Tuesday, October 1, 2013

OUAS October Challenge Reveal

Hi Ladies,

It's the beginning of the month which means the new challenge for October is up at Once Upon a Sketch and the theme is:

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

Check out the link HERE for challenge details and while you're there get inspired by the gorgeous creations from our super talented Design Team.

Went for a masculine grunge page with a bit of a vintage feel for this month's DT LO.  I altered my photo to blend in with the papers and embellishments I chose.

To create some depth I used mixed media layers on my background, with masking, misting, inking, stamping and some copper Viva Inka Gold and gold Viva Precious metal paint.  Using Nadia's sketch as a guide I layered, distressed and inked various pp's with foam tape, and also used a few random pieces of blue washi tape on some of the of the layers.

Materials Used:  Cosmo Cricket, Bo Bunny, Pink Paislee, Creative Imaginations, Simple Stories and Kaisercraft pp's, Studio Calico mask, Kaisercraft and Prima stamps, Tim Holtz metal embellishments, Prima mechanicals, Texture Paste, glimmermist denim, Viva Precious Metal-gold, Viva Inka Gold-copper, Tim Holtz distress ink-vintage photo, tea dye and faded jeans, Craft Queen washi tape, Simple Stories diecut sticker, mesh, October Afternoon alpha stickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Wow this is stunning, an amazing male layout, filled to over flowing with wonderful textures and details... beautiful take on the challenge!

  2. Amazing background! Love all the textures here! Beautiful work!

  3. It's such an amazing masculine lay-out! I just love all the textures on the background and the beautiful hot-air balloons that you use. You always do masculine so well!

  4. Fantastic layout Cathy! What a gorgeous background! Love all the layers!

  5. Total masculine gorgeousness! Your layers have just WOWed me here Cathy~stunning photo as well :)

  6. cathy your layout is absolutely stunning what an amazing background.....such an inspiration!!!

  7. Sen-sational & totally STUNNING....the colour combo, the depth, those chevrons & arrows....BOY!!!! Take a bit of beating to get an entry as good as your DT inspiration:):):))

  8. Ooh wowzer Cathy! this is absolutely F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!! love love love the colours and all the layers!! xoxo

  9. This page is absolutely amazing, Cathy, wow!!!! I am just in awe. All of the stunning and masculine details...SO gorgeous!

  10. Hi Cathy......WOW , fabulous layout...the detail is amazing, great guy page! ps. thanks for your kind comments too :)

  11. Wow Cathy this is STUNNING! The blue background and amazing background....wow....I love everything about this!