Thursday, 28 May 2015

Set Sail Layout - 7 Dots Studio - Destination Unknown
CollectionUmWow Product Swap!

Hi everyone!  It's my turn over on the 7 Dots Studio blog again today HERE.  
This month we are having a product swap with the ladies at Um Wow Studios
so I have used their lovely chipboard stars on my page as well as the
Destination Unknown collection designed by Um Wow owner DeeDee.

I love the strong blues of this collection, they are really popping!
I began by splashing some of my 13arts Splash! inks onto my
background for a bit of WOW factor before I began!!

As this is a unisex page I steered clear of flowers & used my favourite metallic
thread instead, together with the UmWow chippie & flair, & tucked in some 
gauze to keep the textural interest up!

I like that I could use the maritime elements & sentiment stickers in a more allegoric way.

Aaaaah that closie is lush!!  Look at that thick ink.
Olga Heldwein is my super hero!!!

For easy colouration of chipboard elements I often
just swipe them over an archival inkpad.

The Splash! inks are so thick & opaque that they actually have
 a textural quality, like braille writing.  I am a BIG fan!!

Hope you enjoyed my project today.
Remember to invest in your own roll of dry-wall tape for an awesome
textural, self-sticking element.  My first roll has only just run out, years later!!


Margaret Mifsud said...

Love this page!! Gorgeous blue paper and those ink splashes are awesome!!! Fabulous work as always!! xx

Lizzy Hill said...

YUUUM! I've run out of this collection now... I adored it! Your inky splats are AWESOME -as are those stars:):)

Valia Katzaki said...

Definitely your best page with this awesome collection! I love it!

Lizzyc said...

This looks amazing! I love the papers, love the stars and creative design.. A new fav

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow! This is STUNNING! LOVING the colors, the splatters, the string and the stars!!!!!!!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

I love the splatters, the string and the stars...and then there is the pretty photo.

Ульяна и Полина said...


Unknown said...

LOVE NO FLOWERS! This is really neat. Didn't know about SplashInks - great look. j

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Helen, a beautiful layout! I love the wonderful colors - and the photo of your kids is, as always, gorgeous.

Mitralee said...

what is there not to love about a layout with chippie stars, metallic thread, and those beautiful grown ups of yours! So sweet! love it!

Jean Bullock said...

Fabulous page!

dstandard said...

What a fabulous page - love the photo and the colors and all the splashes of color!

Bellaidea said...

Great color combo and design