Sunday, September 1, 2013

Once Upon a Sketch - Sept Challenge

Hi Ladies,
I have this month's challenge for you at Once Upon a Sketch to share with you.  The theme for the month is:
Journalling Theme: "Lucky"

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Forever Love

My paper selection on this LO was inspired by the colours in my husband's shirt. I have used some mixed media techniques on the lovely Kaisercraft lacy diecut which I have tried to capture in the closeups. The texture was created using Shimmerz Texturez paste and a flourish stamp.  I kept this LO pretty close to the sketch, but substituted a piece of Kaisercraft paper for one of the photos, and topped it with an Imaginarium Designs chipboard word which was cut from a title piece.  I covered the chipboard in Shimmerz Texturez paste then sprayed with Glimmermist.  To get the right shade of blue I mixed the Sapphire glimmermist which some Tattered Angels white chalkboard mist.  The beautiful blue pp's are from Maja Designs... love how they incorporate a matching strip on the bottom of their papers.. how cute are those hearts.  I have made 2 tags from the paper for my hidden journalling and topped them with one of my fav pearl embellishments from Craft Queen

Materials Used:  Maja Designs, Kaisercraft, K and Co and LYB pp's Imaginarium Designs chipboard, Kaisercraft and Pink Paislee stamps, Prima flowers, Craft Queen pearl embellishments, vintage lace, Glimmermist sapphire and scarlet, Tattered Angels white chalkboard mist, Shimmerz Textures tidy widy, Adornit tiny alpha stickers, Tim Holtz black distress ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Oohhhh this involves lots of work... Gorgeous details here Cathy! Beautiful page! :)

  2. Wow, it´s such an amazing lay/out! I really love the pretty colour combination and all the lovely details that you have added.

  3. Beautiful beautiful beautiful Cathi, love the colors and your back ground is amazing!

  4. Cathy this is gorgeous! Amazing work :)

  5. Oh Kathy what a sweet, sweet lo!

  6. Cathy, LOVE your photos and your FABULOUS papers and colors! GORGEOUS page!

  7. Beautiful layout Cathy! So classy and elegant! Love the big red blossom!

  8. Gorgeous layout Cathy and such a lovely photo of you and hubby. :)