Friday, 14 March 2014

Once Upon A...Sketch March Challenge

I'm back again with another piece of creativity for the March challenge over at Once Upon A....Sketch
A really nice sketch to work with this month along with the theme of "You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough".  I've turned the sketch on its side to accommodate my landscape photo.

Here is my take:

I've used some lovely Echo Park "Keepin' Cozy" paper collection, washi tape, 2Crafty chipboard, little wooden snowflakes & Kaisercraft stamps from Craft Queen. I've covered the snowflakes with liquid pearls. I've used a stencil on the background paper with some silver 3D paint. This paint is lightly glittered so you get a slightly embossed, glittery texture. 3D paint is also available at Craft Queen.

The clock signifies the new year ticking over, as the kids were celebrating New Year in Salzburg and the music notes represent the home of Mozart. The quote reads "Travelling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller".  In the bottom corner I've handwritten the first part of the Theme quote "You only live once".  Unfortunately there was no snow in the city for New Year much to their disappointment, but they still fell in love with Salzburg and made the most of their time in this beautiful part of Austria.

Thanks for looking :)


  1. Lovely layout Jo...Love the symbolism of the clock and the silver on the background paper is wonderful. Love that photo... so many cool details. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month. Please don't forget to load your layout onto our FB page for another chance to win a prize.

  2. Lovely take on the OUAS challenge Jo!
    The stamping with the 3D paint looks great :)
    And what a fantastic photo...

  3. Really lovely Kim, love the quote.

  4. Gorgeous! I'm loving that glittery so beautifully with the blues ----got a yummy feel to the LO...takes you right to Salzburg:):) Thanks for joining in at OUAS!!!

  5. Lovely to see these two young people exploring the world and your page showcases Salzburg beautifully. :D

  6. Jo, what a gorgeous page for this spectacular photo. Such a great shot of them and the background behind them looks like an amazing place to be! Love the sparkle of your stenciling!! I’m so glad you have joined us for the March Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for sharing your layout on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  7. Very cool page and the photo looks amazing! Thank you for playing with us at Once Upon A Sketch! Hugs!