Saturday, 17 September 2011

Once Upon A Sketch Has a new Reveal & Challenge Up!!

You can look here  to see the winners of last fortnight's challenge.
We are trying hard at Once Upon a Sketch to give you a really speedy turnaround on "Who Won What" because we know that you are all waiting with baited breath for the outcome & we don't want to keep you waiting!  The winning layout has to be seen to be believed.  It's a design masterpiece.  
Absolutely breathtakingly stunning - truly - I am actually at a loss for words as to how to describe it!  
Right down to the very last paint splatter it is pure perfection.  

You can look here to see the Reveal for the NEW CHALLENGE.


                                  Welcome to our next challenge for the month of September! I am so excited to post this challenge as my super AWESOME Design Team have been thinking of ways to throw some twists in how we pick the winner. We thought it would be fun for you all out there to pick the winner! This challenge will end on the 29th of September , which is 2 weeks from today and you will all have a chance to vote for the winner and Top 5 projects for one whole day on the 30th of September before the new challenge is posted on the 1st of October.

The catch here is that everyone can only vote 1 time, but of course you can get everyone you know to vote for you! As it gets closer to the day I will remind you all, and we just cannot wait to see who you will pick!

Journalling Criteria: This time you need to journal 2 lines directly on your photo. 
You can write on your photo, you can print your writing on your photo,  
you can use journalling strips on your photo etc. There is no theme this time,
 just a journalling technique criteria. 

You must also use this sketch. 

Helen Tilbury

You can click on the link above to take a look at the rest of the Design Team/s projects.
There are plenty of sponsors & prizes as per usual!!


3ndypapir is a tiny, Norwegian design company.
Owner and designer Gudrun Loennecken creates all the whimsy, vintage patterned papers. These papers are perfect for all paper lovers: cardmakers, scrapbooker and all papercrafters.
It is all designed and printed in Norway on heavy weight, high quality paper
Our web adress is:

Our second 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 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 sponsors . We couldn't do this without your support!

      The winner of this challenge, as chosen by YOU, will receive this from our fantastic sponsor Imaginarium              Designs...

...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.  

There will also be a prize for the second placed winner this time, as voted by you. They will  receive a set of the brand new collection from 3ndypapir. Here is a sneak peek of the collection you will be receiving directly from this Norwegian company.

            There will also be 2 randomly chosen winners this month. 

One winner will receive the Count Me In  collection from Sassafras Lass

Our second randomly drawn winner will receive the Mix and Mend collection from Sassafras Lass as well..

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 September 29th, Australian Eastern Standard Time . 
**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 will share more on my layout (my close-ups & supplies list) in a separate post soon!!

Hope you can "come play" at Once Upon a Sketch this fortnight!
With so much on offer how can you resist?!?


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that photo and loving how you used that line!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Jasmine S said...

That is a super sweet pic and I love that range of papers. The fussy cutting is ace and yep, this is just adorable.

Fi said...

Sweet picture and beautiful take on the sketch.

Mitralee said...

Sweet layout! She needs to come meet our kitty! The fiend!

Mitralee said...

Sweet layout! She needs to come meet our kitty! The fiend!

Evgenia said...

love your layout!

teacher jessy said...

Loving all the pretty flowers on ur layout! Awesome use of EP: Victoria. I want that collection now :)

Lynette said...

This is so very pretty and feminine Helen...I love this Echo park line.

Alison said...

Love the fussy cutting Helen!
Alison xx

JULIANA said...

Gorgeous work! I just saw your layout on Creative Scrappers and had to visit your blog! Beautiful! And I found a new chipboard company I need to check out!

sandi said...

Oh Helen you rocked this sketch! Love the papers and your flower cutting....fab as always my friend!

scrapbookertink said...

Stunning pic and layout Helen, sooo pretty. take care, Doreen x

Pearl said...

Fabulous take on the sketch indeed with EP! Love the kitty lover subject too!

Melinda said...

Oh I am in LOVE!!! Love the super cute photo and the really beautiful papers and clusters you have used!! Love your work Helen :))xx

Lea said...

Love the current sketch and the journaling on the photo is a great idea. You're layout is beautiful! The fussy cut flowers look amazing!!!

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

Aah, so love the Vintage Love collection...just started a layout with it a few nights ago and the rose paper lends itself perfectly to fussy cutting those gorgeous roses... :) A beautiful layout...soft, feminine and pretty.

yyam said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the mix of papers and that photo! :)So beautifully composed Helen! :)

Sandy Ang said...

Admire how you combine patterns. Damask, quadrafoils and florals are so skillfully put together

ScrappinAnja said...

Hi Helen! I love the way you matched the papers, the effect is just gorgeous! The photo is so sweet!
Im also done with my take on this challenge will post it soon.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Beautiful layout! Sooo pretty! I really need to play along! TFS!!!

Marelize said...

Love your gorgeous take on the sketch Helen! Love those papers and have them in my stash ready to be used. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Rachael Funnell said...

Totally Gorgeous HELEN!!!!
Hoping to play along with this Challenge....
In your post about commenting......
I don't really have a lot of problem with commenting anymore!!!
I MORE having trouble with MISSING other BLOG posts....
Like I've just went though your blog & have missed the last 2 posts????
& I have you & others on my sidebar So I see when you do a new posts...
BUT still seem to miss some!!!
SO if I've missed a post! That's why
Cause I always JOY to stop by here!!!!!
& I more thing since i seem to be writing a letter..... LOL!
THANKS so very much for all your Comments as I know you are a VERY Busy BEE!!!
BUT yet you still leave me some blog Love...... MWAH xx

Kerryn said...

ooh I'm about to play with this paper collection, LOVE what you created with it. Such a sweet photo too :).

thanks for all the blog lovin'