Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch

Handmade by Suzanne is sponsoring the Once Upon A Sketch challenges this month and a couple of the DT members have played along. You can see all the layouts here.  It's a gorgeous sketch and I loved the challenge. If you would like to play along, this is what you have to do:
December 1st Challenge

Journalling Criteria/theme: The thing I look most forward to in December.

Write at least 2 sentences on what you look forward to in the next month. December is a festive month so your journalling could be about the Christmas season, the holidays, the presents or if you do not celebrate Christmas what does December bring for you that you look most forward to? Note:You layout DOES NOT have to be about Christmas! It can be about anything December brings.

Other ideas for journalling: an annual holiday or celebration, a specific event such as putting up the Christmas tree or pre Christmas traditions you might have leading up to Christmas, family time, snow covered fields or warmer weather, time off work, school holidays, change of weather, new season fruit.
And here is my take on the challenge. I've used the October Afternoon 'Sidewalks' collection and some of my favourite Green Tara Mini Roses. I've misted the paper doilies using October Afternoon Sprinklers 'Red Wagon'. Everything available from Handmade by Suzanne.
 And some close ups. :)

The winner of this challenge, as chosen by the Design Team, will win a spot on our Design Team for the month of January. As well as that, the winner will also receive a AUD$20.00 voucher (plus FREE shipping) to spend in the store at Handmade By Suzanne who is ALSO having a 20% sale storewide ALL of December!!
Here at Once Upon A...Sketch we LOVE to encourage EVERYONE to participate, even those that are fairly new to scrapbooking so this is why we like to offer some prizes for RANDOMLY chosen winner so that everyone feels like they have a chance to win!
One lucky person will receive this prize from Handmade By Suzanne!
And one lucky person will win this..
A set of My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper pads in 4 different collections.
Things to consider when playing along...
**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are allowed to create a card, layout or off-the-page item based on the provided sketch and additional journalling criteria. If you are creating a card or altered item you only need to include a quote.
**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable.
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on the sidebar of this blog using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there.
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight December14th, Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the winners and the Top 5 project will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
**You may enter as many times as you like and combine this with other challenges.
I can't wait to see what you all create with this sketch.  Thanks for visiting.
Until next time.
M xox


Kerryn said...

ohhhhh I love this Marelize! The bright red doily is perfect!

Jennifer said...

Love your take on this sketch and how you used the OA!! Just lovely!

donna said...

Your layout is gorgeous. 'sidewalks' is one of my favourite ranges at the moment
D xx

Rachael Funnell said...

Totally Sensational Marelize.....
I love how you have Used the October Afternoon - sidewalks!!!The matted of Red & the red Doilies look FAN FAB U LAS.......
Also the Fussy Cutting of the little boy & Girl playing with the dogs is SUPER CUTE!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Oooh this is so striking Marelize - just loving those spritzed doilies!! Thanks for playing along with us at Once Upon a Sketch :)

Chantelle said...

oh I love that paper range - you've worked it so well Marelize. Well done!!

Linda said...

Love this gorgeous colours in this Marelize...and the flowers are ooh so pretty! I wondered how you got your doiley so red...it looks fantastic (I think I might need to get some of the OA sprinklers - I only have TA glimmermist & I don't think it would cover as well as this!) Thanks for the inspiration :)

Kim said...

this is just lovely Marelize...and the subtle touch of paint is just perfect!

Cathy said...

Oh so beautiful Marelize.. love all the sweet details and the gorgeous pop of red.. so yummy!! Have a wonderful day :)) hugs

Felicity said...

Hello :) Just wanted to pop by and say THANK YOU for stopping by my blog and your kind kind words.

oooh I love that page too.. its just gorgeous.