Thursday, 20 November 2014

7 Dots Studio 'Warm & Cosy' Challenge
- 'Heartstrings' Layout





Remember my 3 Christmas GIVEAWAYS going on HERE!


Hello again!  It's Challenge Time again at 7 Dots Studio!!
This month the theme is 'Warm & Cosy' & can be interpreted whichever 
way you like as long as 7 Dots products are prominent on your project.  

I was a bit worried about how I would tackle this challenge as here in Durban it is Summer 
weather most of the year around & while our Winters get a bit chilly for a couple of months 
we don't even have a fireplace or heating at home so I had no suitable photographs.


Then I came across this photograph of my daughter & I that I had added the journaling to straight after her graduation weekend, while my feelings of pride in her where still so fresh in my mind.


I used several different patterned papers from the Nature Walk Collection, layered up along with some lovely big Prima flowers.  I have learnt over the years that I prefer smaller flowers so 
I now use the bigger ones by tucking them underneath my layers so that they appear smaller. 


I love this fine metallic thread & used it to tie in with my title - 'Heartstrings'.


The chipboard is also from 7 Dots Studio & the Heart Stencil is from UmWow Studios.  


I hope you will play along with the 7 Dots Challenge this month.
There are always 3 amazing merit prizes to be won!!


Nature Walk - Cloudy

Base Paper - Nature Walk 'Cloudy'

Nature Walk - Gray Day

Nature Walk 'Grey Day'

Nature Walk - Element Stickers 6x12

Nature Walk 'Elements' Stickers 6 x 12 inches

Nature Walk - Word Stickers 6x12

Nature Walk 'Word' Stickers 6 x 12 inches

Nature Walk - Chipboards

Nature Walk - Chipboards





11 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Lovely! Great idea for warm & cosy....we're like you - summer here, too! The hearts in the bg look really fabulous & sort of lighten it all up beautifully.....great photo of you with your girl:):)

Evelyn Walter said...

So beautiful and artistic again, like all your last LOs!
Your words on the stunning photo are really heartwarming <3
xxx Evelyn

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I love love love love the colors, the layers, the hearts and that beautiful photo!!!!!!

Helen Wallace said...

You are lucky to have this gorgeous young woman as your daughter. The beautiful words on the photo, spell out how much she means to you. Love the hearts on the background and the sparkly thread. TFS

Gayle Price said...

Love this page ! All the swirls and flourishes with metal and paper. Love the splash of pink. Beautiful work.

Val Thorpe said...

I could have sworn I commented on this layout :) clearly I have lost my marbles. :P
I love the heart stencil and the chippies stunning. Love the photo. So nice to have such a special relationship with your kids. <3

Mitra Pratt said...

THAT is so lovely for a cozy and warm challenge! As I type this I can see a few flames in the wood fireplace...and a smattering of snow out the window...and as nice as it is, I do envy your climate! I love the little string you used for heart strings and that big chippy! So pretty!

Nancy Carroll said...

Absolutely gorgeous. You are so talented!

yyam said...

Ahhhh...this is divine! I love the background work with the intricate details and those hearts.

Lynette Jacobs said...

Beautiful page Helen. Your daughter is beautiful and I love to hear about the strong relationship you have with your children.

Marjie Kemper said...

Another stunning LO! Positively fab. Off to pin.