Friday, June 6, 2014

My Published Wintery Layout

Early this year, I received an email from my friend 
Angella Peardon 
asking me to create 
a Wintery Layout and an autumn card for Scrapbook Creations .
I was thrilled and of course said yes.
My project is on page 82 of this months 
SCRAPBOOK CREATIONS .. No 105 (vol 12 no 7 )
below is my take on a Wintery Layout 
Treasured Memories 
 This photo was taken on one of our many roads trips along the Great Ocean Road. 
There are so many fascinating adventureous places and glorious, untouched raw pieces of nature .
I remember the wind being so bitterly cold with the taste of salt as it blew across my face,
I love Nature .. sigh !
The ocean was calm at this moment but there was a huge wave crashing 15 minutes later , 
filling this space, right where I was standing .There is so much enormous power in the Ocean.
The sound of the roaring waves is tremendous.  

 I used the hexagon shapes to mimic the rough stones, and the chipboard pieces
represent the seawed and pieces found amongst the rocks. 
 I wanted to create a rustic/rusty feel to there elements as the ocean continually crashes 
over these stones and creates these deep, rich, rustic earthy colors. 
 Imaginarium designs chipboard, Tim Holtz name plate .
Altered with Rusty hinge,Brushed corduroy  distress ink, and gesso.

Textured background with texture paste, gesso, ink and masking. 
White and black Bazzill cardstock
Simple Stories item#2517/orange stripe/Ledger
2crafty chipboard, metal embellishment (miscellaneous)  Imaginarium chipboard,
 Collection Chipboard, Vintage brads, washi tape, 
Spellbinders /Captivating Squares, Sizzix/ Tags, Tim Holtz Metal Frame/ crackle paint, Liquetex Burnt Sienna ink, Viva Croco Crackling Color, white gesso , black Sharpie pen,  Sage Versa Color ink. Prima stencil /item#569440, distress ink Rusty Hinge/Brushed Corduroy.

I hope you like my interpretation of a Wintery Layout 
thanks so much for poppin gby and I love to have you here.
take care and see you next time x 


  1. Wow, it's a gorgeous one! Your use of colours is amazing and compliments the photo beautifully. I also love all the added chippies!

  2. Stunning arty LO Heather, no wonder it got published, it looks fantastic!!

  3. Oh so stunning, love the rustic colors and fabulous textures on your page.. well done on being published, totally understandable.. your layouts are amazing!

  4. Congrats on the pub!! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the chipboard bits!!!!

  5. Such a wonderful layout (as always), the colours are just stunning!

  6. Wow, where to start!!! Congrats on the publication, it's absolutely gorgeous! I love that photo & the use of the frame. Your details are always so lovely, as is your, love, love it!

  7. Heather, as always, your design's beautiful. I love the colors you've chosen and the mediums you've used. Thanks so much for including all the items you used in the design. It helps so much, in case I want to purchase some of them. :-)

  8. Wow!! I am not surprised in the least you are published & am sure thus isn't first time.
    The rustic, rusty feel is 'bang on!' - can't believe you achieved it distress inks, looks so real. The mimic of seaweed & rocks is perfect & amazing. Love that your emotions go into your creations in such a seamless, organic way. As said in comment for your previous post (& no pun intended, honest), "Blown Away!!" :)

  9. Well done on the publication....that bg is AWESOME SAUCESOME.....& I'm glad you moved before the ocean knocked you to your knees....water scares me a bit [lot!] favest bit are the hexagons. I keep meaning to use some then forget then see ANOTHER fab page using day I'll remember:):)!!!

  10. Of course we like it - never a doubt. No one does these rusty tones better than you. But then I could be a bit biased! Love the "seaweed" and the journalling which brings back happy memories of my trips along this coast line. Splendid Art :D

  11. Oh my!!! Not at all surprised this got published, it is amazing!! Gorgeous rich, rustic tones and your background is am-a-zing!!! Love the colours on the chippies and that photo is simply awesome!! Absolutely adore this page Heather, but then I always love your creations!!! ox

  12. Georgous, the photos, your great work to do this realization, the story on your travel, the warm colours, all is wonderful, awesome, i am for ever fan !!!!

    Hugs from France another time !!!, Christiane

  13. The colors are just amazing in this piece - perfect!

  14. Such a gorgeous photo and page! Congrats!!!

  15. SPECTACULAR! I just love the rich warm colour and that photo is just amazing. You have captured the splendour of nature perfectly. I think that this may be one of my faves... xx