Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Strong- Heather McMahon

Hi there - welcome back! It's Heather McMahon here with you today.

Today I'm using a chippie word that I never thought I'd use - "strong". This word comes in a pack with others like "energetic" and "crazy". To me, these words are typically aimed a young boys so I just thought I would be unlikely to use them. However, when I found these photos of my daughter posing like a muscle man after her karate grading I realised the word "strong" is actually very appropriate for her. Yes, she was being silly, but she really is a very strong young lady, both mentally and physically. So here's my "Strong" layout!

I love the juxtopisiton of the bright, girly colours with the tough and strong images. This page is not only about my daughter's achievements (and her whacky sense of humour!) but also about girl power!

The chippie below the photo is another one that I've used in a way that would be different to it's intention. It's actually called "Elegant Pearls" but, as you can see, I haven't used it on an elegant page at all! I thought it mimicked her medallion really well so I inked and painted it in the same colours as the medallion around her neck. I then used the waste of the chippie behind the photos to raise them up, allowing me to slide the other chippies slightly under the photos.

I've used a combination of spray dribbles and stitching beneath the photos.

Oh, and is that a Dusty Attic stencil on the background again? I think they might be being released soon. Whoops! Did I say that? My lips are sealed!

Dusty Attic products used are:

Elegant Pearls DA1336

Wrought Iron Design Set DA0574

Word Pack #23

Happy scrappin'!


  1. Striking, colorful, and innovative! Love this page Heather!!!!! Great ideas to work the DA into page :)

  2. Great design Heather! Lovely colors and great use of the DA chippies!

  3. Thanks you so much Dara and Sanderijn!