Who can resist Once Upon A Sketch?
Here at Scrapstorian we love the Once Upon A Sketch (OUAS) monthly challenges; both the sketch and the amazing submissions from all over the world are an inspiration. If you are looking for some insight on how to bring mixed media techniques to your scrapbook pages – this is the blog to check out!
Now remember OUAS does not just post a sketch challenge though, they include a theme and journaling component, which I think is a really cool twist. This month’s theme is “Totally addicted to ….”
Here is the OUAS Sketch challenge:
At first I was thinking coffee, volleyball, scrapbooking, hiking but when I started looking through photos, I kept coming back to an engagement photo of my fiancé and I laughing. I am totally addicted to him and how much he makes me laugh; that felt so right for the theme so I went with it! Here is my take on the sketch:
Here is a close up of the hidden journaling I have tucked behind the photo with a little tab, outlining how and why I am so addicted to my fiancé – a sweet little message to look back on in the coming years.
Supplies: American Crafts Textured Cardstock (white), Echo Park Yours Truly (Love Notes), Ranger Ink Distress Ink Pads (fired brick), Heidi Swapp Color Shine (black velvet), and Heidi Swapp Embellishments and Stickers
For me, the OUAS design team layouts are as intimidating as they are inspirational; I love them but just never know if I could replicate all the layers, texture and detail. I wanted to challenge myself for this one, and let go of the idea that it had to look like any other layout. I started with white cardstock and played with as much paint, texture, mist and ink as I wanted to. (I got a little preoccupied, though, and completely forgot the journaling prompt! Oops.) Here’s the result:
Supplies: unknown white cardstock, Liquitex gesso, Martha Stewart Crafts White Texture Effect, Art Advantage Gouache, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil (Rays), Artist’s Loft watercolours, Faber-Castell Gelatos, Tim Holtz Distress Paint (Picked Raspberry), Fancy Pants Designs Be Loved ephemera, Scraptastic cut aparts, Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper 6×6 paper, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine (Peach), Dylusions Ink Spray (Vibrant Turquoise), My Mind’s Eye Follow your Heart paper, Pink Paislee Colour Wash tag, Stampin’ Up! punch, Martha Stewart Crafts punch
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil (Bubble), Random Flowers complimented by Recollections mini brads , CTMH Waxy Flax (Brown), Heidi Swapp Heart, Tim Holtz Film Strip, random hat pins and embellishments from my collection
Thanks again OUAS for another great sketch challenge!