Monday, 16 January 2012

Seasons in the Sun Layout {Once Upon a Sketch}

Yay!  It's time for a new reveal at Once Upon a Sketch 
so head on over and take a look at the LOVERLY LAYOUTS

January 15th 

Journalling Criteria
HELLO 2012 or GOODBYE 2011? 

 For this challenge, the journalling theme is new beginnings, 
upcoming adventures but also saying goodbye to yet
 another year.. Are you glad 2011 is over? Are you 
looking forward to starting fresh in 2012? What are 
your goals or resolutions for the year ahead? 
What are you most looking forward to? 

Things that you can journal about: a new job, house, 
baby or new scrapping adventures or Design Teams. 
Are you taking time off work? Are you planning a holiday 
somewhere? Maybe your children are starting school or you 
are getting a new pet. Or you could tell us why you are glad 
2011 is over or why you will miss it. Anything goes really!

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card 
or altered project based on this sketch and instead 
of the journaling criteria you need to use a quote. 

You must combine our journalling criteria/theme with this sketch. 


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 
(they ship anywhere in the world at actual postage cost)

Feature Art is an art paper designing company located in 
South Australia.  CREATING THE UNIQUE DESIGN is our 
company mission. We offer unique patterned paper that
 help to develop the versatile craft projects for the craft
 industry. All our paper product is designed and printed
 in Australia. We will continue to provide our customers 
with excellent products and best service always.

In the virtual halls of Miss Art’s Papercrafting School your 
education will be interactive, innovative, friendly and insipirational. 
 Our teachers are like the best ones you had growing up -
 available and easy to relate to. Whether it is through 
an online chat or answering an email, our teacher/student
 relationships are about learning through interaction. 
We hope you’ll enjoy your experience at Miss Art’s so
 much that you’ll never want to leave.  After all, going back 
to school has never been more fun! 


The winner of this challenge, as voted by the Design Team, 
will win 60 days access at the Extra Credit level at $30 
value at Miss Arts's Papercrafting School  which includes a
 class by Lisa Valentine called Sweet treats. Lisa will
 teach you how to leave an impression in the hearts of 
your loved ones as you whip up a multi-dimensional 
layout and card from scratch. In 10 easy to follow 
videos, Lisa instructs students in the use of stencils 
with molding paste, fussy cutting layers, stamping
 transparencies to make butterfly embellishments, 
crafting leaves and adding custom pearls to layouts. 
Lasting Impressions begins baking up delectable 
dimension on 1/1/12. 

Here is a sneak of the class..

We have 2 prizes for 2 RANDOMLY chosen people

A chipboard  pack from Imaginarium Designs. 

2 paper collection from FeatureArt.

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 right hand side of this blog 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 January 31st, 
Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team 
will vote and the winners 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.


And AT LAST (LOL!!)  here is my interpretation of the sketch!

I decided on a "Year in Review" layout with some 
collage photos repeated a number of times - 
(thanks to my printer continually printing out half a 
photo at a time while I was trying to repair it -
grrrr! - this was easy to achieve!!

There wasn't much room for embellishments but I prettied 
it up as much as I could using all sorts of pretties!

Yup that is a picture of me smooching - 
wonder who will spot that?!?

Supplies List for "Seasons in the Sun" Layout

Backing Paper - Webster's Pages - 
Postcards from Paris
 - Paris Couture
Diecut - Garden Gala
Journaling Pen - Creative Memories
Bling - Prima, Bazzill & Glitz Design
Chipboard - Imaginarium Designs
Alphas - Storytellers - Webster's Pages
Twine - Etsy
Pebbles - Prima
Braid ,Sparkler & Stickers - Webster's Pages
Flowers - Martha Stewart Crafts
Stamp - stash
Ink - Pretty Color
Paints - Watermelon (Ranger)
Strawberries & Cream - Making Memories


Evgenia Petzer said...

love what u did!and so many journaling!

tania said...

omw!! this is stunning!
love your lots and lots of journaling!

Lea said...

Holy cats I LOVE this! Your journaling is so pretty. I'd journal all the time if it looked like that! Love what you did with all the branches and how you added the twine to the hot air balloon!

Bernadine said...

You rock!!! Love the layout. :)

topkatnz said...

What a great layout! Love all the journalling - a good summary of your year. Fab!

Mitra Pratt said...

yah! You are on your page!! Awesome!!!

this is really cool...and despite your printer giving you fits, you came up with a cool way to save those photos!! Seriously awesome good job!

Alison said...

Wonderful journalling Helen!
Alison xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! I love love love love this!! LOVING all the photos, how you did the title and the journaling! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Cathy said...

ADORE your page Helen.. the journaling is fantastic and I love all your happy snaps!! Have a fab day :)) hugs

yyam said...

Wow! That was a long scroll to your layout...but totally worth it! Just gorgeous! I love the awesome journaling...the beautiful pics and just the whole composition! :)

Kerryn said...

Hehe yes I spotted that small photo you hidden in there;). I love love how you have included all that journalling! Fabulous page!

carlies said...

Hi helen what have you made a beautiful design and great so with the journalling

hugs carla

Jasmine S said...

Just loooooved this when I saw it Helen. The journaling caught my eye immediately and then the fabulous photos. The yellow title over the blues in the photos looks awesome. Fabulous page.

Shayne said...

Love it!

And yes, caught you smooching (lovely pic!)

This is a super lo that really does encompass your year as a family.

Gorgeous x

Irini said...

Stunning......I love the journalling, I love the way you write!!

teacher jessy said...

Love all the family photos on it. Such a great take on the sketch, that's for sure!!

Rachael Funnell said...

FAR OUT Helen!! Just look @ that Journaling in your layout!!!
Another AWESOME layout!! ♥

Eila Sandberg said...

Happy,happy your page makes me really happy Helen! and as all the previous ladies already have said, your journalling is just out of this world! Managed to pop in a page myself recently and you'll see from my journalling that this year is inspired by you in many ways. Mwah!

Dani Cristina said...

I loved it!!