Thursday, July 28, 2011

Playdate!

New, and on sale 20% off, check out my newest kit at MScraps, Playdate!

It's full of all kinds of hand-drawn doodles and wordart--lots of fun!







And here are some layouts to inspire you:

by Jenny:



By Karen:



By Vera:



and a couple of my own:





I hope you have a lovely weekend wherever you are!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Preview of a new font--and kit!


Whatcha think? The font will be available only in the eponymous kit for a while, though eventually it will be another free font (I'm waiting to see what dafont.com does with it--they just accepted Jump, Painted, and Painted Messy, so it might take them a while to get to their next batch).

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Template Tuesdays (Freebie Template)

Gee, what happened to the weekend? And to Monday, for that matter??? Well, it's still Tuesday my time, and here's the 7th template. Hope you enjoy it! Just click on the preview to download, and I'd love to read your comments!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Scrap Masks, new @ MScraps!

Hi guys! New this week are a series of fabric bits called Scrap Masks that you can use as photo masks to produce some pretty cool texture effects!





I've also included a cheater sheet of hints to help you get the most out of them in terms of retaining dimensional appearances.

Here are some wonderful CT layouts:

By Sandrine:



By Jean:

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/o.../Poppies-1.jpg

By Karen:




By Lisa:



By Julie:

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...ured-Masks.jpg

And by Jen:






And a layout of mine:




 The new Scrap Masks are so much fun to play with, so I hope you get a chance to check them out! Have a wonderful weekend, too! =)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I've been Etsy-ized!

Yup, now selling cards & original drawings at my Etsy shop (which I've had since 2006, can you believe it? Probably the only reason I actually got "heathert" as my shop name!). I will be selling prints, too--both on photo paper, and on archival-quality art paper--in a couple of weeks. It just takes a while to get those printed.

Come check it out: Ooh la la, Artsy! Shop!

Two of my favorites Kingfisher, and Cityscape:


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Template Tuesdays (Freebie Template)

I know, seems like I haven't been around much--but I've been drawing. =) Which is always good for kits down the line... ;)

I think it's still Tuesday! Here's a multiple photo template for you, and the layout I made... Click on the template pic to download! And thanks for stopping by!


And the full layout:


(Everything with my Sandy Toes kit. Font: Balzano -- a new fave!)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Template Tuesdays (Freebie Template)

Hi gang--another Tuesday rolls around! This time I thought I'd go clean on ya. If you haven't tried that style yet, this is your perfect chance to give it a go! Just add a photo, journaling, place and date, and one embellishment, and you're good to go. Click on the image to download, and check out my layout using the template while you wait! And have a wonderful Tuesday, too! =)



Just a little trick that I used which you might find interesting: I first colored the mask, then clipped the photo to it, and lightly erased the edges of the photo so the color of the mask could show through. I think it adds to the softness of the page.

Also, in the template you'll find a bar of white that goes behind the wordart--that was just because the color I used didn't stand out too well over the photo. So feel free to hide or not use that layer if you want something even cleaner!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Most recent drawing: Kingfisher


Copic Multiliner & markers on Neenah paper. White from Sakura Glaze Gelly Roll, Hybrid Gel Grip, and white acrylic paint.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Free Font: Jump Add-On!

Hehehee... Remember my Jump kit?



Made the wordart into a font! It's only the caps, plus a dash, a question mark, and an exclamation mark, but that should allow you to make any alphas you'd want... Click to download!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Jump!!!

Whoo! I'm psyched about this new kit coming out today, Jump! It's based on one of my drawings, and has all kinds of unique and fun doodly elements. And, it's 20% off @ MScraps till Monday! Here it is:










And such fun pages I have to share with you! Too many to show them all, alas...

By Ulla-May:



By Jenny:



By Vera:



By Romy:



By Zara:



By Marion:



And there ya go... Jump!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Another Drawing: Main Street


(Ranger Ink Color Washes & Walnut Ink on Neenah paper. Copic Multiliner & Copic Markers, White Sakura Gelly Roll pen.)

The deux chevaux cracks me up! =) But I think my eyes are crooked. Hopefully it just adds, uh, charm. Or something. =)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Template Tuesdays (Freebie Template)

Template Tuesdays 4 is up... =) It includes the .psd and .tiff files, as well as .png layers. Have fun! (Click on image to initiate the download.)


And here's my sample layout (with my new kit Jump, out this Friday!):

Monday, July 4, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another Drawing

Kinda ocean-y with lots of Art Nouveau influence & inspiration.


Copics Multiliner on Neenah paper with Ranger Ink Color Washes, then colored further with Copic markers and Sakura Gelly Roll pen (white).