Creative Scrappers April Reveal

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Morning, y'all!  We've got a super fun, new sketch up over at Creative Scrappers; and today, it's my turn to share my take on it.  The Cut Shoppe is our sponsor for this month, and the team was blessed to get to use a few fabulous cut files of our choosing.  I tapped into the potential behind Let's Talk Summer and Flower Delivery, in combination with my March "Oliver" Citrus Twist Kit, to bring this one to life.
I started this page by die-cutting all those flowers and leaves, from the Flower Delivery cut file, from watercolor paper and watercoloring and splattering them with the colors seen above and below.  While they were drying, I stamped three squares, in Coastal Cabana ink, on the textured, white, cardstock, base page, to set the groundwork for my photos.  I then stamped some text, in Jet Black ink, over such and splattered everything with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  Each photo was then matted with white cardstock and adhered over bits of pattered paper, some of which were anchored with bright pink, aqua, and/or yellow stitching respectively, as well as those previously die-cut and watercolored blooms.  A few smaller die-cut and watercolored blooms, anchored with button centers, stitched with white string, and flanked with stamped, in Garden Green ink, on white cardstock and hand-cut leaves, embellish the photographs.  Beginning with the left-side photo, you'll also find a hand-cut, from a patterned print, flamingo, popped up with foam tape, in its bottom left corner.
Its opposite bottom corner boasts a "JUST FOR FUN" wood chip...
and a tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, as well as a "be you" die cut, anchored with a single staple, dresses up the its top.
Moving clockwise, you'll find another die-cut and watercolored bloom, prepared in the same way as above...
as well as a couple of additional tags, laced with white string, tied in a bow and knot respectively, and a "smile" die cut, secured in place with another staple.
The bottom right photograph was embellished with a "PLAY" wood chip; hand-cut, from the same patterned print as the flamingo above, "FLAMINGO" flag; and cut-apart label, stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the word "CRUSH" and anchored with a couple more staples.
This photo, too, got its own die-cut, watercolored, stamped, and buttoned bloom...
before I adhered the "summer lovin" title, which was die-cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock using the Let's Talk Summer cut file, vertically, down the center of the page.  It was grounded with a bright pink, puffy, "together" sticker...
and topped with a blue, butterfly die cut, as well as a "TOTALLY ORIGINAL" cork phrase.
A sprinkling of blue sequins; duo of bright pink, puffy, floral stickers that coordinate with the "together" phrase; and couple of phrase stickers complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Citrus Twist's April 1st 3-to-Inspire Challenge to (1) layer embellishments, (2) get messy with paints for a tie dye look, and (3) use stamps to create patterns on your paper pieces.
And here's a reminder of that April Sketch #305 to get you off and creating in the right direction.
Don't forget to share your pages, on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Pinterest, with the tag #CreatingWithSketches.  We'd also love for you to add them to the inlinkz found at the challenge link above.  AND be sure to stop by The Cut Shoppe to check out the plethora of cut files Ashley has for all your die cutting needs.  Thanks, as always, for humbling me with a visit, friends!  Enjoy the rest of your weeks! 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: "CRUSH" (Citrus Twist); Ever After (Wplus9); Grungy Border (Market Street Stamps); La Letter (Hero Arts) Paper: Daffodil Delight (SU!); white & vellum (Paper Studio); textured white (Bazzill); watercolor (Canson Studio); multicolored hash marks & yellow split triangles (Citrus Twist); green/teal leafy, flamingos, pink palms, multicolored palms, green leaves, pink/purple gradient, & beach scene (Crate Paper); black leafy & bright pink polka dot (Maggie Holmes) Ink: Coastal Cabana & Garden Green (SU!); Jet Black (Ranger) Other: bright pink, aqua, & yellow thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Precision Press, staples, & Stapler Board (We R Memory Keepers); buttons (Buttons Galore & More); white string (Hobby Lobby); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); watercolors (Kuretake); Let's Talk Summer & Flower Delivery cut files (The Cut Shoppe); Cameo (Silhouette); "Flamingo" flag & cut-apart flamingo (Crate Paper); sequins, butterfly, tags, "be you" & " smile" spots, "TOTALLY ORIGINAL" cork, & "JUST FOR FUN" & "PLAY" wood chips (Citrus Twist); phrase stickers (Pinkfresh for Citrus Twist); Joy Parade puffy "together" & flowers (Fancy Pants)

7 comments:

Georgiana said...

Fabulous layout with such great colors.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the photos and that title work!!!!!!!

Maria said...

Awww...super fun layout with the water fun!! Love all the color and detail! Great photos of Adina and Ezekiel's smiling faces...so cute!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the tropical feel to this and all the tags!

Lisa Elton said...

This is a perfect summer page Jinny! I like the large die cut words down the center and of course the smiles on those sweet little kiddo's faces!

Charlene said...

Hi Friend! Ty for your sweet comments, they mean a lot! I have always loved your style, you make everything look so perfect!!! Have a blessed day!

Tracy said...

Love all the tropical elements on this layout. Another fun one Jinny. hugs!