Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Once Upon a Sketch September Challenge #4

     I have to admit I was a little overwhelmed by the challenges at Once Upon a Sketch this month. I wasn't sure I could manage to create something that met all the fun requirements that the Color Stories challenges introduced, but I decided to give it a try this week. Guess what? It was a blast! 

  For the challenge this week, we had to use the sketch, all the colors in the scheme, two items from the evidence and one item from the testimony. I realized that my Prima Zephyr papers already contained all the colors in the scheme, so all I had to do was choose my photo and get creating! 

I chose to use a page from a vintage music book and wings from the evidence, and I used the inspiration words from the testimony to title my page, "The Years Fly."

I used a lot of fussy cut flowers from the collection  and layered them with dimensionals to add some height to the right corner of my page. Some Prima flowers, a chipboard sticker from the paper collection, and Tim Holtz wings added some more loveliness. I finally invested in my first bottle of perfect pearls (what took me so long?), and I stamped a flourish in matching blue ink and used the shape as a guide to create my pearl swirls. 

I adore the wood accents that match this collection, so I used a couple of those in the upper left corner. I thought the clock was a fitting addition to the theme of the page too.

Once Upon a Sketch challenges always include journaling (one reason I love them so much), so I used a tag from the collection that tucks behind my photo mat.

  I had so much fun playing along with this challenge! I enjoyed looking at the summery Zephyr colors while watching the snow fall here in lovely Montana. I hope you have a wonderful week, my friends!


  1. Gorgeous details, you put a great effort in making this layout and it shows!!! Thanks for trying the challenge, which indeed was a bit overwhelming, as it had many requirements! I'm glad it was a blast! Thanks for joining us at OUAS, Jessica!

  2. What a very sweet page--am loving that precious photo! You nailed the case file & sketch perfectly! Your journaling is so very heartfelt & so very true. I'm sure you're not alone with that feeling--mom's are always hoping to have time stand still when it comes to thier little ones. Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

  3. Oh how beautiful is this little one. Lovely soft and delicate take on the pallette. Specially like the little clock and wing embellies :)

  4. Your layout is aboslutely beautiful! The photo is gorgeous and the colours are amazing! Love what you did with the perfect pearls! I have every conceivable colour in my stash and guess what? I have never used them but that is going to change quickly!! I am so inspired by the beautiful flourishes you stamped and pearled!

  5. Hi I want to see thank you for your viste and your very sweet comment. So appreciated
    wow you did made a beautiful page love it

    XX Carla

  6. Well it seems that you did really great with all the requirements of the challenge.Amazing page.Well done
    Thank you for joining us at OUAS