Saturday, February 01, 2014

Free Victorian Vintage Valentine's Day Banner Collage sheets Tutorial & Challenges!

***UPDATE Jan 4th 2016***
You can now purchase this banner set in my etsy shop for $5 here.

Hello Friends!!
I hope you are having a fabulous day!!
 It's February 1st!
You know what that means....a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!
This time our theme is ...drum roll please....
Anything but a card & Ribbon!
It is also my turn to be the 
Featured Designer at Gecko Galz!!
Those of you who don't know, Leanne (GG owner) is the one who inspired me to create my own digital collage sheets. 
Leanne has shared with me a few images that she is giving away for free at Gecko Galz.  You will want to sign up for her newsletter so that you too can get the freebie images!!
(if you scroll to the bottom of the gecko galz webpage there is an email sign up....that is how you get her freebie sheets each month).
Here is what she gave me to play with.
The darling little girl image, the hearts digi paper and couple digi stamp!  I changed the color of the little girl's dress, and added a crown, got rid of the heart background :0).  I also changed the color of the digital paper.
Here is what I created, I of course altered the images and some images from Karen the Graphic's Fairy.
I used her Crown, Frame, and heart image.  You can visit the links to get them from Karen.
Here is my Inspiration piece for you to enjoy!
I used my favorite  GLue & Glitters from Art Glitter.
I used some fabby ribbons, buttons and roses from 
Here are some close ups!  So hard to get great photos of banners!
Here are a few close ups of my bows which I made using my 
BTW...if you ever purchase anything from the DT's that I am on, please let them know I sent you...I so appreciate it.
Last one
You can see what items I used where & How I created my bows in my 
Youtube Tutorial below.
 So how would you like the collage sheets that I created for this banner for FREE??
I just ask that you do a couple things for me...because it takes me a lot of time to design my sheets, even though it may not seem like is time consuming.  Much longer than leaving a comment, or liking a page :0).  I hope that these sheets provide you with at least an hour or two of happy creative time!!

Please follow me by email
(this option is in the upper right column)
I will send the collage sheet to you via email. 

You can chose to but you don't have to....
Many free videos on Beginner Blogging, and HOW TOs....
and I plan on doing more of course :0)

If you feel like it you could 
favorite or follow my Etsy shop

If you are already a follower by email, please leave me a comment below with the first 4-5 letters of your email addy, so I can locate it.  Or...when you receive my email with this post in it, you can just reply to that email that you would like the sheets :0)

Anyone that is a new follower by email as of Feb 1st, I will send out the emails at the end of each day!!
Here are the collage sheets you will receive.
 Focal Banners One
 Focal Banners Two
Romantic Tags
Pink Bases
One more bit of news!!
Tomorrow Feb 2nd is my next challenge on 
my blog using my images....and it is an 
Anything Goes theme!!
So feel free to use my freebie images here, create something and link up!

I will be sharing my post with
Pink Saturday
Skip the Housework Saturday
Strut your stuff Saturday
I will be playing along in the following Challenges
City Crafter Challenge: Love Story
Sugar Creek Hollow: Love Adore
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday:  Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Love is in the air
Thank you for visiting!!


  1. Your banner is gorgeous, Heather! And the one from Monday, too! I am loving the soft green seam binding, and the pop of red. And the glitters are gorgeous. Hugs!

  2. these are so sweet. love to have them. christi already a follower.

  3. obviously I'm already a follower and your Etsy is in my faves. These are beautiful collage sheets--I especially like the girl inside the heart. Your showcase banner is scrummy. I love that RRR bay leaf seam binding--what a gorgeous color. Hugs, Helene

  4. I always love your collage sheets!!
    Thanks for sharing!


  5. And I thought Monday's was special. This is simply gorgeous. Just love all the collage images you create. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us. You make it a fun adventure. Take some time and enjoy the weekend.

  6. Beautiful! You have inspired me to make one. TFS

  7. such a lovely banner Heather I've posted the card featuring your image today for the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge. Love how you added the crown to the image very clever

  8. Fabby, fabby, fabby! Love this banner and what you did with the freebie images is wonderful!
    BOLB Hugs!

  9. FABULOUS banner! And your altered images are delightful. So sweet of you to share with have a generous heart my friend. Hugs,

  10. Stunning creation! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  11. Hi my love Heather, I've been a follower for a while. I love that banner. I also love the alterations you did to the image. tfs Patricia B email

  12. Heather the banner you have created is simply gorgeous! And the collage sheets are fantastic,looking forward to using them! Thank You. Tee

  13. Absolutely beautiful and so romantic! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  14. Your banner is absolutely beautiful! I just liked your Facebook page, subscribed to your YouTube and subscribed via email, I'd really love to get these collage sheets so I can make a banner like this. I just love it!! :)

  15. The banner is lovely and an inspiration. I love your collage sheets and posts. anne.ben already a follower. Thank you for your generous offer.


  16. Wow! I just saw this over at RRR! Beautiful! I actually just purchased last week from your Etsy shop some Shabby Chic Plain cream heart tags, Plain cream stamps and the Red Cupid Collage sheet to make some ATC's for a swap I'm in. I had purchased some CHristmas sheets last year or maybe year before last. I am now following you on fb, YouTube and by email Luwe07. I'd love to get the free sheets if they are still available. Thanks!

  17. Your work is stunning! So glad I found your blog! I have signed up for your email. (ggsmommy) Thank you so much for sharing your collage sheets and I will favorite your Etsy shop.

  18. I love your banner and all your work was on facebook love that I found your carfty work blog! my email is (imblessed1011)Thank you for sharing your collage sheets I have never used etsy but will go visit and find out how to favorite. I watching your youtube video.

  19. Hi Heather, LOVE your banner and would love to make one of my own. I am already signed up by on your blog (mmont) are the first 5 letters. Already follow you on interest; and finally liked your facebook page. Now I'm off to check out your Facebook page... Thanks so much! Mary M.

  20. What a darling banner!! Your collage sheets are adorable as well! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Lorraine

  21. You get more and more creative with each project you do. I love the banner. I'm doing a baby girls 1st birthday and you inspired me to do
    something similar. Thanks for sharing the file.

  22. Hi, Heather! I subscribe to your blog - first five letters - robin - and I love this darling banner! I hope I'm not too late to receive your collage mom's in the hospital with a broken hip and a very depressed spirit at this time. I haven't been able to closely watch my blog feeds, but if it's too late to receive the sheets, I'll look for them in your Etsy shop. I think you're so creative and appreciate all the time and effort you give to come up with all your designs. Happy February - I can tell you love this month!

  23. Beautiful banner!! Thanks so much for playing along this week at CCCB :-)

  24. Fab bunting !!

  25. Beautiful as always. Thank you for sharing these collage sheets. dikell

  26. Absolutely gorgeous vintage style banner. Thank you for sharing it with us at SCH.
    Yvonne x

  27. These are absolutely beautiful. I am subscribed by email and to your youtube and pinterest boards.
    I have added your FB page to my lists of Artist I ad mire but at the moment FB is not letting me like new pages. They feel I am too social.

    I do know it takes time and talent to create beautiful images and sheets.
    If you are so kind to share, my email is wismom.
    Thank you

  28. Woow...Beautiful banner! Fabulous your work!Your blog is for me great inspiracion!!Thank you!
    Renata from Austria

  29. Beautiful and lovely creations Heather. I am a new follower and I am following by email as well as liked your FB Page and Pinterest. Thank so much and look forward to seeing more of your creations...Hugz, joann

  30. Gorgeous banner! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    CCC DT


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather