The Studio Mirror Image Challenge

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Morning, friends!  Just popping in with the first November challenge from The Studio.  It's a Mirror Image Challenge to create a layout where one side of your page mirrors the other.  I have to admit that I started this one out with good intentions, matching patterns side to side.  I even tucked a tag into the bottom outside corners of both photos and chose a floral die cut perfect for the occasion, but I struggled to carry the mirror image idea through to completion.  I won't make excuses.  I'll just let you decide for yourselves.  Enjoy!
I started this page by smudging and splattering Cherry Glimmer Mist onto the ledger, patterned paper, base page.  I also splattered it with a little Patina Glimmer Mist.  Once it was dry, I rubbed Broken China Distress Ink through a vertically-placed, chevron stencil and splattered everything once again but this time with Sunshine Yellow, Pure Black, and Titanium White acrylic paints.  A few dotted arrows were hand-cut from a patterned print and anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  I then tore a number of strips from various, coordinating, patterned prints and adhered them vertically, once again, being mindful to mirror the prints from side to side.  A strip of cheesecloth was then added behind my pair of photos which were matted with white cardstock.  The doily behind my left-side photo throws things off a bit; but the "you're the best" chipboard tag, laced with white string...
was mirrored on the right with a manila tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow.  A hand-cut label, etched with the May 6, 2016, date, was popped up in the right-side photo's bottom right corner and topped with a wood veneer heart.
The front and back of the manila tag houses my journaling which reads, I just love to see you both get so excited about opening the next school year's curriculum boxes.  Sometimes, your eyes roll back in dread of continuing your study of the things you struggled with previously, but they also light up in anticipation of all the new things you'll get to learn.
A couple of additional, wood veneer hearts can be found above the snail die-cut...
crawling towards my "crazy good Everyday moments" title.  The "crazy good" part of the title was stamped in Jet Black ink.  The remainder was created from die cuts, and a "brilliant" epoxy sticker grounds it.
It was further embellished with a chipboard flower and trio of stamped, in Jet Black ink, phrases.
My photos were then crowned with a large, floral die cut; and a couple of additional chipboard, floral elements, as well as a hand-cut, from patterned paper, butterfly, complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Citrus Twist Kits' October 28th 3-to-Inspire Challenge to (1) stamp part of your title, (2) incorporate three hearts, and (3) add a floral element.
Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see what my talented teammies have cooked up just for your viewing pleasure.  Then, you have until Sunday, December 3, 2017, to link up your takes in the right-hand column of The Studio blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: all phrases (Citrus Twist) Paper: white (Paper Studio); ledger (Citrus Twist); pink hearts, dotted arrows, teal floral, butterfly, & aqua polka dots (Maggie Holmes); multicolored floral (Paige Evans) Ink: Broken China Distress Ink & Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); chevron stencil (Jenni Bowlin); Cherry & Patina Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Sunshine Yellow acrylic paint (Anita's); manila tag (Paper Studio); white string (Hobby Lobby); cheesecloth (Dritz); doily, label cut-apart, & wood veneer hearts (Citrus Twist); chipboard elements (American Crafts); die cuts (Paige Evans); epoxy sticker (Heidi Swapp)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love all those strips and the mix of inking/stenciling. This is so light and bright and fun!

Lisa Elton said...

I like all of the ribbons of color behind those sweet little faces! This is cute Jinny!