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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Once Upon a Sketch - Feb 15th Challenge - Greek Islands

Hi Everyone

I hope you had a super week and are relaxing, creating and enjoying the weekend.

I have been busy this week with various projects, some that I am not able to share at the moment, but here is one that I can share with you.

This was the challenge sketch.

Here is my take on it.

This layout was sort of an experiment, but think it came together in the end. I used mosaic tiles and 7 Gypsies Mykonos papers and printed olive branches.  Now the story of the olive branches is interesting as they were on a serviette, and I cut them out, scanned them.  Then I printed it again, and cut out the design again.  I think they actually came out really well. The bricks are hand drawn and painted.

In anycase, one of my dreams is to have a relaxing, beach holiday on one of the Greek Islands.  I would love to eat their beautiful olives, drink their lovely wine and just be a Greek for at least 2 weeks on the beach! I hope that it will one day come to fruition. This is what this layout is about - I can dream!

Here are 2 close-ups below.

Thanks for coming by to visit today.
Enjoy the weekend.
Denise x


  1. Denise I totally love your experiment!!! it really came out so nice! I love the way you pulled through the theme of your LO. wonderful!!!!

  2. Beautiful mosiac. Love this! So creative!

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  4. Ah're an angel! Thanks so much!

  5. Hello from Greece !!! Yes the Greek Islands are indeed beautiful and I do hope someday you get your wish. beautiful layout and clever use of the napkin, pretty bright colours and love your hand painted bricks Thank you for sharing with us and good luck.


  6. Hi Denise!! Your layout celebrates my country and that's enough for me to be delighted!! What an idea (this refers to the olive branches). You have embellished your page with the true greek colours, I love it!!! I hope one day you will come to Greece and live your "two-week greek dream" soon!!! Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

  7. Fabulous layout and perfect color combi! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  8. Super ideas on this layout!!! The olive branches came out great--I never would have guessed that they are scanned images from a napkin! I love the "brick" background, the tiny glass tiles, the mixed fonts, the layered borders...all these little details make your layout shine!

  9. Denise! wow wow wow greetings from Greece!
    I love your layout I love the elements you have used just fabulous....I truly hope your dream comes true and you visit our beautiful country!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Once UponA...Sketch

  10. Lovely! Thanks so much for joining us on OUAS! And if you ever do get the Greece, don't forget to let us know you are coming ... lots of crazy Greek scrapbooking gals here!!!