Monday, March 31, 2014


Happy Monday, friends!  Today I'm sharing a layout I created for March's sketch challenge at Once Upon a Sketch.  Just squeezing this in in the nick of time, since today is the deadline!  Here is the sketch and the journaling inspiration:

And here is my layout.

I used my Faber Castell gelatos (the Tropical set) and applied them with a paint brush in a watercolor fashion.  Then I doodled underneath the photo and layered up some papers and jute.  My journaling says:

True friends make life worth living.  Watching your friendship with Addison grow, as each of you grow, has been a joy. I hope that when you are both adults, you will have a friendship as special and as strong as my friendship with Addi's mom.  Love you girls so much.

Here are a few closeups:

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  1. So, so gorgeous Shawna! Love the mix of happy colours and the black accents. xx

  2. This is amazing Shawna - the colours are just beautiful and I love the doodling and the twine underneath creates an amazing pattern. You are right there is nothing better than watching friendships grow and develop. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month. Don't forget to load your layout onto the OUAS FB page... you might win a prize ;)

  3. Gorgeous layout! Always love seeing what you create. The xmas layout with Finley papers is great (in slideshow) Finley is one of my FAVE collections.

  4. Wonderful page - the photo is just gorgeous and I love your doodling and the black/white contrast beautifully against those zingy pastels - fab!

  5. Shawna, Congratulations on your fabulous LO being featured on the Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  6. This is amazing - love the colors, design, elements on the page - everything!! <3

  7. I love this one! Love the colurs of the background and the black circles and the photo really pops!