I have a design planned for a site I'm developing. Nothing on paper yet, it's all just a concept in my mind right now, so please bear with me!
The site is sort of like a blog / news site. There will be a listing of items on the home page and you click through to view the content pages.
I want the site to look like it has been sketched on white paper. All the aspects of the site should follow this, for example the navigation, buttons on any forms etc, which should be fairly straightforward to achieve with images and sketchy fonts. I'm not saying that there will be no colour, but it will have a fairly free-form look with no blocks of colour anywhere.
My concern is that the site needs to generate some money through advertisements and as soon as I stick an advert image or something in the content, the illusion of the site being sketched on paper is broken. I'm also worried that the user's eyes will be immediately drawn to the advert as it will be the only block of solid colour on the page.
I have thought of alternative option such as signing up for an affiliate scheme and 'sketching' some little ads and links myself, but this will be a fair amount of work and quite a few publishers on affiliate schemes wouldn't allow this.
Do you know of any good strategies (links to actual websites would be great too) for incorporating adverts in a really heavily stylised site?