Pretty Little Studio: 100% Irish (Today Only)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Hey, y'all!  Just popping back in to share a page that's up on the Pretty Little Studio blog this morning.  It was inspired by Heather Doolittle's newest XOXO Collection and our upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday.
I started this page by adding a large puddle of green watercolor to the 12" x 12" watercolor, paper, base page and splattering it with that same shade.  I then rubbed Tattered Rose Distress Ink, through a vertically-placed, chevron stencil, across the background and stamped it, in Jet Black and Garden Green inks respectively, with the hash marks and clovers.  Everything was then splattered once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  A trio of prints from the XOXO Collection, including a strip of Cloud 11 Rose Gold Metallic Vellum, were then anchored, with black-threaded, straight, machine stitching, vertically, over my background.  My photo was matted with white cardstock and backed with a snippet of cheesecloth for texture, as well as Sweetheart Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, and Darling Journaling Die-Cut Tag, secured with a couple of staples.  An Us Flair Button, backed with a tangle of black thread, tops them.
My "100% Irish (TODAY ONLY)" title was created from a Cameo-cut, from Basic Black cardstock, "100% Irish"...
a "TODAY" Love Today 3x4 Journaling Card, stapled in place and backed with another Darling Journaling Die-Cut Tag, which I used to record my Thurs., Mar. 17, 2016, date; and Love Story Alphabet Stickers to spell the word "ONLY".
A sweet clover, Cameo-cut from the I'm Yours print and dressed up with a color-coordinating button, laced with white string, embellishes the bottom right corner of my photo; and a "let's get together" February 2018 Freebie, phrase strip, hand-cut in the shape of a pennant, as well as a "LOVE THE LITTLE THINGS" Adore You Cut-Apart Word Flag, both of which were anchored with another Us Flair Button, backed with a tangle of black thread, grounds the design.
"i'm so lucky" Love Story and "captured" Lovely Words Black Word Stickers...
and a trio of Hello Lovely Word Die-Cut hearts, popped up with foam tape and given a little shine with Glossy Accents, complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Let's Get Sketchy's March 1st Sketch and Moodboard Challenge.  As soon as I saw this color palette, I thought of our XOXO Collection; and all that green, not to mention the proximity to that time of the year, made me think of St. Patrick's Day. 
Thanks so much for humbling me with a visit!  Have a blessed Sunday, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sent with Love & So Happy for You (SU!) Paper: white (Paper Studio); Basic Black (SU!); watercolor (Master's Touch); XOXO: 6x8 Paper Pack & Cloud 11 Rose Gold Metallic Vellum 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Garden Green (SU!); Tattered Rose Distress Ink & Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); button (Harmonie); white string (Hobby Lobby); chevron stencil (Jenni Bowlin); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); watercolor (Kuretake); staples & StapleBoard (We R Memory Keepers); cheesecloth (Dritz); 100% Irish Today Only cut file (lovesvg.com); Cameo (Silhouette); XOXO: Green Love Story Alphabet Stickers, Love Today 3x4 Journaling Card, Us Flair Buttons, Darling Journaling Die-Cut Tag, & Hello Lovely Word Die Cuts; With All My Heart: Love Story Word Sticker, Adore You Cut-Apart Word Flag, & Sweetheart Shipping Tag; Dream Big: Lovely Words Black; February 2018 Freebie (PLS)

13 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING the colors and that title is sooooooooo fun!!!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

I just love seeing those happy little faces! This is delightful Jinny. I like all of the little shamrocks dancing around!

Brenshevia B said...

Love your take on the challenge, thanks so much for joining us at LGS!

Marci Bensing said...

Jinny..This is amazing art--you made the whole page your own-Magnificent! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

Bethany Roisland said...

Sooo fun! Great job Jinny! Thanks for playing at LGS!

craftybyfirna said...

This is so fun! Really like the color combo and all the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at LGS!

Astrid Zwaan said...

Wow this is so stunning, love what you did with the sketch, great details and the color combo is amazing. Thanks for joining us at LGS!!

Brenda Caldow said...

What a fantastic page and great take on the challenge. Sure does have the wow factor and I love those smiles. Thanks for joining in with Let's Get Sketchy.

NATSUKO SUZUKI said...

This is amazing!Love all the details of this layout.Thank you for joining us at LGS!

Deb said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow!! This layout and sketch interpretation is amazeballs. That collection certainly was perfect. Thank you so very much for joining us at Lets Get Sketchy. Deb xxx

Sayaka Aihara(sariko*) said...

Great take on the sketch! Love your photo and colors! Thank you for joining us at LGS!

しろパグ said...

It is really nice! ! ! Black stitching ink is working on the base of white and it is really nice. Thank you for your participation in Let'sGetSketchy.

Cathy Sanders said...

Gorgeous layout. Thanks for playing along at Let's Get Sketchy.