Pretty Little Studio: You Bring Magic in My Life

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Morning, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today sharing a little of how Zinia Amoiridou's newest Blooming Hearts Collection has inspired me.  Enjoy!
I started this page by adding soft, watercolor puddles to the 12x12, watercolor paper, base page, which was torn down its right side.  Once it was dry, I speckled it with more of those same soft shades of watercolor, before smearing Patina Distress Ink through a stitched stencil and, once again, speckling everything, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  While everything was drying, I used my Cameo to cut a Pie Heart from watercolor paper and backed it with lots of happy, colorful prints, before securing it over my pretty "mess" with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  While I had my machine handy, I also stitched a strip of Bashful Blue cardstock down the right side of that torn edge to create a 12x12 base again.  My photo was then backed with a folded sheet of Raining Love Vellum, as well as a little, white, tissue paper for texture and a piece of our Gold Metallic You & Me print for shine.  It was then grounded with the "you bring magic in my life" title, which was created from a Soul Mates Die Cut, and a snippet of journaling, which reads, Loving on Ms. Debbie @ her retirement party from Cedar Roe Library.
The photo was also sandwiched between a Salt Lake Clear Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, on the right...
and a Picture Perfect Die Cut tab, etched with Treasure, Jan. 7, 2012, as well as a playful cluster of blooms, on the left.  The latter consists of two Blooming Die Cuts, popped up with foam tape; three hand-cut, from our Gold Metallic Lovely print, flowers; and a punched, vellum flower, embellished with a single, black pearl.
I stapled a couple of Soul Mates Die Cut pennants to the top of the photo and used our Noir ABC Stickers to create the word "LOVE" around the outside edge of the heart itself.
Another floral cluster can be found just right of top center of the heart.  It includes the same elements as the one described previously, as well as a Soul Mates Sticker flower, Just Saying Flair Button, and Soul Mates Die Cut "I ADORE YOU" banner.
Yet a third floral cluster can be found along the right edge of the Cameo-cut heart.  It, too, contains all of the same elements as the initial cluster, in addition to a couple of extra, punched, vellum blossoms and a large, Soul Mates Die Cut flower.  I've made sure to give you a different angle on this one in order to try to catch the sheen on those gold metallic bits.  They are so striking in real life.
A trio of Words from the Heart Stickers and single, trailing, Blooming Die Cut flower, popped up with foam tape, complete the look.

Further inspiration for this page came from Stuck?! Sketches' April 1st Challenge...
and Scrap Our Stash's April Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge.  I used stitching, flowers, and ephemera for a tic tac toe horizontally across the center of the board.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by!  Have a blessed week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: Bashful Blue (SU!); watercolor (Master's Touch); tissue (unknown); white & vellum (Paper Studio); Blooming Hearts: Sky Confetti 8x8, Lovely Sunrise 8x8, Love Without Borders 8x8, & Raining Love Vellum 8x8, With All My Heart: Metallic Gold Lovely 8x8 & Metallic Gold You & Me 8x8, Summer Vibes: Berry Sundress 8x8, Here Comes the Sun: Gold Metallic Confetti 8x8, & April Showers: Rose Bed 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Patina Distress Ink (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Petite Petals punch (SU!); black pearls (Want 2 Scrap); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); stitched stencil (Jenni Bowlin); staples & Staple Board (We R Memory Keepers); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Pie Hearts cut file (The Cut Shoppe); Cameo (Silhouette); Blooming Hearts: Blooming Die Cuts, Picture Perfect Die Cuts, Our Story 3x4 Pocket Cards, Just Saying Flair Button, Soul Mates Stickers, Words from the Heart Stickers, & Soul Mates Die Cuts, Let's Go: Salt Lake Clear Shipping Tags, & Here +There: Noir ABC Stickers (PLS)

14 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the heart and the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Look how little the kiddos are!! This is adorable Jinny!

Laura Whitaker said...

Amazing amazing amazing as always Jinny! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a beautiful page. Love the details and great stash use. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Scrap Our Stash!

ÅsaJ said...

AMAZING page!!! Love everything about it, all the colors, the stiching, the design and so on..... Great job!!! Thank you for joining both Stuck?! Sketches and Scrap Our Stash! Hugs Åsa

Patchi said...

Beautiful layout! I love the watercolor accents.

Super Stick Chick said...

Love the way you worked the cut file. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

Tracy said...

That pieced heart in incredible! Love it. Hugs!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous layout like always! Love the mix of colors, patterns and embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Fabulous page, Jinny! Love your watercolor background and the patchwork heart!

Michelle Henderson said...

Wow! Love everything about this <3 Thanks for Tic Tac Toeing with us at Scrap Our Stash!

Carmen Crosseti Cohen-Henriquez said...

Awesome layout! Love the background and heart! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

Michelle Mattie said...

Love everything about this!!! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash

Steffanie said...

Such a fun page! Love the patchwork heart background. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!!