Friday, 25 April 2014

Once Upon A ....Sketch Layout

Having a week off over Easter I decided to do some challenges and Once Upon A Sketch caught my eye.  I have always admired their sketches but have never had enough time with work to do a layout, the end of month always came around when I was part way through!!!!!  Anyway, this month is different and here is my take on the sketch -  my marriage certainly was an event that changed my life.  My journaling is on the back of the layout.

I used Heartfelt Creations Paper - and purple was the colour of my bridesmaids. The stencil on the background is Tim Holtz Stripes using Viva Modelling Creme - Mother of Pearl.  Here are some close ups:

I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals, Mountain Lavender Gold to cover the chipboard banner.  I then added some Aged Embossing Enamel.

The heart is cut from the Cheery Lynn Designs "Two of Hearts" die cut.  I then coated it with Dimensional Magic and sprinkled it with Martha Stewart coarse glitter whilst wet.  (hard to see on this angle)

the bird cage was done in the same way as the banner.  The bird was cut from a Memory Box Die cut - Resting Birds.  The lighter flowers are made from Modge Podge Melts and painted with Magicals.

The larger heart is also a die cut - Memory Box Bingham Heart. The background stamps are from Bo Bunny and kaisercraft. The hatpin is from Petaloo.

Here is the sketch that I followed.  Dont forget to go to Once Upon A Sketch Blog and check all the entries and DT layouts out.  They are awesome.

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Amazing LO! every details so beautiful! love it! Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

  2. OMG this is just gorgeous. I love the stripes down the page they are so beautiful and elegant. The hearts are just lovely and the flowers sumptuous ... a truly beautiful layout and perfect for a wedding. Love the photo. THanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month. Please remember to load your layout onto our OUAS FB page for another chance to win a prize. :)

  3. I am sooo glad you got a chance to join us this month at OUAS...magical page! The layers & mix of elements is stunning:):)

  4. Lynn, what a gorgeous wedding layout. Love the purple from your wedding colors and the touches of gold!! The delicate hearts are so gorgeous and love your creative use of embossing!! Thanks for sharing about your hidden journaling! I’m so glad you have joined us for the April Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for sharing your layout on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  5. Oh what a fabulous layout Lynn! I love the gold stripes and the textural details. Gorgeous!

  6. A super layout, love the purple and the stripes on the page, just the whole design, super!!