I'm happy to share with you today my take on 2 of my favourite monthly challenges.
Once Upon A ...Sketch's October challenge gives us this very pretty sketch designed by none other than OUAS owner Nadia Cannizzo and a journaling prompt entitled 'The women/girls in our lives...'.
And over at Scrap Around the World, we have this vibrant and glamorous mood board
designed by DT member Rachael Funnell to inspire us.
I thought that the 2 challenges complemented one another very well,
as the SATW mood board reminds me of everything girly
from the bright bold colours to the whimsical butterflies to the fabulous quote.
So why not gather up all this inspiration and make one fabulous layout based on both challenges.
As you can tell, the butterfly image from the mood board was my main inspiration and I decided to use lots of them on my page... a party of butterflies and of 3 little girls having a wonderful time together!
I added my journalling on the back of my layout, written all around the edges.
It tells the story of my nieces Ella and Daphne and their cousin Olivia who are inseparable
and who I hope will be best friends forever.
The quote used on my layout is a very famous one indeed, maybe a bit overused, but still so relevant.
This busy background paper is from Prima.
I added lots of stenciling with molding paste, silk glazes, paints and mists.
The beautiful blue butterflies come from Reneabouquets for which I have the pleasure of guest designing this month. This set is called Mystical Butterflies. You can see more of Renea's awesome handmade embellishments on the Reneabouquets' Website and Etsy Shop as well as on her FB page.
Don't forget that for the entire month of October, Reneabouquets is offering all of you a coupon code that is good for 10% off your total purchase. All you have to do is type GDTNICOLE in the coupon code section when you click through your order.
Thank you for visiting today!
Hopefully you'll play along with the SATW and OUAS challenges too!