Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Whimsical Designs Challenge: Getting Sketchy

Hi everybody and welcome to another challenge at Whimsical Designs! This week the uber talented Nanne has shared one of her amazing sketches with us for inspiration:
For those familiar with my blog you will not be surprised that I turned the sketch into a layout ;). I had this awesome photo of my hubby, and wanted to make a more masculine layout:

I used kraft paper to make the banner flags, and inked them up with Tim Holtz distress ink, and added silver brads. I like the look and think they work with a masculine page.

I also love stars for boy pages (I'm sure I'm not alone in this) and my husband loves stars, so I always like to add stars to his pages :)

I used Stephanie's fun star stamp from her Whimsical Fun Vol 1 set to make this fun border. I love how versatile these stamps are- that is really what I look for in a stamp- I can go from boy to girl, from layout to card and cover any occasion I might need and these stamps fit the bill better than any others I have used. If you would like a set of your own, just go HERE :)
Here is a picture of the stamp set I used, and all the other fun sentiments it includes:
I hope you enjoyed my project, and I can't wait to see how you all utilize the sketch this week!

Supply List:
Cardstock - Colorbok
Kraft - Oriental Trading Co.
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey, Scrap Within Reach, Imagine 'Better Together' print
Cartridges - Opposites Attract (title), George (star)
Star stamp- Whimsical Designs Whimsical Fun Vol 1 set
Brads - stash
Ink: Tim Holtz


  1. How stylish your layout looks!
    Cheers from Bangalore, India

  2. Hi Heather, this layout is fab. Loving the papers and the stars, and how super the stamp looks across the bottom.
    Hugs Sue W.

  3. Are you kidding me? that is an amazing take on my sketch.. I absolutely adore you layout!! I need to scrap my hubby more often :)

  4. I love how you did a layout with this sketch :) I had a challenge making it into a card! Everything about this is fabulous :)


  5. Fabulous LO! I love all the Kraft paper and brads! Great job with the sketch!

  6. Darling layout and great take on the sketch!!!!!

    Fun to use it for a layout :)

  7. This sketch looks great as a LO. Nice to have a scrapbook page added to the challenge this week. Very nice elements and details. I like the way you used the star border stamps. :)