Sunday, May 22, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch challenge/Soar

Hi There! So I am totally hooked on the sketches at Once Upon A Sketch now LOL! This is the current sketch for OUAS

and this is my entry
The journalling criteria was to type your journalling which I have done on plain white paper & have used a Maya Road envelope to hold it. Here is a close up of the journalling

Here is a pic of the LO when the journalling is hidden in the envelope
another close up

I did not stick exactly to the sketch on this. I started out using it but ended up swapping a few things around for example the title & journalling was moved above the photo & I decided to use 1 photo instead of 2.

I have used the Websters Pages 'Country Estate' collection for this LO. This is such a pretty collection of papers & stickers (A big thankyou to my friend Nelle for giving me this paper pack collection as a bday gift!!)

The background paper is Kaisercraft & the script paper is Grace Taylor. I have inked & distressed the edges of the script paper with versa ink 'pinecone'. The adore tag is by Tim Holtz, the white flourish is by Pink Paislee, the stickers & alphas are Websters Pages 'Country Estate' & the envelope is by Maya Road. I have also used a doily in the background to try & recreate the circle in the sketch.

I absolutely adore this photo of Hunter & Kayla. It was taken in March when they were Flower Girl & Page Boy at their Aunties wedding. They looked so gorgeous on the day! I used the oppertunity to describe some feelings I had on the day through the typed journalling

Another page I have finished recently is 'Soar'

I have had another go at hybrid scrapping with this LO. I have used a Prima digital frame & printed the journalling & frame onto the a photo of Alex's grave stone which you can't see in the photo. I then printed this onto transperancy sheet.

Here is a close up of the journalling

I have used the Echo Park 'For the Record' collection, the 'soar' tag is by Tim Holtz, the trim is by Websters Pages, the plane picture is by Crate Paper 'Restoration' collection & the buttons are by Jenni Bowlin.

To create a worn, distressed look on the background page & sprayed the paper with water & scrunched the paper into a ball. I then smoothed it out gently trying to keep all the creases & let it dry.

To create the lace blooms I cut a small length of lace & sewed a small slip stich along the top, the I pulled the thread which causes the lace to bunch up. I then sewed the 2 ends together & stuck the button in the middle.

This is my first LO I have done using heritage photos. I have just raided Nan's photo albums & have got some lovely photos to scrap. Nan has photos going back a couple of generations & has been very active in mapping our family tree which is a huge help to me for future scrapping!!

Just a quick congratulations to the winners of the previous sketch at OUAS. There were some beautiful winners. I was very happy to see my pal Vicky have her LO featured again. WTG!!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Wow! this game me chills (the good kind). Your LO is so romantic and layered, and the photo is just precious!
    Thanks for playing with us at Once Upon a Sketch!

    P.S. and 'Soar' is also a winner--I liked how you combined the rugged paper crumpling with softer details...great tribute page!

  2. Oh Shell! AND WE LOVE HAVING YOU at OUAS! Thank you so much for your kind words. Its wonderful that you can find some inspiration in our sketches and in our blog in general.

    Now, both of these are FANTASTIC! Can I just say that the first one has incredible detail and I LOVE the way you did the journalling. Absolutely stunning. The picture is also so so gorgeous..and well you gotta love Websters.

    The second one is also gorgeous. AGAIN great pics and the placement of the embellies is wonderful.

    How cool that you also congratulated the previous winners. Now, I am just does a girl from Oz know a girl from Greece (is that the Vicky that you mean?) LOL!!

    Take care, Nadia.

  3. Wow! love both lo's! Your OUAS one is just absolutely gorgeous...such detail!!! The other one has a great feel to it and is so neat looking!

  4. Very beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it at Once Upon a ...Sketch :)

  5. Oh Shell...THANK YOU so much!!!! You are SO sweet!!! Thank God, internet, apart from the bad, it also does a lot of good, such as friendships all around the world!!! Your layouts are Fantastic!!!!!!!!!! The 1st one has so much detail, The embellies are fabulous and that photo is so gorgeous!!! I also love what you did with the paper at the 2nd one and that transparency with the journaling is very clever! Great job Shell!!!!

  6. What a beautiful picture! And the lace that is out of paper ... it's fantastic! Thanks for playing with us!

  7. Gorgeous pages. Love the feminine and soft page for OUAS.Just so much to look at and enjoy. Thanks for playing along!!

  8. Fabulous pages! The first one particularly grabs your attention. So many great details, I don't know where to start! Fantastic colours, great designs, awesome textures, spectacular details :-)

  9. Gorgeous love all the detail. Thanks for joining in with QUAS. Carole xx

  10. Beautiful take on the sketch - love the soft colours and all that gorgeous layering. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS


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