Pretty Little Studio: Quarantine

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Morning, y'all!  The Pretty Little Studio Design Team is getting creative this week, despite the onset of the Coronavirus, and using the April Freebies to bring you all Covid-19-inspired projects.  I happened to have been up on the blog earlier this week, sharing this colorful page, additionally inspired by the Color Me Happy Collection; but before I get too deep into its explanation, I feel like I need to clarify that my children have, in no way, needed the masks they are wearing in the photograph below.  They have not been out in public in nearly two months.  In the photo, we were on our way to a hiking trail to get some fresh air and exercise and see the desert poppies, and they all thought it would be fun to don their masks.  I made one for my hubby, because he is an essential worker and has been out and about in our city; and my kiddos thought they each needed one, too.  I obliged, and they were eager to record this memory.  With that said, enjoy!
I started this page by adding large puddles of yellow and bright pink watercolors to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as aqua, teal, and purple watercolors, and stamped a few linear rings, 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 set atop clippings of the Crazy Cool and Oh So Geo prints, both of which were anchored with white-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as a Chasing the Sun Star Gazing Bookmark Pennant Card; "Quarantine" COVID Bingo Card Download Freebie, which also serves as my title; and folded piece of Rainbow Parade Vellum.
I also stapled a "noted:" 4.16.20, Ain't Life Grand EveryDay Cut-Apart pennant to the bottom, left corner of my photo before scattering lots of Hear Me Roar Die-Cut dots, in a trio of different sizes, some of which were popped up with foam tape, throughout the design.
Tossed in amidst the die-cut dots, is a Document Life Insta-Worthy Flair Button; trio of Ain't Life Grand EveryDay Cut-Apart circles; length of white string, tied in a bow...
couple of Sweet Drops Flair Buttons...
and lots of sequins, including Summer Vibes Crystal 8mm, Beautiful Day Watermelon, and orange and blue beauties from the Potpourri Falling Leaves Sequin Mix.
I then made lots of notes, specifically relating to the "stay home, work safe" orders within my own community, on lots of different collections' labels, including Fun in the Sun Summer Labels, XOXO Always Labels, Chasing the Sun Sundae Labels...
Feels Like Fall Playful Labels, It's Your Birthday Sweet Treats Labels, and Rose Gold Metallic Cut-Apart Labels.
A couple of "DON'T BE AFRAID" and "STAY STRONG" Starbright Word Stickers...
and lots of phrase stickers from the April 2020 COVID-19 Sticker Sheet, as well as cut-apart phrases from the April 2020 Freebie Phrase Cut-Aparts, complete the look.
Before I run, I wanted to share those April Freebies, with you all, up close and personal.  The April 2020 Freebie Phrase Cut-Aparts can be yours with any purchase of $1 or more...
and you will receive the April 2020 Freebie COVID-19 Sticker Sheet with any purchase of $35 or more.
The COVID Bingo Cards Freebie Download can be picked up at your convenience.  Just stop by the shop today, and start scrapping those memories!
Thanks so much for visiting, friends!  Have a fabulous rest of your week, and stay safe!  XOXO

2 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is amazing! LOVING the colors, the circles and how you did the journaling!

Lisa Elton said...

I like all of the labels stacked up and those happy faces! There are smiles under those masks, I just know it!!