Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Never Explain Yourself Layout - 7 Dots Studio
Soulmates Collection - Tutorial Coming Tomorrow!

Hi everyone!   Yesterday was my TUTORIAL day up on the 7 Dots Studio blog HERE
I used the BEAUTIFUL Soulmates collection of papers, tags, stickers AND
chipboard & stencil too.  Isn't that THE prettiest chipboard you have 
ever seen?!?  SO dainty...

Yes it's a layout of ME!  Shock, horror I know!!  I HATE photographs of myself,
definitely NOT a selfie taker, actually a mirror avoider!!  But this one wasn't so
bad & I do like documenting attitudes & where I am in life & finally, in my 40's
I have given up caring what anyone else thinks of me.  It is WONDERFUL!

I found the quote online - if you search your quotes under Google Images 
there are so many beautifully put together sayings & I am really enjoying
incorporating them into my art this year.

Other products used include grey & copper mist, silver rub-ons, dry-wall tape,
 pink & grey bling dots, Prima flowers & skeleton leaf from a Prima Die,
 paper straws & metallic thread.

I will be sharing my tutorial on how to put this page together,
 tomorrow, so hope to see you back here if you are interested :)

The chipboard comes in that beautiful light oak colour so I did absolutely NOTHING
to it because it is beautiful as is, in it's bare state.  See you again soon!!


Lynette Jacobs said...

A stunning page of you...and a good attitude to get to when you get to our age. Love the dainty embellishment and all the wordy embellishments.

Val-Belle said...

A lovely layout :) Such a nice photo of you and that quote is one of my faves and yes we do get to that point. Love the straws too they look so cool.

Unknown said...

Ahhhh this is sooooo pretty Helen. I love every part of it. It's elegant and poignant yet it's fun and fluffy too. You look FABULOUS!!! But I understand totally how you feel - same with me - no selfies or pics etc!! And just wait until you get to 60 - it's really FREEING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks bunches and bunches for sharing part of yourself... it made my day and it's LOVELY - just like YOU. j.

Kathy Bradley said...

Your layout is beautiful, colors, textures, chippies and I love that quote and have made note of it. And, your picture is lovely!

Lizzy Hill said...

Lovely photo....the stenciling work on the bg is really lovely - so feminine & works sooo well with the chippy. Love it all, especially the saying:):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING that quote and the straws!!!!!!

Mitralee said...

oh thankgoodness you told us they were straws...I had to scroll ahead to figure it out! Love love love this page and those straws just unexpectedly make me happy! Super pretty chippy! Isn't 40 awesome! I simply do not care either what peeps thing about me! It's so awesome!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Love, love the combo of the straws and chippys!