Sunday, February 5, 2012


my turn over at Imaginarium Designs Blog
there is a fabulous Competition for February 

to begin the year with ID, 
 I decided to do one masculine page and one feminine
  to demonstrate how versatile the Imaginarium chippies are .

masculine page 

I have created a slightly grungy page and on the chippies I have used three colored inks
to tone in with the papers.
first I inked with Rusty Hinge ( Tim Holtz) then added some Charcoal (kaiser)
 and finished odd with brick ( Versa Color)
the secret to this effect is I find to be quite random and quick with the inks.. 
not too deliberate or fussy
when layering the cogs
I kept turning them in different directions until I was happy
then secured them with a brad.
the cogs are one of my faves for boy pages.. love them

Feminine page

my Ella is such a feminine little girl .. so I have used lots of flowers with the chipboard
all the chippies are inked with (Versa color) Raspberry and Aubergine ( Kaiser) you may have to look closely at the images
to see the subtle difference in the shades on the leaves and flourish .
the trick I have used here is cutting up the flourish and the leaves to add interest ..
I arranged the flowers first then added the pieces of flourish and leaves where I wanted them..
the ID chippies are so versatile, as sometimes all I need is a small piece which adds the perfect finishing touch to a page .
the title ( love all the ID titles ) is inked and then stitched in place. I felt the title looked best vertical on this page
I love in scrapbooking that there are no rules !!!! If I want to put something sideways I can... LOL !!!
I love this photo of Ella playing with lipstick.

over at Imaginarium designs blog
there are 3 prizes for February!!
1st prize AU $50 of Imaginarium chipboard
2nd and 3rd Prize AU $25 of Imaginaium chipboard

what do you have to do ??
head over to the NING site and become a member
put the ID badge on your blog

leave a comment on the ID blog and tell us what you have done 
the more things you do the more chances you have of winning 
go over to
to find out all the details

thanks for dropping by everyone
and for your wonderful encouraging words 
mwah xoxo


  1. I absolutely adore how you play with subtle touches achieving amazing effects with anything you create with. Both your pages have the same basic undertones of colours but are so different. Grungy and boyish in the first one and oh so delightful and feminine in the one with Ella and the lipstick. Just stunning Heather! xoxox

  2. 2 stunning layouts Heather ! I love cogs too, you know that... Love the details you put in your work ! Hugs xoxo

  3. I love the colour schemes you've used in these two gorgeous pages Heather. One very masculine & one very feminine. Love them both xx

  4. Beautiful pages you have created again.Love the colors and thechniques.

  5. Gorgeous pages Heather... love those chippies... and the beautiful raspberry/aubergine palette in Ella's layout... both are so beautiful...

    Jenny x

  6. Both pages are so beautiful! Lovely colors, and I love the little bits and pieces you buildt the boy-page with, and all the flowers and sentiment looks amazing on the girl page.

    Hugs, Anne.

  7. Another two amazing LOs heather and such beautiful photos too. Gorgeous and inspirational work!

  8. Absolutely stunning !! Love both layouts!! You rocked them!! I'm just so inspired with your creation!! Hugs... Xoxo

  9. wonderful creations, Heather, so the colours on the pages :)

  10. Both are totally devine Heather. Soooo gorgeous. Cheers Di xo

  11. These are BOTH GORGEOUS! I loveeeeee the colors and loving the different colors on that gear in the first one! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  12. Both pages are GORGEOUS! I love what you've done with the chippies!

  13. Wow Heather! Both of these pages are fab! I really like the way you've shown how to use the chippies for either a girl or guy page...perfect!

  14. I love these both Heather! So YOU!! I have added the badge to my sidebar & had done the other things already but the ID blog is playing up - the comment box keeps disappearing - had to give up 10 minutes later - will go back tomorrow!!

  15. georgious!! it's beautiful love to see greetings Janneke

  16. Oh wow wow wow, you are just amazing!!!! I love them both!!!!

  17. oh these are gorgeous Heather.. you amaze me.. any style, any gender, any color.. you can make it stunning!!

  18. Love both of your masculine and feminine creations, Heather!! Those layouts are perfectly done. Big hugs from your new follower =)

  19. congrats on your winning!!!
    everything post i saw at your is just perfect!!!!

  20. Oh wow Heather!!! Love love love them :).

  21. Two such beautiful pages Heather, your style is unique. I love the ID designs and the words they do. They seem to take the colours you use so well. We have Papermania chippies over here but the colours you get aren't as vibrant as tours. Do you lay a gesso base first? Wish I could get them in the UK.

  22. woww... gorgeous work here !
    love the details... the clocks, the flowers ect... stunning !

  23. These pages are amazing!! I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!!