"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Walkie for Once Upon A Sketch


Here’s my interpretation of the quote and sketch for the October Once Upon a Sketch Challenge.

I’ve incorporated an actual negative from a 35mm camera in my sketch.  Fortunately for me the color of the negative blended in well with the 7 Dots Domestic Goddess paper collection. I didn’t realize it at the time I opened the kit package, because I was in awe over all the pinks and oranges in the papers and embellies, but there were a number of yellow elements to choose from too and I separated them from the kit and put them aside.  The theme of the OUAS challenge and papers and embellies came together really well, I thought. “Walkies” were common in the 1920’s throughout the 1950’s in England.  There were street photographers that would take pictures of unsuspecting subjects going about their daily lives, running errands, visiting fairs and vacationing in beach communities too.  These photos depicted fashion at the time, history and social status. The photographer would give you a ticket after they took a picture and if you were interested, you would drop by the studio and pick them up.  Here’s one of my unsuspecting grandmother running an errand in England in the 1920’s.

7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: White Apron
17 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Ah, Whatever

Manor House Creations: Winter Song (mix of 2)

Cheep Trims: Lace
Pink Paislee: Artisan: Circles

Flower Add-On:

Prima: Soubrette: Pink/Orange
Manor House Creations: Wishes: Peace
Prima: Banda: Golden Yellow

Embellishment Add-On:
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Collage: Fashionista
Cheep Trims: Applique
Want2Scrap: Fancy Tags
May Arts: Burlap String: Olive, Black, Yellow, Bittersweet, Brown & Grape

7 Dots Studio Add-On:
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Stickers 12x12



  1. Just beautiful, I love the vintage feel of this layout.

  2. Wow, Joyce..this is absolutely fantastic in every way!! What a stunning creation!!

  3. An amazing layout, and gorgeous photograph.

  4. How wonderful to have this candid photo of your grandma! Love the warmth of the yellow, this is such a gorgeous page in so many ways Joyce! Beautiful! xoxo

  5. How cool work! Love flowers and that distressed frame around is genial!

  6. Great take on the sketch & challenge & just love your vintage photos!

  7. I live and breath all things mid-century vintage, so you can imagine how very fond I am of this immensely pretty LO. Perfect layering and clustering - not to mention a fantastic, very autumn appropriate colour palette.

    ♥ Jessica