Friday, November 1, 2013

Once Upon a Sketch - November Challenge

Hi Ladies,
It's the beginning of a new month and I have the challenge for Once Upon a Sketch to share with you. Click on the OUAS link for rules and details of the challenge and be inspired by all the gorgeous creations from the Design Team and Guest Designers and while you are there check out the fabulous prizes up for grabs from our amazing sponsors!!

The theme for November 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 (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

For my take on the challenge, the first thought that came into my head was the joy I receive from looking out of my kitchen window at the moment.  We are lucky that 2 of our neighbours bordering on our backyard have Jacaranda trees which are in full bloom, and it is the most beautiful sight of gorgeous mauve flowers against a bright blue sky with a hint of green foliage.  Every time I look out my window, it never fails to make me feel happy.

I have hidden my journaling on the manila tag under the Imaginarium heart chippies.

List of Materials:  Prima, Pink Paislee, Kaisercraft pp's, Imaginarium Designs chipboard hearts, Crafter's Workshop and Prima stencils, Manor House Creations flowers, Prima flowers and lace, Tim Holtz washi tape, Viva Decor Croco Crackling and Precious Metal Paint, Gesso, Lilac glimmermist,  Martha Stewart pansy punch,X-Cut border punch,  manila tag, Craft Queen tiny twine, Trinket Track bling circle, Kaisercraft bling, Butterfly stickers, Carolee Creations tiny alpha stickers, SEI clear alpha stickers

Thanks so much for stopping by :)


  1. Oh how beautiful Cathi, love these trees.. we have one blooming so wonderfully at the moment too... gorgeous background textures..lovely flowers, stunning design.. love this!!

  2. This turned out completely wonderful! I really like the purple in your lay-out!

  3. Looks fab Cathy!!! I love those trees too:) they bring so much colour and prettiness to the landscape! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. gorgeous, yes my happy place in my home, we have a whole street of those trees in our street, always looks awesome around Nov-Dec , have great week :)

  5. Gorgeous layout Cathy! Love the pretty textured and stenciled background! Beautiful blossoms and fancy chipboard pieces!

  6. Wow the pretty colours, gorgeous work of art!