Tuesday, 28 January 2014

it's okay my way-Once Upon A Sketch

This month at Once Upon a Sketch the topic was lesson learnt. . .I immediately knew what my lesson was. . .
This is my layout and this was the sketch we had to work with
The biggest lesson I've learned as of late is that I need to be myself when it comes to scrapbooking! I see all these designers with their gorgeous pages and I think I want to do that! Then some new technique comes out and I think I want to do that. Then I overwhelm myself and sit at my desk and just stare! I need to find my own way and accept what ever talent I have. 
I liked this technique I saw where you stamp with  acrylic silks so I gave it a try and I liked the outcome.
I used a Tim Holtz stencil and some Liquitex glass beads then went over it with red brick ink. The effect is thinner and you can see the glass beads. I love this look but unless you ink it, it doesn't stand out.
Using the same stencil I used moulding paste and did this border which you can see stands out quite a bit better. Probably used too much moulding paste but oh well. :)
Another stencil and inked with a Tim Holtz marker in worn lipstick. I used the 7Dots Domestic Goddess papers. I love the colors and you can bring in reds, pinks and oranges. I did a canvas border from Prima with a Lindys Stamp Gang mist in Black Orchid Silver. I love the sparkle of these mists and the way they spray (a new favourite for sure!). I used black to break up all the warm colors. I did my journalling on the back.
Last close up is the flower cluster. Mostly Prima flowers with a sprig from a Dusty Attic piece that I cut up primed, inked and then painted. That's it! Lesson learned be yourself. It's okay my way! :)
All the best!


  1. Love this - & it's so true....all those gorgeous looks & techniques out there...but it always turns out best when you stay true to yourself!!! LOOOOVE your flower clusters & the way you use masks....great close ups!!! So glad you joined us at OUAS this month. And if you haven’t already done so, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize!:):)

  2. Pam this layout is lovely and I think that this is something that many of us struggle with and I agree with Lizzy you have to stay true to yourself and your style... Taken me a long time but I think I am getting it too. :) I love the stamping with the silks. I have never seen those before :) the masking is lovely. A great page with loads of texture and colour and a good lesson... Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month.

  3. Wooo very very beautiful layout , so pretty !!

  4. I absolutely love all the different elements you have put in the layout and color scheme is beautiful. I am addicted to the torn and rolled edges but have to make myself to do some nice neat layouts too, thank you so much for joining my blog. I have joined yours and look forward to following you too. Ange xxoo

  5. First I want to thank you for your very heartwarming comment to my LO. This means a lot to me and encouraged me - although my hope will probably not be met....
    Well, but now to your wonderful work. I browsed through your blog and I´m absolutely thrilled! Amazing pages you make. I´ll come back for more inspirations!
    Viele liebe Grüße aus Deutschland :)

  6. Pam, your work is truly amazing. I always enjoy your creations!! So glad I got to know you through the work you shared at ScrapThat!! Yes, the freedom to create your own way is something we all need to be reminded of and to embrace. Thanks for your heartfelt and transparent journaling and page!! Thanks for joining us for the January Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for sharing your layout on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  7. Wow! What a stunning layout! Love all the shimmery details and texture! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Thank you so much for visiting me on my blog and your lovely comment. I like your creation very much so will follow your blog. Have a lovely weekend.

  9. Thanks for popping by :)
    Your work is really lovelyyy!!!

    Have a Fantastic February :)

  10. Beautiful lo, great colors ! Marta x

  11. this is so pretty! love it!!

  12. It certainly is ok your way! your work is beautiful, I have just scrolled through some of your posts and they are fabulous. The one of your Mum and Dad is really beautiful and a great photo. So keep doing it your way because it Rocks ! Thank you for visiting my blog and I am glad I found yours

  13. Beautiful page! Love the stamping and stenciling work you did.
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and following me too! :)