PLS Pinterest Inspired: Making Memories

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hey, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog this morning sharing a festive page inspired by the wreath in the Pinterest photo below and wanted to share here, too.  Enjoy!
I started this page by adding puddles of aqua, teal, and pink watercolors to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolors, as well as lime watercolor and Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.
The Mistletoe Leaf Wreath was then Cameo-cut from textured, white cardstock and paper-pieced with a heap of patterned prints from the shop.  Once it was adhered to the center of the page, I filled in its center with a haphazard grid of photos, all matted with white cardstock and backed with a snippet of cheesecloth, as well as Believe in Yourself Gold Metallic and Oh What Fun patterned prints and Be Merry Green, Christmas Town, and Stocking Stuffer vellums.  Beginning in the bottom left corner, I added layers to the Poinsettia Vintage Die Cut with Happy Memories and Grandma's House Die Cuts and stamped, in Lucky Limeade ink, evergreen branches and topped it with a Kris Kringle Flair Button, backed with a tangle of gold thread and embellished with a couple of foil, holly leaves.
A trio of Happy Memories Die-Cut ornaments, a couple of which were popped up with foam tape, were then strung from stamped, in Jet Black ink, strings.
 
Moving clockwise, I tucked a Home 3x4 Pocket Card, which had been punched with a small hole and laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, behind the top left photo and used its front and back for my journaling.
 
The journaling reads, It took us 3 days, but together we were finally able to get enough lights working to cover the tree & surprise Daddy when he got home from S.D.  You both love getting your new ornaments.  This year, Adina's was inspired by Olaf.  We saw his short cartoon @ the beginning of Monster's University, & it totally cracked her up.  I can still hear her laughing.  And a light-up tent went to my little camper, Ezekiel.  12.11.13
A "making memories" Happy Memories Die-Cut title was then popped up with foam tape and dressed up with Remember Banner and Wood Partridge Vintage stickers, both of which were backed with white cardstock and popped up with more foam tape.
One final, Happy Memories Die-Cut ornament, hung from the same stamped, in Jet Black ink, string as the first three, as well as a sprinkling of Pink Petals and Gift Wrap sequins, completes the look.
Thanks so much for humbling me with a visit!  Have a Merry Christmas, Pretty Little Studio fans!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Country Christmas (Market Street Stamps); Classic Christmas (Wplus9) Paper: white (Paper Studio); textured white (Bazzill); watercolor (Master's Touch); Home for Christmas: Oh What Fun 8x8, Jolly 8x8, & Christmas Town Vellum 8x8; Tinsel Town: Stocking Stuffer Vellum 8x8; Merry & Bright: Be Merry Green Vellum 8x8; Dream Big: Believe in Yourself Gold Metallic 8x8; Here Comes the Sun: Confetti Gold Metallic 8x8; Feels Like Fall: Feeling Warm 8x8; Beautiful Day: 6x8 Papers; Clowning Around: Birthday Cake 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Lucky Limeade (SU!); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); 3/16" Handheld Circle punch (SU!); cheesecloth (Dritz); Mistletoe Leaf Wreath cut file (lovesvg.com); Cameo (Silhouette); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); foil holly leaves (unknown); Home for Christmas: Grandma's House Die Cuts, Happy Memories Die Cuts, & Home 3x4 Pocket Card; Tinsel Town: Pink Petals Sequins & Gift Wrap Sequins; Holly Jolly: Remember Banner Sticker; Woodland Christmas: Wood Partridge Vintage Sticker; Kris Kringle Flair Button & Poinsettia Vintage Die Cut (PLS)

2 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the wreath and the photos!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Love the way you're inspired Jinny! The circle of sweetness you've created to mimic the wreath is delightful!