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.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Prep School - OUAS October Challange

Hello Everybody

I had had quite a restful weekend. Even though I did a class yesterday, I have managed to actually rest and just spend some time reading a magazine etc.  That is the first in a looooong time! Think I definitely need some more ME time every now and then!

Anyways, I eventually got to photograph this layout, as yesterday afternoon was so dark and overcast, that I could not get it done.

Here was the sketch first and challenge quote.

great life quote.

And here is my take on it.

I had got this photo from my Mom a few weeks ago and really wanted to scrap it, as this was a really poignant year in my life - Grade 1 - first year of school. Looking back it was the captured moment of a sweet, innocent girl and the start of a great school career. I enjoyed school and so I can look back fondly at this moment and photo!

I used Pink Paislee Old School paper and accents, as well as Basic Gray Oxford chipboards, with some October Afternoon and & Gypsies stickers too. The flowers are Prima and Petallo.  I did some painting and stamping on the background and like the oldy feel of this layout.

Here are close-ups for good measure.

Lastly, a close-up of the journalling.

Can you remember that first year of school?
Maybe the thought is inspiration for a layout....

Hope you have a super Sunday afternoon!
Thanks for visiting..
Denise x


  1. Great page! I love the shape.

    Hope you get some more time to relax soon!

  2. adorable! Thank you so much for playing with us at OUAS!

  3. I hear you on getting more me time :-)

    Fab page - love how you used the shaped paper as your background and the details are perfect for a school layout. Great take on the challenge, too!
    Thank you for sharing with us at OUAS!

  4. What a great fun layout! So many wonderful details!

  5. Gorgeous page! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  6. What a sweet layout Denise! Love the layering and the paint!!

  7. Ohhh I love how you have created this page, its just gorgeous!! WOW!

  8. Great details in your page!

  9. Wonderful creation! I admire your page! Page turned touching, bright and very emotional!

  10. love your off the square LO, Denise! you pulled the school theme here so perfectly making very classy project! absolutely gorgeous! the photo of you is so sweet! seeing young you I can say that your son really looks like his dad :-)))
    thank you for playing with us at OUAS!