Saturday, 13 September 2014

September Sketch

Hi there,

I hope your weekend has begun well. I've been busy making a layout for the September sketch challenge for The Dusty Attic. Here's the sketch. It's another beauty!

And here's my layout:

I love the circular element in the sketch. I created mine with gesso and stitching. I went crazy with stamping, in both black and white ink.

All the chipboard pieces have been spray-painted white. I find this much quicker than hand-painting them all with a brush.

The background paper is the only paper on this page. All the other elements are created with stamping, stitching, painting, thickers and, of course, lots of lovely chippies!

Dusty Attic chipboard used:
Chevron Panel Large
Page Pebbles #1
Trellis Small
Pointer Tags
Him & Her Border

I hope you can join in the sketch challenge this month.

Happy scrappin'!



  1. That really is WAY cool......I've photos of these - I love how they've done up the Geelong waterfront. Much better than when I was living there! And your colour combo works brill....looove all the chippy & especially that stamped/sewn circle bit!!!!

  2. Such an awesome take on this sketch, Heather. I love how you made your circle! And the colors here are wonderful. I really like stamping on my pages, so the fact that you "went crazy" with stamping really intrigues me! Wonderful, wonderful page!

  3. wow love your circle created with gesso and stitching, I thought it must have been a stamp ! Love the design and all the stamping and chippies

  4. This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee the colors, the big circle and the stitching!!!!!!!

  5. Fabulous page Heather!! Love that photo!! Before I was married, I used to live in Geelong and my sister still does, so I have actually seen those bollards, they are fantastic. Love the red and white striped background and the circle and the stitching!! Absolutely gorgeous!! xx

  6. Wow...bold and beautiful Heather. Love the white and black stamping...and I have never considered spray painting my chippies...thanks for the tip.

  7. This looks fabulous Heather, that photo is so funny, I thought that they were real soldiers at first!! love all the details on your back ground, and love all the stamping.. I hope you are having a lovely weekend!

  8. Wow - this is something one would see featured on a travel show. Bold, bright and eye catching. Love the stitched circle and the stamping. Fabulous work. I'm going to try the spray painting idea. TFS

  9. I just love your layout Heather! What a great photo and all the stitching and stamping are looking fabulous. :)

  10. Such a super page! The papers and design are so perfect for the photo! Love your sewing and stamping.....really makes for a very cool and fab page!

  11. THis is just the coolest layout ever. WHat a fabulous photo. The background is perfect and I love the kind of clean lines...