Sunday, September 22, 2013

Its Fun Being a Kid - and a DT call for CSI

I finally found time to squeeze a challenge into our busy weekend. here is my take on the 'Once Upon a Sketch challenge:

The theme is 'Lucky' and not a day goes by that I don't feel blessed to have this little guy in my life! I tucked my journaling behind the top photo as it is a personal little message to Benji about how much he has enriched our lives and how very lucky I feel to be his mother (lots of soppy stuff that most boys love but prefer to be kept private lol). 
Anyway, I had fun making the starburst background with sprays, masks, washi tape and gesso.  I added the yellow stars using texture paste through a mask then spraying over the stars (with the mask in place) after the paste had dried. I matted my photos onto journaling cards that I had received in my Studio Calico PL kit and added frames, washi tape and chipboard elements to embellish. 

I cut the title on my Silhouette using chipboard - I really love the 2Crafty chipboard titles that I get in my design team kits, and I wanted to have a go at cutting my own. It worked really well. I used chipboard sheets that are sold specifically to be used in the Silhouette Cameo. Overall I still prefer my 2Crafty titles as they are thicker and less friable, but cutting your own is great when you need to personalise a page title or when you run out of other suitable phrases!

Oh, and did you know that CSI is currently running a design team call. If you would like to be on the DT for this awesome challenge blog check out the details :

Photo: have a couple more weeks to solve Cases for the CSI design team call... Info can be found here:

I have been on the CSI DT for the last 6 months and I can honestly say that I have loved every moment!

Hope you are having a great weekend and those of you in Auckland are enjoying the spring-like temperatures that we are getting (along with the odd thunderstorm!)


Adriana B said...

wonderful page, cute photos too :)

Lizzy Hill said...

I'll have to have a go at Silly chippy titles! Thanks for the info - & this is a beaut page...those yellow stars...yummy & I LOOOVe your 'sun burst''s full of interesting stuff:):):)

Tracey Sabella said...

What an amazing boy page, Sarah!! I just adore your sunburst background with the stars, sequins and chevrons!! Love that you added your personal message in the hidden journaling!! Thanks for joining us for the September Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge! I hope you’ll stop by our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page to share your layout there. ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Laura said...

Love your background and all of the sprinkly bits.

Val Thorpe said...

Sarah this is stunning. The sunburst is gorgeous and the photos of your little boy are just too cute. I love how you always manage to create a feeling of fun in your layouts. :D
Thanks for Playing Along with us and at OUAS Please do not forget to upload your layout to Our FB Page
for your Chance to be in the draw for our monthly prize :)

Lizzyc said...

This looks fabulous, you make the most amazing backgrounds.. love the happy photos too!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Super duper cute!!!!! :D

Melenia Agapides said...

Now this title just captures the eye, it adds to the contrast of the colours and the elements! Your work is so vibrant, I love it! Thank you so much for joining us at OUAS!

Eila Sandberg said...

*giggling* he he ain't he just the cutest in his spikey hair :))
Fab boy page, I particularly like your smashing background work. Thanks a million for sharing this with us at OUAS!

Kay Fatula said...

Such a great 'little guy' page! You gotta smile when you see this photo. Love all the colors & the masculine touches here n' there. Great take on the challenge & sketch. Thank you for joining us at OUAS!

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