Thursday, October 4, 2012


HELLO everyone,  my turn today and I have two layouts for you ..both soaked with  rich earthy hues .
Spring is a time when life is stirring in my garden …  soothing and calming my soul .
I chose to use the color combo of blue and yellow, reminding me of the blue skies and the warm sun and the riot of chaos and color provided by the yellow and pink pansies,  dancing among  white daisies , mingled with rich blue violets  brightening  the damp shady corners of my garden ..
I inked the clock with Tim Holtz distress ink -rusty hinge, and added a tiny dab of Polar Blue versa color ink 
The alphas and leaves are also inked with versa color ink – Topaz  ..

 My Handy tip
While the ink was still damp I scratched some markings on the leaves with a fine pen to add dimension and texture.

Imaginarium designs Materials used
Clock without face centre – IDSoo17
Alphas – lower case IDALCooo1
Leaves – no image
Heart – no image
Other items used
Green Tara ivory Rose buds
Bo Bunny papers
EK border Punches
Prima trellis stamp.
Melissa Frances lace.
Brads - Bella
Lace doilie .. (found item )

‘LOVE’  my second layout 

I had not used Banners in my work until earlier this year , and I have fallen in love with them.
I have such fun creating banners, in  all sorts of shapes ,sizes and colors …
I hope to inspire you to have a go at your own banner .
Imaginarium designs material used
Alpha - love IDW0056
Funky heart – no image
Other items used
Authentique and Bo-Bunny papers
Metal key and button - Prima
Kaisercraft – crochet circle, lace.

The word love and heart are both inked with Tim Holtz distress ink and embossed for a shiny finish.
My Handy tip
Creating banners is a fabulous way to use up scraps .

REMEMBER to leave a comment to be in the running for a prize of chipboard . 

thanks so much for popping by and I hope you are enjoying the beautiful warm spring days here in Australia 
Warm hugz to each of you , Heather x


  1. Both are spectacular! I love how you sewed through the chipboard! The colors are FANTASTIC!!!!!

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    1. Heather, These are just beautiful, I love the rich colors you've used and love, love, love how you used the hearts!! Thanks for the tip on scratching up the chipboard, very cool!!!!

  3. WOW Heather I just LOVE the earthy colours in both layouts. The chipboards look fabulous and LOVE how you have altered them (and thanks for the little tips xx). Inspirational as always. Hugs x

  4. wonderful art here Heather, stunning and rich in heart :)

  5. These projects definitely soothe MY soul! So very beautiful!

  6. Spectacular ... wowzers, stunning, lost for words...!!

  7. thanks everyone you warm my heart x

  8. I love your layouts all the detail and different textures makes me not only want to look at you work over and over again but if I could touch it too. You're work is very inspiring I'm going to have a go at creating a layout using banners and get my sewing machine out as well I only hope it's half as good as yours wish me luck.

  9. these pages are terrific, the colors, layers and details are just out of this world

  10. Wow, both layouts are stunning, I love the soft colours on the first one! :)

  11. lovely works of art. Thanks for sharing the tip on the scratch marks on the leaves. I will have to try this with one of my chipboard pcs.
    ava g