Pretty Little Studio: Royal Christmas

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Morning, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today, sharing a page inspired by the new Christmas Joy Collection.  The photos shown here were taken the year the Kansas City Royals won the world series, and we were ever so proud.  Everyone got new Royals gear for Christmas.
I started this page by adding two shades of blue watercolor to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with those same two shades of watercolor; rubbed Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink through the Winter Snowflakes stencil; and splattered everything once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  My main photo was then matted with white cardstock (as were all my photos); backed with bits of the Good Times Clear paper, as well as our Joy to the World and It's Christmas prints, anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching; and embellished with "JOY" and poinsettia Joy Die Cuts.  The latter was backed with a trio of die-cut, from Glorious Green cardstock, pine needles; a Joy Die-Cut, berry branch, dressed up with a little Glossy Accents; 'Tis the Season Die-Cut, holly branch; and 'Tis the Season Flair Button.
A Good Cheer Clear Shipping Tag, laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, was tucked under the right side of the photo.  That same photo's bottom, right corner was dressed up with "family" and "DON'T STOP BELIEVING" Merry & Bright Die Cuts, as well as an "It's not what's under the tree..." Joy Die Cut.
A trio of Joy Die-Cut ornaments, hung from stamped, in Jet Black ink, strings; popped up with foam tape; and given a dose of shine with Glossy Accents, connect the photo groupings.
The first photo, moving left to right across the bottom of the page, was backed with two of the same prints as the main photo.  The second was backed with a piece of our Wrapping  Presents print, anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a folded piece of With Love Vellum, and grounded with the "ROYAL christmas" title, which was created with Gold Metallic A to Z Die Cuts to spell "ROYAL" and a "christmas" Merry & Bright Die Cut, popped up with foam tape.
The final photo was backed with pieces of the It's Christmas and Christmas Stars prints, anchored with more gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, and dressed up with the Santa #4 Vintage Die Cut, popped up with foam tape over a 'Tis the Season Die-Cut tree, to complete the look.
Thanks, as always, for humbling me with a visit, friends!  May your Christmas seasons be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Country Christmas (Market Street Stamps) Paper: Glorious Green (SU!); white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); Christmas Joy: Christmas Stars 8x8, It's Christmas 8x8, Wrapping Presents 8x8, Joy to the World 12x12, Good Times 8x8 Clear, & With Love 8x8 Vellum (PLS) Ink: Jet Black & Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); foam tape (Scotch); Winter Snowflakes stencil (Memory Box); Wispy Pine Needles die (Poppystamps); Big Shot (Sizzix); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Christmas Joy: 'Tis the Season Flair Button, Joy Die Cuts, Merry & Bright Die-Cut Words, & 'Tis the Season Die Cuts; Merry & Bright: Good Cheer Clear Shipping Tag; Here Comes the Sun: Gold Metallic A to Z Die Cuts; Santa #4 Vintage Die Cut (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING the photos and the Santa!!!

Lisa Elton said...

This is such a sweet family page Jinny! All of those happy faces say it all!