Thursday, April 21, 2011

Let's All Get Up And Dance To A Song

A page inspired by the new Once Upon a Sketch challenge 
I used the sketch for the basics


a little misting, cutting up, paint and machine stitching added to washi tape…


a little doodling to highlight the point of the photo and page


I think it is a good thing for people to talk about stuff that brings them down
I think it doesn’t hurt to talk about when life is tough
I think it’s good to get it out and believe it is good to be honest and real
and without Dave here to say it all to… well, a luggage tag, or two, is always helpful Smile


because I’m not writing it to have a go at anyone
I’m not writing it to dwell or to have a pity party
I am writing it because it is life right now
It is good that Dave is where he is
There’s just a sucky side to it all and I so I am sucking up the suckies Smile


PS did I ever mention I love my dymo labeller??
PPS an overtired Lucy is in bed singing
PPPS oops nope now she is up again
PPPPS I am going to make myself a much needed coffee and hope to drink it while it’s hot

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  1. Amen to the 'suckies'...I hear ya !!
    This is again an absolutely stunning page. I love the photo, the truthful journalling. Love the tags and the way you did the title. This is a great take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us again at Once Upon A Sketch.

  2. Amazing lo Sharmaine! I loveeeeeee that journaling and the title... just beautiful! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Charmaine this is completelt & utterly awesome & I am madly in love with it - so much so that I must become a follower & stalk your blog avidly - your style is all your own girl & such a rocking one too. Thanks for playing at Once Upon a Sketch again...seriously, you'r awesome...

  4. oh wow !!!!! this is so yummy full of delectable "stuff" and techniques .... a wowzer .. hugz x
    thanks for playing xo

  5. fantastic Sharmaine even though it sucks. I kinda hate that word to but actually when used at the right moment it is very satisfying. Hope your day is well.

  6. I confirm, I love the way you do scrap! And 'this beautiful layout! For participating with us at Once Upon A Sketch!

  7. I love the idea of scrapbooking and journaling all of the memories that stand out, not just the pretty, happy ones.

    It adds a bit more reality to what I am trying to save rather than just the sweet life story.

    Life is messy and complicated and beautiful at the same time. I want my albums to reflect this.

    I really like this page of yours.

  8. what a powerful, MEANINGFUL page! I am a firm believer in scrapping not only the beautiful moments, but also the 'suckies'. Kudos to you!
    Thanks for playing along with us!

  9. Sucks that it sucks...oooooooOOOOOOOO

  10. Gorgeous page Sharmaine. Sorry everythig is so suckie, but I have a feeling you can deal with that!!
    Love love love the lo. Such heartfelt journaling and great design. really outstanding!!

  11. What a great page. Love the art of it, and love the heart of it. I too believe you should definitely scrap the hard times as well as the happy ones.

  12. The reality of your page impresses me. Oh I adore your page, the details are amazing!

  13. Fantastic everything about it!...

  14. Congrats Sharmaine! What a heartfelt it!


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