Tuesday, October 15, 2013


hello my scrappy friends ,
Sadly this is my very last post as a DESIGNER for the 
It has been such a wonderful journey creating with these stunning chippies .
thanks to Vanessa and Di for having me on the team 
you have a special place in my heart xoxo

2Crafty and Scrap Around the World are getting together 
for the month of October with lots of yummo chipboard pieces to win.
here is the mood board and sketch which we are required to use as a prompt .
for more info 
I flipped the sketch and created my masked background on the left side
with my cluster plus photo on the right side.

The images of the flowers , lacy vase and the shoes suggested a romantic  mood to me .
  I decided to go out of my comfort zone and create with yellow, being a color I rarely use and because this is a challenge I thought why not.!!
Paris is the city of love, romance  and art which led me to dreaming of Paris in the Spring. 
  Beautiful  blooms, art, romance and  the magnificent Eiffel Tower.
 2Crafty have just the perfect chipboard items for this theme.

I layered the chipboard/fencing-wire-panel
with the trimmed  chipboard/frames-tiny-henris 
both inked with split pea /Versa color ink .
more layered pieces 
chipboard/words layered over an altered Tim Holtz Metal name plate .

NEXT - from Romance to Steampunk !!!
I discovered this stunning vintage post card and wanted to scrap it in a Vintage/Grunge /Steampunk style
the new giant gears chippies are just perfect . 


the giant gears are altered by applying some distress ink/Rusty hinge, allow to dry and randomly dab some Celaton / black Versa color ink, to achieve the rusty look .
the same technique is applied to the shrubs . 
I completed the look by adding some Tim Holtz crackle paint 

My next layout is showcasing my faithful paint brushes 
continuing with my Vintage/grunge theme .
'b for Brushes '

 the alpha is inked in black and machine stitched.

the chevron pieces are also inked in black
 the name plate is trimmed , inked and poked under the mounted photo
the heart is covered in kraft paper, stamped and finished with crackle paint .
I secured the chipboard with a vintage brad.
lots of paper layers, brads and tags.
2Crafty chipboard pieces used. 
chevron bits

my final layout 
I am sharing this LO because it is my all time favourite for 2Crafty.
I created this mixed media /Vintage themed page a few months ago showcasing some 
stunning chippies and crackle paint 

2Crafty chipboard 

handy tip :
firstly all chipboard is trimmed , next apply white gesso , then ink in Versa color/ Mountain Lake
By trimming my chippies, I can layer them and make them individual and unique .

this final post shows all my various techniques
monochromatic, mixed media, distressed, grunge/steampunk and Vintage
 all showcasing 2Crafty stunning chippies .
thanks so much  for looking at my work 
it means a great deal to me .
and I have thoroughly enjoyed my creative journey with 2Crafty and the awesome team of girls 
Thanks to Vanessa and Di for having me 
hugz from me xoxo


  1. Dear Heather,
    you´ve been a busy bee! All your LOs are spectacular as usual - I really love your work!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Heathers layering is also so elaborate and sophisticated, the details in her work draw your eyes in, and you never want to leave.

  3. Wow Heather, all of these are amazing! Love the grungyness of the steampuky ones, but the first one just took my breath away, that background texture is just out of this world!!!

  4. Wow, you just know how to make me happy: one post with four gorgeous lay-outs of yours :) I love them all!

  5. I thoroughly enjoyed this post looking at all your different techniques, so wish I had the opportunity to scrap with you for just one lesson, well maybe a couple, I know I'd love every minute.

  6. These are delightful! LOVE them all - especially the Paris one....of course!!! You've had a wonderful journey with 2Crafty...it's been fun watching you use all their bits & bobs:):):)

  7. What wonderful techniques....looks like you've had a beautiful journey with this group!

  8. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! These are GORGEOUS!!!!! I am loving the colors and the textures and love love love the Eiffel Tower on the first one!!!!

  9. When I look at your pages, there is always a wow feeling, I love it so much, why do I never scrap in this style.....I think I can't because it is not who I am. Your patience for all those stitched details, super!!!!! I had to laugh a little about your yellow being out of your comfort zone. Because your yellow is still a "Heather" yellow. This is a super post, 4 pages of gorgeouness!

  10. Wow! Your layouts are stunning!! Love the colors and textures in each one....Amazing!

  11. Wow these are all so beautiful.. I love your style, it is elegant, it is classy it is sophisticated and most of all it is lovely... thanks for sharing you always take my breath away with your wonderful creations..

  12. Having had the joy of examining "Dreams" in real life, I'm even more enthralled than usual....You know I love your work Heather; words are just inadequate to describe their beauty. Delightful, delicious d'lovely :)

  13. Once again, stunningly gorgeous and detailed. Love, love, love your work!

  14. (Sigh) I am in heaven. All of these layouts are just so amazingly gorgeous!!! Love the background texture on the first one, simply breathtaking ... but I love the Steampunk/Vintage ones too, also breathtaking and then there is that amazing blue with the crackle, again, breathtaking. I am left totally breathless! They are all my faves!!!!!!!! oxox

  15. Beautiful!!! Bling has to be one of my all time faves of yours... along with Marilyn of course!! :D

  16. Absolutely beautiful Heather!... Sigh! As always... as Julie would say.... LOVELOVELOVE them all!!!

    You are rare & amazing! hugs....x

  17. So much BEAUTY in one post Heather. It has been wonderful having you on our team. Cheers Di xo

  18. Beautiful inspiring work you have been so busy.

  19. I am sure you will be SO missed by Di, Vanessa & all the ladies at 2Crafty! You are an absolute chipboard WHIZZ & I can't imagine a layout of yours without it. I hope you have built up a big stash of it by now :)

  20. Yes I agree with everyone else, so many yummy delights to see, they should be framed :)

  21. Wow!! I saw "B for Brushes" on Pinterest so came for closer look..... Amazing lo, wonderful techniques & colours.
    Then I find even more to feast my eyes upon?? Moment In Times is SO my kind of look, love steampunk, grunge, distressed.... The techniques for the gears gives a stunning result!! I wouldn't normally look for 'bling' entitled pieces, I absolutely adore yours so that's me corrected!!
    I do recognise your face so will investigate further. You have some amazing people commenting (sorry to spoil the line up, lol)...
    Incredible work & I am in awe! :))

  22. I love your work Heather. Thanks so much for sharing. Karen.x

  23. Heather I am always in awe of the techniques your use on your layouts, Its such a pleasure coming to visit!

  24. Your pages are complete works of art Heather. Divine!

  25. Incredible work Heather and your photography is to die for! xox

  26. I have to say I am very jealous that Helen got to see your layouts for real :D I hope you know that when I come over I will have to come to your house so I can see ALL of your layouts for real... maybe I will get to do a masterclass with you :D I am so speechless I really don't know what to say about your layouts except that each one seems to be more beautiful than the last :D <3

  27. I'm curious about how people who do tutorials know that it's the right way to do them. I'm guessing experience? It's a real question, not trying to be smart, want to learn