Friday, October 10, 2014


Hello and a Warm welcome on this beautiful sunny Spring day
here in Australia  .
Today I am sharing with you 
 in Somerset Memories .
I love when I receive an email from Jana Holstein 
asking me for some more work.
Feeling very blessed and excited to have some more work in this fabulous magazine. 
I am so grateful, thank you Jana .
Stampington are are so wonderful to work with
 and I always receive my Projects back in perfect condition and 
my payment is always very prompt ..
Here is the cover of the latest Somerset memories Magazine 

 Lots of color and texture .

My background technique ….. 
I have created my background texture here by spraying my tattered angels colored ink lightly on my mat or glass surface and allowing it to POOL . 
Lay a mask, face down over the inked mat then lift the mask and transfer the color by laying  over my white card to create a random pattern on my white card … lift it off and dry with heat gun. 
When dry place a mask over the color and apply with white fibre paste to add more layering . 
This creates an interesting texturised background for your Layout .
 choose any color to blend with your photo and papers. 

 my feature on Page 45 

Layout details
I am a nature lover and have great delight in creating pages showcasing photos of my garden .
I created my foundation on this layout by weaving  some texture with color and fibre paste,  reflecting the depth and beauty of nature. I placed the photo on the side of my LO attaching blooms and leaves in a cluster, framing the photo and drawing the eye inward.
I have a large garden which I spend some time every day working , pruning and soaking up the energy  and sounds of the birds and the bees, as they go about their daily business.
My journaling …
Delight at the bottom of my garden. 
Autumn – warm golden days and crisp evenings. 
I love to sit outside and gaze at the changing colors
 as the sunlight creates dappled shadows across the garden .

Materials used .
White cardstock, Green cardstock, Kaisercraft pattern Paper, Versa color ink /20 Turquoise/ 42 Lime,  Glimmer mist / Caribbean Blue/Key Lime Pie .Prima stencil/mask
Imaginarium designs chipboard, Prima resin heart, Green Tara /White rose buds, Prima flowers,Die cuts … Cottage cuts / leafy foliage, Nestabilities Circles, Die Namics / doilies/file tabs, Tim Holtz name plate ,Tim Holtz tissue tape , Stamps / Tim Holtz collections /E2-1463
EK success punch /paper edge , Golden /Fibre paste.

my second feature on page 35 
 I used a kraft BG and added black and white .
Monochromatic layering  in rich, earthy colors 
blends with the vintage photo to create a beautiful ethereal effect .

Materials used .
Kraft cardstock, Kaisercraft PP, Kaisercraft resin/stamps , Dusty Attic Chipboard, Tim Holtz film strip , Tim Holtz crackle paint, Tim Holtz stamp ,  washi tape, Memory Box Die cuts/Bali Corner/ Bramble circle, Couture creations treasures, EK success punch/ page edge. Melissa frances/Lace, Versa Color /black ink, Dusty Attic/Acrylic  paint - Gingernut.Photo turns/unknown

My approach to this LO ….
 I adore reading about history and I am an avid collector of vintage/antique wares and sepia photographs. When creating something Vintage,  I feel the rich earthy colors blend beautifully with the vintage photos and era.  I found this photograph on Free printables and she reminded me of an Aunt of mine , who was born in the early 1900’s  and worked for an Australian airline back in the early 1950’s .
 Back in those days it was essential for the girls to look their best at all times.
Aunty Phil was always beautifully groomed and dressed to the 9’s .
I was totally fascinated spending time with her watching her do her nails, hair and makeup.
She died in 1990 at age 70 .I have such fond memories of our Aunt as she would spend hours telling us lots of stories of her travels and work. Thanks for the memories , we miss you x 
thanks so much for popping by and looking at my work 
I love reading all the fabulous words you leave me to breathe into my soul .
until next time happy scrapping x


  1. Congrats on the pub!!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!

  2. Ok, trying to close my mouth.... Your work is BEYOND awesome....& I live how the mag tells 'the story ' of ur work:):) they're all Gorg... But I must say the Aunt one is my fave!!!!

  3. Huge congrats on the pub! Your lay-outs both leave me speechless. They are SOO amazing!

  4. Congrats, Heather!

    I can see why Jana wants you to contribute to their fab magazine repeatedly! ;)
    I admire your talent and the LOs you do!

    Claudia x

  5. Warmest congratulations my friend. Your Art is totally world class and so deserving of publication in this prestigious magazine. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us :D

  6. Oh Heather, both of these pieces are so beautiful, I am not in the least bit surprised you were contacted again, you are such a talent, and wonderful to read a bit more about how you put them together and your thought behind the LOs!

    Enjoy that beautiful Spring, - I miss you my friend.....

  7. Congrats Heather. Gorgeous page and a stunning Vintage design, what an incredible LO.
    Your details are always so perfectly thought out and placed!! Kerstin

  8. I am just soooo grateful that you are always willing to share your Artwork with us...such a delight to marvel in all your techniques and ideas...!!!

  9. A set of texture, color and your few colored dots make your sublime achievement
    kisses pretty

  10. Such beautiful layouts Heather, and I love the elegance of your designs and the emotion the layouts provoke because you put a piece of your heart on each layout. So wonderful to see you getting published too! Have a lovely weekend!

  11. Well done! The pages deserve to be admired by people far and wide. So nice that you are getting the recognition.

  12. Wow both are fabulous, loving the colours, textures and inspiration, hugs Liz xx

  13. We used to get that magazine here too but like everything else is is gone. I am so happy that you have layouts in it. I am not surprised though. These are two of my fave layouts as well. Congratulations my friend. <3

  14. Congrats darling! of course they call to say they want to have more of your stunning work! These are both amazing in true Heather style, breathtaking in other words! xoxo

  15. Congratulations Heather - beautiful!

  16. Congratulations! Very well deserved. Your works are perfect for such an esteemed publication!

  17. Congratulations, I love to see your work as it is always so beautiful.

  18. goodness that top layout had left me speechless, its divine!

  19. Warmest congratulations my gorgeous friend, you deserve all the accolades as your work is always so divine!! Love both these pages as I love all of your work and am not at all surprised that they keep contacting you for more examples!! Hope all is well with you!! ox

  20. AMAZING works Heather - CONGRATULATIONS!! I really must get a subscription to this beautiful looking magazine - I have heard so much about it...

  21. Such a deserved publication and 2 amazing pages....they are just stunning! Your work is truly divine and you certainly make magic with paper.....!!!!! A huge congrats!