Monday, March 3, 2014

Mixed Media Layouts for Once Upon A...Sketch and Helmar

It's a joy to welcome March. That means spring and warmer weather are just around the corner!!

I have two projects to share with you today. The first is a mixed media layout I have created for Helmar. For details please stop by the Helmar Blog. It would be great if you could leave a comment while you're there. Here's a sneak peek.

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My second layout of the day is this DT inspiration for the March Once Upon A...Sketch Challenge. Nadia has outdone herself once again with a gorgeous sketch and thought provoking journaling prompt. Here's my take.

"Words to Live By"
I've included the following hidden journaling on the back of my page.

Faith in Christ is the most important thing in my life. A guiding light showing me how to live right is Scripture. It has never failed me. My favorite verse is James 1:5 ~ “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

Journaling Theme ~ Be inspired by this quote.

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journaling. But please make sure you layout is based on the sketch below and includes journaling (hidden journaling is fine). Acceptable journaling 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. Remember, hidden journaling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journaling is!

I have turned the sketch as shown.

Link up your project here.

Tips and Techniques
I've misted and splattered the flowers to coordinate with my page. The leaves are die cut and inked. 

These Leaky Shed Studio Watch Parts have been painted black, then rubbed with gold Rub'n Buff. Photo mat edges are distressed with my Zutter Distrezz-it-All by Donna Salazar.

This chipboard cross from Leaky Shed Studio was heat embossed with Fran-tage Aged Black Embossing Enamel. I adore the texture and color variations in this product!

Here you can see some of the shimmer from the mist spritzed on the background and flowers.

Scripture shines light on the paths I take in life, so I've embellished with this Prima Industrial Lamp and in the title with a Typo Bulb.

I tried a new mixed media product, Golden Extra Coarse Pumice Gel, and wow - look at the texture. It goes on white, but mist and splatter give it this rough granite look! 

I hope you've been inspired to create a layout for the March OUAS Challenge.
Stop by the blog to link up your project.

Heartfelt Creations ~ Balmy Breeze Collection
We R Memory Keepers ~ Storytime Cloud Cardstock
Colorbok ~ Victorian Parlour Alphabet Stickers
Basic Grey ~ Alphabet Stickers bba - 4061
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Cross Set
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Watch Parts
Prima ~ Bebe - En Francais
Prima ~ Kennedy Vintage
Prima ~ Cottage Blossoms - Canary
Prima ~ Wildflowers Pillar Pack- white
Prima ~ Vivian Elizabeth
Prima ~ Guava Peony Brahms
Prima ~ Metallique Iron
Prima ~ Junkyard Findings - Industrial Lamps
Prima ~ Junkyard Findings - Vintage Trinkets Clock Faces
Prima ~ Junkyard Findings - Vintage Trinkets Clock Hands
Prima ~ Junkyard Findings - Typo Bulbs 2
Prima ~ Pebbles - Music Note
Prima ~ Vintage Trinkets Mechanicals Flowers 960407
Prima ~ Say It In Crystals - 551377
Prima ~ Say It In Studs and Crystal Flower Centers - Gray and Brown
Studio G ~ Metal Charms
Creative Charms ~ Vintage Brads
Tim Holtz ~ Tissue Tape - Sketchbook
Abaca Ribbon ~ Stash
Plastic Mesh ~ Stash
Golden Extra Coarse Pumice Gel
Liquitex ~ Gesso
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist - Cork, Graphite
Art@Glitter Mist ~ Copper
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage Embossing Enamel - Aged Black
Rub'n Buff ~ Grecian Gold
FolkArt ~ Metallic Sequin Black Enamel Paint
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Prima ~ Stencil - Netting
Sizzix Die ~ Branch w/Leaves
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue
Helmar ~ Zapdots, Black 1/2" Round
Helmar ~ Liquid Scrapdots
Glossy Accents
Zutter ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Distrezz-it-All
Ranger ~ Heat It
Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. This is so gorgeous! LOVING all the beautiful textures and colors!!!!!!

  2. This page is beautiful and inspirational. Thank you.

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet words, Kathy!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  3. LOVING that extra coarse pumice medium...DELISH- this whole page is perfect & a real testimony to the importance of your faith. I sooooo adore it:):) left some love over at Helmars, too;) !!!!!

    1. Thanks so much, Lizzy!! Thanks for the love at Helmar, too!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  4. Stunning! Love the scripture, details, texture and I need to put the Helmars on my supplies to purchase!

  5. This layout for OUAS is stunning, I LOVE the photo.. and how you have it framed and surrounded by beautiful embellishments looks wonderful.. I totally agree with your journalling too... and I shall pop over and check out the other layout too...

  6. wow everything about this is soooo WOW!!! love your texture and embellie picks!!!

  7. beautiful work truly Tracey. Can really identify with what you say about turning to God for wisdom instead of relying on our own.

    1. Thanks so much, Jelissa. Yes, God's wisdom leads me down the right path. :-) ~ Blessings, Tracey

  8. love your page!! amazing texture and the embellies look gorgeous. The photo is awesome too!

  9. Oh my gosh, I run out of adjectives to describe your work!! This is amazing!! All of the details are stunning!! I love the Prima light!! This is gorgeous!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Stunning page with cool details and great texture.

  11. Wow!! This is an amazing page Tracey!! Fabulous detail and awesome textures. Love your journaling too ... beautifully said! This is totally stunning with a capital S!! ox

  12. Stunning work Tracey. I love all the earthy colors and details.

  13. Wonderful projects!! I love this verse!!

  14. Wonderful projects!! I love this verse!!


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