Friday, 21 October 2011

Once Upon a Sketch - Get me Outta Here! {Layout Share}

Thanks to everyone who took the time out to help me diagnose my
blog problems this week.Seems Google Chrome is getting a bit
temperamental these days so I have switched back to Firefox
 for the time being.  My blog is now loading fine -
due to the fact that my two adorable custom-fonts 
have been removed!  Boo Hoo!!  My blog designer is busy
trying to work out another way to instal the fonts
so they don't bring the blog to a standstill again...

So let's finally get back to business...
Here is my Design Team contribution to the latest sketch
that you can find up at Once Upon a Sketch!


Journalling criteria:-

A most embarrassing/awkward/uncomfortable moment.
Journal at least 2 SENTENCES on a moment that you will rememberfor all the wrong reasons. 
Examples: something you said/did, something your child said, something your pet did etc. 

You must combine our journalling criteria with this sketch.


I know, I know, it seems HARD!  But you wanna know the truth?!  
It's not that hard 'cos in all honesty the photo I used is the
FIRST PHOTO I pulled out of my bag of "photos to scrap!"  
I was wondering what on earth I was going to do for this one 
{you see I don't really get embarrassed very easily at all -
in fact - basically nothing embarrasses me!}

Anyway, on this occasion, as you will read, I really did feel
like a right heel as I had to leave my daughter's school leaver's
dance before it had even really begun.  Considering we were
sitting on a table full of people we hardly knew, having to make
small talk, it really was pretty awkward!

Used a gorgeous rectangular doily sent all the way from Australia
by my bloggy pal Rachael Funnell.

And a die-cut concertina flower sent all the way from America
by another great bloggy pal Mitra Pratt.

And this GORGEOUS bird-cage sent to me by great girl Natalie May
of Imaginarium Designs in Australia!

I really had fun on this page - dying medical gauze using
glimmermists and altering chipboard with
gesso, inks, stamps and glitter varnish!

Using these cute, locally sourced miniature roses again!
Just loving them right now!!

I bought this giant Prima tag from Cocoa Daisy,
just inked it up a bit for maximum impact.

The whole "bird in a cage" theme is symbolic
of my need to leave!  I really had to escape
that function and get back home to the loo!!


Supplies List for "Get Me Outta Here" Layout

White cardstock - American Crafts
Paper Doily - stash
Tag - Prima from Cocoa Daisy
Chipboard alphas, leaves and birdcage - Imaginarium Designs
Stamp - Wedding by American Crafts
Ink - Black - Doodlebug
Toffee - Color Box
Dark Brown - Color Box
Pen - 03 Precision Pen - American Crafts
Gesso - Paper Plus
Mist - Pink Lemonade - Maya Road
Yellow - Sunflower Yellow - Maya Road
Orange - Orange Sherbet Mist - Maya road
Glitter Varnish - Space Queen - Essence
Gauze - Healthease by Plasterman
Doilies - Etsy
Miniature roses, ribbon & Bird rub-on - LSS


Mitralee said...

I LOVE THIS!!! SERIOUSLY love it! So, it's around 7 on a Friday night in NY, I have a stack of cards I am trying to make into Christmas cards (basically I am sick of looking at a pile of undone stuff) and I thought I'd open blogger for some amusement. This made me SO happy! I love that little flower of mine that is all dollied up in your special way. Now I want to give up cards, make a whole bunch more flowers and give them some gesso/glimmer treatment! Guess I know what I'm doing tomorrow. I have to play along with this challenge. My story is a bit longer than yours and involves a hot teacher, school teacher that is.

Bellaidea said...

I`m so happy your blog is faster, let the specialists work on the rest, you just scrap, my friend!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Whew..... I am finally able to view your page, I have been here like 10 times but the page just took forever to load, seems like you have solved the problem.
Lovely layout, beautiful colors, I am so glad I am able to view it now!

dstandard said...

This is so cool and love your title!

joyce said...

Thank you for the close ups. I'm drooling over this awesome page.

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Wow!!!! This is perfect page all the details in there are gorgeus!!!
I love all you created, and thanks for always be nice and sweet with me.
I like you a lot.I will send my email so write to me and send me your email.
Kisses and huges
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

so so beautiful! great job!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That is the BEST title EVER! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the photo, the colors and that mesh material! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Jasmine S said...

Yep, all loaded fine this time.
And your page, I loved it when I saw it. The photo of the girls is just beautiful (and you daughter is just so stunning). I love your title and I love your story. Classic.

Nadia Cannizzo said...

So glad you worked it all out and hope you do get your fonts back.

Thank you for your commitment and loyalty to OUAS always. You are extremely professional and an invaluable team member. Your work is equally understanding. LOVE this one.

Take good care always, Nadia.

Lynette said...

Great story to remember. I love the colouring of orange and yellow and the pink doilies are so perfect with these colours. Gorgeous layout Helen...and there is so many gifts from afar that became part of this memories.

Dolly Daydreams said...

You are so funny lol . Great layout such inspiring and clever techniques and the journalling is fabulous. Oh the girls look so pretty too.


Eila Sandberg said...

This one's spectacular Helen! love what you did with the alphas, totally groovy my gal! suddenly Swedish chemists have changed the quality of gauze, totally impossible to use any of the new stuff. Gorgeous vibrant colours and fabulous elements. That bird cage is so cute too! Chelsea is a knock-out in that dress. xoxox

sandi said...

Helen this is just gorgeous! I absolutely love everything about it!

yyam said...

Goodness! So much awesome textures and details on this amazing layout! Just lovelovelove the bright colors! :)

Diana said...

So glad you got it figured out. And yes, it's loading just fine now.
Love the page. Some serious details there!