Sunday, July 1, 2012

My first layout as a Once Upon A...Sketch designer!!!

**This is my second post today! Scroll down to the previous post to see my ScrapFIT project**

Hey there! Back again to share my very first post as a Once Upon A...Sketch designer!! So let's get to it...

Theme: Friend

We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "Friend" however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine. 

Ideas for journalling: one of your current friends, a childhood friend, an unexpected friendship,what having friends mean for you, a friend that you miss or have lost, family member who is your closest friend, a scrappy/online  friend,  a special person that has touched your life, someone who has helped you out lately, a friend that you couldn't do without, your children's friends / classmates etc., your pet and the friendship you have with it..





Here is my layout featuring one of my life-long best friends...

"The Promise"
 **I have hidden journaling written on the Scrap FX tag to the left of the photo**
I created this layout as a birthday gift for her and wrote some very special things to her on the hidden tag. She is such a beautiful person and I just wanted her to be reminded of that always...


 I've included a ton of gorgeous Prima flowers on this one!

 This beautiful title is from Scrap FX. I painted it white and then used a Prima Chalk Fluid Edger Pad to dab on just a bit of green ink to help it stand out.

 Some masking with texture paste and a brick mask from The Crafter's Workshop.

 The large chipboard flourish under my flower cluster is also from Scrap FX. I LOVE how big this flourish is- it was the perfect foundation for all of my florals!


So how about the prizes?? Once Upon A...Sketch has a bunch of sponsors and prizes up for grabs!! Here's just a peek for you...

We have 2 new featured sponsors this month. 

The first one is a gorgeous etsy shop by one of our newest Design Team member's Kay Fatula. Please welcome to Once Upon A...Sketch Kay's Kreative Korner. 

Arts & crafts has been my guilty pleasure since the first time I picked up a crayon.  With time, my love of crafts ventured into drawing, altering items, painting, stamping & finally scrapbooking.  Kay's Kreative Korner was opened in 2009.  It began simply as a way of sharing a few of my handmade items.  I opened my shop with a couple of handstamped cards & a few pre made scrapbook pages.  Within a year, I stopped making cards and decided to sell embellishments--specifically butterflies.  I've always admired the butterfly & what it symbolizes.  Change, transformation, a new start, beginnings...with this concept I started making scrapbook embellishments based on existing butterflies from all around the world.  Today I carry a couple of unique scrapbook embellishments.  In addition to the butterflies I specialize in vines & beaded flowers.  I make each item with much TLC and careful precison.  My greatest reward is seeing how others use my embellishments on thier own projects & pages...

Direct link to shop:


The second new sponsor for July is a new online store called Scrap Locker

Scrap Locker is a brand new online scrapbooking store with a huge variety of products from many favorite manufacturers including Tim Holtz, Prima Marketing, Zva Creative and many more. Scrap Locker also has many handmade items. Some of the handmade items include crochet flowers, bead sprays and albums. Scrap Locker ships to many international locations. Scrap Locker also has a gallery and would love for you to fill out a gallery inclusion form and share your crafty inspiration with fellow scrapbookers. Check us out today at www.scraplocker.com

Once Upon A...Sketch has a whole slew of prizes up for grabs, in addition to a guest designer spot!! The winner of this challenge, as chosen by the design team, will not only win that coveted guest designer spot but also this fabulous prize from Kay's Kreative Korner:
 
Prize consists of 2 mini embellishment kits (kits are called Desert Rose & Purple Rain).  Both mini embellishment kits contain 1 vine, 1 five inch stick pin & 3 coordinating butterflies.  One set of Auburn Rain beaded flowers (3 flowers in this set) & one set of Delicate Pink beaded flowers (2 flowers in this set).  All beaded flowers measure approximately 1 1/4" in diameter.  One set of 'glass' G1 butterfly embellishments.  These butterflies are made out of transparency & coordinate with just about any page or project.  Large butterfly measures approximately 3" inches in diameter. Medium butterfly measures about 2 1/4" inches in width & the smallest butterfly measures approximately 1 3/4" inches in diameter. **Measurement based on widest wing span**  Finally one set of Cinnamon Owl butterfly embellishments.  Largest butterfly measures approximately 2 1/2" inches in diameter. Medium butterfly measures about 2" inches in diameter & smallest butterfly measures 1 1/2" inches in diameter. **Measurements based on widest wing span**

The following prizes will be given to the next 4 winning entries:



Mini June kit from C' est Magnifique kit club



Scrapbooking Fantasies has donated TWO ribbon packs (for 2 winners) from Scrapbooking Fantasies . Each prize is valued at over $10AUS each and contains 25 half metre lengths of ribbons, trims and lace in shades of pink and aqua from quality brands, plus FREE international postage!!

