Monday, May 02, 2011

I'm a Guest Designer at Once upon a Sketch!

Once upon a Sketch is a international sketch challenge blog which encourage everyone from all parts of the world to take part in their fortnightly sketch challenges. They have an international design team who create projects based on the fortnight's sketch and Criteria which will hopefully give you the push you need. They invited me to send in my take on their sketch and here it is.
I decided to do a tom boy page on my daughter Leah, who as a child loved playing with mud and water. I have lots of photos take of her over the years happily playing in mud! I love the look on her face when we found her. She seem to know that she had been wicked but the face shows how much she had been enjoying herself.
I used some cogs and borders from Imaginarium Designs. The vine and border I inked with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint. For the vine I stamped over the green with a random number stamp using black soot. Peeled Paint is one of my favorite colours. The cogs I inked with Tim's black soot. Some of them I sprayed with Stewart's Superior memory mist in Sparkling Silver. If you have never used this product I suggest you give it a try. It is magic for misting or spraying chipboard.
For the title, I inked it with Aged Mahogany and then sprayed it with cream spray paint but only lightly, this allows the mahogany to still show through and gives it an aged look. I used a sheet of Prima and one of their flowers, I also used some decorative brads from Making Memories. I like my layouts to be uncluttered and the photos the focus.
Make sure you visit Once Upon a Sketch and have a go that their fortnightly sketch. I have made their logo at the top a link which will take you to their blog.

thanks for looking



  1. S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G. Jane just S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G.!!!!! thanks for being the beautiful person you are ...I am proud and blessed to know you and call you my friend ... big hugz gorgeous girl xoxoxoxox

  2. Once again your work is stunning. Congratulations on your guest spot with "once upon a sketch". You are a talented and creative lady. Well done. regards Adriana B