Sunday, April 21, 2013

My "Once Upon A Sketch" April Challenge

Hello there, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a layout to share
 with you that I based on the current challenge over at

As well as using this sketch, this months theme is
"The Best Day Ever".

This photo is a dear friend of mines daughter & it
 was taken on her sixteenth birthday.
When you turn sixteen you think you are so grown up,
she really thought it was her "best day ever". 

I have journalled on the back of the layout 
& I have placed it inside this clock face.
 I think this clock is symbolic
of time.

I have challenged myself to step out of my comfort zone &
do some more "modern" & "minimilist" layouts.
As anyone who is familiar with my work knows my style
is more "shabby chic". Well I think I have met my
criteria I set for myself & I have to say I am rather
pleased with the outcome & will definitely be doing more.

I have started off with one of these watery backgrounds that
my good friend Kim Price is so famous for.

This layout was also part of my April DT reveal over on the
Green Tara blog so naturally I have used lots of fabulous
Green Tara goodies including this gorgeous black & white
Herringbone ribbon that I have tied this bow with.

Some of the new Green Tara Burlap Trim in black.

Green Tara Roses & Suede Cord.

And of course lots of great 2 Crafty chippies including
this title "You". Love this font.

2 Crafty Gears & Cogs, assorted Arrows &
some of their mini Filmstrips.

Thanks for calling by.
Until next time.

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  1. Well done!!! I love the "change" - looking forward to seeing many more

  2. brilliant Di , love the richness and texture xoxo

  3. Amazing, love the boldness and all the elements they work so well

  4. this is so fantabulous! wow you outdid yourself. love those embellies that look like water drops. how did you do that are those glass beads or glossy accents gel. I would love to know what you used

    1. They are a glass bead Keren but you could do the same with droplets of Glossy Accents.

  5. Simply gorgeous, the blue is should step out of your comfort zone more often ;) Though I do love your shabby chic style :)

  6. Wow!! This is fabulous Di. Love the vivid blue and that belt buckle? Genius. All the elements just perfect. ox Marg

  7. This is stunning.. I really love these colors together, and love those little bead details..

  8. Divine. Love the pic and just love the blue background with the black elements.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous page! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  10. Just adore this layout Di, the colour is so striking and gosh I love those epoxy dots.

  11. Just like Keren, I was wondering about the glass beads. Stepping out of your box might have been challenging but boy is the result so worth the effort Di! The black and blue is such a striking combo and that striped ribbon is just the icing! Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous page with us at OUAS!

  12. simly WOW! colors, style, details- awesome! thank you so much for playing with us at OUAS!

  13. It is awesome! No wonder it was top five! I loved it!!!