Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch Challenge Page: Kya

Once Upon A...Sketch has a cool challenge up and I had to play along. (only just a few days left!) So   I started begging for photos! Shirley sent me some lovely ones of Kya, and I found I had difficulty just picking ONE! So, new to me is using the collage feature in Picasa. I gave that a whirl and decided to go with a photo block instead of just one like the sketch. I also didn't have a ton of paper and embellishments that were purple, so it worked out well. I had to really stretch to get some pretty flowers on my page and the background purple paper was all I could come up with. Guess I'd better get some more purple stuff in my stash! Especially since it's a good Halloween color. 

One of their requirements was journaling on a photo. I had done that prior in Picasa, so that was easy, although finding the right quote took a bit. My quote is a bit tongue in cheek as kids normally do break their parents! It doesn't really fit Kya, the times I've met her she is pretty easy going and just wants to go down the slide a million times on our play set. So, we'll interpret it to mean her sweetness and beauty!

Was really pleased on how this page came together. Not to mention, I have been laying low most evenings just looking at blogs. So, having a burst of power after exercise class was awesome. It started out pretty flat and wasn't making me too happy until I added the "grunge" look with mists and inks. Hope Shirley likes it!

Materials List:

Purple Cardstock from Close to my Heart
Purple Ribbon from Walmart
Flower Stickers contributed from Marilyn and Helen
Purple, Black and Brown Inkpads from Close to My Heart
Brown Background paper from DCWV Be Mine Stack
Staples from Close to My Heart
Glimmermists in Olivevine and Sugar Maple
Heart Ribbon from Stash
Twine from Walmart
Webster's Pages and K&Co Alphas


  1. This is so pretty! I really like how you were able to get in so many pics and have them look so nice! Fab!

  2. Oooh I'm sure Shirley will love it! You have really enhanced those photos - which were already pretty darn awesome - a very pretty page for a beautiful girl - thanks for playing along with Once Upon a Sketch :)

  3. I DO LOVE IT. I actually think you added just enough purple to enhance the photos. Glad you asked me for some pictures.

  4. I DO LOVE IT. I actually think you added just enough purple to enhance the photos. Glad you asked me for some pictures.

  5. This is just gorgeous. I think it is my fave of yours. I love the purple in her dress against your beautiful papers and the journaling on the photo looks fabulous.

  6. This is sooooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeee the photos and the fussy cutting! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. Wow Mitralee this is beautiful!!
    I love the colours and Kya is gorgeous!!
    Thanks for playing with Once Upon A Sketch!!

  8. this is gorgeous.. you dont need embellishments.. these photos are so beautiful!! great take on the challenge..

  9. Gorgeous page
    Thanks for playing along at OUAS

  10. Stunning page, adore the palette that you have worked with and how precious are those photos!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS

  11. Beautiful page and those photos are stunning.


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