Pretty Little Studio: Pure Bliss

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Welcome to the weekend, y'all!  I hope you all have spectacular plans to occupy your free time.  We're heading out to a band competition, for my oldest, this morning; and I'm hoping to start tearing apart my ugly, outdated kitchen and making it the cohesive, useful beauty, that I know is in there someplace, later.  I promise to share details, right here on my blog, as they unfold; but until then, I have another Indian-Summer-Collection-inspired creation, which just so happens to be up on the Pretty Little Studio blog this morning, to share with you all.  Here goes!
I started this page by adding a little, white gesso to the Pie Spice 12" x 12", patterned, paper, base page.  Once it was dry, I topped it with puddles and splatters of bright pink, aqua, and teal watercolors.  I then stamped a few strategically-placed starbursts, in Jet Black ink, throughout the design, before splattering everything once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  That set the stage for my photo, which was matted with white cardstock; backed with a trio of Indian Summer prints, including Comfy Sweater, Deciduous, and Cranberry Jell-O, all anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a snippet of cheesecloth for texture; and wrapped, three times, with a length of white string, tied in a bow.   I then framed a "what a MOMENT" Offset Title Die Cut, to the photo's bottom, right corner, with a Timeless Die-Cut Frame...
surrounded it with a variety of Pumpkin Spice and Time Together Die Cuts, many of which were popped up with foam tape; and grounded it with a Love This Flair Button...
as well as Inline Alpha Vellum Stickers to spell the word "FOUR" and a hand-written "years-old" detail.
A sweet, little, Happy Place Die-Cut owl perches atop the "what a MOMENT" phrase.
A secondary Pumpkin Spice and Time Together Die-Cut, floral cluster helps to frame and highlight the photo itself.  This cluster also includes that gorgeous, Beautiful Colors Die-Cut butterfly, popped up with foam tape...
and spills over into the "pure BLISS" Happy Place Die Cut, which I claimed for my title.
The "YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME" Happy Place and "adorable" Goodbye Summer Die-Cut phrases and playful, green, Goodbye Summer Die-Cut, bird flag, not to mention the scattering of gold, Starry Night Confetti stars, complete the look.
Before I take off, I also wanted to share this month's festive Autumn Circle Die-Cut Freebie with any purchase of $35 or more...

as well as the Autumn Leaf Vellum Freebie with any purchase of $1 or more.  Stop by and pick up yours with your pre-order of the newest Christmas/winter collection, Glimmer & Ice, TODAY!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: starburst (Citrus Twist) Paper: white (Paper Studio); Indian Summer: Pie Spice 12x12 & 6x6 Paper Pack (PLS) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scotch); gesso (O'Leary Paints); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); white string (Hobby Lobby); cheesecloth (Dritz); Indian Summer: Beautiful Colors Die Cuts, Happy Place Die Cuts, Goodbye Summer Die Cuts, Time Together Die Cuts, Pumpkin Spice Die Cuts, Fun Day Offset Title Die Cuts, Timeless Die-Cut Frames + Leaves, Gold Inline Alpha Vellum Stickers, & Love This Flair Button; Woodland Christmas: Starry Night Confetti (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is so gorgeous! LOVING those colors and that adorable photo!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness Jinny! This one might be my favorite to date. Layer upon layer of sweetness beginning with that precious little face!