Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Sail Away Layout - 7 Dots Studio - Destination Unknown

Hello everyone!  Happy Hump Day to you!!
Half way through another week!  Where does the time go 'eh?!
Well it's time for me to show off my stuff on the 7 Dots Blog again so here's
a layout I made using the Destination Unknown Collection along with
the wonderful Stencil that was created to match with it.
You can see my post on the blog HERE.

I used modeling paste on the stencil followed by Color Bloom Sprays whilst the paste
 was still wet, which gives more of a shiny, gel medium effect to the paste.  

I hand-painted my title using my black ink & a water-colour brush as that
 seems to be quite a trendy thing to do these days, then fussy-cut it out.  

I used lots of lovely layers of paper, stickers & stamps, all from 7 Dots Studio.
I am honestly still so excited to be on this team, over a year later, as the 
products are so artistic & cool yet also good quality!

I sprayed the central stenciled area with white gesso mist I make up myself, to help
 draw the eye to it more by differentiating it from the rest of the background.  

As you can see there are so many co-ordinating tags, stickers, sentiment stickers,
that it is really easy to create a cohesive piece with them all, including the
cute star chipboards from Um Wow Studio that also co-ordinate.

When creating unisex or masculine pages I often use staples as I like the light
industrial touch it creates.  Metallic thread is another favourite of mine.
This local one is perfect as it's fine so not bulky under my layers
yet it has a way of holding it's shape when looped into circles.

Don't forget our monthly challenge over at 7 Dots Studio & come & play along.
You only need to use 1 7 Dots Product, although of course you can use more
if you have!  There's always a huge prize of 7 Dots goodies for one merit winner.


Lizzy Hill said...

Looks fabulous! Love those colours and the stencil really is a wonderful focal point......LOVE that thread too - nice touch!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors and those amazing layers!!!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Gorgeous layout and wonderful colors. I love the stencil - very cool! And, the pics of your kids are wonderful.

Helen Wallace said...

A great look achieved with the stencil and various MM. The title is perfect for young people as they launch into their adult lives. Thanks for the inspiration :D

Margaret Mifsud said...

Stunning page Helen!! Love the colour palette and, once again, the background is fabulous!! Love that you created your own title too .. brilliant!! xx

dstandard said...

Such an awesome page! Love your background work on this

Denise van Deventer said...

Amazing background and the colouring super! Love the photo's! ;-)