And as if that weren't enough, there are FOUR RANDOM prizes to be won as well!! Check them out over at Once Upon A...Sketch---> HERE!!

Here are the rules, for those of you who haven't participated in a challenge at OUAS:

**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 enter only layouts  for our challenges

**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 July 31stAustralian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the Top 5 layouts PLUS Top 5 featured layouts 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.
Have a great day and will be seeing you soon!!!

35 comments:

Denise said...

Your layout is Stunning! They are lucky to have you on their design team!

Carin McDonough said...

Beautiful layout, I love the muted colour pallette! :)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous details Erin!!! Love all of the Scrap FX chipboard!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Totally gorgeous my dear. Love the muted palette - so soft and gentle - your friend will love this layout I'm sure!

Lizzy Hill said...

Beautiful , & what a lovely, special present...her dog is cute, too!!!!!!!!!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous work Erin.. love the beautiful softness you have created on your LO and the textured brickwork looks fabulous!! Fantastic 1st reveal!! :))

soapHOUSEmama said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Such a great frist reveal!!!

Erin said...

That flower spray is divine! Stunning layout.

Kelly Foster said...

This is so beautiful, Erin!!! Such a nice gift, I know Desi will love it!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

Erin this is gorgeous!! love that you made a layout about your special friend, girlfriends are the best, and I love your jar project for SF, so very cute! We lost power and water due to a bad storm here and I am now at my hub's work getting caught up on my blog hopping...lol...can't wait to get my computer back!!

Miae said...

Very soft and beautiful!

Lizzyc said...

Oh how feminine and so beautiful.. the white tones are so cool and clean and really stunning.. love the flowers, and your friend will adore this!!

Renata Moni said...

Love how you used the soft colors and the negative space. Amazing work.
xoxo

Romy said...

You really rocked this sketch! It's such a gorgeous, soft layout! Your colour scheme is so pretty.

Fluffy said...

Stunning work Erin! I love the chippie title and all the flowers surrounding it, such a beautiful gift (jealous much!!! lol) Tx

Adriana B said...

such an amazing layout, soft and pretty love it :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what an awesome layout and that photo is just adorable!

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, this is simply stunning, Erin!! Every bit of detail is just a.m.a.z.i.n.g.

Tammy said...

Love that sketch and your layout. The tone on tone white makes the photo pop. Looks lovely! :)

Kim said...

This is just extraordinary. so so so beautiful!

Ashley Horton said...

This page is totally stunning, Erin!!! Love the overall white and soft colors with the touches of green from the leaves, popping off the page!! Beautiful reveal for your first page at OUAS!!

Jennifer Grace said...

Your layout has such beautiful textures and layers! x

Amy Coose said...

Such a beautiful layout, and gorgeous pup!

hilde janbroers said...

gorgeous!!!

Elisa K said...

This is stunning... I love it all especially the texture paste.. Thanks for sharing... hugs

sutty said...

Gorgeous page, so much detail to look at and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog too :)

Becky said...

Awesome interpretation of the sketch and theme. Lovely page!

Tracey Sabella said...

Stunning LO, Erin!! Love the white on white and gorgeous flower cluster!! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Mrs Frizz said...

stunning layout Erin ... absolutely gorgeous ...

Keren Tamir said...

Beautiful Lo Erin!! love your soft style its always so romantic!!

Tina said...

I want to sit and stare at your layout - it is so beautiful and designed so well - Love the color choice too - simply gorgeous!

Svetlana Austin said...

Erin this STUNNING!!!!!! so much love in every detail! amazingly beautiful and stylish project!!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Your page really is STUNNING with capital letters! there is something about tone-on-tone layouts that makes my heart to into warp speed, totally adore this Erik! everything on it is just so exquisitely executed. This is one of the best pages I have seen in a while, adore it! Mwah!

Sharon said...

Great big congrats on the new DT spot! Your layout is just a perfect take on the sketch! I love the photo so much!!! You scrapped it beautifully!!!! Oh, and I love your blog, too!

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