Once Upon A Sketch – June 2013

Posted by on 25 Jun 2013 in Pocket Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking | 12 comments

I had a fabulous time creating this layout of Naomi-Jon and my obsession with photographing her.  (I will return in the next few days to reveal where and when I created this layout, and with whom)  I have used the Once Upon A Sketch June sketch created by the fabulously talented Nadia Cannizzo.  I have used a tonne of Prima flowers as usual with a bit of mixed media goodness on the background.

Our Precious Girl by Alicia Redshaw

I have turned the sketch on its side to start with and created a mat for my main background (as I usually do).  The background has some mist droplets and splats of Distress Stain.  I have also coloured the Chipboard with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain, before adding some mist droplets.

Our Precious Girl by Alicia Redshaw

I have hidden some twine under my flower clusters so that it just peaks out in loose random loops.  For a softer finish I have used Prima Chalk Edger in Shabby Tote, instead of my usual Versacolor Pinecone.

Our Precious Girl by Alicia Redshaw

My journaling reads:  “Having such a beautiful daughter has lead to my most precious and addictive guilty pleasure of photographing every moment of her precious life.  She doesn’t mind as she shares my second guilty pleasure of Scrapbooking girly style layouts.  Which requires many many beautiful girly photographs of…our precious Naomi-Jon.”

Our Precious Girl by Alicia Redshaw

My Mum has also created a layout, of my youngest son, with this sketch which you can see here.

Our Precious Girl by Alicia Redshaw

And now for the fabulous sketch that I have used, along with the topic of a Guilty Pleasure:

Once Upon A Sketch - June 2013

Supplies I have used:
Patterned papers, flowers, mesh trim – Prima
Lettering – Prima (our), ScrapFX (precious), American Crafts (girl)
Pin – Maya Road
Chipboard Butterfly – Imaginarium Designs
Doily – Bo Bunny
Twin – My Minds Eye
Bling – Kaiser (swirl), Papermania (dots)
Mist – Shimmerz Vibez (Abominable Blue, 24 Karat), Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst (Alpine Ice Rose)
Paint – Tim Holtz Distress Stain (Bundled Sage, Tarnished Brass)
Ink – Prima Chalk Edger (Shabby Tote)
Punch – Martha Stewart
Pen – Project Life by Becky Higgins
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  1. Absolutely gorgeous page! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  2. So many beautiful details on your gorgeous LO Alicia, love it!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS!

  3. Such a lovely and sweet layout!!Taking pictures of this pretty face is definitely a guilty pleasure.Thanks you so much for joining us at OUAS

  4. Hi there Alicia! fab seeing both you and Mar joining in this month! fab fab colours and details on your page, absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OUAS!

  5. Oh I love this layout. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS

  6. This is oh so very girly and gorgeous.

  7. You know how much I love creating flower filled girly pages Dawn, see you next week

  8. Thank you Kim, I love it too – it is definately my current favourite

  9. Thank you Eila, Mum and I love to create even though we have very different tastes and styles most of the time

  10. Thank you Elena, Naomi-Jon grows more beautiful each day – I will never grow tired of admiring her and photographing her

  11. Thank you Cathy, it is the creation of the details/layers that I enjoy the most

  12. Thank you Efi, and thank you for visiting my blog

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