Saturday, September 29, 2012

September Challenge #4

Hi everyone!!!

WOW what an exciting month September has been for us here at Once Upon A ...Sketch teaming up with Color Stories Inspiration. Today we reveal the last of 4 challenges and I want to take a moment to thank Debbi Tehrani for all the hard work it took to coordinate these challenges behind the scenes and the professional way she dealt with everything. Thank you Debbi for this wonderful collaboration. It has been lots of fun!!

Huge thanks to my Design Team as well, for accepting this challenge even though I know that it can be tough working with colours and other prerequisites so THANK YOU so much for your fuss free attitude. Really helps out :)

Thank you also to all of you that played along in our challenges so far and embracing the changes this month. I appreciate the fact you all welcomed the twist in the challenges and enjoyed the idea Debbi and I had. I sure hope you all got to know Color Stories Inspiration a bit better and enjoy playing along there :)

So lastly, I wanted to tell you that our challenges here will go back to normal as of October, which means that on Monday October 1st, we will have a brand new Once Upon A..Sketch challenge go live for the month of October, while this challenge revealed today will close on October 8th. The winners for all the challenges will be announced soon after that. 

So here we go with out last challenge

For this challenge, you must use :
*the SKETCH provided
* all the colours in the SCHEME
* at least 2 elements from the EVIDENCE 
* at least 1 element from the TESTIMONY!

Here is how the team from Color Stories Inspiration interpreted this challenge.

Annette Gearside (Australia)

Maiko Kosugi (Japan) 

Zeffy Konstantinidis (Greece) CSI Special Investigator

* Imaginarium Designs chipboard small alphas

Kay Fatula (USA)
* Imaginarium Designs chipboard frame. Journaling is inside booklet next to photo.

Solagne Marques (Brazil)
* Imaginarium Designs chipboard border

* Imaginarium Designs chipboard swirls 

Kim Jeffress (Australia)
*Journalling hidden under the photo

We are so incredibly happy to welcome a brand new sponsor to our blog this month, one that is a fave amongst many of our designers including my self. Please help me welcome the incredibly stunning paper company 7 Dots Studio
7 Dots Studio is a polish scrapbooking company. It was created by a mom of 2 little children, who loves scrapbooking and cannot sit in one place for longer than a while :) Dream could come true, because of two friends - Finnabair (Anna Dąbrowska-Pękocka) and Anai (Anna Iwanowska-Pietkiewicz). Wonderful women, scrapbookers and designers, who love creating. We launched our first two lines in Autumn 2011 - they were extremely warm welcomed by scrapbookers from all over the world. We always choose best possible materials – we are also scrapbookers and we know, how important is the quality of products, which we use to make our memories live forever! We love working with many kinds of media and all our products are media friendly.
Our products are sold in many shops across the Europe and also in Australia and USA. You can find constantly updated list of our retailers on our website in section "where to buy".

We are delighted to also have one of our Design Team member's sponsor our challenge this month. Our super talented Evgenia Petzer has an awesome  Etsy Shop right HERE called Little Things For Cute Creations. 

Now here are our permanent sponsors for 2012. For more information please see our sidebar. 

How would you like to be our Guest Designer for the month of November?  The winner of the September challenges with the most points, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to be our Guest Designer in November and create along side our Design Team. 

This person will also win this fabulous prize from 7 Dots Studio...
2 complete collections from 7 Dots Studio - All I Ever.. and Domestic Goddess 

The next 4 winning entries will win..
Complete Hopefully collection from 7 Dots Studio

This stunning kit from Cést Magnifique kit club, shipped to you FREE of charge together with any other purchases from their store. 

A US$15.00 voucher to use at Little Things For Cute Creations

Our RANDOMLY CHOSEN winners will win the following prizes..

Scrapbooking Fantasies has donated ONE ribbon pack for each week in September. Each prize is valued at over $10AUS each and contains between 21 and 24 half metre lengths of ribbons, trims and lace in colours that co-ordinate with that weeks challenge from quality brands, plus FREE international postage!!

** The deadline for this challenge (FOR THIS MONTH ONLY )is 2:00pm Monday 8th of OctoberAustralian Eastern Standard Time 
** To be eligible for a prize or a feature at BOTH Once Upon A...Sketch and Color Stories Inspiration you must enter both challenges by the due date. It is NOT compulsory to play along at both challenges. 
**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.
**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. brilliant reveal - I love the colors!!!

  2. Another great challenge and loads of inspiration from both of the DTs. A first for me using CSI! I enjoyed it!!!

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