Monday, February 18, 2013

Everlasting Love (OUAS & Zeus and Zoe Challenges)

I have been very busy creating these last couple days.  DT & GDT projects, challenges, future publications... I cannot wait to be sharing all my creations with you.

First on the list is this layout inspired by both the Once Upon A ...Sketch and the Zeus and Zoe February challenges.

At Once Upon A ...Sketch, the challenge this month was to create a love-themed layout based on this  beautiful sketch by Nadia Cannizzo:

At Zeus and Zoe, the challenge was also "LOVE" and since love is, by far, my favorite scrapbooking subject, it was a challenge i couldn't pass up.  In fact, this is my second entry at Zeus and Zoe for February.  You can click HERE to see my first entry.

I used to write a lot of poetry in the past, most of it not so happy.  Since it was mostly sadness that was my muse back in my most prolific writing days, ever since i met Yves and i have found happiness, i have to say that my poetic mind is not as active any more.  Once in a while though, my love for him has to be put on paper and that's what i did for this layout.  I wrote a poem... a HAPPY one! :)
 As a keepsake, my poem is now folded up and tucked behind our picture and the little enveloppe:

I used a lot of chipboard on this layout, namely Dusty Attic and FabScraps.  I covered every piece with white gesso, then a couple coats of acrylic paint.  I then dabbed it with Mustard Seed and Brushed Corduroy distress inks and added a finish of SmoochGlitz for the sparkle effect.

The metal birdcage charm is from Prima and was a bronze color and to make it blend a little better with my layout, i gave it the same treatment as the chipboard.

Flowers are a blend of Prima and KaiserCraft.  I dabbed them all with a little distress ink and SmoochGlitz.

I really love the monochromatic look of this layout and i think it would look great in a frame.  I think i know the perfect spot where to hang it in our house.  I'm very grateful for the inspiration! :)

Check out both the Once Upon A ...Sketch and Zeus and Zoe blogs!  They always have wonderful monthly challenges, fabulous DT reveals and awesome prizes up for grabs.


  1. Just beautiful Nicole, love the colours and your poem is so special.

  2. Wow! This is just gorgeous! Love everything about it! Thank you for playing along with us at Zeus and Zoe

  3. What a sweet heartfelt page--so glad you've found happiness now & have expressed it so creatively in the form of a poem. Excellent placement of embellishments & I love the texture you've given your chippies! Great interpreation of the challenge & sketch. Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

  4. Gorgeous LO Nicole, your altered chippies are beautiful and I love the monochromatic tones!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS and ZZ!

  5. Lovely page, I like the chipboard on the back of it, like Kay said, it gave your layout texture and depth! Thank you for playing with us at OUAS!!!

  6. breathtaking - one of my new faves of yours!

  7. Love, love, love it!!!! Absolutely gorgeous and so romantic!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  8. Such a beautiful, elegant page with so many pretty details. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Zeus and Zoe