Monday, 17 March 2014

reflect - once upon a sketch challenge

Hey - two posts in one day - that's amazing ...... but I wanted to share my page for the Once Upon a Sketch challenge - I always find the sketches so pretty to work with and with a theme to go along with it - that's a great combination to create your page ☺
So here is the sketch - the theme is a quote: you only live once but if you do it right once is enough. I've not used the quote directly on my page, but was definitely inspired by it!

 And here is my page:
 My son has been using my camera, so I have heaps of photo's to work with lately.  He needed to do portrait style for a digital media project, so he found me willing to be his subject!  I don't often create a page about me - but with a photo in hand and a great challenge theme, I took the opportunity ☺ 
I've used some papers from MME - Izzy collection, Prima & Manor House Creations blooms and mixed media products.
Here are some close-up's:
 I don't often use many flowers on my pages so this was a fun time to use heaps of them ☺  You can also see an Ornate frame peaking out from behind the photo - these are by Manor House Creations and are so pretty.
The sticker letters are by Heidi Swapp - B & W Epoxy sticker letters.
 Some more blooms and my journal work!!
Just some thoughts to reflect on - my little word for 2014 is 'gratitude' so I wanted to bring this in my scrapbooking as well.
I've used a white paper bag to matt my photo - it's easy to distress and curl the edges.

I had a great time creating this page and am loving mixed media and incorporating it on my pages. 
Thanks for coming by ♥

9 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

This is simply gorgeous....great shot of you - handy boy to have around!! And I am LOVING your flowery page...gorgeous colours, too.....fab journaling....it just ticks all my boxes! So glad you joined in again this month at OUAS!!!!

Adriana B said...

totally gorgeous page, your photo and all the flowers look amazing :)

Sonia said...

What a beautiful photo of you. I find a little uncomfortable to scrap a photo of myself but we should all do it every now and again, right? Love the colours and I particularly like the use of the white paper bag. Lovely.

Val Thorpe said...

Chantelle, this layout is stunning. I absolutely love the colours and the painterly effects are lovely... love the little pops of stencilled gesso. Just so pretty and so subtle and an absolutely stunning pic of you. Great words to live by to. Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS this month. Please remember to load your layout onto our OUAS FB page for another chance to win a prize....
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Once-Upon-A-Sketch/150044095058422?ref=hl

Lizzyc said...

This is really beautiful.. that photo is gorgeous.. love all your flowers and what a great interpretation of the challenge too..

Tracey Sabella said...

Chantelle, what a gorgeous page all about you!! How wonderful that your son is providing you with such amazing photos! What a beautiful background and color combination and adore how you included your journaling in your page design!! I’m so glad you have joined us for the March Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for sharing your layout on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Jelissa Mei said...

us scrappers rarely have projects featuring ourselves, and it's wonderful to see you sharing that with us at OUAS. Love love the colours and the little details!

Jelissa Mei said...

us scrappers rarely have projects featuring ourselves, and it's wonderful to see you sharing that with us at OUAS. Love love the colours and the little details!

Patricia said...

Oh may I please borrow your son for a while??? Lol, so good that you now have some photos of yourself to scrap...You did an amazing job on this one, loving all the different layers and bits and pieces, and your journalling is just spot on! Thank you so much for joining us this month at OUAS!!!