Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Once Upon A Sketch

 Good afternoon all...or good morning depending on where you are :)

My Internet is giving me some grief at the moment so hopefully I can share this layout I've created for the challenge blog Once Upon A sketch.

I loved the sketch it was right up my alley!
I did make a couple of changes though just to suit the photo I wanted to use.
Instead of using 2 portrait sized images I used 1 landscape.
I also did my major journalling on a tag I tucked in behind the photo on the right hand side and placed some smaller journalling where it says too on the sketch.
*PLEASE NOTE* - My white journalling pen died on me so I will have to go over the journalling on the tag when I get a new one!

To be honest this layout almost made the garbage bin as I just wasn't happy with the way it was turning out but by leaving it for a few hours and coming back to it refreshed I was able to see it from another angle and I managed to salvage it.
I'm really happy with the way it turned out. See what happens when you walk away and come back with a fresh mind?

I've used lots of different mediums for added texture and dimension. The foundation of the page was started with stamps, stencils, texture paste, gesso and Gelatos before I added my photo, patterned papers and little embellishments.

This photo I took just after our little grandson was born. In my husbands line this is 4 generations of Thomson males so a really special photo for our family.

As you can see by this detail shot there really is a tag with journalling on it LOL
You can also see the layering going on with the page. Just love how adding a few stamps, some texture paste and gesso really adds visual interest to a layout.

Here's the sketch:

Why not head over to the Once Upon A Sketch site and give this one a go?

Chat soon,
Sharryn xx


Lizzyc said...

This looks so lovely, what a precious photo.. love all the texture in your back ground!

Lizzy Hill said...

Well, I am Soooo glad this didn't go in the bin! I love it - all the lush texture behind...& the tweeks you have made to the sketch work perfectly!!! Thanks so much for showing us where you journaling is, too:):) and I'm sure you've already done it, but if you haven't don't forget to load this up onto our FB page:):) So happy to see you playing with us at OUAS:):)

Val Thorpe said...

I love this photo. I have just done one of my grandson, my son, his dad and his grandpa and it is just so special. I am so glad that you salvaged it. It is amazing what a break can do. I also think that we are way more critical of our own work. THis is a lovely layout. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month.

Maja Stokk / eyovine said...

Cool =) Love the background work. Thanks for joining in with us at OUAS.

Елена Смоктунова said...

Beautiful page!Thanks for playing along at OUAS.

Ольга Васильева said...

Beautiful LO! Wonderful photo! Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS this month!

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