Thursday, 16 August 2012

Sunshine And Lazy Days - OUAS August challenge

Summer, that's my fave season any category! that's also the season I chose for my DT page for the OUAS August challenge.

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 ..

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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 ..

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**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 31st, Australian 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 

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Here is my take on the challenge - "Sunshine And Lazy Days";

OUAS 1AUG2012 Eila Sandberg main 3000px Sunshine and Lazy Days
I have used papers from Creative Imaginations' collection Beach Cottage.

 OUAS 1AUG2012 Sunshine and Lazy Days - 2

Misting in different teals and aquas. Modelling paste and gel beads for structure. Mr Huey's Opaque White for added shabbiness.

 OUAS 1AUG2012 Sunshine and Lazy Days -  3
Even if the beautiful girl in the photo is not me as a teenager, the journalling is all about my own feelings for summer.

 OUAS 1AUG2012 Sunshine and Lazy Days - 4
The corner chippie is called James' Corner s and can be found at Imaginarium Designs HERE

The square doily is from Meg's Garden.

 OUAS 1AUG2012 Sunshine and Lazy Days - 5
This beautiful young lady is the DD of Bellaidea aka Agnieszka.

 OUAS 1AUG2012 Sunshine and Lazy Days - 6
The chippie alphas used are also from Imaginarium Designs. I have misted them in several different teals and finished with a couple of coatings of Glimmer Glam Chandelier.

All the beautiful coral and red Prima mini roses are a gift from lovely Mitra Pratt in da US - thank you darling!

 OUAS 1AUG2012 Sunshine and Lazy Days - 7
String of pearls from Meg's Garden and shells from local Panduro store. The rest is Prima and Petaloo.

 OUAS 1AUG2012 Sunshine and Lazy Days - 8
The yummo cream and white felt heart is from Charm's Creations.

 OUAS 1AUG2012 Sunshine and Lazy Days - 9
Teal stick pins from Petaloo.

 OUAS 1AUG2012 Sunshine and Lazy Days - 10
I had to use double water colour papers instead of cardstock to carry the weight of the embellies.

Thanks ever so much for popping in for a peek! Mwah!

Cheers! xoxo Eila


  1. Oh my, this is stunning! That cluster of flowers, shells and pearls is just beautiful!
    Great prizes on offer, I must pop over and have a look.

  2. Gorgeous clusters! Need to find time to make something for this challenge!

  3. Stunning page love the colors and details.The fishnet looks cool to.You don't have to save it for me ...i have some little peaces here..we see at 2013 lol!

  4. Beautiful entry, Eila! Especially love the addition of items reminiscent of the beach, like the fish net and seashells! What a fun challenge! For me, late summer/early autumn always reminds me of the beginning of the tennis season in high school and college.

  5. Love love love this Eila! It is so beautiful...gorgeous colours &, as always, superb layering & clusters. Your work is ALWAYS so inspiring! xx

    Happy Friday to you :)

  6. I could sit and drool for an hour ..... such a beautiful and exquisite layout, full of so many delightful elements..... I love the sketch for TCR .... need to find time to participate!!

  7. HI..This is perfectly summer with the beach and the watermelon!! both are wonderful examples of summer happiness.. and this layout is wonderful.. I love all the embellies and the color are marvellous.. love this..

  8. I recognised her right away :) just stunning and amazing details :)

  9. Your lay-out is absolutely amazing! I love every little bit about it: the colours, the journaling, the pretty flowers and shells.

  10. Eila, Eila, are queen of the luscious detail!!! This is AMAZING! I love it :0)

  11. I love that photo and wish I was sunning myself at the beach. Your clustering and your "splattering" is just perfect.

  12. Just love this beach theme summer LO, it is absolutely adorable, and it is such a sweet photo :)

  13. Flinke flinke Eila!!:) Denne layouten er bare sååå nydelig:)

  14. this is just stunning! I love the colors you used - it compliments the photo of this gorgeous girl perfectly! and all the dimensional embellishments make your project so vibrant! beautiful! ♥

  15. Hello sweetie, Am up very early this morning as I couldn't sleep. Thought I would try and catch up on my blog surfing! This is one stunning page Eila and I jus love all those delicious pearls you have embedded in places, and the shells. Love the photo of the girl holding the watermelon...gorgeous!!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog...much appreciated my friend. Hugs to you xoxo

  16. STUNNINGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!! I just want to lick my computer screen all the way along! You have the most fantastic collection of stash & everything is so lovingly selected and placed to make for the most droolworthy pages. Really, really beautiful my friend xo