Wednesday, August 22, 2012

More Inspiration for our August challenge from The Flying Unicorn!

As mentioned earlier in the month our featured sponsor this month is a fabulous online store and kit club The Flying Unicorn. SO I have invited their Design Team to be our Guests this month and create with our August challenge. But first, here is a little about The Flying Unicorn. 

The Flying Unicorn.. it’s about One of a Kind. We offer an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. Our Kit of the Month if filled with the latest and greatest and includes an off the page project to keep your creative muse flowing! Our forums, a hot and happening place which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques and friendships that last! Website :

The Flying Unicorn has been SO generous and donated 3 prizes for us in July! Just check them out below...

 Theme: Season (Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring)

We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "Season" 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: current season in your part of the world, favourite season, seasonal traditions on your part of the word, a childhood memory, a summer romance, what summer/autumn/winter/spring brings for you, baby it's cold outside, summer loving, spring is in the air, autumn breeze, summer holidays, seasonal changes, etc etc. Anything goes .. 

Now here is some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team at The Flying Unicorn.

Tracey Gregory
*journaling is in the lower left side

Kelly Foster

 **some journaling using the quote on front and a smaller hidden tag behind the photo

 **journaling is in the top left corner in white Sharpie.

 **the journaling is under the photo

**journaling down the right side

How would you like to be our Guest Designer for the month of October?  The winner of this challenge with the most points, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to be our GUEST DESIGNER in September and create along side our Design Team. This person will also win this fabulous prize from The Flying Unicorn ..

The next four winning entries will win the following prizes

Kit from The Flying Unicorn

Kit from The Flying Unicorn

A US$20.00 store gift card 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 from C'est Magnifique kit club. 

Of course we do not forget our random winners. These are the prizes up for grabs for our RANDOMLY drawn entries..

Scrapbooking Fantasies has donated FOUR ribbon packs (for 4 winners) from Scrapbooking Fantasies . Each prize is valued at over $10AUS each and contains over 23 half metre lengths of ribbons, trims and lace in shades of one of the four seasons 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 August 31stAustralian 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. Fab collection of LOs - have to say the gumboots in Maggi's made me smile. Lovely prizes from lovely sponsors...& wow! Soooo many entries. Glad it's not me having to choose:):):)

  2. yes that photo of Maggi is a riot hehe. I would like to thank Nadia and the OUAS DT for such a wonderful sketch and encouragement to get some journaling done. Good luck to everyone :)

  3. Such amazing layouts and fabulous inspiration here!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  4. Thank you fro such a fabulous sketch! Good luck everyone!

  5. Omg i'm just a little bit to late but I hope I just can be in this challenge.
    I'm posted my lay out on my blog:

  6. I didn't realize it was Australian Eastern Time so I'm too late but wanted to share with you anyway. I enjoyed the challenge and the beautiful sketch. Hugs, Stacy Harper-Watson

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