Thursday, May 31, 2012

Once Upon A Sketch

Hello everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at OUAS, and we have some amazing inspiration for you, plus some awesome guest designers! Please go check it out at the OnceUponASketch blog!!! 

Here are some of the details:

The theme of this challenge is BIRTHDAYS

We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "BIRTHDAYS" however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but 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 . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine. 

Ideas for Journalling:most memorable birthday celebration for you or anyone in your family, the last birthday you celebrated and tell us your thoughts on turning this age, your child's/other family member's birthday and your thoughts on their age, a birthday that was a turning point in your life and your excitement/fears or other thoughts you had, an upcoming birthday for you or anyone and your thoughts, the best birthday present you ever received/gave and why?. You can also base your layout on a non - person birthday. This means your birthday theme can be based on : a pet, a business venture, a milestone anniversary etc etc. Its up to you how you interpret "BIRTHDAYS

Now, here is my take on the sketch:

I used products from the May Swirlydoos kit for this page, it features some beautiful GCD Studios papers. I used Kaisercraft blooms and a  pretty Prima pearl accent. The frame is Imaginarium Designs and I embossed it with WOW bright white embossing powder. The chippie accent at the bottom is Dusty Attic and a gift from a dear friend Gabrielle! Thank you Gabi!!! I embossed it with the WOW white also.

The larger bloom was a really big one that I took and cut the bottom off of, bunched up and sewed together. I put a mini rosebud in the center!

I added a pretty white Prima butterfly too this came from a previous Swirlydoos kit! I thought it just added the right finishing touch!!!

Please run over to the blog to see the amazing work from the design team, and I urge you to play along, there are some awesome prizes too!!! You will find all the details here: Once Upon A Sketch blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I appreciate the visits more than you know!!!


Lizzyc said...

HI.. oh wow. you are the second person I have read about involving this challenge talking about turning 50! i turned 50 this year too!! A great age!! Your layout looks amazing.. really pretty!! and lets hope life just gets better after 50!!

Rae said...

So pretty, Patti!

Eila Sandberg said...

That GCD Studios pp really is so pretty! love the embossed chippies and the lovely embellies! Life DOES get better after 50, believe me ;)) xoxo

Jasmine S said...

Great page Patti. Love the frame around your photo and great take on the challenge.

Denise van Deventer said...

So Beautiful! Love the colouring and such a thoughtful photo!