Friday, 27 November 2015

Make Time for What Matters Most Layout
- Lost & Found Collection - 7 Dots Studio

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all doing well.  It's that time again...
I'm up on the 7 Dots Studio blog HERE with this layout today.

I used the very beautiful, vintage inspired paper collection, Lost & Found,
that you can see HERE.  It's beautifully muted with a touch of grunge on
the reverse side so fantastic for masculine pages too.

This page features my eldest son Jack & is a message to him about slowing down
& learning how to balance life & make priorities.  Currently he is a very busy
university student, but I've told him that life is only set to get busier...

That lovely ''Life" die-cut above comes from a pack I bought from K & Co.
Almost everything else is from 7 Dots Studio except the mask & modelling paste.

And the tulle & staples of course!  And the green card underneath is actually
from my old Smash book!  There are some lovely BIG co-ordinating flairs
that come with this collection too.  And I have used a spot of cheesecloth.

The black dots come from the co-ordinating stamp pack.
You can buy a complete collection pack of each collection at
7 Dots Studio online & that is the way I would go about it if I wasn't
 on the team.  The collections are small so there is nothing superfluous.

It's just like buying a kit only cheaper & nicer, because you have everything 
you need right in front of you & you also get to dip a bit into your stash
for those little extras that finish off a page so nicely!  Bye bye!!


Kasia Udalska said...

I love this masculine climate and colors and details... Everything :D

Margaret Mifsud said...

Fabulous page Helen!! Love the bold stripes of the background papers and you always create such fascinating textures and layers!! Love this .. stunning!! xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I love love love the dark colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mitralee said...

YUM! I spied that velummy thing at the bottom and that just made me want to go rip papers out and start scrapping...the sign of a very delicious scrap page! Oh work life balance, that is always hard...I haven't learned that very well myself yet at 41...ah yes, there is always 42...great page with those lovely papers so pretty!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Helen, a gorgeous (not really a proper masculine adjective) page - but it really is gorgeous. The design is so wonderful, as is the textured background and embellies. And, your son is very handsome - awesome photo. I'm not sure kids know how to slow down at that age. My grandson, Taylor, is in college and between studies, sports and friends - he has little free time for himself.

Helen Wallace said...

A brilliant bloke's page Helen. Great colours, a bit of grunge and lots of interesting bit and pieces to discover. Love your work :D

Lizzy Hill said...

LOVE that flair! And I really, really love this collection - you've shown it off beautifully:) And YUP! Old head on young shoulders would be a perfect combo in a perfect world;)!!!

Val-Belle said...

Lovely strong masculine layout. Love the colours and the such a cool pic.