Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Our House Scrap Page for Once Upon A Sketch

Was flipping through Picasa today trying to decide what was next when I came across this photo.
You will want to click on it to enlarge. It's the backside of my house, coming from our woods and the sun happened to be setting when my Sis in Law grabbed a photo. Immediately my mind flashed to one of my favorite songs of all time by Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Our House.

Very good song. Something played often in my house growing up.

I'll light the fire, you place the flowers in the vase that you bought today. Staring at the fire for hours and hours while I listen to you Play your love songs all night long for me, only for me. Come to me now and rest your head for just five minutes, everything is good. Such a cozy room, the windows are illuminated by the Evening sunshine through them, fiery gems for you, only for you. Our house is a very, very fine house with two cats in the yard, life used to be so hard, Now everything is easy cause of you, ooo, wah, la, la, la...Our house is a very, very fine house with two cats in the yard, life used to be so hard, Now everything is easy cause of you, ooo, wah I'll light the fire, you place the flowers in the vase that you bought today

I also thought that NOW I can play along with Once Upon A.....Sketch which is always a goal of mine at least once a month.

Pulled out some paper and BLAH! It had to be something special. Lime Green is one of my daughter's favorite colors (and why not, it's amazing!) so when I spotted this new piece I had bought recently from Bo Bunny (double dot) I thought, we might just have a winner! Now I must admit, my fancy circle piece is um...the cardboard from the back of a paper pack...and glimmered up pretty with a stencil from Tattered Angels. Of course I had to use some vellum "lace" for the edges and a Purple Pumpkin button with the edges darked with ink and placed in a bottle cap!

I am also not yet sick of my new Tim Holtz rosette die and made a flower from paper still hanging around from making Shirley's boxes.

The Tink sent me this cool butterfly! Which of course pushed the lime greeny paper! And that fab material in the background that is very sheer! If you take a look above, I also tucked some under my rosette! (and on a side note, her package arrived and was inspected by my crack postal inspection team, both kids wanted to know WHAT COUNTRY the package was from due to the pretty seal on the front of it...)

I included the original pic I started with in this post also because I wanted to talk about using "special" photos for a minute. I think a photo with some cool edits can only enhance a page. Now, this one I added the lens flare in photoshop and also some of the lyrics. Also, lightened it up a bit! The words on a photo can easily be added in Picassa which is not only free, but also a wonderful easy to use program for editing photos. Give it a whirl!


  1. Such a lovely pic Mitra. And one of my old fav songs too.

    Gorgeous page.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS.

  2. This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeee that photo, the way you did the journaling on the photo! And the butterfly for the "o" is AWESOME! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. This looks awesome! Love what you did with the photo! :)

  4. Amazing layout love how you used that sheet fabric and the rosette, the butterfly was perfect. Your house looks amazing, must be lovely to not be surrounded by other properties, how old are your kids? take care, Doreen x

  5. Love the page. The song over the picture is cool. I would like to try this sometime. Very pretty page. Like everything in it.

  6. I love the added lens flare! I think it's very cool that you can do that in Photoshop but often I've seen it looking fake, whereas yours looks very believable! Great take on the sketch too & love all the little details. Your kids will be fascinated when my parcel arrives! Thanks for playing along with us at Once Upon a Sketch! You must definitely make it a regular thing!!

  7. You are so going to make me have to buy that TH die! Your page is beautiful and now I am singing that song... =0)

  8. What a beautiful lo! The photo looks great. Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

  9. Hi Mitralee! This layout is very impressive! The misting, the way you journaled...amazing job!Thanks for playing along at OUAS!

  10. hi.. how very creative you are to think outside the box as far as the photo and songs go for this challenge.. well done.. i love this!

  11. Oh what a gorgeous layout - love every element.Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS

  12. This is a great pic, and I love the look! Thank you for joining us at OUAS!!!


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