Tuesday, 2 September 2014

September - Once Upon A...Sketch Challenge - "Unique"

I am so excited to be back doing a challenge at "Once Upon A....Sketch" this month.
 Couldn't wait for this one to pop up!!
So below is the sketch and below the sketch are the rules.

Journalling Theme: Open theme...with a twist
For this month's challenge, you can scrap about any theme BUT you need to include your own handwritten journalling on your page!

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. Whilst the theme is open, you MUST base it on the sketch below and include your HANDWRITTEN journalling ON YOUR PAGE. Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long.

So this month I decided to pretty much follow the sketch as it is just a little more compressed. 
I have titled this layout "Unique".

I have been hanging out to use these photos of my youngest taken on my phone. She is forever stealing my glasses!! Tells me she can't see properly, ......just loves to push them down her nose and look over the top of them at me. God love her!!!

I have handwritten my journalling front and back of a Kraft tag at the right of the layout.
 On it I have written:
"Unique personality, beautiful in heart and a smile that melts the heart. Love you always. 
To the moon and back and back. Mum xxx"

Please keep scrolling. I have included some close-ups and a materials list at the very bottom.

Some beautiful Petaloo never goes astray....have used quite a lot of it here!

My handwritten tag. The journalling covers front and back of the tag.

So I have finally been able to use this birdcage. Loooooove it!! I have another so it was okay to use this one. I melted a little embossing powder over it and painted it up very randomly to give that worn effect.

You can also see the lace more clearly here.....it is just beautiful to use!

Made some paint splatters and here you can see the stencilling.

And another close-up of the tag....!

I hope you have enjoyed this challenge creation. 
Thanks for popping by.

Until next time.......happy scrappin'.

Tina x

Materials Used

Black Gesso
Texture Paste
Petaloo Botanica Collection Flowers
Pussy Willow Branches
Prima Marketing Flowers - Leaves A Glow Mica
Prima Marketing 
Memory Maze Chipboard Title "Unique"
Kaisercraft Wood Flourish Heart
Stencils - The Crafters Workshop (Sketch Grid and Mini Time Travel)
Urban Crafters Acrylic Paints
Embossing Powders
Rangers Distress Crackle Paint - Peeled Paint
Distress Ink - Forest Moss
Versa Mark Ink
Seam Binding
Handyded Cheesecloth
Kaisercraft Kraft Tag
Sizzix Die
Pion Tag from My Precious Daughter Collection
Tim Holtz- idea-ology - Birdcage
Miscellaneous Rhinestone heart


  1. This is gorgeous.. the photos are so beautiful and the flowers are lovely, and love the stencilling on your back ground too.. beautiful layout..

  2. Wow thanks Lizzy firstly for always being here.....means so very much!! and also for your very kind comments!!! xxx

  3. я просто влюбилась в эту яркую страничку!!! Она красива!!!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. Yes I would have to agree that she is beautiful......think I may be a little bias though!!! Tina xx

  4. Sensational!!! Sooo glad you enjoy our OUAS challenges! It shows!!! This is a gorgeous take & that little bird cage.....YUM!!! Funny girl, too, with the glasses thing:) Thanks for joining in this month - And if you haven’t already done so, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize!

  5. Lizzy Hill....love when you stop in....thank you for your very kind comments. Tina xx

  6. Definitely my new fave of yours Tina. Absolutely love everything about this. Cheers Di

    1. Wow Di.......so happy and excited to see you here!! Thank you for you lovely comments. x

  7. Stunning layout! I love your color choices that deep blue sets off your orange flowers beautifully. Love the background work! And your daughter is priceless! and Unique! All the best! http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/ Drop in I have a contest on! :)

    1. Oh thank you so much for your lovely comments. I will definitely stop by and have a look. Again thank you. x

  8. Just beautiful, the colors so well chosen! Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

    1. Thanks so much Wilma. Glad that you could stop in!! x

  9. This is divine! The colour scheme makes it so full of youth and energy, so modern! Thanks for sharing with us at OUAS!

    1. Thank you so very much Zanka. So glad you liked it. xx


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