Today I have the special honour to present our November Guest Designer here at Our Creative Corner!
Heather Jacob! Wow!
I am really proud she said "Yes" when being invited over to Our Creative Corner! I have been admiring her work ever since I discovered scrapbooking and her special way of doing it!
She has an incredible talent for composition and I love how she works with colours and textures! Her layouts speak of her love for nature and family and it shows especially with the love and labour she puts into detail. I adore the wonderful monochrome vintage colour schemes she creates and her grunge or shabby chic style. They're perfect!
Her work never fails to inspire me as it always tells of freedom in self-exploration through art. Something I truly admire with art in general. I am so grateful that Heather followed my invitation to share some of her fantastic art with us today at Our Creative Corner!
Hi there everyone and a warm welcome to Our Creative Corner. I was both thrilled and excited to be asked by Kerstin to Guest design for the month of November. Thanks so much Kerstin, for including me with a bunch of talented creatives .
I love Vintage and I decided to use a photo of my beautiful Grand daughter Ella Jai taken by my talented daughter Tara .The sepia photo has been de-saturated, to create an aged look.
Below is my completed Layout .
I feel by having a kraft BG , this immediately suggests Vintage .All things Vintage and aged Old Keys, Sepia photos , chipboard, earthy/rusty colors, clocks, kraft and lace .
The second tag is folded around the edge of the Layout .
Begin layering and adding embellies
the chipboard has been colored with Distress stain / Rusty hinge .
Stamping and layering add interest and texture and also add to the Vintage feel .
I like to position my embellies around the page, moving them until I am happy .
Finally I adhere them with glue .
I altered the metal clock with black paint to follow the
The Dusty Attic chipboard title has been altered with Rusty Hinge Distress stain and then I stamped with a Kaiser stamp in black soot distress ink.
Apply Ranger Distress Crackle Paint /Clear rock candy ..I use a palette knife to avoid brush strokes.
When the crackle is dry (I usually leave to dry overnight for the best effect ) I apply some black paint by dabbing over the crackle and then wipe the excess off with a wipe. Love this effect .
Another look at my finished Vintage Layout .
I hope you are inspired to try some of these vintage techniques. I feel the crackle gives a rich interesting effect .Thanks for looking at my work .
With love, light and warm hugz from me xoox