Wednesday, May 1, 2013

OUAS May Challenge

Hi Ladies,

I have the new challenge for Once Upon A Sketch which is:

Theme: Numbers!!!

This month, we ask you to include a number , ANY number, on your layout. It has to be VISIBLE on your layout and it can be in your title or part of your journalling. It can be a date, an age, a house number, an anniversary, the number of children you have, the number of pets ....anything you like. But please make sure that there is some explanation through your journalling, somewhere on your page or blog about what this number means to you.

Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below.

Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . You are allowed to journal in any language but please tell us where on your page we will find your journalling. Remember journalling has to be a bit more than a title, or a generic comment. Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.

Check out the link HERE for Rules on how to enter, our gorgeous Design Team and Guest Design Team LO's and to see the fabulous prizes from our sponsors.

15-11-12 - Cherish the Moment
For the the numbers take on this month's challenge I decided to use the date of my daughter's Year 12 Formal.  I drew on the photo for my inspiration using the blue and silver of her partner's jacket and Brittany's lovely white dress.  The mixed media background was created using a Crafter's Workshop stencil with gesso.  While the gesso was still wet I sprinkled some glitter glass... love this stuff it has glass, micro beads and extra fine glitter all mixed together.  I then lightly misted and splattered with sapphire glimmer mist.
The lovely chipboard butterfly is from our wonderful sponsors Imaginarium Designs.  I just coated with gesso and added a pretty pearl embellishment from Craft Queen.  

Materials Used:  Kaisercraft, Basic Grey and Little Yellow Bicycle pp's, Imaginarium Designs chipboard butterfly, Prima resin frame, white blossoms and blue metallic flowers, Dusty Attic flowers, Crafter's Workshop stencil, glitter glass, Glimmer Mist, Martha Stewart border punch, Heidi Swapp sticker, Craft Queen pearl and velvet ric rac, lace, K and Co tag, October Afternoon alpha stickers, gesso

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Oh wow Cathy, I am mesmerized by the gorgeous blue colors on this layout.. Your DD looks like a princess, how very beautiful this whole layout is.. complete and perfectly created.. love it lots and lots!

  2. Sooo beautiful, Cathy, I'm loving the background work and all of the blue!

  3. Such a gorgeous layout...the colour, the flowers, all of it is beautiful! :)

  4. Gorgeous work Cathy, and I so love the monochromatic royal blue - stunning.

  5. That butterfly is really a stand out gorgeous element...almost as much as your DD's partner's jacket...WOW! That deserves a page of its own, I reckon [LOL]....lovely colours & I see you up at STB...well done:):):)

  6. Gorgeous layout Cathy!!!!!!! the colours you use

  7. Wonderful page, adore your blue and white colour scheme, it sort of has an "old fashioned" feel to it and love your textures and elegant details. xx