Tuesday, 25 November 2014

"Follow Your Heart"Canvas for 7 Dots Studio
using "All I Ever" Collection Plus GIVEAWAY
& 7 Dots Challenge Reminder!






Hi there again!  This post is pre-scheduled as I'm away this week 
sorting out my daughter's university belongings after 4 long years. 
 Yup she is all done now - time flies!!  Anyway I am up on the
7 Dots Studio Blog today with this project...


I used the AMAZING "All I Ever" Collection from 7 Dots Studio HERE.  
I.LOVE.THIS.COLLECTION - the colours & designs are SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL
& it is not new!  It is an older collection but 7 Dots Papers are TIMELESS!!
I used ONLY the 12inch sticker sheet {not ALL of it!!!}


Awesome right?!?


I used a Leafy Summer Stem from 2 Crafty here as well - just pushed it face first
 into my black archival ink pad from Ranger & that was the result.  Cool I think!  
Then sprayed it with my fave Prima Color Bloom spray - Lime Wedge -
 for a touch of green...


I started by masking some bricks using Soft Gloss Gel by Finnabair for Prima.
This stuff is seriously AMAZEBALLS!  It has an awesome sheen that gives
your projects a really professional finish.


  I sprinkled 2 colours of embossing powder into the wet gel before drying it off
 THEN did my misting so itran between the bricks.  
MUCH better for directing those drips...


I also used the text stamp from Cold Country Collection. 
 The 7 Dots Stamps are another MAJOR MUST HAVE & so versatile!!


To help the stickers stand out I inked up the edges with my Ingvild Bolme chalk inks.
These are my favourite inks due to their ergonomic design.  Pure Genius. 
 Plus they are really wet & ink filled so last a very long time.


I almost always raise up my photos & elements using foam tape that I buy on a 
HUGE roll.  It is quite pricey here in South Africa but it lasts me a long time.  


I used the text stamp on my Prima flowers too, as well as a text flair from UmWow 
Studios.  Underneath my photo I used some metallic thread I buy locally. 
 It is the perfect weight for making lovely loops.  


Don't forget about MY GIVEAWAYS HERE & the 7 Dots Challenge HERE
 The theme is "Warm & Cosy"this month.  






Sunday, 23 November 2014

7 Dots Studio Guest Designing for Scrap 365!
Heart of Gold Layout







Well isn't that an interesting combination for you?  
We at 7 Dots Studio are delighted to be guesting for Scrap 365!  
You can see the post there HERE.
Yup a SKETCH challenge!  Not something I do a lot of these
days but it was FUN & I do enjoy it as a good starting point!


This layout just flowed for me & was done very quickly.  
It was more about delivering a message to my daughter for
 this layout than it was about showing off different techniques.  


I used the 2014 Collection ''Nature Walk"for this page, using several of the
 papers as well as the tags, along with some 7 Dots Stamps & chipboard,
7 Dots alphas & a beautiful Um Wow Studio flair & their miniature brick mask.


As Scrap 365 prefers a cleaner look I kept everything soft & light :)


I won't lie...all the hand-journaling was daunting as I always add that right
 at the end but I managed to get through it all without too many blips!!


I bought a bunch of these intricate gold doilies on Etsy & they are an absolute
 staple for me.  Too Glorious!!   Thanks for popping in on me today xo

Supplies List for 'Heart of Gold' Layout 

Papers - Grey Day & Cotton {Naturewalk}
Nature Walk Tags
Nature Walk Tags
Nature Walk Chipboard
Nature Walk Stamps
Illumination Stamps
Alphas - All I Ever {7 Dots Studio}
Brick stencil & Flair - UmWow Studios
Ink - Gold & Coffee - Versimark & Black - Ranger
Heart punch - Martha Stewart
Gold doily - Etsy
Journaling Pen - Le Pen - Marvy
Color Bloom Sprays - Gold Foil & Vintage Coal






Saturday, 22 November 2014

"Our Holidays" Mini Album/Journal Cover Tutorial
for Prima Marketing Guest Designer Position using
November's 'Special Delivery' Kit!







Hello again & HAPPY WEEKEND!!  
Back again as promised today with my Prima Guest Designer Tutorial
 for their November 'Special Delivery' kit.   I do hope you enjoy my tutorial 
& see how easy it is to create this journal cover if you follow the steps! 
You can buy the kit & find my project plus step by step on the
 LIVE WITH PRIMA blog HERE!!



 What I have learnt over the years is that the ORDER in which you do things
 is so important!  Nothing is really difficult but rather just a series of steps.  
So please let me know if you find my tutorial useful &/or if you use it hook
 me up with a link in my comments!  I'd love to check out your efforts!!
























































All supplies from the Prima ‘Special Delivery’ kit – November 2014 unless asterisked *


Papers – ‘Province’ – En Francais Collection & ‘Cyrus’ Reflections Collection
Ingvild Bolme chalk inks – Branch Bark, Brick Wall, Olive Vine & Cold Ice
Prima Packaging – Holiday Crimson #553418
Leaves – Splendor Maple – Item #553562
Prima Alphabet Stickers – Item #569792
Flowers – Arcadian White Item #546267
Resins – Holiday Jubilee – Item #569976
Say it in Crystals – Holiday Jubilee – Item #570552
Prima 6 inch stencil of choice
Prima background stamp of choice
Black archival ink

{inside cover same supplies, as well as ‘Say it in Crystals’Item #560409
& Holiday Crimson #553418 red pointsettia flowers}