Bloom with Grace

Monday, April 13, 2020

Happy Monday, y'all!  I trust you all had wonderful, Easter weekends.  Our Saturday was a bit stressful.  My hubby had a project going on all day; and I had planned to get a few of my own done, while he gave me a little break from our school week and looked after the kiddos.  Needless to say, that did not happen.  So, as usual, my projects got put on the back burner.  Sigh... but Sunday was full of fun; as we celebrated our risen Lord with virtual church, lots of playtime, and heaps of good food, including a delicious, strawberry shortcake.  Yum!  I also got a little time, after my kiddos went to bed, to edit some of the following photos of my very first Felicity Jane package.  Yay!  So, without further adieu, check out what I've created.
I started this page by adding white gesso to the Hearts 12" x 12" print.  I then added puddles of Andrea's Azalea and Oom Pah Pah Pink Magical Powders.  Once that was dry, I rubbed Barely Banana ink through a chevron stencil, laid vertically across the center of my design; splattered everything with those same Magical Powders, as well as Martina's Marigold Magical Powder and Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  I then added the ticket strips parallel with the chevrons and layered a trio of 3x4 journaling cards, one of which was anchored with white-threaded, straight, machine stitching, to their combined right.
That little, stitched, sentiment card was the inspiration for this page.  It was topped with a stamped, in Jet Black StazOn ink, on a hand-cut, vellum pennant, "Bloom", which was anchored with a stamped, in Tattered Rose Distress and Garden Green inks, on white cardstock and hand-cut, floral stem, as well as a couple of butterfly die cuts, popped up with foam tape...
and grounded with a hand-cut, from a 3x4 journaling card, rainbow; puffy-sticker house; and scallop die cut, all adhered over a couple of additional, stamped and hand-cut, floral stems.
My photo, which was matted with white cardstock, was adhered, to the left of the ticket strips, over clippings of the Tiny Spots and Gingham prints, as well as a rainbow-striped, journaling card, all anchored with more white-threaded, straight, machine stitching, and backed with a snippet of cheesecloth for texture.  A "DAY BY DAY" die cut and Nov. 3, 2019, label embellish the photo's bottom, left corner.
One last journaling card was adhered above my photo; embellished with a quartet of additional, chipboard and puffy-sticker hearts; topped with a gorgeous, mint-green tab, which I stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "WITH GRACE" phrase and dressed up with a length of white string, tied in a bow; and used to house my journaling.  My journaling reads, I just love to watch you 3 play together, especially when it draws the whole neighborhood out to play.
Puffy-sticker alphas to spell out "LOVE" and a hand-written "you" ground the entire design and complete the look.
I cannot wait to show you all what else I've been working on with this gorgeous kit.  Thanks so much for visiting, friends!  Have a wonderful week!

2 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry your weekend didn't go as planned :( I Love love love this! LOVING that sweet photo and the row of tickets!

Lisa Elton said...

The strips of tickets, stitching and wee bit of texture are wonderful additions to this pretty page!