Pretty Little Studio: Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Morning, y'all!  We were back to the books and work yesterday, after a wonderful, Christmas vacation, in my neck of the woods; but before we get too deep into reality again, I wanted to stop in to share a fun, new page, inspired by the Glitter & Ice Collection and which happens to be up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.  Check it out!
I started this page by adding puddles of aqua and blue watercolors to the 12" x 12" watercolor, paper, base page.  I then smudged white ink through a snowflake stencil, for a subtle bit of texture, before splattering it with the same shades of watercolor used above, as well as lime green and red-orange watercolors and Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  Once it was dry, I scattered a quartet of die-cut, from textured, white cardstock, Laurette Snowflakes throughout the design.  That set the stage for my photos, which were all matted with white cardstock and arranged in a messy, grid design.  The bottom, right quadrant grounds the design and houses a "Time to Shine" Sparkle Bright Journaling Card, anchored with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching...
and embellished with a couple of die-cut, from white cardstock, Swaying Birches; duo of Fir Tree Die Cuts; and pair of Happy Season Die-Cut friends, popped up with foam tape.
Another of those die-cut Swaying Birches and three more of those Fir Tree Die Cuts, as well as a Sparkle Silver Tags Die-Cut tree and squirrel, carry over to the left side of the design; where my photo was backed with scraps of the New Years and Fronds prints, both of which were anchored with more silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a snippet of cheesecloth for texture, and sandwiched between a snipped in half, in order to extend its reach, Warm Wishes Die-Cut pennant.
The top, left photo was backed with bits of the Tangerine Snow and Glitter Ice prints, anchored with more silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching and embellished with a Warm Wishes Die-Cut tab...
trio of 'Tis the Season Die-Cut and Oh What Fun Sticker phrases; and Silver Lining Tag, laced with Baker's Twine.
Another length of Baker's Twine was wrapped around the photo in fourth and final quadrant and tied, in a bow, to its right edge.  It was further backed with a bit of the Warm Wishes print, secured with even more of those silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches, and embellished with a Happy Season Die-Cut, circle snowflake; "baby it's cold outside", circle Sparkle Silver Tags Die Cut, popped up with foam tape...
and Sparkle Season Flair Button.
A scattering of Sparkle Silver Tags Die-Cut snowflakes, some of which were popped up with foam tape, and a Twinkle Lights Word Die-Cut, "Happy New Year" title complete the look.
Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a great week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); textured white (American Crafts); watercolor (Master's Touch); Glitter & Ice: Tangerine Snow 8x8, New Years 8x8, Warm Wishes 8x8, Fronds 8x8, & Glitter Ice 8x8 (PLS) Ink: white (SU!); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); cheesecloth (Dritz); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Swaying Birch & Laurette Snowflake (Poppystamps); Big Shot (Sizzix); Winter Snowflakes stencil (Memory Box); Glitter & Ice: Happy Season Die Cuts, Oh What Fun Stickers, Twinkle Lights Word Die Cut, 'Tis the Season Die Cut, Sparkle Bright Journaling Pocket Card, Sparkle Silver Tags Die Cuts, Silver Lining Tag, Fir Tree Die Cuts, Warm Wishes Die Cuts, & Sparkle Season Flair Button (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING those photos of E and LOVING the snowflakes and the little snowman!!

Lisa Elton said...

This is full of frosty fun!!