PLS: {Love} This Crazy Beautiful Life

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Hey, y'all!  Just popping in to share a timely, Mother's Day page that's up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.  Enjoy!

I started this page by adding a puddle of purple watercolor to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with that same purple watercolor, as well as bright pink and lime green watercolors, before smudging Spun Sugar Distress Ink, vertically, through a chevron stencil, across the background.  It was also then splattered with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints to set the stage for my photo, which was matted with white cardstock; wrapped with a length of white string, tied in a bow; and backed with prints from both the XOXO and Beautiful Day Collections.  A couple of those prints were hand-cut in the form of pennants to mimic the Sprinkles Bookmark Die Cut; and all of them were anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  I tucked a folded sheet of Rose Gold Metallic Hugs & Kisses Vellum, as well as a snippet of cheesecloth, in behind the photo as well.
The bottom left corner of the photo was dressed with a trio of Blooming Love Die-Cut, blooms, popped up with foam tape, as well as a Darling Journaling Die-Cut Tag.
Its top corners were marked with a Laura Tab, etched with Mother's Day 2014, and a couple of additional Blooming Love Die-Cut blooms respectively.
A partial Blooming Love Die-Cut blossom, as well as a Sprinkles Bookmark Die-Cut butterfly, draw the eye right off the top edge of the page.
The "{Love} THIS crazy beautiful life" title was created using a Love Today 3x4 Journaling Card, dressed up with a little Glossy Accents; Cameo-cut, from Lucky Limeade and white, glitter cardstocks respectively, "crazy" and "beautiful"; and a stamped, in Jet Black ink "life".
Finally, I grounded the left side of a photo of the "A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary." quote with one final, Blooming Love Die-Cut blossom, popped up with foam tape; tossed a number of Pink Frosting Sequins throughout the design; and scribbled my journaling across the bottom of my page to complete the look.  The journaling reads, There's simply no better way to celebrate than with a picnic lunch & playtime in the park.  I sat down to nurse Kaden in the shade, when Ezekiel pointed out that the bench I happened to have chose was engraved with this quote & how perfect it was for this particular day.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend, friends, and an extra blessed Mother's Day, moms!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sophisticated Script (Concord & 9th) Paper: white (Paper Studio); Lucky Limeade (SU!); white glitter (Recollections); watercolor (Master's Touch); XOXO: 6x8 Paper Pack & Rose Gold Metallic Hugs & Kisses 8x8 Vellum; Beautiful Day: 6x8 Paper Pack (PLS) Ink: Jet Black & Spun Sugar Distress Ink (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); white string (Hobby Lobby); cheesecloth (Dritz); Glossy Accents (Ranger); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); chevron stencil (Jenni Bowlin); cut files (; Cameo (Silhouette); XOXO: Love Today 3x4 Journaling Card, Darling Journaling Die-Cut Tag, & Blooming Love Die Cuts; Sweet Life: Pink Frosting Sequins; Beautiful Day: Sprinkles Bookmark Die Cuts & Laura Tab (PLS)

1 comment:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING that photo and all the flowers!!!!!!!!!