Thursday, July 10, 2014

8 Years (Once Upon a Sketch July challenge)

The journaling challenge this month over at Once Upon a Sketch is Numbers.

When I started brainstorming about what to do with this challenge, only 1 number came to mind...


It's been 8 years since I met the love of my life and, ever, since my world is so much more beautiful...
a bit like this layout, full of purples and teals with a tint of sunshine!

Here is the beautiful sketch that goes along with the OUAS challenge:

Not only is the number 8 significant this year since we've just recently celebrated our 8th year anniversary, but also, 8 represents to me the symbol for 'ETERNITY', 
which is exactly how long i want to spend loving Yves.

To create my layout, i searched through my stash and picked out almost all of the chipboard 8's i could find, glued them on to my background and covered them in different paints and mists.

As much as i'm self-conscious about handwritten journaling on my layouts,
i decided to do just that as i find that it makes it all the more personal.

 Adding lots of layers with paper, tags, flowers and brads.

The picture used of Yves and I was developped using a yellowish tint which 
i thought went very well with the colors of the 7Dots Studio Illumination collection used.

I did some stenciling with molding paste on my background and 
added some cheesecloth and several layers of different mediums.

And one last look...

Thank you Once Upon A Sketch for the inspiration!


  1. Gorgeous! I love all the 8's on your back ground.. pretty colors too!

  2. Ah this is such an awesome layout Nicole and I love the 8's... perfect for eternity. The colours are just beautiful and I love the flowers. You rocked this one :) THanks so much 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. Gorgeous page! Love the purple tones!!!

  4. What a FABULOUS way to use up those alphas that sit there idly in the stash! They look brill....& GO YOU, putting your journaling there for all to see - I think it really adds to the story & makes more sense of your photo - which is lovely, BTW!!! OK, enough of me rattling on - so happy to see you once again with us at OUAS:):)

  5. Great project! I love the colors, so sweet!!! Congrats!!!