Thursday, May 12, 2011

Once Upon A...Sketch May Challenge 1

After the rejection of some of my work I was feeling a little down. I was going to have a few days off from
Scrapbooking, and just make some cards until... I saw the Challenge on Once Upon A...Sketch.
And I thought, the best thing to do when you fall off a bike is get back on and try again...well i wasnt riding a bike but you get it..

This is the sketch below:

And here is my take on the sketch:

I used the song By Aaliyah as my title because i thought it was fitting for how I felt, and the journaling was a note to myself to remember I AM AWESOME! (cos as most of you that know me...I am :P   )

The Papers I used were My Minds Eye - Meadowlark - Disk
My Minds Eye - Lush - Black Floral Tiles

This Black Pearly Swirl comes from Flourish With a Bling, it was a large flourish so I cut it to fit just perfect... 
You cant see it very well in this pic...but can you see the dragonfly??? I had to use it just love my dragonflies!

close up of my title, I used some read Glitter to make the 'Try Again' stand out in the Title
Chipboard letters are from Kaiser and the tiny alphas are from Adorn-it ( i use these alphas alot!)

 And this wonderful pretty birdcage comes from Kutalicious, They are 2 lovely ladies that make these wonderful pieces and the best part is they are local and you can find their products in my shop - Fancy That Scrapbooking

here is a close up of my journaling spot which is a must on a challenge you do for Once upon a..Sketch!
I have folded the red ribbon back and forth to create this lovely effect and border around my journaling tag!

This is a technique I rarely use, but am going to start using alot more now since I was at Creative Block last week at Printblocks! I did the Core-dinations class and discovered a whole new way of using their cardstock! Here I have run my cardstock through My Sizzix Bigshot with an embossing folder and then I have used sand paper to rub the embossed area back to show the core colour of the cardstock, simple and effective..Love it!

And yep you dont even have to it is..

Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week..I know I will be tomorrow Ipswich Show Day here in Ippy so I am taking the boys to Seaworld....hoping to get some really good pics to scrap :)

Thanks for Looking


  1. hahahaha!! I was listening to this song THIS MORNING! and I used it as my status on FB!!
    But anywhoo, LOVE this LO looks so very YOU!!
    Luv Renee.
    PS U def need to keep subbing!! U have a mad thang going on!

  2. Beautiful job with the sketch!!!

  3. What a nice lo! Your journaling and title go so well together...yes, you must keep trying!

  4. Gorgeous page...I am sure you are awsome, I am too,! Thank you for playing along at OUAS!!

  5. great colors and details...
    Thanks for playing along with us at Once Upon a Sketch! I hope you continue to participate and share your work.

  6. Oh Crece. So sorry to hear you have been feeling down. Believe it or not I understand that feeling...I get it!How brave of you to document the bad times too...And can i just say you look gorgeous in that pic! Thank you so much for this stunning entry to our challenge and for sharing with us that our sketch inspired you..I hope we continue to do so and I hope you feel better soon ..Hang in there!

  7. What a stunning layout! So striking!! Thanks so much for playing at Once Upon a Sketch :)

  8. Your page is full of precious details and details to be admired .... I like the color combination and the picture is perfect! Thanks for playing with our sketch! See you soon!