Friday, 30 January 2015

Discover New Things

One of the joys of Digital Scrapbooking is the fun of playing with elements on a page and the huge variety of layout styles that can be achieved. Here is a contemporary style layout I created today doing just that. I took a few elements and two papers from one of my digikit designs called 'Random Thoughts' and just played until I was happy with the composition. Keeping it simple seemed to work well, using a combination of black, off white and a strong pink accent colour helped it pop.  I layered the papers, added a 1.5 black line edge to the frame and shadow for lift, placed a pink circle frame on top and decorated with mixed elements and word art.

This digikit is currently on at a great promotion price at Escape And Scrap and if you would like to see more layouts using it you can click on the link below 

x Heather x

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Work Life Balance - Decision

A slightly different post to my usual today... It is all about a difficult decision I recently made. I have stepped down from creating samples for the Serif Craft Artist Design Team. It was with mixed feelings as I had the most wonderful time creating many different layouts, cards, scrapbook pages, blogging about them and making a few tutorials, hints and tips along the way. However working full time, studying and life in general has become so very busy that I had to weigh up balancing my time and commitments to regain a work life balance. 
As anyone who knows me is aware I absolutely Love the Craft Artist software and their Innovative digikit designs so I will still from time to time share Ideas and Inspiration using them but with the shoe firmly on the other foot as a consumer again. I will also be following with avid interest to see what exciting new products and designs are launched during 2015. 

Here's a link to my Pinterest - Craft Artist Inspiration page where I regularly post ideas.

Look out too here on the blog over the coming months to see a few ideas.

xx Heather xx

Monday, 12 January 2015

Thinking About Valentines

Valentines is roughly a month away now so I have been experimenting with a little layout Inspiration for the blog this afternoon... You can make a totally unique card by combining elements from a mix of digikits and adding your own edits and finishing touches. 

For the layout you see below I chose two of the digikits in my current' Algera Designs' collection, they were the Eclectic & Projection digikits. Working in Craft Artist 2 Software I cropped one of the papers to a heart shape to create a central topper adding shadow for lift.  Then layered flowers and a mix of elements for decoration. Font used Firenze SF on the tag.  

Additional effects were added including transparency and blends on the top layer for some pretty and mixed colour changes. The final layout combines different textures and tones giving it a slightly shabby rustic look.
The next stage once printed will be to add some lovely distress inks and some beautiful organza ribbon to complete. This may well be a 'To be continued' as I can't wait to see what this will look like and need to pop out tomorrow to get a few craft supplies so I can show you the finished project in a future post. 

x Heather x

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Tea and Inspiration

"A Very Happy New Year" to you all. This year I wanted to start with a little freebie paper crafting printable project idea here on the blog for you. The first image is a preview of the A4 printable layout which you can download here:
Once downloaded unzip the file and using your preferred software print out.
Once printed, cut out the elements. As you can see I have included a plain topper too if you wish to personalise your design with anything else.

This photo shows the cut out elements and a few items, tulle, gems and paper flowers that I have used to decorate the finished project below. You can of course add your own Beautiful touches to your project.
Here Is the finished project, I used an antique linen distress ink on the edges of the card, gathered a square piece of tulle to make the bow and layered the elements using foam pads.

Once complete you can top a card, make a fridge magnet or wall art etc...

Hope you enjoy this free gift and Inspiration

I used 'Tea and Cake' digital scrapbooking kit from my collection
to create the printable and you can see the digikit and my entire range at Escape And Scrap.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

A Blog Article at Daisytrail

Hi everyone I was thrilled to be invited to create some projects and write for the Daisytrail blog in the run up to Christmas. If you have not seen the article with written tutorials on the projects you see below then you can click on the link to read how they were created.

Mini Treat Kennel

Mini Christmas Book

Credits: Serif Craft Artist 2 software & Digikits

Great fun ideas and projects to try out x