Hi everyone! Today there is a brand new challenge up at 7 Dots Studio HERE,
presenting our final challenge of the year - our December/January COLD WEATHER
challenge! As usual there is a lovely big merit prize up for grabs & always a couple of
features too so play along for your chance to win some more very sought after 7 Dots
Studio Merchandise! Create any papercrafty item - just remember to use at least
ONE 7 Dots Studio product & let us know what it is if it's not easy to see.
HOW AWESOME is the Yuletide Collection!? What a festive delight!! Only once I
actually tucked into it & created this page did I realise that it really does well with traditional
Wintery Christmas time layouts. Luckily I had just ONE suitable photo - seeing as for me,
in South Africa, our Christmases are always full of sunshine! In 2012 my family & I
travelled abroad & spent new year in France! At EuroDisney of all places!!
It was simply MAGICAL!!!
The 7 Dots Studio pattern papers are so detailed that they do half the mixed media
work for you, which is a real time saver! All that was left for me was to flick on lots
& lots of my home-made white mist, as my SNOW then use some Prima soft gloss gel to
apply some Prima micro beads & some LSG fusing for the ultra snowy overload effects!
I used up almost the entire tag sheet from the Yuletide Collection. I have never
known another manufacturer to produce these & why there hasn't been a copycat yet
I just don't know, as the idea is incredibly awesome. They are die-cut pop outs &
layering them around the centre then popping a photo in the middle is a really
satisfying way to get a quick creative fix! With some other stash for good
measure too of course - the more the merrier!!
The grey alphas are REALLY OLD - Doodlebug I think? And the Thickers are from
American Crafts - yes I still have tons of those - they went out of fashion so fast when
the die-cutting machines made their début - but I still like the look of them occasionally!
I used up some of my white doily offcuts on this page too as well as a glorious gold doily
too - did you know that Prima are now making them in packs of 50 FIFTY for doily
freaks like you & me?! Check out YULETIDE here & please join in!!
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