Thursday, August 23, 2012

Once Upon A Sketch

Hi There!

I have had a chance to play over at Once Upon A Sketch for the August challenge. The theme this month is your favourite season. I chose Winter because I like to become a hermit & sit on top of my central heating vent, curl up on the couch & read & of course it's always a good chance to scrap more!

This is my page
I have used more of my stash!! This is an old collection of Bo Bunny papers Midnight Frost that I had bought intending to scrap some snow pics! I luv the navy blue & plum purple colour combo! I decided to keep the chippies simple & painted them with gesso then covered them in fine glitter so that they all sparkled like snow!
My journalling was handwritten in white pen but it is kind of hard to see in the photo. It reads "Kayla you really loved playing at the snow. I loved watching you laugh as you went down the toboggan run. We also made a snowman & had a snow fight!" 2010
The large bloom is a beautiful velver flower by Green Tara. It is so luscious & pretty! The lattice design is my new Cheery Lynn French lattice die. Thankyou to the lovely Steph Devlin for letting me know which die she was using. I had been crushing on it for ages & trying to find one XX
The flourish chippies is Dusty Attic. This was actually birds on a branch but I chopped it up so that it looked more like a flourish. the scallop circle chippie is from 2 crafty
I used some white versa colour ink & some honeycomb mesh to create the dots & splashed some gesso around the page.
The cogs were from Fern Laser design & all the other blooms & leaves are Prima (you can see some of the  journalling on this pic!)

This is Nadia's sketch
Thanks for looking!


  1. Gorgeous page Shell! I love your color combo and the masking in the background. It took a little while before I spotted your journaling ;)

  2. These colors are great for a winter theme!!! I love your design! I had to click on the pic to see the details!! Great work!!!

  3. What a fabulous Winter page! Love the colors you picked, the photo and all of your attention to detail! The honeycomb masking, the splashes of gesso...the chippies! They all work perfectly together! Great take on the sketch & challenge & thanks for joining us at OUAS!

  4. LOVIN all that white on this layout, thanks for playing along at OUAS!

  5. Beautiful layout Shell!! Love your mix of flowers & chippies!

  6. what a amazing design beautiful

    groetjes carla

  7. This is lovely, cool, beautiful wintery page!! I adore your colour combo! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OUAS, Shell!

  8. Such a gorgeous color palette you've chosen for your layout! Lovely details. Thanks for playing with us at OUAS.

  9. FANTASTIC! Love the colours and all the layers!

  10. Such a lovely photo and lay out.

  11. Absolutely love the colours Shell! this sure is one gorgeous winter page, beautiful details as always! Thanks ever so much for sharing your lovely page with us at OUAS!

  12. Stunning color combo and beautiful details!
    Thank you for playing with us at OUAS in August!

  13. Such a gorgeous layout with clever techniques! Thank you so much for sharing with us at OUAS!

  14. This is amazing layout! love all the distressing! thank you so much for playing with at OUAS!


Thanx for ur comment! U just made me smile XX