Pretty Little Studio: Summer Baptisms

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Morning, friends!  Just popping in to share a playful, new page that happens to be up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.  It was inspired by the lazy, hazy days of summer and Maryam Perez's new Fun in the Sun Collection.  Enjoy!
I started this page by using some of the lines of the Roam Black & White 12x12 background page to stitch the same pattern into the background with yellow, embroidery floss, tying off a few of the ends, to the front of the page, in bows.  My "summer BAPTISMS" title was created from a "summer" Best Days Die Cut and Gold Metallic A to Z Die Cuts to form the word "BAPTISMS".
The title itself was then topped with a collection of die cuts, all of which were popped up with foam tape, from the At the Beach Die-Cuts package.  The sun pennant was also stapled to the left side of the word bubble.
Beginning in the top, left quadrant of my photograph grid, I backed my photo, which was also matted with white cardstock, as were all of the photographs you see here, with the Picnic print, anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a snippet of cheesecloth for texture.  The photo's bottom left corner was anchored with a "happy times come and go, but memories stay forever." Time to Relax Die Cut, as well as a "YOU ARE ONE IN A MELON" Best Days Die Cut, both of which were popped up with foam tape.
The top, right quadrant houses a Highlights Pocket Card, which I used to etch my journaling, as well as the date these photos were taken.  My journaling reads, Over 80 people went down into the waters, @ HCC's Kill Creek Park baptisms, as powerful testimonies to what God has done & is doing in their lives.  August 26, 2012.  The card itself was backed with a Star Gazing Bookmark Pennant Card...
and embellished with a couple of floral die cuts, both of which were popped up with foam tape, from both the Time to Relax and At the Beach Die-Cuts packages; a Summer Time Flair Button; and an "unforgettable" Summer White Word Sticker.
The bottom, right quadrant highlights a large, scenery photo, backed with the Sunny Day and More Summer prints, both of which were secured with more gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  It was also grounded with a "happy times" At the Beach Die Cut, popped up with more foam tape.
The fourth and final quadrant houses a photo, backed with the Let's Get Lost and As Free As the Ocean prints, anchored with more stitching.
A couple torn edges, backed with the Salty but Sweet print, and a handful of Star Stickers complete the look.  Tip:  Top stickers with Glossy Accents, as I've done here, to give them the appearance of enamel dots/shapes.
Before I run, friends, I just wanted to remind you all that Pretty Little Studio's Sunny Memories Collection embellishments are 50% off until Saturday...
and don't forget to grab something special from the $1 Bin, while you're shopping.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by my little corner of the web!  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); Document Life: Roam Black & White 12x12; Fun in the Sun: 6x6 Paper Pack (PLS) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scotch); cheesecloth (Dritz); yellow embroidery floss (DMC); paper piercing tool kit (SU!); Glossy Accents (Ranger); staple & stapler (office supply store); Document Life: Highlights Pocket Card & Star Stickers; Fun in the Sun: At the Beach Die Cuts, Best Days Word Die Cuts, Time to Relax Die Cuts, Summer White Word Sticker, & Summer Time Flair Button; Chasing the Sun: Star Gazing Bookmark Pennant Card; Here Comes the Sun: Gold Metallic A to Z Die Cuts (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the happy colors and the photos!!!

Lisa Elton said...

What a charming page! And your too cuties bring a smile!