Friday, 1 March 2013

It's the weekend...

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It's almost the weekend again! Hopefully the sun makes a full appearance at some point (so we can swelter in the humidty from all the rain, hehe!)

It's a new month, which means a new sketch and theme at Once Upon a Sketch!

This is the fab March sketch Nadia has put together for all of us to play with...

Theme: "Its The Weekend!"

 What does your weekend look like? 

Maybe you work, or run around like crazy taking your kids to activities etc. Lunch with friends? Movies? Dinner? Or maybe you do all the exciting stuff like ...clean the house, tend to the garden , kinds birthday parties. You might like to tell us of an exciting weekend coming up, or a weekend past. Maybe a weekend getaway? Whatever it is that you want to tell us that has to do with the theme "Its The Weekend" we would love to hear it. 

Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below. 

Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . You are allowed to journal in any language but please tell us where on your page we will find your journalling. Remember journalling has to be a bit more than a title, or a generic comment. Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.

This is my take on the sketch. I love the sense of 'freedom' that the weekend brings. I chose to use an image of a sea gull in flight, as it represents that feeling of being 'liberated' from the week's demands and because we quite often find ourselves at the beach on the weekends!

For my title, I've used an Imaginarium Designs chipboard phrase. I'm quite enjoying learning how to work with chipboard. It's difficult to see the actual effect in this photo, but after priming it with Gesso, I inked it with a bright magenta. There were a few spots on the phrase where the colour didn't take, so I chose to re-ink the 'gaps' with orange. The subsequent result looks a bit like it's been spray painted. Quite cool!

I've also 'linked' the two words 'Happy' and 'Days' with a gorgeous little Webster's Pages bird charm, to tie in with the image I've used.
I cut those fabulous chevron cards with my Silhouette. (The die cut is available at their online store.) I've used the negative space in the cards to tuck various bits, including my journaling.

I've used a couple of the little Sn@p Life bits along with that yummy heart badge - part of the new collection at Greatest View.

Products used: Kaisercraft card stock, sewing machine, Silhouette Cameo, Imaginarium Design chipboard phrase, October Afternoon 'Midway' cardstock stickers, Sn@p Life! cardstock stickers, Dear Lizzy 'Neapolitan' paper, Greatest View flair, Glitz Design Washi, Webster's Pages charms, Amy Tangerine 'Let's Go' flair, Pink Paislee 'Artisan' mistable chipboard arrows, Tattered Angels in Charcoal & Strawberry Shortcake

Till next time!


  1. NOw that large photo just looks fantastic, and I love how you have teamed it up with the brights !!!

  2. It's been so long since I played at Once Upon a Sketch. I love this challenge's theme, so I think I might have to get back into it! The picture on your layout is gorgeous!!

  3. This is a new fav of mine Chantalle - I saw it over at OUAS and fell in love with it. That photo is stunning and I love all the cute little elements that you have used to highlight it :)

  4. Aaaah so love your styling Chantalle! Love this layout and that photo certainly takes one to a more relaxed feeling and place! Love this page! I am busy with my OUAS page too and hope to have it finished today...but it's turning into a bit of a mission!!!! LOL

  5. Oh my gosh I love this! It has such a gorgeous peaceful feel to it.


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