Pretty Little Studio: So Many Beautiful Reasons

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Morning, y'all!  I've got a page, inspired by Maryam's Sweet Life Collection, up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today; and I'd love to share it, with you all, here, too.  Enjoy!
I started this page by splattering the white, textured, cardstock, base page with Wedding Pink, Stormy Night, Patina, Key Lime, and Cherry Glimmer Mists, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once it was dry, I created a grid design with the elements of my page.  The top left quadrant houses my first photo which was matted with white cardstock.  It was also backed with a trio of Sweet Life prints, anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a folded sheet of our Gold Metallic Vellum Leaves print.  A Label Medley Die Cut, which houses the April 7, 2013, handwritten date, was tucked under the photograph's left edge and embellished with a Sweet Life Flair Button.
A Life Is Beautiful 3x4 Pocket Card serves as the "There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy." title of this piece.  It was anchored, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, to the right of the previous photograph...
and above my second photograph.  This photo, too, was matted with white cardstock and backed with more of those fabulous, Sweet Life prints, all anchored with more gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a snippet of cheesecloth for texture.
I tucked another Life Is Beautiful 3x4 Pocket Card into the fourth and final quadrant; dressed the lens of its little camera up with a touch of Glossy Accents; and used it to house my journaling, which reads, Katie joined our family in June of last year, & you couldn't be any more smitten.  It's such a precious thing to see you love on & take care of her.
A couple of Hello, Hello Pink Word Sticker phrases, as well as a "captured" Rainbow Vibes Die-Cut Word, popped up with foam tape, round out the grid...
which was topped with a So Sweet Die Cut, anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching...
and grounded with a cluster of flowers, including Flower Garden and Family Branch Die Cuts, sprinkled with a handful of white-embossed on vellum and punched blossoms and topped with a Sprinkles 3x4 Bookmark Card butterfly, popped up with foam tape.  The largest flower, in the center of the cluster, was hand-cut from Sweet Life's Flower print and popped up with foam tape.
A Family Branch Die-Cut pennant, stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "I adore you" phrase and tucked in behind the lower photograph and overlapping the pocket card title, completes the look.
Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a fantastic weekend, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Petite Petals (SU!); "I adore you" (Jen Hadfield) Paper: white & vellum (Paper Studio); textured white (Bazzill); Sweet Life: 6x8 Paper Pack & Gold Metallic Vellum Leaves 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives);Wedding Pink, Stormy Night, Patina, Key Lime, & Cherry Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); cheesecloth (Dritz); Glossy Accents (Ranger); white embossing powder (Zing!); Petite Petals punch & embossing gun (SU!); Tomei Branch die (Poppystamps); Big Shot (Sizzix); Sweet Life: So Sweet Die Cut, Flower Garden Die Cuts, Sweet Life Flair Button, Life Is Beautiful 3x4 Pocket Cards, & Hello, Hello Pink Word Sticker; Beautiful Day: Sprinkles 3x4 Bookmark Card butterfly; Potpourri: Family Branch Die Cuts; Tales & Dreams: Rainbow Vibes Die-Cut Word; Here Comes the Sun: Label Medley Die Cut (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the title and those sweet photos!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

This is darling Jinny and I love the sweet photos!