Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January Once upon a ... sketch

 I so admire all of the beautiful layouts created at this blog, and decided to play this month. I particularly liked the journalling prompt - 'Hello 2012 or Goodbye 2011?' and the sketches are always inspiring.


I have used a smaller format for this layout because I really wanted the focus to be on my journalling. The Prima paper was ideal, just the right color and not too fussy, and I Glimmer-misted both my 2 Crafty alphas and the Rubyrock-it trim to match.

Shuffling through my drawers I found some felt that I stitched in concertinas and cut into simple flowers, fastening them with a Kaisercraft brad in the centre. 

I have wanted to try this stitch and rip technique for some time now (any excuse to do some stitching on my page) and found a great tutorial by Tiff Firth in an old Scrapbook Creations Mag - Volume 9, no. 6.
It's good to see my new Dymo labeller in use too, although I still have mountains of supplies to label for the kids' schoolbags.

Hope you  like it!


  1. Hi Felicity, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful work with us at OUAS. The stitch and rip technique looks fabulous

  2. This is delightful!! I love the smaller format here.Thanks for playing along at OUAS!!

  3. This looks wonderful. The blue and white is stunning and captures your photo. Thanks for joining us at OUAS.

  4. Beautiful layout Felicity! Thanks for playing at Once Upon a Sketch !!

  5. So beautiful! Good for you for trying out some new techniques and new challenges. Thanks for playing along at OUAS.


Please share the love and leave a comment...