Sunday, April 15, 2012

Home Away From Home

Hi There!

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Firstly I would just like to toot a little! My page was featured at The Color Room!!! Check out the link to see my page on the feature wall! It was the first time I had played in a TCR challenge. I have always admired the DT pages & there are always so many gorgeous entries that I always felt a bit intimidated to give it a try! So you can imagine how surprised & excited I was to have my page featured!!
I was also the March challenge winner over at Scrap The Girls!! Thanks so much to the DT for their votes & awesome prize!

Once Upon A Sketch is celebrating it's first birthday! I have been playing over at OUAS since Nadia first created this great site. I haven't had a chance to play for a while but really wanted to participate in this special sketch! The theme is Home. I interperated this into "Home away from home". we have just bought a van at a little beach called Marlo. It is a bout 2.5 hours from home but we love to travel up there as much as we can. It is so peaceful, we really don't do a lot. Just fishing, swimming, afternoon naps & enjoying the sun!

Here is my page
(I didn't realise my 'e' had slipped down sorry girls!)

This is the sketch my page is based on designed by Nadia

The journalling is rolled around this spool. I wanted it to look like a bouy floating in the water. In my haste to photograph this (& attend a screaming 1 year old!) I forgot to photograph the journalling pulled out. My journalling talks about how our van in Marlo is our home away from home & how much we enjoy going up there.
The papers are Websters Pages Everyday Poetry with a little bit of Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings. The flowers are Prima (of course!). I have also used some Pink Paislee ephemera.

To add some texture to my page I have dry brushed some gesso. I then used a makeup sponge & dabbed a few areas to get a thicker texture. I sprinkled some micro beads onto these thicker areas. The micro beads reminded me of grains of sand!
Well the screaming1 year old is at it again so better go!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Oh this is just beautiful! What a gorgeous mix! Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

  2. What a gorgoeus layout with such lovely distressing

    hugs carla

  3. Your layout is stunning Shell. I love it. Colours are perfect and I too love the distressing.

  4. I like the way you have shown your journalling, pretty cool.
    I also checked out your layout for the colour room and it's really beautiful.

  5. Such a gorgeous layout! Love all the little details, and the colours are perfect :)

  6. Oh, I just love this page! Love the photo, the colors, the embellies, it's just beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS!

  7. Hi Shell!!! Wow... I just LOVE this page!!! And all the details! The micro beads and the shells...Congrats on your features!!! Your work is great!!!Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS!

  8. Lovely layout love the mix o shelss with flowers..great details!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Once Upon A...Sketch!

  9. Love your LO. It really does have a bit of everything doesn't it,shells,flowers and some awesome layering!!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous page Shell! love the microbeads, the journalling rolled onto the spool, the darling darling details! WTG girl! xoxo

  11. So much love and attention to detail have gone into this beauty. Shell you page is absolutely gorgeous!!


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