Sunday, 1 October 2017

Perfectly Delicate

Welcome back!

It's the start of a fresh new month so there's a fresh new challenge over at More Than Words. The challenge is to be inspired by the word Delicate and to use some Fabric in your layout, canvas or art journal page.

I made an art journal spread.


I recently took this photo of a butterfly and it wasn't until I looked closely at the photo that I realised the butterfly has one crooked wing. It could certainly fly ok though so that inspired to write the journaling.

A butterfly is one of the most delicate things I can think of and I tucked some fabric behind the photo. I made the background with Tinby Designs Colour Crush. I'm continually amazed with the variety of effects I can achieve with these.


Does the word Delicate inspire you to create something? Come on, give it a go! You can find the details here.


Happy scrappin'!

Heather

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Be Brave

Hi there!

It's Mini Challenge time again at More Than Words and the word to use this month on your card, tag or ATC is Brave.

Here's what I came up with:


Here's the challenge board:

Will you be Brave and give it a go? You can find the details here.


Happy scrappin'!

Heather

Friday, 1 September 2017

Getting Fearless at More Than Words

Hello again!

The new challenge is up at More Than Words and I hope you're feeling brave because the challenge is to be inspired by the word FEARLESS and to add some GRUNGE to your page!

Here's my interpretation:


I don't believe that anyone is truly fearless. I think we all have fears but the trick is to learn how to face them and deal with them.



I tore book paper and added some handles and paper from a brown paper bag to make backing for the photo. The background is made with Tinby Designs Colour Crush and some stamping and paint splatters - all ideal products for this sort of challenge.


I hope you can join in this month. Here's the challenge board:


You can find more details here.


Happy scrappin'!

Heather

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Sing at More Than Words

Hi there!

Have you seen the new Mini Challenge over at More Than Words? The word to include on your card, tag or ATC is 'Sing'.

Here's what I made:


I made the background with Tinby Designs Colour Crush. It was so easy! The heart shape is a real leaf that I found while out walking. I just had to scrap with it!

I sure hope you can join us this month. You can find the challenge here.


Happy scrappin'!

Heather

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

It's All About Harmony at More Than Words.

Hello again!

There's a very 'harmonious" challenge over at More Than Words this month. The word to be inspired by is "Harmony" and the creative challenge is to use song lyrics on your page.

Here's what I made:



The word "Harmony" made me think of a bike ride that I did while on holidays. I'm not a big fan of bike riding so I was really thrilled when I found the ride to be really enjoyable. I felt very much in harmony with the bike and my beautiful surroundings. I used the lyrics from the Queen song "Bicycle Race". Not only are the words perfect for the page but Queen have some of the best harmonies in the world!

I used large circular elements on the page to reflect the image of bicycle wheels and I placed the letters in my title in an up and down way, reminiscent of pedals. The background, the title and the circles were made using Tinby Designs Colour Crush. I love what I can do with these!




I hope you can join us over at More Than Words this month. Here's the challenge board - what a stunning image!




You can find the challenge here.


Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Roses for Kraft Plus!

Welcome back to my blog! I've been MIA for a while cos I've been travelling. I've had so much fun but I've really missed my creative time.

Sometimes it's funny how creativity strikes. I bought some bread and it came in a paper bag. I immediately thought how cool it would look as a base for a Kraft+ project! I kept the bag and later happened to put a travel brochure on top of it. I noticed how awesome the red and sepia tones of the brochure worked with the kraft bag and I was so inspired to create with those colours!

This month's challenge at Kraft+ sure was a challenge for me though! It took me a while to work out how I was going to incorporate roses in three different ways.

Here's what I came up with:


The three ways I've used roses are:

  • the title is "The Adriatic Rose"
  • I've tucked a few real rose petals around the page
  • I made small white roses with serviettes
  • there are also roses on the lace background but I don't think that counts! Hehe.
Here's a close up of my journalling:



Here's the challenge over at Kraft+ this month. Why not give it a go? You can find the challenge here.




Happy scrappin'!

Heather

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Art Journaling in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine

Hi there! I thought I'd share with you some more art journal pages I made for the series of articles I'm writing for Scrapbooking Memories magazine.


