Thursday, 19 September 2013


I decided to create a layout for the Once Upon a Sketch challenge, and also as a gift for a wonderful lady I follow on Facebook (Julie Squirrellady Gallagher) who has a passion for rescuing and rehabbing orphaned and injured baby squirrels. Little Rosie Posie here is her latest rescue.

Journaling attached to the back reads:
"Your unconditional love for Rosie shines through these precious photos, as does her love for you. Everything you do for the squirrels shows how much you truly care for them."

I opted to create a mixed media style project, and used tissue paper on cardboard for the background, then brushed it with gesso:
I love the wrinkled , random texture or this type of background!  Then I added some homemade modeling paste using Prima stencils(I use the baby powder recipe for this type of project)

I painted the embellishments separately with the same acrylic paint I used for the background, then misted with Perfect Pearls and Mister Huey's mists
after everything except the photos, grey buttons and punched leaves were attached. I very seldom do multi-photo layouts, but found the small, b/w images easy to arrange and work around. Hope you enjoyed my project...hug a squirrel today! xx


  1. Beautiful work! Love the texture! Wow! :D

    1. thanks so much-think I'm addicted to modeling paste; it's sooo fun!! :)

  2. This is a beautiful layout Lynne and a wonderful tribute to a very special lady. I truly admire people like that and you are right her love really shines through. I love the colours and the textures on the background page are wonderful.
    Thanks for Playing Along with us and at OUAS Please do not forget to upload your layout to Our FB Page
    for your Chance to be in the draw for our monthly prize :)

  3. Beautiful layout and gesture Lynne! I am addicted to modeling paste as well...I must start making it myself!

  4. Lynne, this is such a gorgeous page!! I love the texture you achieved with your stenciling!! What a sweet gift and love your personal journaling! Thanks for joining us for the September Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for posting your LO on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  5. Ooooh! love love love those photos! what an amazing thing to do, I so admire people with a big warm heart. Absolutely beautiful background work, smashing masking! Thank you so much for sharing this little gem with us at OUAS!