Tuesday, 25 November 2014

"Follow Your Heart"Canvas for 7 Dots Studio
using "All I Ever" Collection Plus GIVEAWAY
& 7 Dots Challenge Reminder!

Hi there again!  This post is pre-scheduled as I'm away this week 
sorting out my daughter's university belongings after 4 long years. 
 Yup she is all done now - time flies!!  Anyway I am up on the
7 Dots Studio Blog today with this project...

I used the AMAZING "All I Ever" Collection from 7 Dots Studio HERE.  
& it is not new!  It is an older collection but 7 Dots Papers are TIMELESS!!
I used ONLY the 12inch sticker sheet {not ALL of it!!!}

Awesome right?!?

I used a Leafy Summer Stem from 2 Crafty here as well - just pushed it face first
 into my black archival ink pad from Ranger & that was the result.  Cool I think!  
Then sprayed it with my fave Prima Color Bloom spray - Lime Wedge -
 for a touch of green...

I started by masking some bricks using Soft Gloss Gel by Finnabair for Prima.
This stuff is seriously AMAZEBALLS!  It has an awesome sheen that gives
your projects a really professional finish.

  I sprinkled 2 colours of embossing powder into the wet gel before drying it off
 THEN did my misting so itran between the bricks.  
MUCH better for directing those drips...

I also used the text stamp from Cold Country Collection. 
 The 7 Dots Stamps are another MAJOR MUST HAVE & so versatile!!

To help the stickers stand out I inked up the edges with my Ingvild Bolme chalk inks.
These are my favourite inks due to their ergonomic design.  Pure Genius. 
 Plus they are really wet & ink filled so last a very long time.

I almost always raise up my photos & elements using foam tape that I buy on a 
HUGE roll.  It is quite pricey here in South Africa but it lasts me a long time.  

I used the text stamp on my Prima flowers too, as well as a text flair from UmWow 
Studios.  Underneath my photo I used some metallic thread I buy locally. 
 It is the perfect weight for making lovely loops.  

Don't forget about MY GIVEAWAYS HERE & the 7 Dots Challenge HERE
 The theme is "Warm & Cosy"this month.  


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I love love love the colors, the circles and the flowers!!!!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

That metallic thread is YUM! Looks great....lots of lovely tips with the chippy & the different ways you've 'fussied up' your page...thank you!! And I see you just arrived on FB. That's a journey & a half. have a fun as well as a busy time clearing out!!!

Lizzyc said...

What a beautiful canvas, love the colors and the back ground looks amazing!

Evelyn Walter said...

Beautiful page! Love the metallic threat and the soft colors. Have a good time with your daughter while sorting out her things.

Val-Belle said...

This is a beautiful canvas and the colours are soft and feminine. Love the brickwork with the different colours. Looks amazing.

Adriana B said...

such a beautiful project and loving all the colours too, amazing :)

Lynette Jacobs said...

The most beautiful canvas I have seen in a long long time...breathtaking in colour and texture xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

I know I say it every time but this is stunning!!! The colours are so soft and pretty and you have such a good eye for composition ... awesome!!! Love it!! ox

Unknown said...

Wow, awesome LO, love the colors!

Di Garling said...

Such a gorgeous Canvas Helen & a wonderful keepsake too. Thanks for sharing your creative process.

Linda Eggleton said...

Such a stunning canvas!