Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Once Upon a Sketch has a new Reveal up! {Breakaway Layout} Featuring Pretty Paper Petals!

I hate having to post when I have hardly commented on a blog since Thursday...but truth is I am SNOWED UNDER this side & hardly coming up for air!!  Have a few new things going on...lots of Pretty Paper Petals arrived on my doorstep the other day so I have been creating with those & will have more to share on that soon!  For now you can see my first blog post up there today here!  

Bloggy friends...you KNOW I will make it up to you! 
For now though I'm here to announce the new reveal up at Once Upon a Sketch today - here are all the deets!!



Journalling Criteria: Write AT LEAST 2 sentences from the lyrics of your favourite song. Journalling can be in any language and can be any type i.e. handwritten, alphas, printed, rub on. 

You MUST combine our journalling criteria with the following sketch. 

We have some awesome Guest Designers this month & the Reveal is out of this world - I strongly suggest you head on over there as your next stop!  I've copied & pasted all the sponsor loveliness here as well as all the challenge rules - just because I'm cool like that...{wink!}



Our first sponsor is the truly AMAZING...

Imaginarium designs,  is a new chipboard company founded in 2010. It is the combined collaboration of  a Mother and Son team who both work in the paper craft industry.
Please visit the blog for inspiration and to see what the design team has been up to   www.imaginariumdesigns.blogspot.com and you can  purchase this amazing chipboard  at Seriously Scrapbooking (they ship anywhere in the world at actual postage cost)

Thank you SO much to our lovely sponsor Imaginarium Designs. We couldn't do this without your support!


Imaginarium Designs have so generously offered this prize to our  winner as chosen by our Design Team..

...a pack of their latest and most popular chipboard. The best thing about this, is that the pack will be different each month and will be customised to fit the winners needs. So if you have girls, you will be sent girly chipboard etc. And don't forget that they also sponsor our entire Design Team so please see the examples above for all the creative uses of this awesome chipboard. 


This month we will have 2 RANDOMLY CHOSEN winners who will receive the following 

Pretty Paper Petals is an Australian based, online blog store that started out a year ago. A simple tissue paper flower started it all off.......one was made for a layout and people kept asking where they could get it.....All of our flowers are carefully handcrafted by Vicki (the founder), and we are adding new items to the store every month

One randomly chosen winner will receive this EMBELLISHMENT KIT from Pretty Paper Petals 

The other randomly chosen winner will receive the August Kit from Tidbitz In Time

Tidbitz In Time is a US based monthly scrapbook kit club designed to bring you the latest papers and embellishments every month -- right to your mailbox.  Your pages will go together easily but your creative opportunities will be endless! Our goal is to make each and every kit an incredible value jam packed full of new products and wonderful ideas. 

Crate Paper - Potrait Collection - Papers, Alpha Labels Stickers, Border Stickers, Custom Trims, 
Prima - Flowers and Say It In Studs packs.  


Things to consider when playing along... 

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter 
**You are allowed to create a card, layout or off-the-page item based on the provided sketch and additional journalling criteria. If you are creating a card or altered item you only need to include a quote. 
**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable. 
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on the bottom of this post  using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there. 
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight August 31st , Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the winner and the Top 5 project will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
 **You may enter as many times as you like and combine this with other challenges. 
**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog. For a complete list of the rules please see the top of this page.



{I got rid of mine MONTHS AGO and have had no funny business on my blog...}

Just imagine trying to visit 90+ blogs to comment & show our support on your beautiful entries...  
I've heard that everyone really appreciates the Design Team taking the time to comment on each & every entry - and we love to do it - so please make it a bit easier on us guys!!


I'm sure you all know the song BREAK AWAY by Kelly Clarkson...this is a very special song to my daughter Chelsea, featured here, with her best friend, as it was the "leaving" song for all the Grade 7's at her primary school, that played when she finished up there, during their final assembly, when she knew that we were emigrating to South Africa from Zimbabwe, and it was a really emotional time for her.

I took a leaf out of the Colour Combos Galore book & limited my palette here & I really think it helps keep things classy...

I used some of the gorgeous new blooms available over at Pretty Paper Petals right now.  
"Like" them on Facebook & you can buy right there from their Facebook store...how cool is that?!

I painted those raw chipboard Thickers with silver paint to match the beautiful DIANA BUD bloom from Pretty Paper Petals.

I've used photos from this shoot for 3 layouts this week already...sorry for boring you folks but I'm on a roll with them right now!

