Pretty Little Studio: Cheers

Monday, January 28, 2019

Welcome to the work week, y'all!  Just stopping in to share a page which happens to be up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.  I was rummaging through a box of old photos and knew that I had to get these two of my littlest, just being silly, holding that empty bottle of sparkling cider, onto a page.  I've used no less than ten different collections to get it done.  I've said it before, but I simply cannot say it enough.  I LOVE the way Pretty Little Studio's Collections work together so effortlessly.  Enjoy!
I started this page by adding puddles of aqua and blue watercolors to a 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as bright pink watercolor and Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Once it was dry and just because I love them so, I added a heap of stars to my page, beginning with a trio of open stars, Cameo-cut from, in order from largest to smallest, our Feeling Creative, Jolly, and Stargazer prints and anchored with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  A number more of the stars came from the Destination Star Die-Cut, Frolic Word Die-Cut, and Summer Night Die-Cut packages.  I also threw in quite a few that were hand-cut from our Starry Sky print, as well as a trio each of Shining Star Stickers and silver, star sequins for good measure.
I then topped them all with my photos, which were matted with white cardstock and backed with a snippet of cheesecloth for texture.  A Good Cheer Clear Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, was tucked under the left photo and topped with a Let It Go Flair Button, backed with a tangle of silver thread.
The "Cheers" title was Cameo-cut from Basic Black cardstock; given a bit more dimension and shine with Glossy Accents; and grounded with a "holiday" Twinkle Word and "this" Rainbow Vibes Die-Cut Word, both of which were popped up with foam tape, as well as a "party time" Happy Day Color Sticker.
A "COLORFUL MEMORIES" Always Fun Word Flag, tucked in amidst a cluster of stars, anchors the entire design.
I used a Sunny Labels Cut-Apart to house the date and hint of journaling, which reads, January 1, 2016, You're such a ham!  I then adhered it, hanging off the top, right edge of the page and surrounded with a couple more hand-cut and die-cut stars; button, stitched with white string; and "beautiful days" Blue Fall Word Sticker to complete the look.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a blessed week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); Basic Black (SU!); watercolor (Master's Touch); Feels Like Fall: Feeling Creative 8x8; Tales & Dreams: Stargazer 8x8; Home for Christmas: Jolly 8x8 & Starry Sky 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); foam tape (Super Glue); cheesecloth (Dritz); white string (Hobby Lobby); Glossy Accents (Ranger); button (Buttons Galore & More); silver star sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Cameo (Silhouette); Color Me Happy cut file (Cocoa Vanilla); Cheers cut file (; Feels Like Fall: Blue Fall Word Sticker; Tales & Dreams: Rainbow Vibes Die-Cut Word & Always Fun Word Flag; It's Your Birthday: Shining Star Stickers & Happy Day Color Sticker; Merry & Bright: Good Cheer Clear Shipping Tag; Holly Jolly: Twinkle Words Die Cut; Summer Vibes: Summer Night Die Cut; Wish You Were Here: Destination Star Die Cuts; Savannah Dreams: Frolic Die Cuts & Let It Go Flair Button; Sunny Memories: Sunny Labels Cut-Apart (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooooo fun! LOVING those ADORABLE photos and love love love all the stars!!!

Lisa Elton said...

He's just so darn cute! Love that you've surrounded him with all of those stars. Darling page Jinny!