Sunday 16 February 2014

Once Upon A...Sketch - February 2014 Challenge


Well I have been extremely busy today - trying to get February's Once Upon A..Sketch Challenge completed!! And so here I am. The journalling theme this month is "Totally Addicted To...". My immediate thought was my family and then I turned and found my eldest daughter sitting with me in the car taking "Selfies". Yes - this is a regular occurrence in our house. Sometimes Ashlea even coaxes her younger sister into a photo or two. I have used the Sketch provided by the talented Nadia and completed the layout in a Mixed Media format with lots of paints, mists, stencils and stamping.

This is my take on the sketch and journalling theme.

And some close-ups...........

Lots of Prima Flowers ......all dusted with paints and gesso.

I added journalling to the layout in strips of patterned papers. The journalling reads :

Ashlea, your compulsion to take daily self portraits is ever growing - becoming a teenager!!! xx

Memory Maze chipboard heart - painted crackled and accented then mounted.

I used a couple of new stamps which I absolutely fell head over heels in love with.
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Collection,
and Crafty Individuals - Crackle.
Both were used with acrylic paint and stamped randomly. I also stamped a portion and embossed it in silver.

 A materials list has been listed below for your convenience.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit here. If you would like to play hop along to the Once Upon A...Sketch blog.

Tina xxx

Materials Used:

Papers: Authentique and Pink Paislee
Urban Artist Stencil - Feathers
Urban Crafter Paint - Silver
Paint - Kaisercraft (Spearmint)
Paint - Monte Marte Pink Metallic
Ranger - Jet Black Archival Ink
Glimmermist - Vintage Pink
Atlier - Painting Medium
Monte Marte - Impasto
 Flowers - Prima
Pocket Watch Resin - Prima
Flourish Resin - Melissa Francis
Derivan Matisse - BlackGesso
Derivan Matisse - Titanium White Acrylic Paint
Zing Embossing Powder
Versa Mark Embossing Ink
Winsor & Newton - Iridescent Medium
Martha Stewart Punch - Loops



  1. Oh I love this layout. The colour on the black is just amazing. The texture on the background fabulous, and that photo... just shouts HAPPINESS :) Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month. Please load your layout onto our OUAS FB page for another chance to win.

    1. Thank you for your very kind comments Val. xoxo

  2. Stunning! That black bg is FABULOUS...loooove the MM & I think my favest of fave bits is the framing around the photo. My DH 'whinges' when I take ONE selfie.....he'd be one LOONG whinger if he had teens in the house!!! Anyways, I've enjoyed looking at your page a heap, & of course, so glad you joined us for OUAS this month:):)!!!!

    1. Lizzy- thank you for your kind comments. Means a lot. XX

  3. What a gorgeous layout, Tina!! Love how the pastel colors and textures pop against the black background!! I adore your journaling in your own hand as part of the page design! I’m so glad you have joined us for the January Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for sharing your layout on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

    1. Tracey -thank you, had an awsome time doing this month's sketch. xx

  4. WOW!Awesome job! Thanks for playing along at OUAS

    1. Thank you for your kind comments. Had fun doing this sketch!!

  5. LOL!!! What a gorgeous page and I just have to laugh at this newest craze of the kids!!! It is a stunning photo and I am in love with all the stamp work you have done!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at OUAs!

  6. Thanks Patricia - yes I don't think this is a craze that is going to disappear very quickly. Tina xxx

  7. Gorgous! Love it. The colors are awsome. Thanks for playing along at OUAS.

  8. wow !!!! This is spectacular !!!!! Like - like - like !!

    1. Aww thanks Helen. And thankyou for visiting my new blog. Xx

  9. Amazing LO! Love the colors! Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS!!

  10. Thankyou for your lovely comments. Had a blast doing this one!!


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