27 September, 2013

Vintage Layout from Heather

Hello Bloggers

Heather is with us today with one of her fab projects & she explains:

'Hi everyone ,

Today I decided to go Vintage , creating a layout with the ‘Top hat & Automobile Collection. These magnificent new papers are perfect for Vintage / distressed/and grunge art.

I discovered this old postcard, which I felt was just perfect for this layout. I wanted to create an impression of an envelope, with oodles of stamping and an old grungy /messy background suggesting age and days gone by.
Women would gather together for afternoon tea and support each other.
The fashions back then have always fascinated me with such amazing detail. Although quite impractical, still very beautiful with delicate hand crafted lace and the hairstyles of the day were beautifully exquisite.

A little bit of trivia about me :

As part of our hairdressing registration exams we were required to reproduce a Vintage hairstyle, and I truly adored creating from this era . I have always loved detail, and I guess I intuitively transferred my love of detail from my hairdressing days into my scrapbooking !!   he he he !!

This vintage distressed clock fitted in perfectly with my theme, mimicking the time and the layers of that era.  I altered the Tim Holtz metal frame with gesso and paint, and stacked it over the clock element.

Again I distressed the papers and layered the diecuts to create dimension and interest . 

 Another layered cluster with papers, diecuts, chipboard, finished off with a metal brad .

Papers and items used  

Tim Holtz metal Ornate Plate

Other items.
Tim Holtz die cut/ metal brads, Sizzix die cuts, Brads
2Crafty chipboard, Kraft paper .

Thanks for popping by and I truly hope you are inspired to buy some of these papers and have a play.
Hugz from Heather x'

What a fabulous LO - well done Heather. The flap at the top with a die cut makes me want to open up the LO & get more!!  The multiple layers are awesome with their tears & the die cuts terrific.  Totally fabulous but what else did I expect.  I think my favourite element is the Ornate plate on top of the Old World clock.  The music washi tape adds just a hint of frivolity.

Bye for now


  1. absolutely STUNNING as always Heather. Always admire your creativity!

  2. Heather, your Art is totally elegant and beautifully designed....the photo is perfect for your page....superb work :)

  3. Fabulous!!! LOOOVE that clock & the envelope style....:):):)

  4. love this Heather .. you are such an awe inspiring artist .. hugz

  5. gorgeous page Heather, wonderful vintage details :)

  6. I don't know how I'm missing some of these posts but I really love this one. The background and the envelope flap at the top look amazing.

  7. OMG!!! What a beautiful piece Heather. The background... the image.... the die cuts....I love it all. Thanks for sharing with us. Karen.x