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12×12 | Awana Memories

Morning, y’all!  It’s Jinny here today with a page boasting pics of my daughter at her Awana award ceremony last year.  I wanted to play off the blues and reds in the photos themselves, so I pulled everything I could find that may do the trick; and while it reveals a mix of goodies from a plethora of different collections, it also shows just how well they all work together.  Gotta love that!  Enjoy!

I started this page by adding a few blue, watercolor puddles to my 12″ x 12″ watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with those same shades of blue watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  A number of those blue, red, and neutral prints, including Here Gray and Wishes Vellum pieces, were then adhered, in their present positions, behind where my photos, which were matted with white cardstock, would lie.  Some of those prints were additionally anchored with white-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  A Cambridge 4″ Doily was tucked under the top left edge of my photos and Easy Breezy and Salt Lake Clear Shipping Tags, laced with Baker’s Twine, under the top right.

An Our Story 3×4 Journaling Card brings in more of that soft blue color; serves as a secondary, “you bring magic in my life” title; and is dressed up with that sweet Lady Vintage Die Cut, which also happened to inspire a collection of butterflies found throughout the page, popped up with foam tape.

Continuing in a clockwise movement, I popped a blue-framed Everyday Cut-Apart label up with foam tape and used it to house my May 2, 2016 date.  A “what a special day” Words from the Heart Sticker grounds it.

A Just Saying Flair Button and Picture Perfect Die Cut dress up the individual photo of my beautiful girl, which was also backed with a scrap of white cheesecloth for texture.

I also tucked another Picture Perfect Die Cut up near the top of the page and embellished it with an Everyday Cut-Apart banner, secured with a simple staple, and a Monarch Die Cut, popped up with foam tape.

The first part of the vertical, “AWANA MEMORIES” title was made by stamping “AWANA” in Bashful Blue ink.  A Love Life Word Die Cut polishes it off, and my journaling follows suit underneath.  It reads, You memorized your scriptures for this year in record time and just floated the last couple of months, but you just love the company of all the other children and that Daddy stays to help out.  I’m so proud of you!

A couple of Monarch Butterfly Stickers complete the look.

I also wanted to share that Pretty Little Studio will be adding something special to every $25 order, beginning next month with these gorgeous, summer-inspired, watercolor die cuts, created by Marie Pierre-Capistran.  Woohoo!

Thanks, as always, for humbling us with a visit!  We’ll see you on the other side of May, friends.  XOXO

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