Thursday, September 8, 2011

HBS - Sketch Challenge

Tried to get a quick post done before meeting my sister this morning, but it didn't happen, she got here early. She was really sweet and took me out to lunch and shopping for my birthday today...  she thinks I need a time out from all the scrapping.. this month is super busy for me, and I am all consumed with DT & magazine work, but when the opportunities arise you have to grab them with both hands.  Hopefully all this work will make me a faster scrapper... I can only hope... lol!!  I've had such a wonderful day.. a yummy lunch, had a shopping fix and on top of that NO COOKING tonight.. what more could a girl ask for!!!

As Guest Designer for Handmade by Suzanne this month I thought I could combine using the gorgeous Bo Bunny Welcome Home papers which is the range I was sent in my parcel of goodies to play with, with this month's fab sketch challenge.  Can't wait to see some fab interpretations of the sketch in the gallery this month!!

I have used the Flourish paper for my background and layered some Bazzill Kraft c/s, Dreams  and Key papers which I distressed and inked with Tim Holtz brushed corduroy Distress Ink.  For the strippy bits on the sketch I used a recyled book page and some hessian.   The banners were made with Kraft c/s and some of the Family paper which I embossed with Tim Holtz collage embossing folder and curled them to add a bit of texture and dimension then glued the banners on to some twine.

Raw chipboard looks fabulous with these papers so I used some Dusty Attic chicken wire on my layers and the decorative frame #1 as a frame for my title.

I used the some of the elements from the sticker sheet and button pack as embellishments and the alphas for my title.  Other than the book paper, hessian and script stamp everything on this page is available at Handmade By Suzanne.  Pop on over and check out the store as Suzanne has plenty of new stock available.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love.. your comments really make my day :))


  1. Well this is so fabulous like always Cathy!!!
    I love how you used those colours they are just awesome and they make that photo of your DS just POP!!!! I so have to get some of that Dusty Attic Chicken wire!! it looks great

  2. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Bitthday to you!
    Happy Birthday Dear Cathy............
    Happy Birthday to you!! Hip Hip Horray..
    Glad you had a lovely day.....
    Once again your layout is FANTASTIC!!!
    Love the banner, Layers & the Dusty Attic Chicken wire...........
    Have a Wonderful Night!! xx

  3. Hip Hip Hooray. Sounds like you are having a fab day. And I hope everyone spoils you lots.
    The banner looks awesome and the chicken wire chippy suits the pics and papers perfectly.
    You have rocked it.
    Happy Birthday to You!

  4. hi.. i hope you have had a super birthday!! it is nice to have sisters.. i have two... and what a gorgeous layout.. i love the banners and the hessian and the chicken wire.. yummy colors...marvellous layout!!

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cathy!!!!! I love what you have done with the sketch!! Amazing work and your banners are fabulous. Brushed Corduroy ink sounds rather delicious. May have to check that one out. Hope you had a brilliant day. :-)

  6. Happy Birthday Cathy! Hope it's been a fabulous day for you.
    fab take on the sketch, love the neutral tones and the chipboard looks great!

  7. Fabulous!!! Love the banner, the net in the background and the beautiful chipboard!!! Lovely page and lovely pictures!!!

  8. Happy birthday for yesterday Cathy! Sounds like you have a lovely day! WOW this layout is just so awesome!! Just love love that banner!! :))xx

  9. HAPPY (albeit belated) BIRTHDAY CATHY!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sounds like your day was super!

    Fantastic layout, Cathy! That chippie is so cool - especially the wire hey. Wow what will they think of next! I LOVE that!!!


  10. Happy happy Birthday for Thursday Cathy!! So sorry I missed wishing you on the day!! Was just looking for you in Facebook but looks like you don't have an account. Another great layout & so true to the sketch - great work all around - have a lovely weekend!

  11. Love this! Fabulous looking colors! Love your take on the sketch!

  12. Happy (belated) birthday Cathy! Sounds like you had an awesome day! Love your take on the sketch and all the gorgeous texture! Don't 'work' too hard now with your scrapping - but have fun!! xx

  13. Ohhh another september girl...belated birthday wishes to you, sounds like a brilliant day! x
    Love your take on this sketch...the colours are fab, love the textures & mix of papers.