Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Good Times (SATW & OUAS October Challenges ft. Reneabouquets Butterflies)

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!


  1. Really pretty layout! Love all the butterflies!

  2. Love all your butterflies! Great page, thank you so much for joining SATW this month!

  3. All the butterflies look really FANTASTIC... GORGEOUS page....Thanks you for playing along with this month’s moodboard over @ SATW..... :)

  4. Fabulous Nicole! Those butterflies are stunning and I think the quote is perfect! Thanks for joining in at SATW :)

  5. Just beautiful!! And they really do complement each other, the two sketches:):) Thanks so much for joining in with us at OUAS this month:):) And if you haven’t already done so, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize!

  6. oh wow! You really rocked with those butterflies; thanks for playing with SATW

  7. Beautiful layout. Love those butterflies and I love that quote! You can never hear it enough! All the best from SATW! :)

  8. I really love your take on the challenges and those butterflys look great against your background!!

  9. And almost forgot............... Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

  10. This turned out so beautiful and so colorful!! What a great take on the OUAS challenge!!