Sunday, December 23, 2012

"Afternoon Tea in the Pool"
Once Upon a Sketch December Challenge

Hi everyone - here is my interpretation of the December Challenge over

Theme:  It's December...
 Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch
Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts 

I've always loved this photograph of my mother.  We had to lift her 
in and out of the pool at that stage but she always had a fantastic 
sense of humour and  loved a good laugh.

We usually can't wait for the weather to get hot enough to start our
 "tradition" and feel quite sad and deprived when it starts to cool down.

Beautiful Green Tara flowers were just perfect for this layout.

Stamping is so much fun and makes a background really interesting.
There is no end to the effects you can create using the stamps and
 inks that are so readily available these days.

Thanks for dropping by

Luv, Jan


  1. Gorgeous page with wonderful colors and details and great stamping! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS! Merry Christmas xoxoxo

  2. Greetings Jan! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying your dips in the pool! This layout looks wonderful! I love the interesting feature your stamping has made! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  3. Love this Jan - it's so 'merry and bright!' Love that pic of your Mum! Thanks for playing along with us!

  4. This is absolutely enchanting! I love those colors and what a creative page, and I do love your stamping! Thanks for playing along at OUAS!

  5. LOOOOOOOOOVE this Jan & what a priceless photo of your Mum at 95ys young & in the pool with a cuppa!! Great layout. Love it.
    Cheers Di xo

  6. This is sooo beautiful and inspirational. It is an amazing layout. The colors, the stamping, and the photo! A great combination.

    Happy 2013, Andrea

    By the way, I also participated in the challenge, have a look at my blog and if you like, become a memeber

  7. Love the stamping you did on this page - it really makes this layout pop. And your mum looks devine!
    Thank you for playing with us at OUAS in December :-)

  8. So beautiful Jan.... the colours are fabulous. What an amazing photograph of your Mother, so inspirational. Happy New Year and may 2013 bring you many smiles and blessings.

  9. I saw this on OUAS blog & had to come to read how you made this. LOVE it - the colors, the white space, the stamping!!!!

  10. Love the stamping work and the colours great layout