Sunday, 20 December 2015

7 Dots Challenge for December - Cold Weather
Eurodisney 2012 Layout using Yuletide Collection!

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 d├ębut - 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

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Sanderijn de Bruin said...

Beautiful page Helen! It really fits the theme, gorgeously done...

Lizzyc said...

Fantastic layout, love the layers and background details.. Merry Christmas!

Mitralee said...

I have been trying to get my hands on those gold dolies and there you go, showing them to me again! Just kidding! ;-) Enjoyed this laptop on my lap where I can see outside to our real snow! Like yours better! I think your white mist is delicious! Super cool page! Always love your take on what's up and what's not, it's cool!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the splatters and the layers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Beautiful page, Helen and awesome photo! I do love the fact that the tags are produced with the collections! Wonderful design - thanks for sharing!

Helen Wallace said...

A joyous, festive page Helen. Like you, our Christmas is usually a hot one. But this looks wonderful with the snow effect around the edges and the gorgeous gold doily. TFS

Unknown said...

Perfect symmetry - the color on the coat matches the color of the paper - making they eye feel totally satisfied! Although I don't think they use tickets any more for rides etc - and probably never did at Disney - all the cute little tags images around the photo still made me think of the tickets we used to get when I was young to go on rides. Nice memory - so made me smile! I love the "snow" in the background too! SUPER FINE in every way Helen - for sure. j.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous page Helen .. do love your gold doilies!! Magic background .. love all the splatters .. awesome!! Love all the layers of ephemera under the photo too .. looks fabulous!! Another simply awesome creation!! hugs xx