Sunday, December 1, 2013

Days to Remember for Once Upon A...Sketch

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. 

Products Used
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
Distress Ink
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar ~ Mix'd Media Inx
Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Cork
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Liquitex ~ Gesso
The Crafter's 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! 

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! I love love love love the colors and those flowers!!!!!!!

  2. Great page Tracey!! So soft and friendly, love it!

  3. soooo pretty!!! that background is perfect, it makes the photo jump off the page!!!

  4. Beautiful layout Tracey! Love all the fancy blossoms and stenciled background! Happy Holidays!

  5. Such a great photo, Tracey! And I love the soft colors you used on your page with the Neutrals, and soft Pinks and Blues! Really gorgeous layout!

  6. A wonderful take on the sketch. You have showcased one of natures beautiful creatures so creatively.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  7. So many gorgeous details! You description sounds like my March which is a fave for me since things begin to bloom again!

  8. Gosh, Such an elegant piece! Love the composition. :)

  9. I love the beautiful details, photo and theme!

  10. A stunning page Tracey!! Love that wrought iron die cut and your background and flowers are totally awesome!!! So gorgeous!! God Bless. oxox

  11. Oh Tracey this is so pretty, I really love the pink flowers and wonderful back ground details too.. cute photo as well..

  12. What a wonderful page, filled with details and softness, dear Tracy! I really love it! The best I like is the stamp - matches perfect there. Blessings Evelyn

  13. I have always admired your work now I envy your handwriting.......Lis

  14. This is absolutely stunning!! I love the gorgeous papers and the embellishments you used!! It is just fabulous!! The photo is awesome, too!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. Wow, Tracey. This is nice. A beautiful photograph of the robin. Jesse

  16. Love the way you've interpreted this sketch Tracey. The stencilling, fussy cut items and flourishes combine so well with the flowers. Jenny x

  17. Wow , this is so sweet! The watecolored stamped image took my eye right away and your handwriting is so so beautiful!!!

  18. Beautiful LO. And congrats on this DT.

  19. Gorgeous page! I love all the pretty pink flowers!

  20. Looove how you've 'framed' this STUNNING so well, makes it 'pop' even more...can't WAIT to join in 'creating' alongside you, Tracey:):)!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Wow Tracey this is sooo gorgeous!! I love every inch of it!

  22. Fantastyczna praca, te detale i klimat- pięknie.Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

  23. Tracey, your pages are always so rich in texture. I just want to touch it. Beautifully done.

  24. gorgeous take on sketch, love the flower clusters, :)


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