Pretty Little Studio: Doughnut Happy

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Welcome to the weekend, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today with a page inspired by the Sweet Life Collection.  Check it out!
I started this page by splattering the Inner Artist 12x12 background print (I adore this paper!) with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  I then stitched around its outside edges with colored embroidery floss to coordinate with the changes of color in the print.
That set the stage for my photos, which were all matted with white cardstock.  The top photo was also backed with our Rose Bed and Crazy Lines prints, anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching; wrapped with a length of white string, tied in a bow; and embellished with an "I {heart} THIS" All Together Word Sticker.
Moving from top to bottom, the second photo was backed with the Rainbow print, anchored with more gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching; and the space between it and the top photo was dressed up with an "XOXO" So Sweet Die Cut, popped up with foam tape.
The third photo was backed with both the Donut Worry print, anchored with that scrumptious, gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a snippet of cheesecloth for additional texture.  The space to the left of it was embellished with a trio of "you are so sweet", "remember to smile", and "hooray" Cupcake Party Die Cuts, popped up with foam tape, and a Sweet Life Flair Button.
The fourth and final photo was backed with a Life Is Beautiful 3x4 Journaling Card and a piece of the Adorable print, both of which were secured with the same stitching, mentioned previously, as well as a folded piece of Gold Leaves Metallic Vellum for shine.  It was also topped with a "HELLO" Cupcake Party Die-Cut banner, popped up with foam tape.
A trio of So Sweet Die-Cut doughnuts drive home the theme of our doughnut-eating parade.
The "there are so many beautiful reasons to be happy." Life Is Beautiful Die-Cut Word was popped up with foam tape, in the center of the design.  A couple of "OUR HAPPY PLACE!" and "days like these are unforgettable" All Together Word Stickers; scattering of new-to-me Always Aqua Sequins, which I couldn't possibly love the color of any more; and my journaling complete the look.  My journaling reads,  May 12, 2012, Our favorite parts of the Mission Days Parade are doughnuts from Lamar's (Yum!) & the drum lines.
Thanks so much for taking time out of your sacred weekends to visit, friends!  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); Sweet Life: 6x8 Paper Pack & Gold Leaves Metallic Vellum 8x8; April Showers: Rose Bed 8x8; Savannah Dreams: 12x12 Paper Pack (PLS) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); embroidery floss (DMC); paper piercing kit (SU!); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); white string (Hobby Lobby); foam tape (Scotch); cheesecloth (Dritz); Sweet Life: Sweet Life Flair Button, So Sweet Die Cuts, Life Is Beautiful Die-Cut Words, Life Is Beautiful 3x4 Journaling Card, & Cupcake Party Die Cuts; XOXO: Always Aqua sequins; Savannah Dreams: All Together Word Stickers (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Lamar's donuts are YUMMY! I loveeeeeee this! LOVING how you added the donut embellishments!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Another adorable page Jinny the donuts are fun!