Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 15th Challenge

For the winners of our last challenge, please see the post below..

Hi everyone! Time for a new challenge here at Once Upon A...Sketch..


Journalling Criteria: Write AT LEAST 2 sentences from the lyrics of your favourite song. Journalling can be in any language and can be any type i.e. handwritten, alphas, printed, rub on. 

You MUST combine our journalling criteria with the following sketch. 


Anabelle O'Malley 

and our winner from the July challenge 
Anita Stokes

Thank you SO very much to Anabelle and Anita for being our guests this month. WE LOVED having you here and hope to have you again soon. 

Now here are some examples from our Guests from Imaginarium Designs, who are our monthly sponsors. 

First up is the amazing Natalie May, our permanent guest designer from Imaginarium Designs with her take on our sketch using Imaginarium Designs chipboard 

Tomoko Takahashi , another member of the Imaginarium Designs Design Team, using Imaginarium Designs chipboard. 

Asuka Miyamoto, also using Imaginarium Designs chipboard. 

The next layout is from a guest from our other sponsor Pretty Paper Petals...

Chloe Nielsen

Thank you to all our Guest Designers from our sponsors for their outstanding work.

Design Team 

Heather Jacob
**Imaginarium designs chipboard alphas and a small flourish

Natalie Elphinstone 

Gerry Van Gent 
** Imaginarium Designs chipboard ( small butterflies and frame)

Bente Fagerberg 
**swirl and  small branch from Imaginarium Design

Helen Tilbury 

**Pretty Paper Petals flowers 

Trudi Harrison 


Our first sponsor is the truly AMAZING...

Imaginarium designs,  is a new chipboard company founded in 2010. It is the combined collaboration of  a Mother and Son team who both work in the paper craft industry.
Please visit the blog for inspiration and to see what the design team has been up to   www.imaginariumdesigns.blogspot.com and you can  purchase this amazing chipboard  at Seriously Scrapbooking (they ship anywhere in the world at actual postage cost)

Thank you SO much to our lovely sponsor Imaginarium Designs. We couldn't do this without your support!

Imaginarium Designs have so generously offered this prize to our  winner as chosen by our Design Team..

...a pack of their latest and most popular chipboard. The best thing about this, is that the pack will be different each month and will be customised to fit the winners needs. So if you have girls, you will be sent girly chipboard etc. And don't forget that they also sponsor our entire Design Team so please see the examples above for all the creative uses of this awesome chipboard. 

This month we will have 2 RANDOMLY CHOSEN winners who will receive the following 

Pretty Paper Petals is an Australian based, online blog store that started out a year ago. A simple tissue paper flower started it all off.......one was made for a layout and people kept asking where they could get it.....All of our flowers are carefully handcrafted by Vicki (the founder), and we are adding new items to the store every month

One randomly chosen winner will receive this EMBELLISHMENT KIT from Pretty Paper Petals 

The other randomly chosen winner will receive the August Kit from Tidbitz In Time

Tidbitz In Time is a US based monthly scrapbook kit club designed to bring you the latest papers and embellishments every month -- right to your mailbox.  Your pages will go together easily but your creative opportunities will be endless! Our goal is to make each and every kit an incredible value jam packed full of new products and wonderful ideas. 

Crate Paper - Potrait Collection - Papers, Alpha Labels Stickers, Border Stickers, Custom Trims, 
Prima - Flowers and Say It In Studs packs.  

Things to consider when playing along... 

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter 
**You are allowed to create a card, layout or off-the-page item based on the provided sketch and additional journalling criteria. If you are creating a card or altered item you only need to include a quote. 
**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable. 
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on the bottom of this post  using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there. 
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight August 31st , Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the winner and the Top 5 project will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
 **You may enter as many times as you like and combine this with other challenges. 
**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog. For a complete list of the rules please see the top of this page.


  1. this sketch is fabulous and the idea of lyrics is great ! I love the DT's projects ! wow

  2. Stunning creations ladies!
    So lovely to see all the amazing work from our guest designers. Just fabulous!
    And... of course the wonderful layouts, as always, from the gorgeous OUAS designers.

  3. Oh.... that gets the imagination going!

  4. my goodness the examples are amazing.. blown away by these girls and their stunning layouts...wow!!

  5. Amazing creations ladies! Everything is just gorgeous!

  6. So inspiring - really out-of-the-box brilliant.

  7. Beautiful projects!!!!! Great job ladies!!!!

  8. Such a wonderful challenge to participate in. Beautiful projects, and so enjoyable to meet everyone through their art and their songs! Many thanks.

  9. So many inspiring details in these layouts. Thanks ladies. Joycekers