Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mermaids (OUAS Sept 15th Challenge)

One of my favorite challenge blogs is, without a doubt, Once Upon a ...Sketch! They always have fabulous prizes and amazing inspiration from their very talented DT.  Despite the fact that i am not able to dedicate as much time and energy to scrapbooking lately (because of a little interlude with my staircase!), I had a little time to play along with their September 15th challenge which asked to journal at least 2 lines directly on the photo used and to use this sketch as inspiration.
This is the layout i made using Creative Imaginations' beautiful Beach Cottage collection which i had been dying to use ever since i bought it!  It is a double-pager, and the left side is based on the sketch.

These pictures date back a few years, but are very special to my heart... one of my very best friends Line (whom i met during my University days and we stayed friends ever since) and myself on the beach in Nova Scotia where she lives.
The beautiful quote i used on the picture is a sticker that i just cut out in different strips to fit the space i had. 

 The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic, the bling from ZVA Creative and the tule flowers are from Maya Road.
I covered these intricate chipboard corner pieces with liquid glue, then sprinkled them with GlitterRitz to give them a sparkling ocean look.
Another sticky quote!

I thank you so much for looking and hopefully i can inspire you to create!

Make sure to check out Once Upon a ...Sketch! You'll fall in love just like i did! :)  For this challenge specifically (which ends on September 29th), you will all have a chance to vote for the winner and Top 5 projects on September 30th. Make sure to go vote for me!!!  I'll remind you with a blog post when the day comes!


  1. This LO is enchanting! Such beautiful details. I am in awe...

  2. wow...amazing detail and mermaid theme carried out in all.

  3. This is truly beautiful. You details are just divine, I love the photos and to put it all on a double LO. Fantastic.

  4. I love it! The layers, the mermaid, the embellishments-when you play-YOU ROCK!

  5. love this double page... gorgeous!

  6. Wow! This is so fairytale beautiful! Love everything about this! Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

  7. Gorgeous! I voted for you! Good luck!

  8. WOW what a great layout!!!
    I love those shells that you have painted pink!!!
    Look fabo
    Take care

  9. Hi .. this is gorgeous.. a wonderful take on take on the challenge.. love the beach theme...

  10. Absolutely LOVE that you turned this into a double. Amazing details