Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Once Upon A Sketch

Wow finally, it feels like it's been a while since I have had something new to share! The holidays really put a damper on my crafty time, as I am sure it does all of yours too. I am sharing a layout today that I created using a Nadia Cannzizo sketch for Once Upon A Sketch, this sketch is just what I needed to get my creative mojo going again!

Isn't it FAB!!! I was so excited when this weekssketch challenge was posted because this sketch rocks, it's probably one of my FAVS, from Nadia!
Without further adieu here's my take on this week's sketch and journaling criteria (New Years Eve Feelings)

This is a photo of me, that is actually not one of my favorites because I look chubby here as in most of my photos for the year, lol I thought this a perfect photo to use for this challenge because what is one of the biggest New Years resolutions out there?!?! Weight Loose! Yep, thats one of my resolutions for the year, for those of you that have been followers of my blog for a while you may remember that I was dieting very successfully last fall and lost 14lbs in 6 weeks....well that kinda went by the wayside and I've gained most og it back, so here I am again desparate to feel pretty again....This challenge was just the motivation for that!
For this page I used Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden Collection, which I did my usual scissor distress technique paired with border stitching! I used Picasa's photo editing program to make my photo this golden color (it's not sepia, it's actually more golden yellow IRL) I liked the way it drew out the gold from the paper! I also used Time Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Inks around EVERYTHING including my doilies, flowers and title.

 I traced Tim Holtz resist chipboard alphas for the title so that I could have that look but in the color I wanted. I just used a solid side of the butterfly Garden collection and then cut and inked them up before applying onto the page with pop dots. I used 1 dot on the bottom of each and 2 on the top of each so they would sit at an angle.

Here you can also see my flower cluster, The blooms are a mix Prima collections as well as a chipboard piece from Prima. The clock is cut out from Prima packaging.

The journaling reads:
I love New Years, it's a time to start fresh, you get to hit the reset button &
renew the old. I am so ready for a fresh new clean start in 2012!

 Here you can see the other flower cluster and the pearls I placed swirled around them. I love the look all the many distressed doilies gave the page, esp with the clock centered over this one in the close up. I forgot to mention above that the pink organza blooms were handmade by my LSS owner....she was selling this 2 pack for 89 cents.....I took a ton at that price!

 Last but not least I wanted to show the paper layers and doily. The paper with the clock and script is actually more packaging from Prima Flowers! I think I will just start buying Prima's for the packaging, lol, it seems to work real well as layering paper as well as for fussy cutting!!

Well I hope you liked my page, thanks for stopping by!



  1. BEAUTIFUL layout!!! You incorporate so much detail! Good luck with your weight loss goals! I understand EXACTLY how you feel---I've lost 20 since August, and I can't seem to get past that, even though I have 30 to go! I'll be thinking of you :o)

  2. I just found your blog via OUAS January challenge and love your work! I'm gonna follow you! Don't you love challenge blogs and the internet for inspiration! So glad to have found you!

  3. Hi Jen, fabulous take on the sketch, I love the soft dreamy colors, your photo is darling.