Saturday, August 18, 2012

Once Upon a Sketch

My goodness!! It has been close enough to three months since I have blogged...due to a holiday in Dubai with my family (who live and work there) and illness. Every time I go on holiday these days I seem to come back sick! Took six to seven weeks to get over what I had.
Anyway I have done some pages and challenges at last.
I so loved the sketh this month and I used the Graphic 45 Ladies Diary to do this layout. Am really happy with the way it turned out. I couldn't stop adding little bits and pieces to it. Also did lots of fussy cutting.
The music chippie is painted with pink paint and then covered with shabby pink embossing enamel. Love that stuff! Used texture paste and a mask on the background and then sprayed with mist. Also did some stamping around the edge.


A few close-ups





My journalling is hidden on the tag behind the dark die-cut and this is what it says.




12 comments:

Helena said...

Lovely take on the challenge, Phillipa. Love the chippie music "paper". Great colors too. Thanks for playing with us at OUAS.

mandysea said...

oh my gosh! thats amazingly stunning! the detail you've created gathered behind those gorgeous music bars! wow!

Evgenia Petzer said...

Adorable:)))! love everything here! Thank you for playing with us at OUAS!

Camilla Ekman said...

This is totally awesome!

Hilde/Scoobie said...

How beautiful is this. I just love the embellies you have used and the hand cut parts.
Thank you for playing with us at OUAS this month!

Eila Sandberg said...

Howdy hi Pip! They sure are a stunning couple, who are they? My goodness gracious, that was a nightmarish time after Dubai. So happy you're back on track again. Also know that you and Lindy had the fabbest time at the retreat the other weekend.
This one is a real stunner! gosh how beautiful it is. Love extra specially your chippie treatment and fussy cutting de luxe. Absolutely gorgeous work sweetie! Thank you so so much for sharing your page with us at OUAS!

jodi cent said...

OMG this is GORGEOUS!! xx

Kay said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Wonderful page...am loving your stamping, masking, texture you added on the chippie and fussy cutting! Beautifully put together...thanks for joining us at OUAS!

EFI said...

WOOOW!!! Phillipa your layout is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I really love every single detail! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

Cathy said...

Sounds like you were very ill Phillipa, glad to hear your feeling better! Gorgeous LO.. adore all the fussy cut elements and your beautiful background!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS :)

Elena Stefanidou said...

This is a very sweet and beautiful page.Thank you for joining us at OUAS.

Karen said...

This is stunning Pip! Love what you have done to the muscial notes and all of your cutting is beautiful.
They do look wonderful together!