose of Clear Skies Sequins, scattered throughout, completes the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Scrap Our Stash's November 1st Tic-Tac-Toe Stash Challenge.  I chose tab, fall theme, and journal card for a vertical tic-tac-toe down the center of the board.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific Tuesday, friends!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Home Sweet Home (Market Street Stamps) Paper: white & vellum (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); Feels Like Fall: Feeling Blessed 8x8 & Feeling Playful 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Brocade Blue, Daffodil Delight, & Coastal Cabana (SU!) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white string (Hobby Lobby); cheesecloth (Dritz); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Clear Cut Stackers: Circles die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); embroidery floss (DMC); watercolors (Kuretake); Feels Like Fall: Autumn Blossoms Die Cut, Watercolor Shipping Tag, Fall Phrases Die Cut, Fall Favorites Flair Button, Feeling Blessed Word Flag, Hello Fox Cut-Apart Sheet, Fall Words Stickers, & Crisp Air 3x4 Pocket Card; Oakley Avenue: Feelin' Fallish Die Cut; Winter Joy: Winter Joy Tab; & Beautiful Day: Clear Skies Sequins (PLS)

11 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING that you documented this and loving the way you added the journaling!!!!!!

Michelle Henderson said...

Oh wow!! Love everything about this <3 Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

Tracey McNeely said...

Hi Jinny! What a beautiful layout and wonderful story about your journey with the house. We talked a couple of years ago about this now. I am glad you have found happiness eith your family right where you stsrted! I have not been around blog land for quite some time now although I’m still posting haven’t been getting to round to visit people unless it’s been obligations for design team commitment. Sounds horrible when I say it that way but there just hasn’t been enough hours in the day and enough spirit and my heart to visit all my friends. When I happened upon your layout today on Facebook I knew I had to come and say hello I hope that you and your family are doing well and I imagine the children growing quickly. Miss you much! Tracey xoxo

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Such a beautiful LO. Love the details and stash use. Thanks for entry in Scrap Our Stash Challenge. Happy Scrapping!

Carrie Williams said...

This is so cute, Jinny! I love how colorful it is, and how you did the journaling! Great idea :)

Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!
Carrie, DT
dearzae.com

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun patterned paper you created and I love that you scrapped this topic!

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous page and I love your story. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

NATSUKO SUZUKI said...

Wow!This is stunning!!Love the background, stamping, journaling, literally everything!Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash:)

Carmen Crosseti Cohen-Henriquez said...

Amazing layout! Fantastic stamping, love your journaling printed in vellum! Thanks for playing along with us ar Scrap Our Stash!

Ange said...

Fun layout! Thanks for playing along with SOS!

Michelle Mattie said...

Beautiful as always. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.