Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Once Upon a Sketch

Enjoying a scrappy day today I decided to play along with the sketch on 
It was also a great opportunity to play with papers from the 
Marion Smith Designs 'Nirvana' range
ooh I had fun !!!!


acetate clock face & satin lace trim tucked under 
brick work is sprayed & splattered with walnut ink
die cut leaves inked with versamark
fussy cut rose 
inked leaves 
chipboard finials inked
 using this quote by Santosh Kalmar: 
'Every day is a JOURNEY filled with twists & turns
Every day if you smile you will feel alive'.

I felt this was a perfect quote for my daughter 
who faces most adversities with a smile
my journalling is too personal to share, so is hidden 
the decisions she is making for her future are a huge step, not without hurdles, 
I feel she will bound over them & succeed .
 products used: Marion Smith Designs, Imaginarium,Teresa Collins, BG,Cottage Cutz, Versamark, 
7gypsies, Kaiser & my stash

thank you for calling by 
happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette


  1. Beautiful Layout and tribute for your DD, love the papers and brick work and the flowers.. gorgeous Annette!

  2. wow Anette! This is fantastic! Is it OK if I repost this on FB to show how you used the Nirvana collection with the OUAS sketch? Great work!

  3. I agree with Lizzy a truly wonderful tribute to your DD...Such amazing texture and colour, not to mention the layers and I love that you wrote that quote on the bricks. This is so beautiful Annette I wish her all the best for the future. Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS this month :D

  4. What a gorgeous page, Annette!! Your love for your daughter just shines so brightly on this LO!! I love how you wrote your quotation on the stenciled bricks!! Thanks for sharing that you included the personal hidden journaling. Thanks for joining us for the October Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge! I hope you’ll stop by our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page to share your layout there. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  5. Wow, both the background work and details on this layout is awesome. - a kind of busy, but it still doesn't "kill" the purpose of this page. Beautiful work.
    Thank you for joining us at OUAS in October!

  6. Incredible details and that quote is perfect too. Your daughter sounds like she has the right attitude to life! Thanks for joining us this month at OUAS

  7. Super super beautiful page Annette! that collection is just the yummiest and you have showcased it to perfection. LOVE your layers and background work! Thanks ever so much for sharing it with us at OUAS!

  8. Beautiful layout. Your love for your daughter shines through. I love the brick element and the fact that you wrote in the bricks! Just beautiful! All the best! Please come visit sometime! :)

  9. gorgeous LO! so much textures and details!
    thank you for joining us at OUAS!

  10. What an amazing page this is - gorgeous textures and I love how you have journaled on the brickwork. Fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us