Pretty Little Studio: Ain't Life Grand

Monday, May 8, 2017

Morning, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog this am, sharing a happy, summer, sprinkler-loving page to add to my daughter's albums.  Enjoy!
I started this page by Cameo-cutting the fun, Creative Scrappers' Chevy Party cut file from my Crumb Cake cardstock, base page.  I then filled in the spaces behind each chevron with photos; a quartet of prints from Ashley's Ain't Life Grand Collection, as well as a happy, black polka dot; and a trio of Love You 3x4 Cards.  After a little splattering, as well as distressing the edges of the base page itself, with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, I began embellishing, beginning with the "Ain't Life Grand" Love Life Word Die Cut title.  A couple of additional Love Life Word Die Cuts, along with Marigold's Camellia Phrase Strip and Summer Vibes' Aloha Word Die Cut, dress up its right side.
Moving clockwise, I used a Think Positive Sticker, from our Here Comes the Sun Collection, to dress up the center of the bottom Love You 3x4 Journaling Card, which I used to house a little thought, Love to see you enjoying the summer sunshine.  Our April Bunny Mini Vintage Die Cut looks on in wonder.
A trio of Bloomin' Die Cuts, as well as a Mixed Bag Die Cut arrow round the bottom left corner...
and point us to a Mixed Bag Die Cut cloud, clustered with a Fluffy Cloud; Monarch Die Cut; Monarch Butterfly Sticker; Every Day Cut-Apart label, used to etch the June 2nd date; and a Life Noted Flair Button, embellished with a length of white string, tied in a bow.
Another Mixed Bag Die Cut arrow and cloud, along with a Fluffy Cloud and Bloomin' Die Cut, compliments the "love you" Love You 3x4 Journaling Card and rounds out the rotation around the page; and a healthy addition of Crystal 4mm Sequins and Ocean Blue Confetti complete the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Kraft Plus' May Challenge: Outside the Box.
Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the web!  Have a wonderful work week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU!); Ain't Life Grand: Lovely Life 8x8, Shake It Up 8x8, Flower Power 8x8, & Take Note 8x8; black polka dot (PLS) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); white string (Hobby Lobby); Chevy Party cut file (Creative Scrappers); Cameo (Silhouette); Ain't Life Grand: Every Day Cut-Apart, Life Noted Flair Button, Love You 3x4 Cards, Bloomin' Blooms Die Cuts, Mixed Bag Die Cuts, & Love Life Word Die Cuts; Here Comes the Sun: Think Positive Sticker; Marigold: Camellia Phrase Strip & Fluffy Clouds; Woodland: Monarch Die Cuts & Monarch Butterfly Sticker; Summer Vibes: Crystal 4mm Sequins & Aloha Word Die Cut; Treasure Island: Ocean Blue Confetti; April Bunny Mini Vintage Die Cut (PLS)

7 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the photos and the little bunny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Béatrice BARET said...

So cute ! J'adore !!!

Tracy said...

Oh wow! The arrow shapes are so creative. Love the look you've achieved. Hugs!

Helen Wallace said...

A vibrant and fun page with so many scrappy details to explore. Thanks for joining us at Kraft+

Lizzyc said...

Ah this is very cleverly created, I love the arrow theme and the happy and full of life photos.. fabulous colors and fun.. thanks for joining in with Kraft+ this month!

Tania B said...

Ohh, Jinny, I soo adore this page. That is so fabulous, the way you have designed it and added your photos, unique and clever, thanks for playing along!

Paula said...

Such a fabulous & fun layout! Thanks for joining us over @ Kraft+ :)