Friday, September 27, 2013

Vintage themed layout at Megs Garden

Hi everyone ,
my turn over at 
Today I decided to go Vintage , creating a layout with the ‘Top hat & Automobile Collection.
 These magnificent new papers are perfect for Vintage / distressed/and grunge art.

I discovered this old postcard, which I felt was just perfect for this layout.
 I wanted to create an impression of an envelope, with oodles of stamping and an old grungy /messy background suggesting age and days gone by.
Women would gather together for afternoon tea and support each other.
The fashions back then have always fascinated me with such amazing detail. Although quite impractical, still very beautiful with delicate hand crafted lace and the hairstyles of the day were beautifully exquisite.
A little bit of trivia about me :
As part of our hairdressing registration exams we were required to reproduce a Vintage hairstyle, and I truly adored creating from this era . I have always loved detail, and I guess I intuitively transferred my love of detail from my hairdressing days into my scrapbooking !!  
 This vintage distressed clock fitted in perfectly with my theme, mimicking the time and the layers of that era.  I altered the Tim Holtz metal frame with gesso and paint, and stacked it over the clock element.
 Again I distressed the papers and layered the diecuts to create dimension and interest .

Another layered cluster with papers, diecuts, chipboard, finished off with a metal brad .

Papers and items used  
Automobile Parts
Roadster's Front Seat Blanket
Old World Time (clock)
Washi Tape

Tim Holtz metal Ornate Plate

Other items.
Tim Holtz die cut/ metal brads, Sizzix die cuts, Brads
2Crafty chipboard, Kraft paper .

Thanks for popping by and I truly hope you are inspired to buy some of these papers and have a play .
until next time 


  1. Gorgeous! Love the stenciling and die cut additions to your layers. The impression of an envelope came across immediately -- such a great idea! Beautiful vintage layout!! -- Mary Elizabeth

  2. Cool work great details.

  3. Absolutely stunning (as always)! I love the top pocket idea - brilliant,

  4. This turned out seriously stunning! I really love the vintage brown colours and your beautiful finishing touches.

  5. Another absolute stunner Heather, love that postcard and I adore the stamping in the background! Your attention to detail is amazing! If your LOs are anything to go by, I would love to have my hair cut by you lol!!

  6. This is fabulous! I loved your page!

  7. Wowwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! I love love love the colors and all the metal bits!!!!!!!

  8. Such a beautiful vintage page Heather and what a gorgeous photo, adore everything about this!!

  9. Adore your beautiful, dreamy, vintage pages .... and its wonderful that your previous position comes into the 'now' .... being creative. :-)

  10. Another stunning page Heather. Love the vintage look and the photo is so perfect or should I say the page is perfect for the photo!! Love all the stamping that you do and, of course, the layers and the elements as well. Totally exquisite!! oxox

  11. Hi Heather!
    This is so a beautiful page! Love it!

  12. Goregous details, such a fabulous vintage page, do love the photo too, always awesome :)

  13. love love love Heather .. love the design, love the postcard love you creativity .. hugz

  14. Saw this over at Meg's Garden..... Just love it! The image is fabulous & you've used it sooo the envelope style here:):):)

  15. Oh wow I am sure hair dressing is an art and you must have an eye for details when creating a new style.. and I think this has always been a gift for you.. there are always lots of details on your layouts, we just need to sit and discover them.. this layout is stunning, love the feel that it could have been in an attic for years and years.. love the look of the envelope too.. great papers and marvellous stamping in the back ground... ALWAYS am inspired by your creations!!

  16. Your choice of the vintage post card is perfect for the muted tones of these papers. As always the layering, stamping and placement are perfect. I'm in awe of your artistry :)

  17. Just looove checking out your details and layers and then going back discovering new things. This is such a divine page Heather, brings me to that point in time in nano seconds. Can hear the rustling of the skirts and the clicking of the crocket balls. You've done this collection marvellous justice! Mwah!

  18. This was one of my favourite Scrap Friends sketches and you have totally done it justice. That vintage postcard is just what this sketch needed. Full of moody vintage love.

  19. Beautiful page! I really do love the simplicity of your colour schemes & wish I could discipline myself to stick to them - they always look so dramatic & professional!