The Studio Not to Be Squared Challenge

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Morning, friends!  Just popping in with our latest challenge from The Studio to create a layout without using squares or rectangles.  Being as it's Father's Day here in the states (Happy Father's Day, dads!), I chose to scrap a photo of my hubby with our beautiful kiddos from last Father's Day and played with stamped, die-cut, stitched, and sequin circles, not to mention lots of Pinkfresh goodies from my May Citrus Twist kit.
I started this page by adding yellow, orange, and aqua watercolor splatters to my scripted grid, base page.  I then stamped a trio of messy circles strategically throughout the design and smeared Coastal Cabana ink, through a chevron stencil, behind where my photo would lie, before outlining each chevron with black ink and splattering everything, once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.
A number of circles were then die-cut from clear cardstock and secured to the page with white-threaded hand-stitching; but before making those final stitches, I stuffed each one with lots of happy, color-coordinating sequins.  I also used the ends of thread from one of the circles to tie a little bow just to crank up that cuteness factor.
Finally, the page was ready for my photo, which was cut in the shape of a circle; matted with white cardstock; backed with cheesecloth for a bit of additional texture; and popped up with foam tape.  A trio of  die-cut arrows, popped up with more foam tape, draw the eye in to the photo itself.
My "FATHER'S DAY" title was then formed from copper, puffy, alphabet stickers arched around the right side of the photo.
A June 19, 2016, date and bit of journaling complete the look.  The journaling reads, Celebrating having a great dad, not to mention him being home from Mexico, with church, swimming, grilling, & gifts ("Best Daddy Ever" Jelly Bellies, a new baseball cap, & lots of handmade treasures).  We love you, Daddy!
Further inspiration for this page came from Let's Get Sketchy's June 15th Sketch Challenge...
and Colorful Creations' Something Old, Something New Challenge.  Nearly everything on my page is new; but that chevron stencil, not to mention most of the mixed media deliciousness, including the cheesecloth and stamp set, is very, very old.
 
You have until Sunday, July 2, 2017, to link up your takes, on our Sketch Challenge and/or this Not to Be Squared Challenge, in the right-hand column of The Studio blog.  Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how the rest of the team was inspired.  Thanks so much for peeking in!  Have a blessed week, y'all!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sanna's Frames (3rd Eye) Paper: white (Paper Studio); clear (unknown); scripted grid (Pinkfresh) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Coastal Cabana (SU!); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: white string (Hobby Lobby); cheesecloth (Dritz); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); small & medium yellow & gold star sequins (Pink Paislee); aqua, navy, pink, & large yellow sequins (Citrus Twist); die-cut arrows & puffy alphabet stickers (Pinkfresh); circle template (Fiskars); Clear Cut Stackers: Circles die cuts (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); chevron stencil (Jenni Bowlin)

16 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and all the circles!!!!!!!!

Delia Gosman said...

You have the most stunning natural handwriting ever! I love your layout so much, the action, the colours, words, photos, very cool and nicely done. Thanks for joining in with us at LGS.

peggy lin said...

Stunning !!!! Love this so much .thank you so much for joining us at LGS.

Marci Bensing said...

WOW! I agree with what has been said---stunning...faaaaaaaaaaaabulous handwriting! thanks for playing along at LGS!

Michelle VO said...

I love your layout, fantastic and Wow!!!! your handwriting is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the Pinkfresh papers and all the layered stamping and stitching, great layout and great photo of you guys!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a bright and cheerful page Jinny! Love the different elements and layers... so cool!

Nadia Lipanina said...

Wow! Its amazing layout! thank you so much for joining us at LGS:)

Brenshevia Baker said...

Great take on the sketch, thanks so much for joining us at LGS, we love having you there!

Brenshevia Baker said...

Love the colors, great take on the challenge, thanks so much for joining us at CC!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Such a cool page, Jinny! Love the work in the background, and your handwriting is just exquisite!

Lisa Elton said...

This is adorable, so happy!!

Dotstolines said...

Lovely layout, and effect in the background! Thank you for playing along with us at Let's Get Sketchy and Colourful Creations :)!

Astrid Zwaan said...

Stunning page, love what you did with your background!!!
Thanks for joining us at LGS.

Brenda Caldow said...

Wow I love how you have created this page. Just stunning. Thanks for joining in with us at Let's Get Sketchy.

Brenda Caldow said...

I love the colours and your take on the challenge. Thanks for joining in with us at Colorful Creations.