Pretty Little Studio: You Can Do It!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Morning, y'all!  You'd think it would be quiet in my neck of the woods this week, as Ezekiel is back in Kansas visiting his Grandpa and Grandma, and Adina is at kid's camp in Ruidoso, New Mexico; but it has been nothing of the sort.  Kaden chatters enough for all three of them.  LOL!  It hasn't even been any less crazy than usual, as we've had all sorts of unwanted busy going on.  Aaaahhhh!  Life really needs to cut me some slack.  All that aside, we'll all be back together again by this weekend, beginning with Adina's return home later this afternoon.  This is the first time that she's been away from home for more than one night, and I've missed her so much that it carried over into my scrapping time this week and presented itself in the form of a layout that happens to be up on the Pretty Little Studio blog this am.  Check it out!
I started this page by adding white gesso to the Savannah Dreams 12x12 Paper Pack insert background.  Once it was dry and I'd stamped a few open stars, in Jet Black ink, throughout the design, I added puddles of yellow, pink, and blue watercolors over the gesso and splattered everything with those same watercolors, as well as aqua watercolor and Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  That set the stage for my photos which were matted with white cardstock and backed with a happy mix of So Much Happiness, Daydreams, Out of the Box, and Birthday Cake scraps, the bulk of which were anchored with black-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a torn bit of Silent Bloom Vellum.  The left-side photo was also backed with a snippet of cheesecloth and topped with a "fly free" Happy Place Die Cut.
It was then sandwiched between a Cherish Today 3x4 Pocket Card, which I used to house my journaling, which reads, Teaching you to read has truly been one of my greatest joys.  Nothing is going to stop you now, beautiful girl...
and the right-side photo, which was wrapped, three times, with a length of white string, tied in a bow...
stapled with a simple "april" Get Tabbed Die Cut...
popped up with foam tape; and crowned with a Happy Place Die-Cut hot air balloon, as well as the "you can do it!" Cactus Die-Cut title.
A Savannah Dreams 12x12 Paper Pack cloud, with its colorful raindrops trimmed off, serves as a backdrop for a couple of additional, hot air balloons.  The two were Cameo-cut from white cardstock and paper-pieced with color-coordinating prints from six different collections, including Savannah Dreams, Dream Big, Tales & Dreams, Home for Christmas, Ain't Life Grand, and Here + There.  Both of these balloons also had their baskets colored in with a Canary Yellow Prismacolor pencil and mineral spirits and were popped up with foam tape.
A scattering of Crystal 4mm and 8mm Sequins, as well as a trio of hand-cut, from the Beauty print in the Here Comes the Sun: Up in the Air 6x6 Paper Pack, hot air balloons trail from the top to the bottom of the design.  It is at the base of the design where a trio of word phrases, including a "GOOD TIMES" My Story Die Cut, popped up with foam tape; "be brave, don't hesitate, you can do it!" All Together Word Sticker; and "SO SWEET" Happy Place Die Cut, complete the look.
Thanks so much for visiting, friends!  Have a fabulous rest of your week!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Special Delivery (Avery Elle) Paper: white (Paper Studio); Savannah Dreams: Silent Bloom 8x8 Vellum, So Much Happiness 12x12, Daydreams 12x12, Laugh All Day 12x12, 12x12 Paper Pack; Here Comes the Sun: Up in the Air 6x6 Paper Pack; Bohemian Dreams: Out of the Box 12x12; Dream Big: Shine from Within 8x8; Tales & Dreams: Stargazer 8x8; Home for Christmas: Jolly 8x8; Clowning Around: Birthday Cake 8x8; Ain't Life Grand: Take Note 8x8; Here + There: Night Stroll 8x8 & Posh 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Super Glue); gesso (O'Leary Paints); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Canary Yellow colored pencil (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics); white string (Hobby Lobby); staples & stapler (office supply store); cheesecloth (Dritz); Hot Air Balloons cut file (Cori George); Cameo (Silhouette); Savannah Dreams: All Together Word Sticker, Cherish Today 3x4 Pocket Card, & Happy Place Die Cuts; Sunny Memories: Get Tabbed Die Cut; Here Comes the Sun: Cactus Die Cut; Sweet Life: My Story Die Cut; Summer Vibes: Crystal 8mm Sequins & Crystal 4mm Sequins (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I swear as they get older, they get busier! LOL!! I loveeeeeee this page!!! So fun!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

As per usual, this is adorable! You'll be a happy mama when your nest is full again ;)