Tuesday, 2 July 2013

OUAS - July challenge

Hello lovelies

The school holidays have been a bit of a flop so far - miserable weather teamed with illness, doth not a happy house make!

If it's wet in your part of the world, and have some time for craftiness, Once Upon A Sketch has a smashing challenge for July. This is my take...

Journalling Theme: "Grow"

Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch.

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.

I wanted to use this quote as it really sums up Erin's personality. She has a devil-may-care attitude at times. Some days it drives me mad, other days I wish I had her tenacity and lust for life!

I've used this gorgeous Imaginarium Designs 6x6 Honeycombe cutting a section, splitting the hexagons out, then misted with 2 shades of Color Shine, Gold Lamé and Bronzer. I've used the grid as a stencil and trimmed some hexagons out of some Bo Bunny Double Dot. Some of these I've raised on foam tape and others I used as a backing in the negative space.

The middle photo opens to reveal my journalling.

A pretty Amy Tan stamp, some 'aged' hexagons and some shadow stamping from the left over grid.

Materials used: Paper: Prima Engraver Cesello, Bo Bunny Double Dot Pink Punch. Lilac card stock. Embellishments: Imaginarium Designs Honeycombe, Color Shine, AC Thickers, resin flower, Silhouette Cameo

This is the sketch. Entries can be linked up on the sidebar. Entries close midnight, 25th July.

Thanks for popping in!


  1. beautiful work Chantalle...love it..xx

  2. Chantal, We love your layout, it's so beautiful!!


    Beatriz y Lorena

  3. what a great take on the sketch - love the journal work and the hexagons - i think I have that chipboard - must put it too use :)

  4. Beautiful take on the challenge! I absolutely love that title and what it means!

  5. Absolutely amazing!! Love this!!

  6. Hi there sweet crazy girl!! Thank you so much for your continuous support on my blog. You're a honey. xx
    Your layout is amazing. I love your journaling under the photo and the great title work! :)

  7. The title looks awesome! If only we could all be a bit carefree sometimes. Love it!

  8. Chantal's this is stunning !!! I love your title and the cool hexagons. The colours look amazing with your sweet photos too :)

  9. Oh wow. This is super cool. Love the cool colours and how you've hidden your journaling! :)

  10. Jeez girl, you can do no wrong :) this is so awesome!

  11. Shame man...sorry to hear the family is unwell and has been wet outside! We also have winter holidays here and the sun has been shining beautifully the last 2 weeks! The kids are having a ball! ;-) Great page and love the sentiment...such sweet photo's too!

  12. Cool LO Chantalle, loving the hidden journaling!! Hope your are all on the mend soon :)

  13. Oh wow what a funky layout!!! Love this, Chantalle! :D


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