Sunday, 1 May 2011

Once upon a Sketch {The Dawning of a New Era}

Have you checked up on Once Upon a Sketch to see the latest reveal?!  If not go here to take a peek at the awesome efforts of the Design Team.  We had a huge amount of entries again so judging is going to take a few days but keep checking back - you could be a winner! 

Finally the boys got their spot in the limelight!  I don't have many good pictures of them {compared to the girls} I chase them around the house with a camera occasionally but I usually get a hand against the lens LOL...teenagers...pffft...

I used up lots of my February Studio Calico kit on this one & misted with my new Studio Calico mist, as well as stamping with my Kaisercraft bubble-wrap stamp {my favourite stamp ever....}Got hold of the hessian/burlap strip recently too.  Should have ordered several...

See the matting around the photos?  Both of those are Studio Calico promotional cards that come together with my kit every month.  Their prints are so pretty that I like to incorporate them into my a bit carried away with the vertical strips underneath the photos (Studio Calico sure know how to mix their prints don't they???)
As I misted onto the white cardstock then cut it down smaller & backed it with the printed paper I had a nice little piece of misted cardstock left over, which I cut down & temporarily adhered to some printer (bond) paper using Blutack/Stickystuff then fed it through my printer so the journaling printed directly onto it.

Once Upon a Sketch is a sketch blog with journaling criteria too so the twist this fortnight was to journal onto journaling spots.  I used 3 together (Crate Paper exclusively for Studio Calico) & adhered the misted cardstock journaling piece directly onto the centre of one of the journaling stickers.
I love the happy mix of colours going on here & had fun faux stitching again & tearing & inking a bit too.

I inked the edges of the white with yellow which looks quite punchy!  Used orange on the orange but inks definitely give a slight definition that you can't achieve without them.  The brown circle is a left-over bit of Collage Press that I had lurking around my brown cardstock...

It actually inspired my title because it reminded me of a sun rising (admittedly a rather dirty sun LOL)


Backing print - Basic Grey Hopscotch Four Square
Orange Print - My Mind's Eye - Fine & Dandy True Blue 'Snappy"
Centre Print - (Lime Green & Teal) Studio Calico Eternal Summer
Yellow Floral Print - Sassafrass "Count me in" Plus my Pals
Vanilla paper (Basic Grey)
Chocolate Brown Bazzill (for matting)
White lace paper (misted green) by Making Memories
2 x Studio Calico Promotional cards (prints)
Faux stitching using Artline 200 FINE 0.4 by Shachihata
Basic Grey Paper Labels (Office Tabs)
Creative Memories tiny numeral stickers
Journaling stickers - Crate Paper for Studio Calico
Button - My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy
Alphas - American Crafts "Thickers" Paperback
Cat's Eye Inks - Orange (Pretty Colour) Sour Apple (Colourbox)
Yellow - Pretty Colour (edging)
Brown (around journaling) Chestnut Roan (Colourbox)
Cantaloupe (Memento) for stamping
Hessian/burlap strip (Cocoa Daisy)
Bubblewrap stamp (Kaisercrafts)
Mist - Mister Huey (Clover)


Alison said...

Great pics of the boys Helen...and fab LO!
Alison xx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!!! I love how you used different colors pattern papers and looks fabulous!!! love the fabric behind the big square, the stamp and of course, your amazing photos. Your handsome boys has the same age that my kids. My boy is 16 and my girl is 13. Yes, it's harder to take pictures of the boys....teenagers,lol!!! Another Beautiful work!! Take Care!! Hugs!!!! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Yep, tell me about teenagers, I often get a "face turn" when they see the camera, now you see why I have to scrap their baby picture instead? LOL!
That is a great "catch" of that boy though, great photos and awesome layout!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS Helen! The boys look so much alike. So handsome. LOVE LOVE your closeups with the details. Always make me appreciate the layout more. Take care !

Heather Jacob said...

wow Helen this is awesome !!!!! lovin' all your details and the close ups.... what a couple of spunks ... they are a similar age to my grandson Dakota .. he is 14 years of age.... you have a gorgeous family Helen .... hugz x

Alia said...

Very cool design and great touch of texture!

Jasmine S said...

Wow, that is the most unusual mix of papers and they look so ACE. What a fab boy page and I just love your journaling. Great work.

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Gorgeous!! I certainly love the colors and the beautiful mistings, Helen!! =)

FiKenward said...

Great boys page, its a shame boy get over looked when it comes to layouts. Interesting take on the sketch and the papers you have chosen have created so much texture. What impresses me the most is you can still have such a great layout without a trace of prima flowers. Awesome job Helen!!!!

Marelize said...

Oh, this is such a stunning boy page Helen! Love the hessian and the way you've bordered it all. Lol! I know what you mean with not getting any good photographs of boys. Girls are just so much more cooperative. :)

Lynette Jacobs said...

Wow...this is gorgeous Helen...I LOVE that Alpha.

Anonymous said...

v.masculine fab page! x

Diana said...

The colours are just magical--ethereal. I love it

Mel said...

A gorgeous layout Helen, I think this is an awesome boys page, I love the hession and know just what you mean when you say that you should have bought more.....I do that. Your boys are very handsome and you made the perfect layout to show them off. Love Melx

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Fabulous boy LO! I especially love the hessian... :) The mix of papers is really fabulous too...

Unknown said...

hey friend
So gorgeous cool boy page and handsome boy .
and the sketch are to beautiful it go to my fav

have a very great day
hugs carla