Pretty Little Studio: No Place Like Home

Monday, December 11, 2017

Morning, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog this am, sharing my first Christmas page of the season.  It was inspired by Marie-Pierre Capistran's newest Home for Christmas collection (Although, you'll find a number of others were used, too.) and an oldie, but a goodie, Quilt Prints stamp set from Wplus9 Design.
I started this page by stamping the Quilt Prints, in Jet Black ink, on the watercolor paper, base page.  I then added puddles of soft, blue and purple watercolors before splattering everything with those same watercolors, as well as bright pink watercolor and Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  The Quilt Prints flowers were then paper-pieced, using a heap of scrumptious papers from the shop, to set the stage for my family photo, which was matted with white cardstock and backed with a snippet of cheesecloth for texture.  It was then topped with a "no place like home" Home 3x4 Pocket Card, which serves as my title, and a cute, little, heart, word bubble Snow & Hot Cocoa Die Cut, popped up with foam tape.
A For You Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, was tucked under the title's left edge and topped with a couple of Grandma's House Die Cuts, as well as a darling, Happy Memories Die-Cut deer, popped up with foam tape.
To its right, I added a stunning, large, floral Grandma's House Die Cut, which trails down the right side of the photo thanks to the Holly Leaves Vintage Die Cut.
A number of additional, smaller Grandma's House Die Cuts add layers; and a sweet, little Wood Partridge Vintage Sticker, backed with white cardstock, hand-cut out, and popped up with foam tape, crowns them all.
The entire design was then grounded with a "family" Happy Memories Die Cut, popped up with foam tape and embellished with a "Merry Christmas" Kris Kringle Flair Button; Grandma's House Die-Cut holly leaves, studded with a single, red button, laced with white string; and a combination of Nice List Words and Magical Word phrase stickers.
A Silver Label Die Cut, etched with the Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, date and popped up with foam tape, as well as a happy scattering of Clear Skies Sequins, completes the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Scrap Our Stash's December Tic-Tac-Toe Stash Challenge.  I went with mist/ink spray, holiday theme, and sequin for a diagonal tic-tac-toe from the top left to bottom right.
Be sure to add December's gorgeous, vellum, Freebie of the Month die cuts to your orders of $24 or more.
Thanks so much for humbling me with a visit!  Have a wonderful work week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Quilt Prints (Wplus9) Paper: white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); Home for Christmas: Christmas Town 8x8 & Jolly 8x8; Winter Joy: Snowy Night 8x8; Clowning Around: Birthday Cake 8x8; Tinsel Town: Very Merry 8x8; Here + There: Posh 8x8; purple houndstooth (PLS) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white string (Hobby Lobby); button (Papertrey Ink); cheesecloth (Dritz); Home for Christmas: Happy Memories Die Cuts, Grandma's House Die Cuts, For You Shipping Tag, & Home 3x4 Pocket Card; Winter Joy: Snow & Hot Cocoa Die Cut; Woodland Christmas: Wood Partridge Vintage Sticker; Tinsel Town: Nice List Words; Holly Jolly: Magical Word Sticker; Beautiful Day: Clear Skies Sequins; Kris Kringle Flair Button; Holly Leaves Vintage Die Cut; Silver Label Die Cut (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors and that holly!!!!!!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a beautiful page. Love the details and stash use. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Scrap Our Stash Blog. Happy Scrapping!

Lisa Elton said...

I love the quilt background you stamped, so pretty!! This is just delightful Jinny. Little Kaden's hand on Ezekiel's shoulder is adorable!

Brenda said...

Beautiful! Love everything about it! thank you for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great way to commemorate the holiday, we hardly ever have pictures of all of us together on Christmas for some reason. Love this!

Natsuko said...

I love love love this page!Especially the quilt stamps!Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash❤

Sherri Caramico said...

Love this page!! Great mix of colors, techniques, and embellies! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash! Merry Christmas!

Michelle Henderson said...

Another beautiful page Jinny ❤ Thanks for playing along with us again at Scrap Our Stash!

Carmen Crosseti Cohen-Henriquez said...

Beautiful colorful and happy layout! The stamping is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

Michelle Mattie said...

Beautiful page!! The details are amazing. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash. Happy New Year !!!