Saturday, June 23, 2012

Zeus and Zoe Design Team Inspiration

Hi everyone. 

Our main sponsor this month is the wonderful etsy shop Zeus and Zoe which is run by a friend of Once Upon A...Sketch Marivic Clifton. Marivic has been supporting our challenges for a while now with her BEAUTIFUL handmade tags from Berry71Bleu and I also happen to be a sponsored designer for her for both her etsy shops. 

I invited the team from Zeus and Zoe to give us their interpretation of this month's challenge, but first here is a bit about the etsy shop

"Zeus and Zoe is an etsy shop selling one-of-a-kind crafting goodies, embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor, collage art. We also make custom/themed project collection boxes depending on your crafting needs.  Each box has different vintage themes and sold individually. We had put together papers, vintage elements (buttons, rhinestone brooches, doilies, ephemera items), trims, skeleton keys, flowers, charms, hand-made tag and so much more. With any of these boxes, you will be able to make numerous projects or use the embellishments to add to your existing projects. Some of the collections come with boxes to decorate with or use for extra storage.We had made these collection with all crafters in mind. We all love the vintage theme and it goes very well with any pictures you want to scrap or just to decorate your home with."

Here is the link to the Etsy shop:

For information on custom themed collection/boxes, pls email

The theme of this challenge is BIRTHDAYS

We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "BIRTHDAYS" however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine. 

Ideas for Journalling:most memorable birthday celebration for you or anyone in your family, the last birthday you celebrated and tell us your thoughts on turning this age, your child's/other family member's birthday and your thoughts on their age, a birthday that was a turning point in your life and your excitement/fears or other thoughts you had, an upcoming birthday for you or anyone and your thoughts, the best birthday present you ever received/gave and why?. You can also base your layout on a non - person birthday. This means your birthday theme can be based on : a pet, a business venture, a milestone anniversary etc etc. Its up to you how you interpret "BIRTHDAYS

Here is what the Design Team from Zeus and Zoe created for our challenge using wonderful embellishments from Zeus and Zoe...

Sandi Taloumis

and here is mine as a sponsored designer for Zeus and Zoe..

The entry with the most points, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to be our GUEST DESIGNER in August and create along side our Design Team. 

Zeus and Zoe has donated the following collection for the winner of our monthly challenge.

Now here are our permanent ongoing sponsors for 2012. For more details on these sponsors please see the left sidebar of our blog or click on the images to be directed to their websites. 

Besides the main prize winner, the next 4 winning entries will receive the following prizes..
7 Dots Studio kit from C'est Magnifique Kit Club + FREE postage to anywhere in the world + add any other item in the store at NO extra postage cost 

These are the prizes up for grabs for our RANDOMLY drawn entries..

Scrapbooking Fantasies has donated TWO ribbon packs (for 2 winners) from Scrapbooking Fantasies . Each prize is valued at over $10AUS each and contains 29 half metre lengths of ribbons, trims and lace in shades of red, yellow and sky blue from quality brands, plus FREE international postage!!

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter

**You are free to combine Once Upon A..Sketch challenges with other challenges. We don't mind at all!!!

**You are allowed to enter only layouts  for our challenges

**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 right hand side of this blog 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 June 30thAustralian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the Top 5 layouts PLUS Top 5 featured layouts will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.

**You may enter as many times as you like

**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. Wow, so much inspiration! Lovely work!

  2. Gorgeous work Zeus and Zoe DT! So inspiring!

  3. Thank you Nadia for the feature! The girls did an amazing job using your sketch.

    I see a lot of great entries..the judges have their work cut out for them..

    Take care!

  4. WOW such stunning creations girls.. very inspiring!!!

  5. If you post a tag on a gift box it became more attractive.
    Why people do not use plastic key tags for scratching the plastic key tags?

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