The Studio Kraft Challenge

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Morning, friends!  I've got another February challenge, for you all, from The Studio.  We're looking for kraft on your pages in any way you want to interpret that.  I've used it on my background and tied it into a number of my design elements.  Check it out!
I started this page by arranging my elements, along with my photos, all of which were matted with white cardstock, in a grid design, on the kraft, polka dot, patterned, base page.  I think the easiest way to discuss what I've done, since I've left out my usual dose of mixed-media from this design, is simply to start in the top, left quadrant and work my way around.  The lettuce photo was topped with a "plant kindness. grow love." cut-apart, stapled over the the top edge of a days of the week die cut.
The top, center, tomato photo was backed with a blue, frame die cut and topped with a "smile", puffy, sticker Thicker.
The top, right quadrant was filled in with an "i love you", floral cut-apart, backed with a simple, white doily and topped with a row of vellum butterflies.
Moving down and left, the peppers photo was backed with a black and white stripe/yellow polka dot print, anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a leafy tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, and a yellow ticket, stapled in place.  A blue and gold foil, summer 2015 label was adhered in its bottom, right corner.
The center photo was backed with a teal and green, leafy print, anchored with more gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, and crowned with a "hello, sweetheart" sticker and cute, heart, paper clip.  LOVE that pic of my hubby working hard to make my dreams come true!
The center, left space was embellished with a "NOTE" die cut, topped with a vellum, bird die cut and die-cut, from gold cardstock and vellum, jar.  The jar was filled with a dandelion stem, die-cut from white and Lucky Limeade cardstocks and glittered.
The final, bottom photograph was backed with a couple of color-coordinating prints, one of which was anchored with the last of my gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, and topped with a "HAPPY DAY" sticker, popped up with foam tape.
Finally, a blue, floral tag, laced with aqua string, tied in a bow, was tucked under the largest photo's right edge and topped with garden ephemera; a darling, deer die cut; and the "Love makes everything grow", vellum, die-cut title to complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Citrus Twist's February 4th Sunday Sketch Challenge.
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, March 11, 2018, to link up your takes, on this Kraft Challenge and/or our previous, February Sketch Challenge, in the right-hand column of The Studio blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have an awesome week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: Lucky Limeade (SU!); gold (Bazzill); white & vellum (Paper Studio); dotted kraft & green/teal leafy (Crate Paper); blue diamond, yellow polka dot, & black/white stripe (Citrus Twist); yellow floral (Maggie Holmes) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Dandelion Stem & Jar Collection dies (Poppystamps); Big Shot (Sizzix); white string (Hobby Lobby); Dazzling Diamonds (SU!); doily, heart paper clip, & aqua string (Citrus Twist); High Five puffy sticker Thickers (American Crafts); "plant kindness. grow love." label & "i love you" square cut-aparts, stickers, blue frame, tags, & "NOTE", vellum bird, deer, vellum "Love makes everything grow", butterfly, & plant ephemera (Maggie Holmes); days of the week & yellow ticket ephemera (Crate Paper); staples & staple board (We R Memory Keepers)

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