Pretty Little Studio: Adore You

Friday, April 21, 2017

Morning, friends; and happy Friday!  I hope you all have wonderful plans for the weekend.  After having lots of activities for several weekends in a row now, we've got a more relaxing one to take advantage of; and it looks like it's going to be a beautiful one, weather-wise, to boot.  Before it gets started, though, I wanted to pop in here to share a page that's up on the Pretty Little Studio blog this am.  Enjoy!
I started this page by anchoring a number of 3" strips of paper, from Claudia's With All My Heart Collection, horizontally and with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, down the right edge of the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page.  I also added a vertical, skinny strip of our The Best Thing print and secured it, too, with more silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  I then added a little gesso to the prints themselves, before painting lots of soft, colorful watercolors over the background.  A punchinella stencil was used to smudge Pumice Stone Distress Ink behind where my photo would lie, before everything was splattered with more of those same shades of watercolor used above, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  My photo itself was then matted with white cardstock and backed with lots of happy, coordinating prints, all anchored with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, and a folded sheet of vellum.  A Sweetheart Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, was tucked under its right side...
and a combination of Floral Bouquet Die Cuts and Peonies Stickers embellish its top right corner.
Its top left corner was decked out with a "you+me" My Favorites Sticker, which I backed with white cardstock and popped up with foam tape.
An Adore You Word Art Die Cut, backed with that darling Bingo Bear Vintage Die Cut, both of which were popped up with foam tape, creates the title.
A Happy Heart Flair Button, backed with silver thread, grounds the photo...
and turns our attention to the journaling, which begins with a "today" My Favorites Sticker, surrounded with Love Story Word Stickers and Lovebird Word Die Cuts.  The journaling begins above the photo and ends below it.  It reads, Your entire year was made when you met Miss Weiler.  She asked you...
lots of questions to see how well you paid attention in class, and you knew every single answer.  She even did a few teacher spins with you, which totally made me cry.  We took far too much of her time, as she was helping with the curriculum booth, but she was super kind and went out of her way to make you feel extra special.
A couple of extra strips of patterned paper, anchored with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, along the vertical, left edge of my design, as well as an April 23, '16 Flutter Tab and a My Favorites label Sticker, which I used to include 1st grade, complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from The Memory Nest's Make It Monday No. 86, which I mirrored in order to better suit the photograph.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend, y'all!  XOXO 

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: watercolor (Master's Touch); white (Recollections); vellum (Paper Studio); With All My Heart: All I Need 8x8, Gray Always 8x8, So Lucky 8x8, Precious 8x8, The Best Thing 8x8, You & Me 8x8, & Together 8x8, Here Comes the Sun: Sunrise 8x8, April Showers: Rose Bed 8x8, Winter Joy: Candy Cane 8x8, & Black Polka Dot 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); gessso (O'Leary Paint); watercolors (Kuretake); punchinella stencil (Prima); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); With All My Heart: Floral Bouquet Die Cuts, Happy Heart Flair Button, Lovebird Word Die Cuts, Sweetheart Shipping Tag, Flutter Tab, Peonies Stickers, Love Story Word Stickers, Bingo Bear Vintage Die Cut, & My Favorite Stickers, & Adore You Word Art (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous! I love love love the colors and that little bear! Thanks for playing along with us my friend!!!!! :)

Team Clark said...

Those silver stitched paper piecing patterns stole my heart! WOW! There are so many details to love and admire, but as always you allow the photo to take center stage. A wonderful gift/talent! Amazing design, sweetie! Hugs, Autumn

Jane said...

Totally fabulous and beautifully busy page, love it! Thanks for linking up at The Memory Nest.

Lynn said...

So sorry I have been a bit MIA lately but I've been peaking at all your gorgeous creations! Such a fabulous layout as always Jinny. xx