Sunday, April 28, 2013


below is my rustic layout showcasing the divine chippies .

JOURNEY – Destination Unknown
My beautiful  and talented  friend Linda Eggleton very kindly gave me permission
 to use this magnificent photo she took of an old Rustic Railway line.
 Thanks so much Linda , lucky, lucky me .
I knew immediately which chippies I would use
 and I feel this Kaiser Base Coat Collection
 is a perfect marriage with Linda's divine pic.
I decided to go with the Rustic feel throughout the layout ,
 using ink and texture paste to grunge/rust up my metal elements and chipboard.

The chipboard
I love to cut the chipboard into sections.
This achieves two things :
the chipboard goes further
 and also makes it unique to you/ the artist .
Cut The Corner Elegant set  into 4 pieces
Securing  it around the edge of the matted photo,  layering in clusters  with other elements.
Ink with Tim Holtz rusty Hinge distress ink, applied with a sponge
When dry add random soft dabs of black to create an aged look and feel .
The fencing wire panel  is treated with the same technique .

The metal Key and Filigree
Brush with texture paste .
Allow to dry
Dab on Rusty Hinge ink with a sponge
Add tiny dabs of black versa color ink  to the edges.
Layer these elements creating dimension and texture.

When the layout was complete I brushed the chipboard and metal elements
 with two very  thin coats of satin clear finish /JoSonya  .

2Crafty items used  
 Fencing Wire Panel (units of 3)
Corner Elegant Set (unit of 3)

Thanks for popping by and I hope I have inspired you to have a play
 with these divine pieces of chipboard .
Hugz from Heather x


  1. What a beautiful LO. Absolutely stunning. I could look at it forever.
    Everything matches perfectly.

  2. Congrats on the GDT!! This is ABSOLUTELY stunning!! I loveeeeeeeee that photo and the colors!


  4. I trully love this grungy look you put on all these elements!! The result is amazing and your tips are really helpfull! You do have inspire me to play with the chipboards too!! Thank you Heather, hope you have a nice weekend!

  5. This is truly stunning!! Love the brown/black/rusty colors!! LOVE!!

  6. Super grungy layout, love the darkness of it!

  7. Gorgeous LO and that photo really is stunning! Love the grungy rusty theme!!

  8. thought i recognized that photo....superb vision of how to use it...great rustic/y feel...& sentiments:):):)

  9. This is really lovely, great with Linda's amazing photo. I love the rustic, grungy look.

  10. Linda does take amazing photos. I really like the rustic/rusty feel to this LO.

  11. gorgeous photo from LInda,,,,but your layout is stunning, love the rustic colour and charm of the chipboards, very grungy and amazing :)

  12. Gorgeous Heather ! The whole page looks as though it's made of metal and would weigh a ton. I love the way you have treated the chipboard and metal pieces with texture paste, great technique. xx

  13. Beautiful, and that photograph is stunning... the key, wow Heather, love it all..

  14. Thos is stunning... A real piece of art work.... Just fabulous!!

  15. hi Heather :) this is so so amazing!!

  16. It's all been said Heather; I can only agree with all the messages above....your Art leaves me speechless :)

  17. Wow I'm speechless Hearher. This is one of the most phenomenal LOs and pictures I've seen in a while.

  18. This is so gorgeous, those rust/brown tones are fabulous. Amazing page Heather.

  19. This looks amazing Heather! and the chippies are divine, they look like you have found them in the bottom of a rusty tin! gorgeous layout, love the photo too.. I can almost hear the train whistle!!

  20. I can't stop looking at this's going to haunt me in my sleep tonight!!!!Golly, this is one of my all-time favorite layouts if not the most beautiful I have ever seen...there's just something about it that grabbed a hold of me:)xx

  21. Wonderful look, you always have my eye heather!!!!

  22. Beautiful layout as always Heather.... hugs..x