Supplies List:-

Cream Cardstock - Bazzill Swiss Dot
Green Cardstock - American Crafts
Brown Paper {backing} - Basic Grey "Hello Luscious" {reverse side of Dandy}
Prints - Studio Calico promotional cards
White filter papers - Fancy Pants
Butterfly card - Basic Grey "Curio" die-cuts
Stickpins - Maya Road {Courtesy of Pretty Paper Petals}
Silver flower - Diana Bud from Pretty Paper Petals
White flower - Sheer Beauty from Pretty Paper Petals
Dress-pattern flowers - Notions from Studio Calico
Bling swirl - Prima
Vintage button - Jenni Bowlin Studios
2 Journaling Spots - Cocoa Daisy
Alphas - Thickers Natural Chipboard Letter Stickers {Sunrise} by American Crafts
Silver Paint - Heritage
Punch - Vine by Martha Stewart Crafts
Font - Vladimir Script


dstandard said...

Gorgeous page and beautiful paper and flowers!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Helen, this layout is one of my faves of yours. Simply stunning. I love the colours you have chosen and the flower placement is magnificent. I love the clean lines, and the amazing photo. I think this is the type of layout I would see in a US mag, so I think you need to submit this asap. Simply stunning. Well done. Thank you for ALL you do for OUAs and I am so so happy you are part of our DT. Thank you.

Kerryn said...

This is absolutely stunning Helen!

Heather Jacob said...

Oh Helen you are just amazing ...I am always in awe of your spectacular work and those colours and photos are absolutely perfect ... hugz x
take care sweet xoxo

Lea said...

Another stunning layout! Love those flowers. You have such a gift for combining different elements, like the lace with the bling, it's amazing!!!

Mitralee said...

I agree with Nadia!! Submit this beauty!

Rene Sharp said...

Breathtakingly beautiful, love all the "bits and pieces" you have used on your page, absolutely perfect!! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeee that photo, the colors and all those YUMMY flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous layout, the colors, the blooms, everything is so pretty, including that pic! : )

Rachael Funnell said...

I just L.O.V.E you layout too bits......
I just DON'T know how you keep up with it all!!
You always put SO much into your blog Posts & Support So many people with your Lovely comments & I think it's Amazing...... Your a Total Inpsiration & a Gorgeous Lady..... xx

Rachael Funnell said...

P.S Inspiration NOT Inpsiration!!! LOL!
Also THANKS Heaps for your lovely Comment on my CCG #204 layout over @ CCG....
& SOOOO Glad the Doilies Made it safely to your Door step...... xx

topkatnz said...

I agree, limiting your colour palette does give the layout class. And you know I totally agree about word verification! The thing that stumps me is usually the blogs that have it, need it least - ie. they only have a very small readership.

topkatnz said...

Haha - had to giggle at your first line - we're pretty 'snowed under' here too, for the second time in three weeks!!!

yyam said...

Ahhhh...jaw-dropping goodness my friend. I love the muted color palette. The perfect placement of those beautiful embellies. Just beautifully composed Helen! :)

Bernadine said...

Hels you are such a inspiration.

Love you style and just so wish I could scrap 1/2 as beautifully as you and that we lived closer so we could scrap together. :) :) :).

Your parcel is now packed. I just need to post it for you. Hope you like you very small surprise from me.

Shayne said...

Love this Helen, simple but still packed full of gorgeousness!

Think i might have to play along here x

Sophia said...

I love this, a gorgeous LO...

Cathy said...

Your LO is so beautiful Helen.. the design, colours and placement of your flowers are just perfect!! Thanks so much for the lovely comments you left for me on my blog.. you're such a sweetie!! :)) hugs

Chantelle said...

This is simply STUNNING Helen - love it all especially all the pretty flowers.

phamil said...

OH goodness, what a gorgeous page! I love those blooms!! And gorgeous girls too!!! Just beautiful work as always! I'm so happy to be on a DT with you!!!

tania said...

just loving the elegant look of this layout,perfect colours!

sandi said...

Oh Helen this is absolutely beautiful! I love the gorgeous spread of flowers and the way you have them swirling under the pic...stunning!

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

This is so gorgeous and so elegant...I love the soft colours and all the beautiful details....so many lovely feminine touches. Loving those divine Paper Petals flowers, the bling, hatpins and the way you've altered your chippie letters...really superb!

Alison said...

Beautiful..and you are right about the colour palette- so elegant!
Alison xx

Eila Sandberg said...

Another fave Helen, this is really so classy and totally elegant! Absolutely stunning design with the amazing flowers! if this one doesn't end up published I don't know what! xoxoxox

Unknown said...

what can i say this is so stunning design and I love the flowers very creative

hugs carla