Thursday, April 24, 2014

Find Happiness Tag- 7 Dots Illumination Collection

The Flying Unicorn Design Team is featuring the 7 Dots Illumination Collection on the 7 Dots Studio blog.

I created the tag below using bits and pieces from the Illumination collection.

I had pieces of Illumination paper left over from other projects I'd done with the collection so I simply mounted them to create a tag.

I used  some matching Prima Marketing Flowers to embellish the tag along with some trinkets from the Flying Unicorn store.

Tag: Julie Nutting tag pad
Papers: 7 Dots Illumination papers
Flowers: Prima
Metal Trinkets: Flying Unicorn
Pearls and ribbon: unknown
Stencil: Prima
Prima Fluid chalk ink: old road


Since we have such a special occasion. It wouldn't be possible to have it without something special for you
We couldn't have a promotion without having a giveaway

So visit the 7 Dots Blog and you could win this prize below filled with lots of yummy 7 Dots products.

I do hope that each of you can find happiness in the little things. I certainly do.
enjoy your day!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Book of Gratitude #2- Blue Fern Studios Reveal

This is the second book of gratitude I created for my Blue Fern Studios reveal this month. Its a little different than the other one but still unique on its own. 
To see the first book I created this month scroll back to the post below.

I used a different set of Blue Fern Garden papers to cover this journal I bought from the dollar store. Then, I also covered the seams with some stencilled moulding paste. This time I used a different stencil to mimic the pattern on the Blue Fern Garden paper.

The Prima flowers I used really complimented the colour scheme of this journal.

I used two different shades of Silks glaze paint to cover all the different flowers on the cover as well as the mini butterfly.
The Lattice fence was roughly covered with gesso leaving parts unpainted.

Book: dollar store
papers and chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Flowers: Prima
Golden Gesso
Stencil: Prima
Golden Light Molding Paste
Silks Glazes
Alpha: Prima

I try to find things to be thankful and grateful each and every day.
I hope you sit back today and find something to be thankful for.

Thanks so much for visiting my Blog

Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Raindrops- 7 Dots April Challenge

The new challenge at 7 Dots Studio is up on the blog. This month the inspirational challenge is drawn from the quote:

"April showers bring May Flowers"

This quote is a typical April saying and that's why it fits perfectly for the project I created below:

Seeing raindrops on my car window in the winter gives me hope that spring is just around the corner. This picture was taken on one of these very cold winter days as snow was melting on the glass.

 I used the cold country collection to create this wet and rainy layout along with lots of mixed media textured techniques.

The rules of the challenge are simple:
- create any project inspired by our theme
- use at least one 7 Dots Studio product
- publish your project on you blog with a link to our challenge
- do not forget to include in your blog post our "inspirational circle

7 Dots Studio
Cold Country Frozen tears
Cold Country Elements 6x12
Cold Country 6x6 paper pad

Other Products:
Prima Flowers
Doilies: Martha Stewart
Raindrop stencil: Prima
Shimmerz: Before Dawn, Bamboo Leaf, Princess and Jenni B Blue
Silk Glazes: Zircon Teal
Golden Light Molding Paste
micron pen

Hope spring has sprung in your part of the world and the rain has subsided.
Have a wonderful day!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Book Of Gratitude #1- Blue Fern Studios DT

This month I created two Blue Fern Studio projects that are very near and dear to my heart. I created them for two very special people in my life. Both these people asked me to create Gratitude Journals for them and I thought it would be great to include some Blue Fern Studio Chipboard on the front cover.

Here is the first journal I created. Come back in a few days to see the other one.

I bought this hard cover journal at the dollar store. Then, using some of the Blue Fern Garden papers I covered both front and back. To blend the paper seam to the cover's background I used light moulding paste and a brick stencil.

I used the tree from the Descanso Garden Set, a little bird and one of the Veranda cages. I have a tutorial below describing how I created the tree. The bird was painted in silks glaze paint and the bird cage in brown fluid chalk ink.

Here is a little tutorial on how I created the chipboard tree:

Papers: Blue Fern Garden
Journal: Dollar Store
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Flowers: Prima
Brick Stencil: The Crafters Workshop
Tim Holtz Distress inks
Ranger crackle accents gel

I've said this before but would like to say it again. I'm so very grateful to all of you coming to visit my blog!! 
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sweet Dream- Blue Fern Studios Reveal Part 1

Its my turn again on the Blue Fern Studios blog and I'm featuring this soft pastel layout of this sweet baby. 

I stencilled the background using a new Prima stencil and Tutti Frutti Dazzlerz from Shimmerz.

I framed the photo in one of the Ever After frames from Blue Fern Studios. After Priming it with Gesso, I painted it with Sky Blue Shimmerz paint to match the Blue Fern Garden papers. Thats why the frame is so shimmery.

I applied the same paint to the Frilly Heart chipboard and tucked it behind the photo.

The "Sweet" Title from the Valetine Word set was simply coloured in blue chalk ink From Prima. The flowers, resins and metals are also of course Prima.

Coordinations white card stock
Papers: Blue Fern Garden
Chipboard: Blue Fern Garden
Flowers: Prima
Resins and Metals: Prima
Doilies: Martha Stewart
Cheese cloth
Stencil: Prima
Shimmerz: sky blue
Dazzler: Spun Sugar

 Thank you for coming to visit my blog
Have a wonderful day!!
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