Sunday 24 August 2014

Together: For Once Upon A .....Sketch August Challenge

Hi, Its been busy this weekend, I managed to get two pages completely done as well as a full spring clean of our house. This page is for the Once Upon a ...Sketch challenge "The men in our lives" (
I chose this older pic of my husband and daughter having a nice time together at the beach, as he is the best man in her life. I don't usually put journaling on my pages and I know why as I put a spelling mistake on this page, but otherwise I'm really happy with how I turned out.

 I chose blue and red colours to go with the colours in the photo, and to add those colours I used gelatos and Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays
 I found these sea shells at a budget store the other day, they go so well on a beach page 

 I coloured the chipboard word with gelatos, Acqua Dolce and Boysenberry to give it that two toned effect.
 As always I used modelling paste and stencils to give the background texture, as well as some random stamping.

 This months sketch from Once Upon A ....Sketch
Products I used:
Prima Marketing Paper - Fairy Rhymes Collection: Fairy Collage (Background Paper)
Prima Marketing Paper - Devine Collection: “en L’ air”
Prima Marketing Paper - Sunrise-Sunset Collection: Sunbeam
Webster’s Pages Paper – Ocean Melody Collection: Ocean View
Blue Fern Studio - Chipboard: Bits of Honey
Words or Whatever (WOW) Chipboard Word: Together
Prima Marketing - Chalk Inks: Dark Bark and Pastel Blue
Kaisercraft Stamps: Diamonds and Script
Faber Castel Gelatos: Cotton Candy, Acqua Dolce, Blood Orange, Blueberry and Boysenberry
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray: Baby Blue Eyes Aqua
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabio Spray: Tweedle Dee Denim
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabio Spray: Queen of Hearts Red
The Crafter Workshop 6x6 Template: Tiny Dots
Tim Holtz Stencil: Measured
Prima Marketing – Stationers Desk: Flair Buttons
Flowers – Some for Prima Marketing, the rest from
Shells from a budget craft shop.
Hope you enjoy


  1. This is LOVELY! The colours are so nice & strong, & the gelatos look great on the wood....the addition of the shells is a gorgeous touch! Thanks so much for joining us at OUAS this month!!! And if you haven’t already done so, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize!

    1. Thanks for your wonderful comment. This is my first time entering Once Upon A ......Sketch and I'm not sure how to link this to Facebook, I'm not a big Facebook user. It you could let me know that would be fantastic.

  2. This is really gorgeous, beautiful photos and love your back ground and I love flowers too.. I will become a follower as this is a stunning layout and I would love to pop back and see what you create in the future.. As for putting this up on facebook, you need to go to the Once Upon a Sketch site.. and "like' their page if you havent already.. then you go to where it says..write something on this page, and it says..where it says 'post' or photo/video click on that.. then you will see 3 little things and and the third one is a little camera and you click on that and you can upload your photo of your layout from your computer and then write something like.. this is my layout for your august challenge and then click post.. I hope this helps!! regards Lizzy Crust

  3. Beautiful layout, everything gives a beach feeling and I like your choice of colors here! Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

  4. This is very gorgeous Bec! Love it, I always love a beachy layout and this is great!! Awesome take on the sketch, thanks for sharing and playing along at OUAS :)



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