I always enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. It's a time to reflect on the many blessings of the year and give thanks to our Lord. I also enjoy the fellowship with family and wonderful food!!
It's reveal day at Once Upon A...Sketch and Nadia has delivered with another fabulous sketch and journaling theme. Here is my take on this month's challenge:
"Days to Remember"
Journaling Theme ~ My Favorite Month
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).
Tips and Techniques
Here you can see my handwritten journaling. It says, "Songbirds return to fill the air with lovely melodies. Warm Breezes waft sweet fragrances. Flowers and blossom laden boughs dot the landscape with gorgeous color. This is April, my favorite month."
The title, cards, and calendar were cut from the gorgeous Maja Spring Vintage Basics collection, with inked and lightly distressed edges. Helmar Zapdots were used to help layer at different heights.
Another angle of the lovely Prima and Wild Orchid Craft flowers. The ironwork piece is cut with the a Spellbinders die and the stone pathway inked using a Prima Stencil.
I layered and tucked the fussy cut pieces to frame my photo. The lovely chipboard from Gina's designs was inked, then dry brushed with gesso. The splatter was created with glimmer mist and a stiff paint brush.
The floral image was stamped, colored with Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, then brushed with water for the lovely watercolor effect.
I found this charming pendant in my jewelry findings collection and backed it with an image from the Maja paper. The BoBunny crocheted flower was cut in half to tuck in above and below the photo.
Maja Design ~ Vintage Spring Basics ~ 1st of March, 2nd of April, 1st of May, 2nd of May, Days to Remember
Prima Flowers ~ Caboodles A, Perle Bebe, Orange Bouquet
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Cherry Blossoms - Mixed Pinks; 20mm Open Roses - Ivory, Pale Pink; Sweetheart Blossoms - White, 2-Tone Baby Pink
Gina's Designs - Delicate Frames
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar ~ Mix'd Media Inx
Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Cork
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Liquitex ~ Gesso
The Crafters Workshop ~ Tile Texture
Prima ~ Stencils - Lace Doily #3; Pathway
Glitz ~ Clear Stamps - Distressing
Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamps - Jumbo Zinnia
Spellbinders ~ Garden Weave
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; Zapdots 1/2" Round, White
Ranger ~ Inkssentials Fine Detail Waterbrush
Tonic ~ Tim Holtz - Paper Distresser
Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing your projects
inspired by the December OUAS Challenge!
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~ Blessings ~