Monday, July 1, 2013

Once Upon a Sketch - July Challenge - GROW

Hi Ladies,
I have the new challenge details for this month at Once Upon a Sketch which are:

Journalling Theme: "Grow"
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.
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Here is my take on this month's theme.  I have used the quote "A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a wonderful friend." to go with this photo of my beautiful Brittany and me... not so beautiful, but at least I am smiling.  My journaling is hidden in a pocket on the back of my LO.

I am loving the Prima Lyric range, so gorgeously feminine!!  The weatherboard background paper was altered around the edges with some gesso, layered Prima and Stampendous stamps and a few randomly placed punched border pieces.  The strips under the silhouetted photo were leftover scraps layered together with some beautiful lace, a little bit of washi tape and a few more punched border pieces.  I softened the background layers with a bit of gesso to tie in with the outside edges of the background.

List of Materials:  Imaginarium chipboard hearts, Prima Lyric and K and Co pp's, Craft Queen rosette trim and washi tape, Manor House Creations flower, 7 Gypsies velvet leaves, Lace, metal charms, recycled bling, Kaisercraft sparklets, Martha Stewart punch, Cheery Lynn butterfly die, Prima, Stampendous and MME stamps, Lindy's Stamp Gang mist, gesso, Brilliance and Prima inks, Adornit tiny alpha stickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. This is really gorgeous Cathy, and the photo is beautiful of both of you...filled with feminine embellies and lacey things, I love this.. a wonderful take on the challenge!!

  2. Another masterpiece!! And you are a gorgeous girl too xoxo

  3. Thisd is really lovely!! Love the softness of the background.

  4. It's such a wonderful feminine lay-out! Fabulous work!

  5. Awe Cathy, what a beautiful photo of you and your daughter! I love all the detail especially the lace trimmings!

  6. Your layout is beautiful Cathy, and your theme is touching to any mother with a daughter

  7. What a beautiful shabby chic layout! I love the rose trim, pretty lace details and sweet butterfly. :)