Thursday, October 2, 2014

"Our Girls" Layout for Once Upon A..Sketch & Leaky Shed Studio

It's time for our Once Upon A. . .Sketch October reveal!! Our journaling theme this month is "The women/girls in our lives . . ."

I have four very special young women in my life, our four daughters. We had three girls then Joseph brought Rachel into our lives. This photo is from their wedding day with Rachel surrounded by her new sisters. We are so blessed by each of our girls. In addition to using Nadia's gorgeous sketch, I've featured several beautiful Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard pieces.

"Our Girls"
(Journaling on Back)

Journaling Theme: The women/girls in our lives . . .

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 your 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! 

October Sketch

I've flipped and rotated the sketch.

For challenge details, more design team inspiration, and to link your project go HERE.

My journaling is on the back of the page and says, "What a special day this was! Our three precious daughters became four when Joseph married Rachel. I love our girls and treasure our times spent together."

Tips and Techniques
I cut the Leaky Shed Studio Swirl Vine Corner in half, then painted it with Viva white Crackle Paint. When dry I dabbed with metallic teal paint and scattered on blue microbeads. It was a winter wedding, so I've included Leaky Shed Studio's Snowflakes. They are painted white and sprinkled with Twinkle Dust Glitter in Sugar Shimmer.

The flowers are dry brushed with teal paint and white gesso, while the background is splattered with more of the teal paint. The grey flower has microbeads adhered as well. I've tucked jewelry pieces and buttons here and there around the cluster.

Here's a side view.

The title is cut with my Silhouette Cameo. This Circle Arch Doily framing my photo is heat embossed with Fran-tage Shabby White embossing enamel.

The background is stenciled with the Tim Holtz Lattice Work Layering Stencil, painted, then dry brushed with gesso. 

You can stop by the OUAS blog to link your project HERE.

Leaky Shed Studio Products

Swirl Vine Corner
Six Snowflakes

Other Products
7 Dots Studio ~ 9th Wave - Deep Water
Prima ~ Firebird Teal #566500
Prima ~ Cabaletta A #561710
Prima ~ Pierott A #562083
Prima ~ Mini Sachet Pearl #566036
Prima ~ Olivia #571313
Prima ~ Hello Pastel #564568
Michals ~ Metal Embellishments - A Place in Time
Tonal Duets ~ Jewelry Findings
Maya Road ~ Vintage Pearl Roses
Button (Stash)
Provocraft ~ Art Accentz – Micro Beedz, Blue
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Stormy
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Mix’d Media Inx CHOX – Sage
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter – Sugar Shimmer
Liquitex ~ Gesso - Clear, White
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Viva ~ Crackle Paint - White
Pebeo ~ Fantasy Prisme - Moonstone
Pebeo ~ Fantasy Moon ~ Turquoise
Stampendous ~ Embossing Enamel - Shabby White
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Jacquard ~ Lumiere Halo Blue Gold; Pearl Turquoise
Ranger Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough; Pumice Stone
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine – Mint Green; Teal; Tinsel
Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz) ~ Layering Stencil - Latticework
Helmar ~ Gemstone Glue
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Liquid Scrap Dots
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design ~ 3 Tailed Chrysanthemum
Bickham Script Pro


  1. This layout is so beautiful! Those flowers are exquisite! And gorgeous photo too!

  2. LOOOVE ....gorgeous colours, fabulous flower cluster & the glittery bits are yummy:):) Lucky you having all those girls....we are such a boy dominated family. Including the dog!!!

  3. I always enjoy you post and your work so much I have no excuse for not coming here more often ............Lis

  4. Stunning design as always. Love the colour palette and the stunning flowers. A wonderful keepsake. Love how,you framed the beautiful picture. Tracy x

  5. Lovely layout and girls. They do look like!


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