Hi girls! Happy Hump Day!! Isn't time just flying by this week?
Time for a new challenge over at Once Upon a Sketch & as you
probably know by now we are sharing this month with our sister
blog, Get Creative, so I have my layout up on display there this
February 15th Challenge
Journalling criteria/theme: HOLIDAYS/VACATION
Have you printed out all those photos from your last holiday/vacation
or most favourite holiday/vacation? We would LOVE to see them
and hear all about it. With the theme of holidays/vacation for this
challenge, we would love to hear about: your favourite holiday/vacation
of all time or a favourite place you would LOVE to take a holiday in .
Or how about the last holiday/vacation you went to? Maybe you
have not travelled yet? Then tell us about your
DREAM HOLIDAY /VACATION destination.
Remember that you are allowed to also create a card
or altered project based on this sketch and theme and
instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote.
You must combine our journalling criteria/theme with this sketch.
Now for a look at the layout I designed for the swap
with Get Creative, using this sketch.
I took quite a lot of liberties with the sketch but if you
squint you can definitely see it!
I added a lot of technique to the background first
with mists, stenciling, paper bag stamping & ink drops.
I also dressed up some Imaginarium Designs chipboard,
with paint, ink and micro beads. I used the oval frame and
the picket fence, both available here, both of which I cut
in half/smaller sections.
I used mostly Echo Park's Seasons Greetings Christmas line
but added in some Prima & Maya Road flowers &
Jenni Bowlin stick pins.
Supplies List for "Season's Greetings Layout
Papers - Echo Park - Season's Greetings - Swirls & Plaid
plus tags, stickers & chipboard stickers
Mists - Maya Road Granny Smith & Dragon Fruit
& Studio Calico "Mister Huey" Clover
Crafter's Workshop - 12'' Chicken Wire Stencil
Flowers - Prima & Maya Road
Berry Vine - Prima
Stick Pins - Jenni Bowlin
Punch - Martha Stewart "Beaded Arches"
Chipboard frame & fence - Imaginarium Designs
Red paint - Making Memories - Red Wagon
Ink - Gold - Pretty Color
Micro beads & doily - stash
Tulle - Vintage Inspired Netting - Webster's Pages
At Once Upon a Sketch there are various prizes on offer
We are delighted to be sponsored once again by a friend of
Once Upon A..Sketch, the gorgeous US kit club..
Swirlydoos coordinated scrapbook kits are comprised of
elegant papers and products that help our members create
beautiful pieces of art both in their scrapbooks, and altered art projects.
Swirlydoos tries to include only the newest and most innovative
products on the market, as well as showcasing
handmade and non-traditional products that we find
within the crafting community. We encourage new
growth in our members by offering monthly challenges
on our forums and offering both photo and video tutorials
which help them to learn new tips, tricks and techniques.
We also offer a monthly technique or project kit to help further
our members in their artistic ability. In addition, we offer
various coordinating add ons for those ladies who can never
have too many scrappy goodies!
Come check us out at http://www.swirlydoos.com/ and see
for yourself what sets Swirlydoos apart from other scrapping
communities on the net!
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)
We also welcome one more sponsor to
Once Upon A..Sketch who will actually sponsor all our
challenges with 1 prize all year long!! How exciting!
"Berry71bleu is an Etsy shop owned by
Marivic Clifton. We specialize in custom and premade
embellished hang tags, scrapbook pages, and altered
gift ideas with a vintage flair. Each handmade item
is unique and embellished with vintage or modern replica
findings that goes perfectly with what we sell.
We also accept custom orders. Pls visit our etsy shop,
email@example.com for more information.
Check out our blog, http://berry71bleu.blogspot.com/
for inspiration from our Design Team".
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.
The winner of this prize will receive this gorgeous kit
We are SO fortunate to have so many sponsors who love
our site and want to sponsor prizes so besides the main prize
for the winner,we will also have a prize for one person featured
in the Top 5. I will do a random draw amongst the Top 5
featured projects (sometimes depending on voting there are more)
and 1 person will win this generous pack of chipboard from
Lastly we LOVE to encourage EVERYONE here at
Once Upon A..Sketch to play along with us NO MATTER
your skill level or scrapbooking style. SO we have 2 prizes us
for grabs for 2 RANDOMLY chosen people.
A GORGEOUS handmade tag from Berry71Bleu.
Here is an example of the kind of tag you could receive..
2 paper collections from FeatureArt...
At Get Creative there are a couple of prizes up for grabs too!
Dont forget our sponsor this month is
So I am looking forward to seeing some of you play along
at either Once Upon a Sketch or Get Creative, or BOTH!!