I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas if that's what you celebrate in your part of the world. It's been a terrific one here.
It's with a somewhat heavy heart that I post my entry for the last ever Once Upon A Sketch challenge, as the site closes down next week. There are no prizes this month but I have enjoyed participating in this challenge blog many times and I wanted to enter one last time.
I also have another reason to enter - the very talented Jelissa Mei and I are doing a layout swap. The page she's giving me is from this month's OUAS challenge so it makes sense that my layout should be for the same challenge.
Here's this month's sketch:
I had to adapt the sketch a bit cos I wanted to use photos of Jelissa and I on opposite sides of the page, symbolising the physical distance between us. Here's what I made:
That background paper is a new Webster's Pages one and has a map of the world on it. I thought it was perfect for showing how we make scrappy friends from all over the world.
I used some Dusty Attic Geotags to show where Jelissa and I live.
The chipboard letters are also from Dusty Attic and I coated all the chipboard with Beck BT's Tinby Designs Metallic Melts.
I have a new thing about using stitching, paints and beads and I've this technique on this one.
I had quite a story to tell about this layout so I wrote my journaling on the back.
There are still a few days left if you want to enter the very last challenge.
I'd like to thank all my readers for their incredible support throughout 2014. Your comments have been wonderful to receive. I look forward to keeping in touch throughout 2015 and I am excited to be sharing this scrappy adventure with you!
All the best wishes to everyone for a safe, happy and scrappy 2015!