Wednesday, March 28, 2012

You Are My Song (Authentique & Scrap It With A Song Challenges)

If you've ever had the chance to create with Authentique Paper, then you will agree that they are authentically GREAT!  Thick and textured, perfect for distressing, amazing colors and patterns...  that is what Authentique Paper has to offer.

For a while now, i had been holding on to whatever little i could buy at my LSS of the Uncommon collection, scared to use these papers on a layout that would be unworthy of their elegant beauty.  Well, i finally decided to take a creative risk, and i have to say that it worked out pretty well.

Using the March Sketch Challenge as inspiration, 

i created this pretty in pink layout:
The bird cage and the swirls are cut out of grunge board and covered with Distress Stain and black Stickles.  The bird, also grunge board, was painted white with a little touch of Perfect Pearls.  The music notes is Dusty Attic laser-cut chipboard.  The 'song' title is from Making Memories.


Apart from the Authentique sketch challenge , my creation was also inspired by the song "Moondance" by Van Morrison featured this month on Scrap It With a Song.  Being a huge music fan and having always been extremely inspired by music, i just adore the idea behind this challenge blog and am so glad to have found them.  I plan to participate in their challenges regularly.

" ...and i'm trying to please to the calling of your heart-strings that play soft and low... "

Aren't these lyrics beautiful and romantic, and thus perfect for my layout?

Let me know what you think! :)


  1. Your layout is absolutely stunning!! I love everything about it - just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap it With a Song!

  2. Absolutely delicious to look at!

  3. So beautiful!! The details are really gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Scrap it with a Song.

  4. Beautiful page! I love the black stickles! Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

  5. wonderful...really...i love this page....Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

  6. Such a beautiful layout Nicole. Love the bling, stitching and layering. Thanks for playing along with Scrap it with a Song.


  7. Nicole, I just found your I'm new to your work. And I'm blown away by the layers of beautiful details! You are a romantice at heart, aren't you, Sister??!! Van Morrison's lyrics are indeed, romantic and perfect for your layout. I'll be back to check out your work again for sure...for now I'm off to check out "Scrap It With A Song"! Thanks for sharing your work and yourself!