The new invisible range that Heidi Swapp introduced at the latest CHA, has been such an inspiration to Steph, and reignited her creative juices. She has used Heidi's Classic Vintage 12 x 12 Paper and then applied Chalk over the surface to reveal the pattern underneath. The beauty is you can use multiple chalks or different color applications and mix and merge them together to create a unique background for your artwork. Here Steph used Green, Pink and Blue chalks to compliment Heidi's Fresh and Free Line.
This is a layout Suz has been wanting to do for some time now – the special code she and her daughter created to help teach her to write, long before she started school. She would spell out the words Phoebe wanted to write, using verbal prompts to remind her what letter it was… C is a sideways smiley face, N is ‘up down up’, M of course is ‘up down up down’.
Suz has used Heidi Swapp’s stunning new invisibles as the complete background for this page as well as the Invisibles Alphas, both of which she coloured in different shades of Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks and ordinary VersaColour inks to achieve this beautiful sunny ‘chalky’ effect.
One of the many beautiful things about the new Heidi Invisibles is their total versatility. Not only can you colour them any shades you want to match your photos or embellishments, you can also use a variety of different mediums to achieve different effects. Above Steph has used chalks, Suz has used inks, and here the talented Ngaire Bartlam has achieved this deep rich shimmery effect with Glimmer Mist.
Thanks so much Ngaire – we’re loving having you as a guest DT!
We love this layout by Anthea Peterson, using Heidi's Fresh and Free Paper Line. The colour palette is so easy on the eye and Anthea's design is light and carefree, like the butterflies she has created with. The layout is supported by the transparent Heidi Swapp Ghost Clock which just adds that extra interesting element to the page.
This amazing Journal by Sheree Power is as innovative as it is creative. Sheree has altered Heidi's Memory Book and as you can see the result is stunning. We loved the detail on the spine, the little embellishments which give it that whimsical, feminine touch.
Not only can the Fresh and Free Range be used for feminine creations, but here Ros Madley has demonstrated how gorgeous it can look for little boy layouts too. I love the way Ros has altered the little bird, and used Heidi's Invisible Ornate Journalling Frames for the title.
And finally, what would a Heidi Swapp post be without some examples from the talented Heidi herself. This is a beautiful example of how to use the invisibles for a beautiful effect – see how the colours in the photo just pop against the green background. Heidi has also used her Invisibles Alphas, toning them in so that they almost fade into the background, and some fabulous black and white embellishments finish this off perfectly.
Here Heidi has used her Bracket Mega Mask onto of her Invisibles sheet, so that you get the effect of a die-cut paper but still have a 12x12 sheet to slip into your album. The parts of the Invisibles not inked just looks plain white although you can still just see the sheen of the design.
Here Heidi has used one of her new patterned paper ranges – Summer Sun to beautiful effect with her Mixed Up chipboard alphas to create a fun and summery page with ease.