Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Published in Somerset Apprentice

I am beyond thrilled and excited 
I have some work published in Somerset Apprentice 
feeling very blessed 

A nature layout . …..  title “Delicate “
Cool greens and blue and white: all created with inks and gesso .
I love working with mixed media and I begin by creating my background first.
I like to use a watercolour technique by applying light layers and keep layering until I am happy with the result .
I aged  The chipboard door with ink, paint and crackle .
I added leafy foliage with text paper and randomly stamped over the background to add texture and interest. The door in my layout to me mirrors the wisdom which comes with age and experience .
I love to weave my emotions into my works, creating both depth and mystery .
Each piece I create is a part of me and my life, and I like to tell a story through the colors and textures. I often journal on my pages and other times on the back of my work .
History is often lost in families and I feel that by journaling emotions, feelings, and stories keeps the past alive for future generations. 
While working in my garden I have music all around me .
I affirm to myself,
“I Climb to the top of the mountain,
Look around, see the perfect balance
of masculine and feminine energy.
I allow that balance to come alive in my body
And breathe in the magic of life.
People come and go leaving us gifts.
These gifts are the elements of growth – new beginnings.
Each person is like a doorway to open and explore
as I choose my path on life’s journey .”
author unknown .
 materials used :
7Dots studio papers, Dusty Attic chipboard, Prima button, Prima acrylic stamps/ trellis , White gesso/ Golden brand, Spellbinders dies, BoBunny brads, Tim Holtz Crackle paint/ clear rock candy , Versa color ink/ Mountain Lake/lime green/ Black. EK border punch, distress tool/Making memories. Old book paper ( for the leafy diecuts. ) Cottage Cutz diecuts/ leafy foliage. Black pen 

Thanks for popping by and taking a look at my creations 
happy scrapping x



  1. BEAUTIFUL work as always Heather!
    I think you are so right about journaling, without that you have just pictures and if you are a scrapbooker all you have is pretty pictures nothing wrong with pretty pictures but if you are trying to preserve memories it falls short.

  2. Exquisite page! So excited for you to be pubbed in this magazine! Love all your details and textures and the meaningful message and symbols in your page.

  3. Wow, it's such an outstanding lay-out! Your background look gorgeous and I just love the delicate look. Huge congrats on your pub!

  4. Wonder, wonder, wonderful!!! It´s such a harmony between the photo and the background, it´s such a unique "Heather-style" page, I love it. Congrats, dear Heather for being published <3
    xxx Evelyn

  5. Big,big,BIIIIIIG must feel as if you've topped a mountain yourself with this publication.....soooo deserved:):):)

  6. Huge Congratulations Heather. I know how much this means to you and I am so happy for you!! It goes without saying that your page is absolutely stunning and totally deserving of publication. Your creations are always so gorgeous, have never yet seen one I wasn't drooling over!! Love your art!! ox

  7. Oh My oi don't think I have any words that can describe how amazing this is .

  8. Soooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!! CONGRATS on the pub!!!!!!!!

  9. Beautiful, as always and big congratulations ! xx

  10. This is such a beauty - full of gorgeous Heather-ish layers and textures, beautiful colours and a wonderful dreamy, peaceful feel to it - another stunner! :o)

  11. big congrats this is awesome news, wonderful details :)

  12. Simply amazing heather , I completely get why they picked you !

  13. Congratulations. This is a really lovely layout. I'm totally in live with your creating style.

  14. How awesome! Congratulations! A gorgeous layout - love the colouring and the layers.

  15. Congrats Heather - fabulous page!

  16. Oh well done Heather, but I expect to see more of your wonderful creations all around the world.. Your layouts are inspirational and beautiful and you leave a little piece of your heart on each one.. they are an expression of your lovely soul...

  17. Wonderful news Heather, and so very well deserved, - huge congrats, this LO is stunning once again!!

  18. A HUGE congrats Heather! Your lo is gorgeous and perfect for that magazine!

  19. You should be on their cover of every single issue, and on any spread there is. Your work is beyond anyone's dream, in a separate class of its own - the Heather class! this layout is exquisite as always. Congratulations darling!!! xoxo

  20. Congrats, Heather!
    Seems I will have to try get a copy of the spring issue! So glad I found your blog (finally)!
    Greetings from Vienna,

    Claudia x