I used an image printed on transparency over some gorgeous Tinby Designs Colour Crush. I also used the Colour Crush to colour the title and the stars. And the background? I was actually working on the other side of the paper and hadn't cleaned up my mat properly. When I saw the colour had transferred to the back of my work I immediately turned my page over and started again using the blue as my background. Perfect!


More Colour Crush and some gorgeous Denim Tampons stamps on this one. Here's a close-up:



Sometimes it helps to express yourself when life deals you a rough hand.

If you'd like to know more about my art journaling journey you can check out my articles at Scrapbooking Memories magazine.


Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Monday, 10 April 2017

Art Journaling - A Different Direction

Hello and welcome back to my little blog. I've been working a lot with art journaling lately. I find this is such an amazingly creative outlet. I'm writing a series of articles about this for Scrapbooking Memories magazine.

Here are some of the pages I've made for the magazine articles:


This one is made entirely with Tinby Designs Colour Crush and pen (plus some alphas). This is a great example of how you can create something when you're just playing.


This one also predominantly uses Colour Crush. I love those Colour Crush butterflies!


I know my work is usually very colour-driven but I also adore book text with black and white. I love how this turned out!

If you'd like to learn more about art journaling I hope you can pick up one of my articles in Scrapbooking Memories magazine!


Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Saturday, 1 April 2017

It's all Black and White at More Than Words!

Hello and welcome to the April challenge at More Than Words! It might be April Fools Day but there's no joke about this fabulous challenge!

Firstly, here's what I made:


The ice-cream I was eating was the best one ever! It was from my favourite ice-cream shop where we go on holidays and they gave me an extra scoop this day. Check out the flavours below. Yum!


I converted my photo to black and white (cos there was a horrible bright green wall behind me!) then let the colours stay only on the ice-cream.


Hmmm, there's lots of black and white on there. Do you know what the challenge is yet?


Apart from the black and white, pink is the only other colour on the page. Have you worked the challenge out? Ok - here it is!


The challenge is to be influenced by the word 'Dream' and create in black, white and one other colour. Easy! You can find the challenge here.

I sure hope you can join us this month!


Happy scrappin'!


Heather



Friday, 24 March 2017

So Sweet at More Than Words

Hello all. It's Mini Challenge time over at More Than Words! The word to use on your Mini Project this month is SWEET.

I made an ATC:


The background is made with Tinby Designs Colour Crush  and I topped this with some gorgeous Dusty Attic chippies and paint and some book paper - which I'm rather addicted to!

Here's the challenge board. You can find the challenge here. I sure hope you can join in!


Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

More Than Words in March

Hello again! It's the first of the month and you know what that means - it's time for a new challenge at More Than Words! The inspirational word this month is BEAUTIFUL and the creative challenge is to use a BUTTERFLY.

Here's what I made:


My daughter and her bestie were easy choices for the BEAUTIFUL part of the challenge. I tried to add some classic beauty to the page too. The sensational flourish from The Dusty Attic adds that special touch.


I used a few different brands of die-cut butterflies on this. Whenever I use them people ask me what the brands are so here they are - the intricately cut ones are from Memory Box and Poppy (both the same parent company) and the smaller ones are from Die-namics.


I hope you can join us at More Than Words this month. Here's the challenge board:



You can find the challenge here.


Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Sunday, 26 February 2017

FOR SALE!

I've never put anything up for sale on my blog before but I've been completely besotted with Tinby Designs Colour Crush and watercolours lately and I've been doing some serious playing with them. I made these funky chicken paintings! These are for sale for AUD$30 each plus postage. I can post to anywhere in the world.
They are painted on heavy-duty 425gsm watercolour paper and are A4 in size. Each one has some kind of 3-D element to it.


"Confetti Chicks" has punched confetti shapes on it. Here's a close-up:


"Peace" has a 3-D twig:

Here's a close-up:

I adore the soft pastel colours I can create with Colour Crush. I hope you like them!

If you're interested in either of these please just message me here or on Facebook.


Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A LOVE-ly ATC!

