Wednesday, December 9, 2009

You Make My Heart Throb

This week's Pink Ninjas prompt is Elsie-inspired. 

If you are not familiar with Elsie, check out her blog.  She is so much fun and an amazing talent.  Every time I click onto her blog I get lost for waaaaaay too much time.  (As I just did so I could link it up to this post.  Ha ha!)

The cool prompt is brought to you by this month's Ninja Star Gloria!!  She's a barrel of fun her ownself!!  Check out her bloggity blog.    

Here's my Elsie-inspired:

Inspired by this by Elsie:

This is one of my all-time fave pics of my son (c. 2 years ago) and I've had it sitting staring at me on my craft table for weeks just looking for the proper inspiration. 

So, obviously, I was inspired by Elsie's hand-drawn, no-fuss line frames (which ARE solid lines on my layout despite if they may look broken on the screen), her fun mixed-up font writing, and her always gorgeous doodling. 

I pulled in a little reddish-pink to complement the fabric swatch on the left side. 

This fabric is some Elsie adhesive fabric (of which I've had so long it was no longer adhesive - but that worked out to my advantage).  I stitched it at the edge of the paper to show how it's hanging over the edge.  I like to do that, huh?  Push the boundaries of the l/o.  Looks fun except it makes photographing the l/o a bitch and doesn't work too well when you try to cram it into a regular scrapbook, lol. 

The top doodled text block is also some Elsie paper - I think it's called math class. 

Check out what the rest of the Ninjas made for your inspiration.  It's simply fabulous!!

Have a great Wednesday!!



ally serrato said...

Miss Heidi - I love the way your layout turned out!!! Perfect!! Your doodling is awesome!!

Perfectly Precocious said...

I love your layout! I love Elsie, too. When I need to un-fuss my scrapping, I bust out my Elsis recipe cards.

Diana Fisher said...

Awesome doodle effect and the picture is very, very cute! I can see why it's a fave!!

Leah the Orange said...

you are the queen of the inky doodles! love this LO. the black and white and hint of red!

Vickie said...

I like the doodling look! It adds a little whimsy to the page!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this LO!!!! GORGEOUS photo and love love love love the doodles! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jessie said...

Fab layout!