Wednesday, 2 November 2011

It's challenge time at Whimsy...

It's Wednesday so that means it's time for a new Whimsy Stamps Inspirations challenge! Our theme this week is Monochromatic.

I have used a fab image from Lia Stampz called Haley and is available to purchase here. I have used her to decorate a blank kraft gift bag. I opened the image in Word and used a text box to add the word Winter to the board Haley is holding. To highlight all the brown I have used touches of black. The pearls started life white and I have coloured them with a black Promarker. I will definitely do this again, the ink dried so quickly. The only 'colour' on the image is a bit of Frosted Lace Stickles...

I added some ribbon and twine to a little paper clip to seal the bag, hopefully to prevent peeking by the recipient ;-)

Don't forget you don't have to use a Whimsy image to enter the challenge (it would be great if you did though!) The prize this week is...

Don't forget also...As well as a random winner being chosen each challenge one lucky player who has used a Whimsy Stamps image (rubber or digital) will have the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge. If you have used a Whimsy Image and would like to be a future guest please add GDT to your name when entering. The Guest Designer will be able to choose a digi stamp of their choice from the store to create their guest card too!

Remember anyone can enter our challenge and we don't mind you combining with other challenges either!
All we ask is that you add a link in your blog post to tell your friends you entered the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge.

Image/Sentiment - Haley by Lia Stampz
Pearls - The Hobby House coloured with a black Promarker
Ribbon & twine - stash
Tools - Oval & scallop oval Nesties, Sizzix snowflake embossing board. brown chalk inkpad, Frosted Lace Stickles


  1. A gorgeous gift bag Sarah,love the

  2. Gorgeous love the simple look.
    Jenny x

  3. Wow Sarah that is just gorgeous I do love the simplicity of your image and card design. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. ooooh thats gorgeous - love the clip to keep it closed idea xx

  5. Really pretty gift bag. Love the bulldog clip! xx

  6. So gorgeous Sarah.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have some candy if you are interested:)

  8. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week.
    Hugs Lynsey x

  9. beautiful gift bag sarah.i love the stylish design and gorgeous image ;D

    xx coops xx

  10. Beautiful work. Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT. Good luck.
    Hugs Nataliya

  11. This is stunning, such a beautiful natural colour choice. thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs.


  12. Gorgeous - thank you so much for sharing with us again at Humbug Hall.
    Ann and Max alias the Humbuggers.
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  13. Wow stunning work Sarah. I love the image and all the little bits you've picked out in black. Jaqui x

  14. A beautiful gift bag Sarah, love all the browns

  15. Am loving the classic look and colours x

  16. Beautiful gift bag. It will make any gift extra special. Thanks for playing at Papertake Weekly. Carissa :)