Sunday, 17 February 2013


Hello again! I have been making a lot of cards lately and felt it was time to create a layout. The layout I am sharing with you follows the sketch from Once Upon A Sketch. It's been a while since I have participated in one of their challenges and I really liked the current sketch. You are asked to follow the current theme of LOVE. You are free to scrap about any kind of love you wish however you like based on the following sketch. 

Ideas for journalling: love for your partner, family , parents ,siblings , children, work, students, craft, music, extra curricular activities. Whatever it is that you connect LOVE with.

I decided to create a circular frame. I used some chipboard and a EK Success curvey cutter to create my large circle. I used some Spellbinders dies to create two fleur de lis shape again out of chipboard. I painted all three pieces with gesso, then white paint and finally with crackle medium. I glued all together and had a vintage looking frame.

I used some more Spellbinders dies to die cut some flourishes. I repeated the above steps but didn't add crackle medium. I simply inked the edges with brown ink to create an aged look. For my title, I used a layer of gesso, inked it with a deep blue distress ink and finished it off with the crackle medium.

The papers I used are from Meg's Garden. The collection has some lovely papers that you can fussy cut from. I'm not as accurate as some designers, but I managed to use some in my LO. I used one of the 6x6 papers to add my journalling.

Here are some more close ups....


Paper: Meg's Garden Forget Me Not Collection 2, DCWV neutral stack

Ink: Distress ink Faded Jeans, ColorBox chestnut roan

Other: WOW Family, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis motifs and Twisted Metal Tags, Jo Sonjas crackle medium, gesso, Kaisercraft white paint, Distrezz It All, Prima distressing tool, Green Tara flowers, EK Success Curvy Cutter, seam binding, paper doily, chipboard 0.6mm

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Oh this is gorgeous Cathy, so many special touches.. I love your circle and the die cut flourishes look wonderful.. beautiful take on the challenge!

  2. Just beautiful!! Love all the pretty details!! Great family picture too!

  3. I love your interpretation of the sketch, Cathy as well as the colours you used!! The circular frame looks fantastic, it was the first thing that caught my eye! Lovely work! Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

  4. You added some great texture to your chippies. Wonderful photo & great job on interpreting the challenge & sketch. Also your handwritten journaling adds a more personal touch to this page. Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

  5. Gorgeous layout! Love the colors!

  6. Your page is awesome! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!


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