Welcome back! It's Mini Challenge time over at More Than Words. With February being the month for all things romantic, the word to use this month is LOVE.

I made an ATC:


The ATC is all white and silver. I layered up the chippies and topped them with a little wire heart that I made.

Here's the challenge board:


I hope you can join in this month. You can find the challenge here.


Happy scrappin'!


Heather


Monday, 20 February 2017

My Next Class

Hello ladies! I'll be holding my next local class on Saturday the 25th of March. You can find all the details on my classes Facebook page here.



Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Monday, 13 February 2017

Enchanted Beauty

Hello to my bloggy friends. I'm back today with another layout using the O-M-G-I'm-in-love new kit from Scrappy Chat Designs. In case you missed my last post, I absolutely adore the Lucky Charm kit! There are gorgeous Prima papers with dusky pinks and stunning metallics plus custom-made Colour Crush and Metallic Melts plus loads of other goodies. Yum!


How cool is that retro Vespa! I just had to use this pic with these amazing papers!


Scrappy Chat members will receive a Tech Sheet with step-by-step instructions showing how to make this page.

Are you a Scrappy Chat member yet? If not, here are the details:
Joining Scrappy Chat Designs is like doing 3 classes each month - all in the comfort of your own home!

Each premier kit comes with:
  • Videos and full instructions to complete the three featured layouts while showing you many techniques with products that you can use well after the life of the kit. (With all of our kits you will receive plenty of product and knowledge that you can apply to future projects.)
  • Photos of each project including close up detailed pictures.
  • All the product needed to complete the projects with a list of additional basic items used such as paints, texture paste or sprays you may need from your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use a range of products and teams them up with sensational papers to compliment them. There are always less- or non-consumable products in our kits that you can use for a long time afterwards.

Kits are $45 + postage and come out monthly. Please e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com if you would like to order this kit.

For more kits and other products visit www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au








Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Looking Rosy

Hello again. Welcome back!

Have you seen the new Lucky Charm kit from Scrappy Chat Designs yet? OMG! I'm in love! The dusky pinks, the gorgeous coppers and the coordinating Colour Crush and Metallic Melts powders are awesome! It's an incredibly generous kit with ribbon, word stickers, 6 metallic papers, cardstock, drawing ink and more. Wow!

Anyway, enough of my raving - here's my first layout using the kit.


This layout is alive with coppery shimmer and coordinating Metallic Melts shine!



Scrappy Chat members will receive a Tech Sheet with step-by-step instructions showing how to make this page.

Are you a Scrappy Chat member yet? If not, here are the details:
Joining Scrappy Chat Designs is like doing 3 classes each month - all in the comfort of your own home!

Each premier kit comes with:
  • Videos and full instructions to complete the three featured layouts while showing you many techniques with products that you can use well after the life of the kit. (With all of our kits you will receive plenty of product and knowledge that you can apply to future projects.)
  • Photos of each project including close up detailed pictures.
  • All the product needed to complete the projects with a list of additional basic items used such as paints, texture paste or sprays you may need from your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use a range of products and teams them up with sensational papers to compliment them. There are always less- or non-consumable products in our kits that you can use for a long time afterwards.

Kits are $45 + postage Australia wide. Please e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com if you would like to order this kit.

For more kits and other products visit www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au







Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Guesting at Kraft+

Hello there. I was thrilled to be asked by the absolutely fabulous Sandra to be a Guest Designer over at Kraft+ this month. I was also a bit concerned at first though cos kraft scares me a bit! My style is very colour-driven and I struggle to get them to work on kraft background sometimes. My solution was to use my gorgeous Colour Crush powders on white cardstock then cut out shapes and layer them onto the kraft. I love the result!


I'm also a little bit hooked on book paper at the moment and I loved that I could incorporate this into my page. The other great thing about working on kraft is that I can leave my chippies raw and they match the page. Too easy!



Another fave product I've used on this page is my Kaisercraft stitched circles stamp and die set. The banner stamp happens to be a Kaisercraft one too.

I hope you can play along at the Kraft+ challenge this month. Here's the challenge board:


You can find the details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Heather