Thursday, 11 October 2012

OUAS October Challenge

I am entering the October challenge at OUAS.  They are an amazing crowd with the most inspirational DT members and guest artists.  Every month they have a challenge that inspire your creativity and imagination.  I will make a huge effort to enter every month where and if possible.  Here is the link to their website; click on their name...Once Upon A Sketch and me you might be inspired to enter their challenges! 

Here are the details of their challenge...

" We would like you to create a layout based on this quote. You can interpret it ANY way you like. There is no wrong or right way to interpret this quote  but your layout must incorporate something from this quote 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 ".

So without any more fuss here is my layout...

I love this photograph of my daughter! She took so many that day that it inspired me to use "take another shot" which is part of the quote.  She took her photographs late afternoon and her bedroom was filled with brilliant sunshine which in turn lent her photographs that soft hue - love it!

On this layout I did a real mix and match of products; I will list them at the end of my post.  
I used Adirondack acrylic paints with the bubble wrap and some Martha Stewart white texture effect paste on the brick template.  Distressed and tore the bottom sheet of paper and outlined the curves of top sheet with light green acrylic paint.

The top corner is a green hair accessory that my daughter threw away (I keep everything - I am a junk junkie :-), a green Prima flower and a blue butterfly button by BoBunny. Layered various doily's for that cluster effect and the beautiful Victorian looking rose in the centre of the crochet flower is actually a brad by MME from the Miss Caroline collection.  My journalling is hidden but the corners of the tickets with the pink and green flower is showing just under the leaf branch dangling down. I cut the green leaf flourish under the pink chipboard flower with my Cameo

Placed a smaller version of the photograph on a memories journalling card.  Fussy cut the flower image only so that I could slide the photo behind it.  The green flower is by Prima and the black and pink flower is by Petaloo.

A beautiful cluster arrangement of IAR and WOC flowers and leaves.

More beautiful flowers.  The green image peeping out I fussy cut from the Spring Jubilee collection by Pink Paislee.  I stuck a random off cut piece of pink net under the rose paper image.  I secured a Prima heart shaped button on a brad from the Hello Summer collection by Echo Park; tied a bow with white twine.

The alphas are from This & That by Echo Park and I layered them on green and pink paper - distressed them a bit with  various paint dabbers.  The pink chipboard flower is by MME from The Sweetest Thing collection.  I dabbed some white acrylic paint on it for extra definition.

The above images show the green charm I dangled from the Prima Flower.  
On the green Prima flower I hot glued a beige crochet flower; then alcohol inked a normal  safety pin, looped the charm through it and hot glued it to the crochet flower.  Crinkled up some WOC vintage seam binding, tied a bow and hot glued it to the safety pin.

Here I shaped pink glittery net under the cluster of flowers - love the effect! 

I fussy cut the pink roses and leaves from a sheet of paper from the French Country Stack by DCWV.  Also cut some random leaves so that I could layer them slightly over the photograph.  See a close up image below...

I fussy cut the pink and green flowers so that I could insert her photograph - that is a noteworthy from the Natures Garden collection by Prima.  Added glossy accents to the flowers for extra effect.

Black lace under the layers of paper

I had some leaf branch cutouts from my Cameo handy to I placed them under the pink leaves and arranged some IAR roses to give the effect of it all dangling down...see another image below...

Products Used

Patterned Papers:
Making Memories - Mistletoe
DCWV - French Country Stack
Pink Paislee - Spring Jubilee

MME: brad, chipboard flower
Echo Park:  brad, This & That alphabet and journalling tickets
Prima: Natures Garden noteworthy, flowers, roses, button, leaves
WOC: roses, leaves, seam binding,
BoBunny: butterfly button
IAR: roses
Petaloo: flowers
Cameo: leaf branches and leaf flourish

charm, safety pin, flower hair accessory, doily's, creme white & black lace,
various doily's, skeleton leaf, memories journalling ticket,
pink & creme net, bubble wrap,
artificial leaves, black 12x12 chipboard

Tools & Other:
Crafter's Workshop wall template
Martha Stewart white texture effect paste
Light green acrylic paint by Fister
Adirondack Paint Dabbers:
white, mountain rose, pool, lettuce
Glossy accents, double sided tape, glue gun
Tim Holtz paper distresser


  1. This is a pretty one!! Adore the florals and colors :) Keep inspiring!!!

  2. wonderful page ! all these details and flowers are just amazing !

  3. Oh so pretty! Love all the gorgeous flowers! Thanks for joining along with OUAS :)

  4. Fabulous page! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  5. Oooh, this is shabby and beautiful! So nice that your daughter lets you do the photo thing :)- not all girls will do that, lol!!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us @ OUAS~!


  6. beautiful - - thanks so much for playing along at OUAS!


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