Monday, October 14, 2013

OUAS October - Walk on

Hello people!

How has your Monday been? In Singapore, it's the eve of yet another holiday and I've been home since Saturday - so no Monday blues for me today!

Today, I have an entry for OUAS' October sketch challenge to share. Below is, the sketch:


And here is my take on it:



I flipped the sketch to have the photo and layers on the right hand side and shifted the title around a bit. Since OUAS is big on journalling, I've tucked mine on a brown distresed tag under the photo; you can't see the contents because it's meant for hubby's eyes only. I then printed out some sentiments on patterned paper and popped it up on the photo itself (something I've always wanted to do :D) - the words were something hubby mentioned while we were having one of our "conversations". The photo was a set-up shot when we were holidaying in the Maldives, and we caught the sun-rise on our last day on the resort. It reminds me that we should always look forward to a new day, and carry on our life with each other bearing new hope and new joy, even when it is difficult to do so. 

As usual, some close-ups:

Tucked in some cut-up vines under another distressed and colored tag, with a little wooden heart accent. 


My flower cluster. I've gotten a tad lazy these days and only just brushed gesso for a washed-out look. For this layout, I also mixed some gel bead medium with my Shimmerz spritz (my ONE and ONLY ONE but I LOVE IT!). You can see it peeking out from under the flowers.


Using a stencil from Crafter's Workshop and went over it with some mists and another stencil from Prima. For the wooden clock and wings, I brushed gesso and applied Tim Holtz distress paint before coating it with a layer of clear crackle medium.

Well, that's all I have for now! I'm hoping to squeeze out some time during the holiday itself tomorrow for another creation. Can't wait to share it with everyone, and thanks for dropping by!

love,



20 comments:

  1. This page is stunning! I love how you interpreted the sketch! come visit sometime I have a give away for October! can always use a new friend! All the best!
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  2. thanks dear!! I love giveaways and I'm on my way over to your blog right now!

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  3. Jelissa, what a beautiful layout. I love how you flipped the sketch and all the gorgeous layers and textures. I also love how you are both facing the new day together. Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS this month :D

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  4. Such a gorgeous page, Jelissa!! Love your delicate colors and shabby embellishments so beautifully placed. Your sentiments really pops laid over the side of your photo. I can tell this was a special time for you! Thanks for sharing how you included your hidden journaling. Thanks for joining us for the October 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

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  5. Oh my!!!! This is SO gorgeous!!! The colors are magical. So happy you joined us at OUAS!

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  6. Wow - this is so beautiful! I just love the shabby touch - the soft colors you used and all the distressing and layering.
    Thank you for sharing with us at OUAS!

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  7. Your layering and subtle colours are divine! Perfect sentiments for this months'challenge at OUAS. Thank you for joining us

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  8. thank you ladies for your kind comments, and to OUAS for pinning this LO up on their FB page!

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  9. Wowzer Jelissa! another totally gorgeous page from you! LOVE that heart and the soft colours, this certainly is a magical page! Thanks ever so much for sharing this with us at OUAS!

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  10. Congratulations on your gorgeous LO being featured on the Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  11. stunning LO! love all the texture and layering on it! it feels so light and airy - just love it!
    thank you for joining us at OUAS!

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  12. Beautiful work! Love the romantic feeling of both photo and layout! Hugs!

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  13. Wow. What an absolutely stunning page this is. Thank you for playing along with us - so love this page.

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  14. Thank you Eila, Tracey, Svetlana, Ulrika and Kim for the love!

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  15. So delightful LO! I am happy to meet you in virtual blogworld! Thanks for sharing your creatful ideas!

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  16. Jalissa, wishing you a huge congratulations for being named a Top 5 Winner the October Once Upon A...Sketch challenge with your stunning layout!! How exciting. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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