Sunday, October 5, 2008

Layout Catch-Up

Phew! It's been a busy week -- not so much on the digiscrapping front, though! Made some cards, have been working on a commissioned drawing (very much not my usual style, but it's been super-interesting to do), a couple of logos, a newsletter for my DH's clinic... plus a lot of school for Allen!

Here are some of the latest, though. I really am pleased with the one I did today--I started off with the photos (both from inside the car through the windshield, but one focussing on the raindrops, the other on the background), and then started adding some elements, and all of a sudden it came together! The green of the stoplight, the "green" in the text, the streetlamp element echoing the streetlamps in the photo... I like it when my subconscious gets to work! *lol*

Heather Taylor, It Rains Here, Too

Credits: Everything by Vinnie Pearce (Pixel Canvas). Background shot is blended with a paper from her Naturals kit, and all the elements (clouds, helicopter--though I added "Coast Guard" in tiny letters on the side and colored it in--street lamp, stop light), and the alpha, from her Engines Ready kit. Fonts: Twentieth Century MT Condensed and 1942 Report. Journaling reads: "there is a price to pay / for green / rain / rain / wind / rain / and gray".

I continue to be amazed by Vinnie's talent and creativity. She's just amazing--and an incredibly sweet person to boot!

Here's a quick Christmas (ACK!) card I made with some adorable templates Mother Hen of 3 Pixel Chicks put out for World Card Day (hope you had a good one, btw!):

Heather Taylor, Noel

Credits: everything from 3 Pixel Chicks. Template from the 2008 World Card Day Template pack. Background paper from Spring Chick Papers; other papers from Seasonal Canvas Papers: Watercolors.

And here's a fun re-scrap of a photo I used when I was just starting out doing digital scrapping--a really beautifully pastel sunset. I did this in response to a 2Peas challenge--get inspired from packaging. Not being one for much packaged food in our house, I went searching on the web and found a great blog (The Die Line) for packaging design (a very cool subset of design, btw), and they pointed me to the Zull wine website with these funky striped labels, which I then used as part of my design. Anyway, long intro for just one layout!

Heather Taylor, Wave Zen

Credits: Everything mine, I guess, except the font: 20th Century MT Condensed. I loved the lines and writing on the Zull wine labels I found online! They reminded me of sunsets, so I went ahead and looked for the right pic... The waves and sand dollar are based on stamps I've made for Art Neko.

Gosh, I haven't updated for a while... too many layouts! So I'll just show one more -- I was thrilled that it got mentioned in the Gallery Standouts!

Heather Taylor, Balanced

Credits for "Balanced": Everything by Vinnie Pearce at Pixel Canvas, except for frame (Katie Pertiet, Designer Digitals, Open Up Frames No. 2). Background paper from the freebie Today kit. Other papers from First Bike kit (green paper was grizzled with a mask from the Distressed Photo Masks - Set One) as well as the stitching. Square sequins and black heart from She's A Doll Element Pack. Glass pebble from the Glass Pebble Element Pack. Red heart beads and wire from Dangles - Girly Things Element Pack. Ricrac from Woodland Boys kit. Font: 1942 Report. Journaling reads: "sometimes / it is only the smallest pebble / that keeps everything / balanced / without you / we / will be off- / kilter."


  1. Thank you very much for all the beautiful creations you share with us!!!

  2. Awesome layouts, I love how your sense of humor comes through with the rain one. Will I get a peek at your drawing?

  3. all of them are beautiful, but I really love that card! Gorgeous pics! Your rainy day LO is so inspired and beautiful, again thanks for showing me a use for the streetlight, great idea! Your pages are always so pretty!

  4. Hi Heather!
    Just trying to do a quick catch-up of things i have been missing the last few weeks..your blog being one of them :) Anyhow...i wanted to congratulate you on getting onto Vinnie's CT! You are always an inspiration and make great use of her products! I am totally wanting to lift your LO "dreams/believing" (the one with the strips). Gorgeous in every way. Congrats again, very exciting!
    Tami :)

  5. Dreamy. Ethereal. Soft. Magical. Those are some of the words that come to mind when I see your work. You are always an inspiration, Heather!


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