Friday, 24 October 2014


Hi there,

Well I am SO excited to be sharing my first layout for Scrap Around The World as a new Design Team member. I'm an Australian Ambassador as well as the Tutorials Manager which means I'm the person who organises the two tutorials per month. These tutorials are made by all members of the team, however the first one I'm in charge of producing happens to be mine!

Without any further ado, here is my layout:

And here is the fabulous October moodboard designed by Rachael Funnel that inspired me:

You can find this month's challenge here. And now, here is my tutorial on how I made those butterflies that coordinate with my background.


1. After you have created your background, select some of the colours from it that you want to highlight. Take a scrap piece of white cardstock & spray it with three of those colours.

2. Dry thoroughly. If your cardstock is still damp it won't cut properly 
(& you'll get very pretty coloured dies!) Place butterfly dies
 on your cardstock & cut with a die-cutting machine.

3. Now take three smaller pieces of white cardstock & spray each with one colour only. Leave plenty of white cardstock showing on these ones as white helps to lighten the page.

4.Lay your butterfly dies on top. By this stage you should have some idea of whether 
you want more larger or smaller butterflies so adjust your cutting accordingly.

5. You can see in this picture the different results you can get depending on where 
you place your dies. If a die doesn't cut properly, consider leaving some of the 
pieces attached to the die-cut shape, as I have with butterfly on the right. 

6. Once your butterflies are cut out, add them to your page and decorate with 
Liquid Pearls and cotton and scatter lovely bling in between them.

Here are some close ups:

Coloured gauze is great for adding some texture and interest to the background.

I added beads to my stitching by simply gluing them on top.

to create a two-toned effect on your title.

Here are the products I used:

Cardstock - AC
Papers - Echo Park & Pink Paislee
Mists - Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Mustard and Pink) & Dylusions (London Blue)
Dies - Poppy, Memory Box & Die-namics
Flowers - scrapbookingncraft
Inks - Hero Arts, StazOn & Brilliance
Embossing powder -  Beck BT's Tinby Designs Metallic Melts
Others - Liquid Pearls, Fundamentalas alphas, beads, cotton, gauze, pen



$50 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!

Green Tara is an Australian based company, importer & wholesaler of 
handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons, fabric & paper flowers, 
washi tape & more! They are continually adding to their collections of high
quality products with beautiful embellishments in rich colours & textures!

Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara products worth $50.



$40 worth of fantastic stamps from Darkroom Door 
{the lovely Christmas one you see below plus MORE!}

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig & graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
& papercrafting products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations,collage, 
mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products
have a strong photographic element in their design.

Rubber stamps: Brushed Christmas Vol 1.

Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full
selection along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!

$30 worth of product from 7Dots Studio!

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our
papers, which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.



$20 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 

Our online store has an incredible selection of products for all papercraft
artists. Our Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative juices flowing! Be sure to 
check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place that 
includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last! 

We also have a blog & Facebook page
where you can find loads of inspiration!


$15 worth of 2Crafty Chipboard!

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia. We have been
in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc. If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
for more information. Please see further details on our blog!

Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products
& is for illustration purposes only. 
Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of 
2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.



$25 worth of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, as well as

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs that
cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit clubs offer.
Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a level beyond.
We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market that will enable you
to create not "just a layout", but a work of art.

Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!
You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!




The deadline for this challenge is FRIDAY 31st OCTOBER 2014.

I sure hope you can join in!

Happy scrappin'!



  1. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this layout. Such a beautiful photo!!!! She touches my heart! And your layout and tutorial are so amazing!

  2. Those butterflies are just beyond gorgeous...loooove how you've layered them up - stunning! Great tutorial::)) and I really love your take on that challenge, too!!

  3. Wow Heather! What a fabulous page! Super cute photo! Love all the gorgeous colorful butterflies fluttering about! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog. This LO is stunning, I love love how you did those butterflies - thanks for sharing the tutorial and have a wonderful weekend.

    Karon's Krafty Korner

  5. a beautiful sketch
    have used these to make my lo
    I've linked your blog on my blog to show how great your work is
    translate with google

  6. Wow - I just adore what you've done with the butterflies! Beautiful and inspiring work! :D

  7. Gosh...this looks amazing! I LOVE those multi-coloured butterflies!

  8. Gorgeous work. Love the splash of colors and beautiful butterflies, and thanks for stopping by my blog to say HELLO! : )

  9. Wow you have really created such a gorgeous page to showcase that adorable photo! Love, love all the colors and butterflies!

  10. thanks for your comment!! You inspire me too, I love this tuturial!!

  11. Oh Heather what a beautiful layout. I love all the butterfly's and how you created them. xx

  12. great layout, love all the butterflies

  13. Heather, thanks for your comment and visiting my blog. Your layout is bright and beautiful as well as a lot of love going into that colorful layout

  14. This is such an amazing page Heather and I love everything about it! The tutorial is fabulous and such a clever and creative idea with the butterflies! Your photo is just precious and one is so drawn to that sweet face! This is a definite favourite for me! Really love it! ;-)

  15. This is so gorgeous...I love the layers of butterflies. Gorgeous photo too, so sweet!