Friday, 1 April 2016

April Challenge at More Than Words!

Hello and welcome back to my blog. The first of the month is always an exciting time because that means it's time for the new More Than Words reveal!

Firstly, I'll show you what I've made for it:

The photo was taken by my brother. His work takes him to many remote places in Australia. This photo was taken on the North-West Coastal Highway, a few hundred kilometres from Karratha in Western Australia. I think it's amazing!

You're not going to guess from my layout what the challenge is so I'd better show you!

The challenge is to be influenced by the word "Escape" and to use something from the Mood Photo. I looked at the Mood Photo and thought of wide open spaces and then knew exactly which photo to use. There's even a solitary tree in the photo. I don't think you can escape to more wide open spaces than outback Australia!

I felt that the bronze colour of my metal embellishments suited the rustic feel of the photo so I didn't alter them at all. I layered them up, mixing brands and styles for a rough and ready look. Most of them came from a purchase I made at my2angels a while ago though.

I stencilled the sunburst under the photos first to emphasise the sun in the photo. Scraps of paper and a few stickers added splashes of rich colour.

I made the word "Sunburnt" by putting alpha stickers on a piece of paper then stamping over the top of them. The raised stickers prevented the ink from reaching close to the letters and thus left a white border around them.

I hope you're able to join us at More Than Words this month. You can find the challenge HERE.

Happy scrappin'!



  1. Loving this photo and layout Heather and the colours are amazing...have a lovely weekend.xx


  2. This looks amazing, I love the huge photo stretched across your page.. love the metal embellishments too.. a fabulous layout Heather!!

  3. Hi Heather! I absolutely LOVE that photo! WOW! And you scrapped it beautifully using the More Than Words challenge!

  4. Wowwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING that photo and the bits of metal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Wualaaaaaa Heather !!! That ´s really gorgeous !!! Love it !! and all details are wonderful!! Great !! This photograph is so beautiful! Congrats! Happy weekend and big hugs. Caty.

  6. Your page is so beautiful !! the photo and détails, embellishments all is so gorgeous !! I love your page !!


  7. Heather - your page is gorgeous - and I can almost feel the heat! Your beautiful Australia has always been on my "must see" list. Jim, my DH, retires in less than 2 years and we will be making plans to explore beautiful Australia.

  8. OK, not only is that one stunning photograph - wow! Your LO is gorgeous! I love those embellishments. TFS

  9. Wow, what an amazing page, just love that photo and all those little metal trinkets!!

  10. Awesome as always Heather. Have to admit I love those little metal bits xx

  11. Love your design Heather and it followed the theme so beautifully! What an incredible photo...well, it's an incredibly beautiful country you live in! the 'sunburnt' title is just perfect! :)

  12. Oh my Heather! This photo brings back happy memories of driving through this wide brown land. The far North with the red dust as far as the eye can see, is one of my favourite places and you've brought it to life on the page. Fantastic work.