Happy New Year!!
May 2014 bring you and yours many sweet blessings.
It's reveal day at Once Upon A..Sketch.
There are a couple changes for our 2014 Challenges. First, we will be having two reveals each month with half of our amazing DT revealing their inspiration on the 1st with the rest revealed on the 15th. Second, you will have until the end of each month to enter your projects!!
Our son issued a challenge to me a while back when he asked if it was possible to create a page without any flowers. So, I took a decidedly masculine approach for this layout and gasp - no flowers.
Now, here's my take on the January OUAS challenge.
Journaling Theme ~ "Lesson Learnt' . . ."
You are free to interpret our theme any way you like, but please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes some journaling (hidden journaling is fine ~ please tell us where it is located).
I flipped the sketch for my layout.
Tips and Techniques
I used gorgeous Kaisercraft Basecoat paper and Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard Gears. I painted the gears black and used my heat tool while wet to bubble and distress. I rubbed Grecian Gold Rub'n Buff then copper metallic pant over the bubbled raised areas to took like rusty metal.
This paper has such a gorgeous distressed look, but I added a bit more by splattering black paint across the page. To embellish, I chopped up May Arts Black Webbing, vinyl screening, punchinella, and chicken wire. The title is handwritten, and I've doodled arrows around my journaling.
I have to thank my friend, Mandy who gave me the punchinella, vinyl screening (below the photo), and chicken wire (next to the photo).
One of my Christmas presents was a fabulous fountain pen (thanks, mom!!). I used it for my handwritten journaling which reads: Inspiration comes from many places. For your high school science fair projects it came from archery. How fun to learn lessons from a sport you still continue to enjoy.
The photo mat is stenciled with more of the copper metallic paint as well as roughly painting the photo edges. I've also used this paint on the punchinella to edge the top and bottom of my layout. A bit of black paint was rubbed lightly onto the painted punchinella.
Kaisercraft ~ Base Coat - Concrete
Authentique ~ Foundations PFF004
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Gear Set
May Arts ~ Webbing, Black (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Monteverde Fountain Pen
FolkArt Metallic - Sequin Black
Lumiere ~ Metallic Bronze
Rub'n Buff ~ Grecian Gold
Stampers Anonymous ~ Burlap Stencil
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Zapdots - 1/2" Round, black
Darice ~ Heat Tool
I look forward to seeing your projects inspired by the January OUAS Challenge!!
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~