Saturday, June 8, 2013

Ducky Love - New Layout

Happy Weekend my Scrappy Friends! I have been drooling over the layouts over at CSI (Color Stories Inspiration) for months, but there challenge is so outside my comfort zone that I have not played along. I decided tonight to try!  Color challenges are never easy for me and all the other requirements seem intense. I had these photos of Maddie in her sink bath from when she was just 42 days old that I have been trying to scrap, so I decided these would do. Here is my layout:

Here is Case File No. 74 challenge over at CSI:

I used all the colors; yellow background papers, pink fushia border, journaling and the words on the background papers; white borders on the photos; green journaling, strip behind photos and stitching; black stamping ink and journaling pen.  Evidence I used is ruffles on the ribbon below the photos and something woven - the yellow "pretty" label on the middle photo.  Testimony I used was the inspiration words - cute, little, and bright. I used all three of these in my journaling and underlined each word to highlight it. Journaling reads, "At 42 days old you are so little that even your puj tub seems to swallow you up. You are so cute with your ducky washcloth covering almost your entire body. When we give you a bath, your bright eyes watch everything although having your hair washed is still your favorite part."

For the left side of my layout I used Scrap Africa's sketch #18:

For the right side of my layout I used My Scraps & More sketch #32:

I also played along with The Studio Challenges - June challenge is stitching. I used stitching along the envelope lip on the left and the word "love" on the right page.

Finally, I played along with the Love to Scrap challenge - use rubber stamping. I used CTMH stamps for the two different circle images on both pages.

Here are a couple of close-up photos:

Materials used:  Paper - Creative Imaginations, Prima, and unknown; stamps - CTMH; ink - CTMH; rubber duckies - Paper Wizard; stitching - Bazzill in Stitches; banner - MME; chipboard letters - Making Memories; woven label - Basic Grey; journaling block - unknown; ribbon - unknown; staples - unknown.

Thanks so much for visiting!


Leslie Germain said...

How cute. Love the pictures and great take on both sketches!

Елена Смоктунова said...

Beautiful!Love it!Thanks for playing along with Scrap Africa!

Val Thorpe said...

It always blows me away that you manage to get so many challenges into one layout. You rock Jess. I am so happy that you have decided to join us at CSI. I know that you are going to have such fun. Can be so challenging but so worth it. Love this layout of Maddie. :D

Denise van Deventer said...

Super clean lines on your page Jessica and love your did such a super job with that! Sweet photo's and love the duckies! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

BrendaB said...

What a sweet page! I love your stamped circles and the stitching! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

Channa said...

Oh the little one is so precious!! lovely page and your stitching is fabulous! thank you for joining us at Scrap africa, channa

Denise Price said...

Aw, those cute little duckies caught my eye on Scrap Africa. What a sweet layout you have made! And it was a good idea to use two different sketches to make a 2-page layout. I should try that sometime.

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Hi Jessica, really cute layout, I love how you have used stitching both to bring the papers together and to write the title! Thank you for playing with us at The Studio Challenges!!!

Lynette said...

This is so sweet. I love that you turned it into a two pager. Love the stitching. Thank you for participating in this Scrap Africa challenge.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Adorable!! LOVING the ducks!! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrap Africa!!!