Sunday, June 28, 2020


I had planned on getting this layout – using the June kit from Très Jolie and based on the included sketch – done by Father’s Day, but that didn’t happen.
This photo of my son was taken 6 ½ years ago, when the twins were just a few days old and so very, very tiny.

I really did a number on the sketch. While the basic elements are there, I did some twisting and turning with the tags and the flower placement.

This month’s paper collection is “In the Past” from AB Studios: perfect for masculine layouts with the grays and browns and muted patterns.

I started by cutting the center out of the base paper and put it aside. The next layer was trimmed to 11 ½” x 11 ½” and distressed around the edges.
Once that was done, I took out my sewing machine and used a zig zag stitch around the borders to attach the two sheets together.
While I had the machine out, I made a couple of tags by cutting several layers of different sizes, distressing the edges, and sewing them together. I used my Big Bite to make the holes on top and several circle punches to create the reinforcements.

I painted one of the chipboard pieces that came with the kit with black gesso and put it aside. When it had dried completely, I cut it into four pieces to place around the page.

I created several layers under the photo from corrugate and dry wall tape. I do like the way these items add so much texture to the page. I then added the tags, placing them here and there until I was satisfied and then glued the title pieces down.

The photo itself was framed with one of the 49 and Market pieces that came with the kit. I placed another of the frames over a journaling card cut from the patterned paper and tucked it underneath.  

I kept the rest of the embellishments simple, placing pieces of the chipboard around and to the side of the photo and adding a strip of corrugate, some loops of thread, a metal clock, and a few blooms from the kit.

Here are a few closeups:



***Très Jolie June Kit***
AB Studio – In the Past Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet #1 – 12 o’clock
AB Studio – In the Past Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet #2 – Something magical
AB Studio – In the Past Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet #6 – Stopped time
AB Studio – In the Past Collection – Bonus Sheet
Darice – Floral Embellishments – Paper Flowers – Natural – 36 Pcs #30062068
Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-ology Collection – Timepieces – Metal Clock Faces #TH92831
Bottle Cap Inc – Vintage Edition – Decorative Typewriter Tiles – 26 Pcs #TYP261C
49 and Market – Vintage Artistry Natural Collection – Stitched Frames – 6 Pcs #VAC-32181

***Très Jolie June Mixed Media Kit***
Darice – Floral Embellishments – Sweetwater Roses – 12 Pcs #30062046

Liquitex – Professional – Black Colored Gesso #5320251
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Walnut Stain #132718

We R Memory Keepers – Crop-A-Dile Big Bite
EK Success – EK Tools – Nesting Punch – ¼ Inch Circle #54-10060
EK Success – EK Tools – Nesting Punch – ½ Inch Circle #54-10062

Duncan Enterprises – Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Art Institute – Glitter Glue – Dries Clear Adhesive
Tombow – Mono Adhesive Dispenser
Coats & Clark – Extra Strong Upholstery Thread – Black
Corrugated Packaging
Dry Wall Tape

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

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