Sunday, November 11, 2012

Once Upon a Sketch November Challenge

  I have to say that I lost my mojo a little after our trip to my Grandad's funeral earlier in October. I think grief does something funny to the creative part of the brain, even when the most immediate stress is over. I'm slowly feeling that tickle to get my paper cutter back out, so I hope I'll be back to my obsessive crafting soon. 

  I've been meaning to scrap this old photo of my daughter for a long time, but could never find the right feel for it. (You know how that goes, I'm sure!) I pulled out an old kit from the My Creative Scrapbook kit club that I hadn't used with some lovely Carta Bella papers, and the pinks really worked with the picture. A page was born!

  Here's this month's sketch:

And here's my take on it:

  I love the honeycomb pattern in the sketch but didn't have anything to create that shape. I die cut a SU doily instead and used Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo ink for some spritzing. I crackled the little birdie, and glazed the letter stickers and sprinkled them with glitter to make them a little more princessy. I just love Sophia's gap-toothed grin!

  Thanks for stopping by today, my friends! I'm off to enjoy the foot of snow that winter storm Brutus left for us to play in this weekend!


  1. Aww, this is so sweet! Glad you finally got to scrap this photo of your daughter and that your mojo is trying to make a comeback- it's tough pulling ourselves through those difficult times although I've found that scrapping is quite therapeutic!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us @ OUAS~!!


  2. I am glad to see your mojo is back a little. I am sorry to hear of your loss :( Hope you have better days soon. This photo is so pretty and you have scrapped it well. LOVE all the flowers,. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS.

  3. Oh what a sweet layout! Darling photo! Love the beautiful blossoms! Thanks for joining along with OUAS :)

  4. Oooh, this is so sweet:-) Beautiful, romantic design - I love this page! Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS:-)