Thursday, 1 March 2012

Once Upon a Sketch Has Gone VIRAL (oops I mean LIVE!!)





That's right ladies!  There's a new challenge up again already!
at Once Upon a Sketch - you can find it right HERE.  Can
you believe that Once Upon a Sketch will be celebrating their
first birthday at the end of the month and I would have been 
there A WHOLE YEAR already?!  Aaaanyway, it's not my
turn to display my layout this fortnight but do pop in and have
a look at ALL THE GLORIOUS creations you will find there
from some of the other Design Team members!

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I have copied and pasted all the challenge details for you
directly from the ONCE UPON A SKETCH BLOG 
and am so excited that we have Iris Babao Uy as our
Guest Designer this month!  She is one of my
ALL TIME FAVOURITE SCRAPPERS WORLDWIDE!

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The current challenge is one that will push you out of your comfort zone because you have to scrap a layout or create a project about YOU. Many MANY people find this daunting...I can understand that. I personally do not have a problem scrapping my self as I want my children and those I leave behind one day to know the real Nadia. But I was SO SO SO surprised to learn that my Design Team really struggled with this. This saddened me...it saddened me as I see SO many wonderful qualities in all of them, yet it astounds me how hard us women are on our selves. We truly are. I think one thing we are ALL good at for certain, is just being WOMEN in this day and age!! 

SO I am particularly keen to see you all find something that you are good at, as little or as big as that might be and be confident enough to share it with us here. I cannot wait to see your entries!! Come on ladies..its time we believed in our selves and put our selves first just this one time..!

March 1st Challenge

Journalling Criteria/Theme:
All About Me!

The focus of your journalling and the theme of your layout has to be based on YOU and something/s that you are really good at. Don't be shy! We are all good at something as small or as big as it might be.

Ideas for journallingbeing a good mum, cooking, talking, understanding people, organising, cleaning, gardening, studying, computers, fashion, exercising, scrapbooking, good at my job, maths, languages, writing , drawing, painting, photography, running, craft, sewing. Maybe you can talk about an aspect of your personality..your sensitivity, your 6th sense, your patience, your strength or bravery, your ability to stay positive. 

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 with this sketch..

Guest Designers

It gives me GREAT pleasure to have this super talented lady give us inspiration on our blog this month. Please help me to welcome the amazingly talented..

Iris Babao Uy (The Philippines) 


I am a scrapper from The Philippines, a wife and a mother to two sweet girls Nicole and Cheska. I rarely plan my pages – I let a photo or a patterned paper inspire me and I take it from there. I love the shabby chic and romantic style but I also enjoy working with bold patterns and striking colors. I’m an ink and paint type of person. I just have to get it a little messy to consider my page done. If I don’t have ink and paint on hand, then I just tear little bits of elements and stick it randomly for the sheer fun of itJ

I am fortunate to be designing for Webster’s Pages, Basic Grey, and Hambly Screen Prints. I was also named as one of the first two Prima Masters. I am also currently a designer Aussie Scrapsource and Dusty Attic and an endorsed teacher for WOW embossing powders. My work can be seen craft books as well as craft magazines such as Creating Keepsakes and the like.

I teach classes in Asia and soon in Europe. I may be reached through iris_sparkup@yahoo.com.

My blog address: My White Space

And here is Iris' s take on our current challenge.


Sponsors



"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,http://www.etsy.com/shop/berry71bleu/ or email berry71bleu@gmail.com for more information. Check out our blog, http://berry71bleu.blogspot.com/ for inspiration from our Design Team".

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Feature Aris 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.
Prizes

How would you like to be our Guest Designer for April? This is the challenge where you have the chance to win a spot on our design team for the whole upcoming month simply by winning this challenge. As well as being our Guest Designer, as chosen by our Design team, you will also receive this GORGEOUS kit from Berry71Bleu 's etsy shop....


Papers from GCD (sweet surrender collection), Journal, Lace trims, Fab Scraps metal embellishments, vial of silver glitter, set of clear stamps from 7 gypsies, Tag from Berry71bleu, paper flowers, prima flowers, Rhinestone vintage-style pendants,sequined picks, butterfly, adhesive faux pearl, glittered skeleton key ornament

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.

Firstly, another prize from our ongoing sponsor Berry71Bleu. One randomly chosen entry will receive this GORGEOUS handmade tag from Berry71Bleu. Here is an example of the kind of tag you could receive..

Our second prize for one RANDOMLY chosen person will be 2 paper collections from FeatureArt...

Good luck everyone!!

Things to consider when playing along...

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter

**You are free to combine Once Upon A..Sketch challenges with other challenges. We don't mind at all!!!

**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 March 14thAustralian 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

**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog.

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PLEASE take that last, desperate plea SERIOUSLY!!
The new Blogger word verification is making my life a misery :(
Anyway girls...just to let you know that there is a new 
challenge and sketch up at our favourite site & hoping to 
see you playing along there this fortnight!  Over & Out!!





2 comments:

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Thank you :)

gleestormont said...

Iris always rocks it! A good challenge, thanks.