This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Once Upon a Sketch - 01 Feb Challenge

Hi Everyone

Today I want to share with you my layout for the Once Upon a Sketch challenge. The criteria was as follows:

February 1st Challenge
Journalling Criteria/theme: LOVE
 and the sketch was this.

I actually have 2 loves in my life and that is my husband and my son. So I did a layout called - My Boys  - and is about these precious loves of my life.
The picture was taken at Umdloti Beach and so I wanted to definitely bring in a sea side theme to my layout.
It came together so nicely and here is my creation below.

Here is a close-up of the natural embelishments.

This is where I tell you that every single shell and piece of wood has been collected over the last 40 years by me and my family and this layout just seemed perfect to use them on. I love the natural feel that it gives the page.

Materials used:
Heidi Swapp - Sky School stripe paper
Dazzles Spray Ink
Basic Grey Chipboard stickers
Fancy Pants lettering
Scrapbook King rub on
Corrogated cardboard (whitewashed and browned)
Doodle Bug Design Swirl Stickers
Natural Twine

Thank you for stopping by today..
I hope you had an awesome Monday..
Take Care
Denise x


  1. This is gorgeous I love the theme of the seaside.

  2. Beautiful. I really love the natural embellishments. Thank you for visiting my blog earlier, Denise.


  3. And now I'm following you as well. Keep on inspiring me, Denise :)


  4. Brilliant! Love your use of the shells on the page! Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

  5. Gorgeous layout and genius use of the shells, love it's earthy feel and superb photo. Thank you for sharing with us at
    OUAS and good luck.


  6. Great embellishments, perfect for your LO. Lovely layout, thanks for joining us at OUAS, Channa

  7. Love this layout - the soft colours are beautiful!

  8. WOW!!!! This is just the perfect use of natural embellishments!! Your page is fabulous!!! Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

  9. Good morning Denise! Lovely layout with wonderful natural embellishments! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!