Sunday, February 3, 2013

GUEST DESIGNING at OUAS and case file #157 ready to solve .

Hello there, today I am showcasing our beautiful new  Paper collection from 

This month there is a delightful  ‘twist’ as we are joining in with ‘Once Upon a sketch.’
A challenge site with sketches and is all about journaling the journey of life.

I am loving the softness and colors of this new range and thoroughly loved working with them .
This layout is based on a divine sketch created by Nadia Cannizzo, the founder of OUAS.
My page came together so quickly and is deceivingly very simple .

HERE is what Nadia had to say 
WELCOME to February's challenge. We have some FANTASTIC inspiration for you this month. The super cool Design Team from our main sponsor this month, Meg's Garden, has played along with our challenge and what wonderful examples they have created. Thank you girls and thank you Meg's Garden for being our sponsor!!
The month of February is the month we celebrate St Valentine's Day here in Australia and in many parts of the world. Love takes on many forms..relationship love, parental love etc etc. So let's think about what the above quote can mean and how you can interpret it on a layout. You are free to scrap about any kind of love you wish however you like based on the following sketch. 

My take on the SKETCH 

' LOVE '

I created the splashes of ink with Tim Holtz shabby shutters stain.
Layered over with the black Inked the Kaiser stamp
Cut the circle ( this can be done by tracing around a plate )
Mount the photo, add file labels around edge .
Place inked chipboard under top right corner of photo
Proceed by adding  a border of flower clusters/ rosette and hearts framing the photo .

I used the delightful Buds of May paper for the circle and the stacked hearts.
The diecut file labels, honeycomb shapes  and leaves are created by using a combination of both A summers day and Buds of May.
The two strips at the bottom of the page are random left over pieces .
These collections are perfect for mixing and matching .

Buds of May
A Summer's Day
Tim Holtz rosette die cut and stain, Dusty Attic chipboard, Imaginarium designs chipboard, Green Tara blooms, Spellbinders nestabilities/ heart diecuts, vintage brads, Kaiser stamp and resin blossoms, white/green  bazzill .
The photo is taken by TARA from




looking for the blue/green  ?? here it is .
sometimes I use only a small portion of one of the colors .

hearts, flowers, leaves, die-cuts, punches, solid background, raspberry paper .
we were celebrating your 3rd birthday. I feel so blessed to be your mame  and watch you grow and develop into a beautiful young woman. and experience all that life has to give. I love you so much Ella Jai .. to the moon and back xoxoxo

for more details on the case pop over to CSI 

thanks for popping by and hugz from me xoxo


  1. Beautiful, beautiful works of art Heather....gosh you are so inspiring. I love the colours in the first layout, the cute hearts, gorgeous flowers and the 'pinwheel' ?? Your journalling is always so heartfelt and your design and backgrounds amazing. Thank you for always sharing little tips on how you create these works of art. Hugs....x

  2. Really, Heather, if they sold paper with your doodling on it, I would buy it!
    You are my Queen Mum ;) always with just the right amount of ink and paint...
    The giant LOVE stamp is Kaisercraft? because that's a really neat "font"
    Big hugs,

  3. Heather, once again these are absolutely brilliant! I love all the beautiful details, especially those sweet layered hearts!!

  4. Oh, Heather... both of these are absolouty stunning !!! I adore those hearts with the doodling on both LO's, thank you for the wonderful inspiration

    Karen x

  5. Both are totally gorgeous - I think I really like the top one cos of the picking the flowers photo...I remember doing that! And the collection of blooms around the bottom...YUM....& those hearts? DOuble YUM.....& the accordian flower....the ICING on the cake:):)

  6. wow I'm in awe of these beautiful creations. Love the photos and all the little details you added on these 2 layouts!!

  7. *sigh* these are gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors, the layers and loving those precious photos!!!!

  8. I think the previous comments have said it all. Stunning, brilliant, gorgeous. Love the photos you use and always love how you enhance them with your layouts. You just have a knack for using the perfect colours and the perfect embellishments and you always bring them together so beautifully. Magic!! ox Marg

  9. two gorgeous creations Heather...just stunning

  10. Not much left to say.....I totally agree with all the other comments.....
    2 Gorgeous creations Heather.......every little detail is just perfect, you are a real Artist.
    I am always in awe of your background work.....stamping, misting, inking...then there's the texture, layers and stitching. Your photos, colours and embellishments are just Beautiful.
    Love reading your little hints and tips, Thanks for sharing so much with us. xx

  11. Wow, two absolutely amazing lay-outs! You have such a gorgeous style of scrapbooking.

  12. I couldn't agree more with Romy above, both are truly stunning! Have to say I love the sketch of the first oe lots, - and what you did with it is nothing short of amazing!!

  13. Ah these are beautiful Heather.. really really beautiful!

  14. Beautiful work so rich with stunning details and creative work

  15. Beautiful work, and truly stunning designs Heather. I love all the details and how you put the colours together. Would you ever think of doing an online course/workshop for us admirers ?

  16. wow besutiful reetings love to see gr janneke

  17. These are both so pretty! Love the greens in the dreamy. Your take on the CSI challenge is fantasic! Wow!

  18. I just adore your interpretation of the challenge Heather - your work always stands out from the crowd.

  19. Both such stunning layouts Heather. Fabulous textures and designs x

  20. Such gorgeous layouts Heather! Both are just stunning! You certainly have such a way with paper! Awesome!

  21. Both of these are so gorgeous! I am so glad to have found your blog!!!

  22. Heather......I was totally blown away when I saw your page for OUAS, it is just jawdroppingly gorgeous! I love the colors and those elements are just sheer perfection. You use color so beautifully! I love this!!!!!

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    1. You amaze me every time that first layout is divine from the colour to the little roses, and such a sweet and gorgeous second page

  24. Absolutely gorgeous work, Heather!!! I love everything you create : )

  25. These are stunning Heather! I know I've said it before but the way you work a muted colour palette is amazing!

  26. Such beautiful pages! Totally gorgeous!

  27. Beautiful pages, both of them. You have such an eye for details, and the mix of tecniques is amazing. TFS!

  28. Heather,
    These are just lovely. They have a light and airy feel to them - just like spring! The muted greens on the first layout are absolutly eye-catching. I just love coming here and being inspired. Wanda

  29. Not much left for me to say either, just chiming in loudly with all the other ladies! you ARE a true artist my love! each and one of your pages deserves to be published, framed and put up for everyone to see and admire. You are in a league of your own, the Heather League. I admire you so, truly and deeply! thank you for all the inspiration, beauty and generosity in sharing! Mwah!