Tuesday, 25 February 2014

our story

 Hey everyone, posting two days in a row ........ that doesn't happen often!! ☺
I just wanted to pop in and share this page that I created for the Once Upon a Sketch challenge - yay, I had time to do a challenge ☺
Here is the Feb sketch and the theme is: totally addicted to ............
 and here is my page:
(I flipped the sketch over to one side so that I could use a vertical photo)

 I chose to use a photo of me and my littlest man.  He's five and a half and is very much an affectionate boy who loves giving me hugs and kisses as much as he can ♥♥
I'm cherishing these moments - he's just started full-time school and they grow up way too fast.
I've dabbled in a bit of mixed media for this page: layering paper, modelling paste, paint, mist and stamps.  I had so much fun and I think I should do this more often.
Here are some close-up's:
 The little banners are die-cuts from Teresa Collins - the He Said She Said collection.  I've also used stamps from the same collection.
 I've used one of the ornate frames by Manorhouse Creations - they are just so pretty.
Here is also my journal work which I've typed out with my manual typewriter.
 The pretty blooms are by Prima and Manorhouse Creations.
And here is a closer look at the texture.  The stencil is a WOW stencil called Moroccan which I've used with modelling paste.  I've created colour with paint and mists.  And I've also used some of my favourite stamps by Prima - Script stamp and the Stitched Circle stamp.

Thanks so much for coming by ♥ 


Lizzy Hill said...

Just STUNNUNG!!! And yes, please, more MM for certain:):) sooo happy to see you joining us at OUAS--- & don't forget to link it to our FB page for a chance at the giveaway prize over there:):)

Lizzyc said...

This is beautiful.. love the back ground details, adorable photo too.. wonderful take on the challenge...

Tracey Sabella said...

Chantelle, what a touching and beautiful layout!! Love the touches of mixed media and the pops of color pulled from this delightful photo. I just adore your sweet journaling too!! I’m so glad you have joined us for the February Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for sharing your layout on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Sonia said...

A beautiful layout. I love the colour combination especially. Gorgeous!

Val Thorpe said...

WOW! this layout just pops... that orange is just a hit of happiness. Love the photo it is very sweet.. the banner and flowers are stunning but that background is just awesome. Thanks for playing along with us a OUAS this month. :D