Monday, October 1, 2012

I'm Guest Designer This Month for Once Upon a Sketch!!

 
I hope everyone had a nice weekend! We had a wonderful Fall weekend with the kids, we spent the day on Saturday at Wonderland (a local theme park) with our girls and a few of their friends....took lots of photos (so I've got lots of fun pic's to scrap! :)
 
Today I'm sharing with you all a layout I made as Guest Designer for Once Upon a Sketch!  For those of you who are not familiar with this amazing sketch site, just click on the name above to take you to the challenge.  I love this challenge site because not only does it provide you with a beautiful sketch to work with every month, but it also encourages you to journal on your pages, in this way making your pages more meaningful!  Below you will find the sketch as well as the quote you can use on your page which you can use pieces of or in it's entirety.

I read the above words and thought, I would have to scrap about my oldest daughter who just started high school this year.  I'm just so very proud of her, the year has just begun but already in two of her classes (Math & English), the teachers have taken her work and held them up to her class as examples of what the students should be working to achieve!  I know I'm bragging here but if you are going to brag, let it be about your kids right? :)    Anyway, I love that Chloe is such a positive person, and that her focus is almost always on the good things, she never lets negative talk get her down or get involved in a lot of 'girly' drama.  She has a good head on her shoulders and a really awesome group of friends.
 
For my layout I used a bunch of my favourite products.  Some of the newest Websters Pages papers and embellishments as well as my favourite chipboard, Dusty Attic (Skeleton Clock Faces, Mini Birdhouses, and Arch WIndow Set #1).  The soft appricot pink blooms were made from one of the  WP Parkdrive papers, using the Spellbinders 'Rose Creations' die cut.  I just cut a bunch of the smaller sized flower shapes using the die cuts on the 'Margaret' paper.  I inked the centers of the cut flower shapes with a bit of Victorian Velvet Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I then lightly crinkled the petals to give them an embossed look (lightly spritzing the petals with water helps shape them).  I glue 2 layers of the petals together and added a small white rose bud to the centers.  Here are some close-up pics....
A really sweet blogger (Beverly) asked on my last layout about that butterfly (above) that I like to use on many of my layouts.  It is actually a butterfly that I had scanned from a Webster's Pages patterned paper that I just loved!  I made up a contact sheet with the butterfly in a whole bunch of different sizes that I could cut out to use on my layouts.  I especially like to use these butterflies on my Webster's Pages design team layouts, they just seem to go well with so many of Brandin's beautiful designs!  Here is a picture of my contact sheet, if you like you can right click on the picture and 'save it to your computer', then just print it out on a 8.5 x 11 inch piece of smooth white cardstock and use it to make your own butterfly embellishments :)
(right click on photo and save to your computer to print off and create your own butterfly embellies) 
Above is a close-up of the Websters Pages and Dusty Attic embellishments I used for this page....as well as the journaling I used from the Once Upon a Sketch journaling prompt (handwritten around the clock design) 
Supplies use for this page:
Patterned Paper:  Parkdrive and Royal Christmas Websters Pages collections
Cameo: Websters Pages Perfect Accents (from In Love Collection)
Stamps: Websters Pages Diamond Tag Stamp, Bo Bunny Midnight Frost and Et Cetera Stamps, Prima You-Frame-it Stamp.
Flowers:  Med. pink blooms are handmade using WP paper and Spellbinders Rose Creations die cuts, Large and tiny pink blooms are Prima as is the pearl flourish.
Other: Burlap, kitchen twine, bulk lace and pearl strands.
 
If you'd like to try out Nadia's beautiful sketch and quote and play along this month (and have a chance at the AMAZING prizes they offer, be sure to stop by her challenge site and link your work to the blog!)  Happy Scrapping! xo 

24 comments:

Sue said...

Another stunning layout. The detail never ceases to amaze me. Well done to Chloe for working so hard at school and being positive. It's not easy for youngsters these days with all the negative peer pressure.

Gerry van Gent said...

Gabi, Congrats on the GDT spot! Your take on Nadia`s sketch is simply breath-taking! Beautiful work, my friend!
Hugs ~Gerry~
xo

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Gorgeous page, I love the sketch and all the lovely elements!

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Gabrielle!!!

Ontem estava lembrando de você e quando vi sua postagem hoje fiquei muito feliz, pois considero seus trabalhos verdadeiras obras de artes. Sou apaixonada pelas suas criações. Esse LO ficou extremamente lindo!!!!

Beijos

morkaren said...

Der er ikke noget galt i at være stolt af sine dygtige børn, det er jeg også, flot LO og tak for sommerfuglene. knus morkaren.

Valdineia Anselmo said...

I thought transference love your butterflies, and you believe that I wanted the same thing, thanks!
Love, love, love, love, his work, good telos as inspiration!
Kisses!
Okay here it is more difficult to obtain materials, because they are extremely expensive, but one day I'll get there!
I'd be happy with his comment on my blog, it would be a very good opinion of another person I admire!
My blog is http://lembrancasempedacos.blogspot.com.br/

Romy said...

Wow, your take on the sketch is simply stunning! Such a gorgeous, elegant lay-out! I just love all the butterflies and wonderful DA chippies on your page. And thank you so much for the printable sheet of butterflies. I'm going to print it a couple of times, I think:)

Keren Tamir said...

Stunning as always Gabi!! Thank You for sharing your beautiful butterflies. I always wondered where you got them from. I thought they were digital but ow I realized u scanned them. TFS your beautiful LO

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous Gabrielle. You do the most stunning work with the Webster's die cuts.

Tzi said...

...this is soooo pretty!!!

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Tone-Lill said...

This LO here is just stunning. So any gorgoues details and embellishments. Love the background paper you used.
Thanks for sharing your butterflies, this is such a great idea and also to use for other "figures" as well to print.

Bente Fagerberg said...

Love your latest page Gabi,...and the others too of course... :o)So many beautiful elements to enjoy and be inspired by. Thanks so much for sharing your butterflies. You are very kind!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such an amazing page!! Such lovely elements put together so beautifully!! Thanks for sharing the butterflies!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

pattyo said...

Oh wow! Your work is always perfect! Love it!

beverleyhayne@bigpond.com said...

Gab., you sweet, sweet, girl!! I was just SO happy to find the butterflies on your blog! I now have them printed off (thanks for the instructions), am about to add tiny dots of KindyGlitz to one and add it to a layout on my desk, almost completed! You have made my day Gab., and am SO grateful.

Shell said...

Gabi this sketch was made for u LOL!! Beautiful page. So many gorgeous details. I especially luv the chippies & the cameo! Coongrats on the GDT spot! U have every right to brag about how wonerful Chloe is! She sounds like a total sweetheart!

Tanya S said...

What a fab sketch ! And your layout speaks in abundance of how great you are !Every little detail is awwe inspiring. Good job to your daughter,she is beautiful !!

ingrid said...

CONGRATS on the GDT spot Gabi!! just love your take on the sketch! xxx

Vicky Alberto said...

fabulous details as always :)

Amy T. :-) said...

Your pages are so stunning! I just took the Bo Bunny blog class of your Ambrosia album and I love it! So beautiful!!!

sixofone aka Leah said...

Another fabulous layout. You are right to brag about your daughter. I love the quote and will definitely be usin it soon

Nirupama said...

This layout is so gorgeous!

Music Mastering said...

nice one

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