Saturday, October 6, 2018

A True Love Story (7 Dots Studio) - Process video

Hello crafters,

Karine is here today to share a layout made for 7 Dots Studios and a process video. 

When fall arrives here, I tend to go back inside, to drink some hot tea and to read books. That’s the mood I was trying to capture in my layout. I was inspired by Mixed Media & Art's beautiful moodboard

Something warm and book inspired… I went for an older collection, Writer’s Block. I love the prints of this collection. I chose the Note paper for my background. It was perfect for what I had in mind.

I created a mixed media background over which I layered some papers pieces from the Torn paper and lots of embellishments and texture… 

I just love how everything turned out.

I have a process video for you to see. I hope you enjoy it.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes - Geometry Stencil
Thoughts Keeper - Clear Stamps
Writer’s Block - Letters Stencil

Mediums and flowers are by Prima Marketing.

Have a nice crafty day,

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Mini-Album for the August Challenge (7 Dots Studio)

Dear crafty friends,

Have you seen the new challenge from 7 Dots Studio? The moodboard is so gorgeous!

When I saw the challenge, I immediately thought of the Air Mail collection. The colors and the prints were a perfect match for the board.

I was looking at this collection since it got here and I didn’t know where to start as all the papers are sooooo beautiful! That’s why I decided to make a mini album: I could use all of them in one creation. 

I must say that it was time consuming, but in the end, I love the result. 

To build the album, I followed a tutorial that you can find on YouTube here and here. I made a quick video for you to see all the pages. I really hope you like it.

7 Dots Studio Supplies Used:
I also used 
Have a great day,

Monday, July 23, 2018

Today, a layout for the Color Challenge (Prima Marketing)

Dear crafty friends,

We have a brand new Color Challenge over at Prima. I created a layout for it. Here it is.

It was inspired by those colors:

Prima has so many lines that can be used to fit those gorgeous colors: the brand new Santa Baby line, Havana, Zella Teal, Love Letter, etc. I decided to go with Zella Teal because, you know, I love teal and because I wanted to use the beautiful paper with the roses print.

Since I used the B side of the Offset Dots paper, I dedided to add texture with crackle paste to match those white areas on the paper. Finnabair Texture Paste - White Crackle is just sooooo amazing!

I used lots of embellishments on that layout: flowers, die-cuts, lace, trims, moulded pieces with Paper Clay, Art Stones...

In the end, I created a sort and flowery layout, and I love it.

I really hope you give this Color Challenge a try.

Prima supplies used:
586423 - Salvage District Flowers - Grand Garden
586430 - Salvage District Flowers - Royal Hall

Have a great day.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Sweet Moments, a layout with a process video (Prima Marketing)

Dear crafty friends,

Summer is blooming and, where I live, we are having a lot of sun and warm weather. The last week was so hot, I was inspired to use the Havana collection! 

I decided to create this layout.

The warm pink and the cool aqua colors were a perfect match to my happy feeling and to the hot summer sun. 

I always say I have trouble working with pink while creating, but this layout came together very easily: the collection is so versatile!

I also created a video tutorial for you to enjoy.

Have a nice day,


Friday, July 6, 2018

Twirl in the Field, a Canvas (7 Dots Studio)

Dear crafty friends,

I'm here today to share with you a step by step photo tutorial I created for 7 Dots Studio. I decided to create a canvas. Here it is.

I was inspired by the moodboard from Mixed Media & Art.

Since I received my DT package, I had this idea of creating a fairy project because of one of the images from the Knotty paper. It's the one on the bottom left corner. 

To me, it looks like a little fairy house. 

Let me walk you through my process.

Step one:
I chose an 8x10 canvas. I applied some 3D Matte Gel through the Soulmates Squares stencil and dried everything with my heat tool.

Step 2:
I applied my first layer of color using the green paste from the Military Rust Paste set and a Stencil brush. I used some water here and there to make a variation in color. 

Step 3:

Second layer of color, using the yellow paste, also from the Military Rust Paste set. This time, I applied it with a palet knife.

Step 4:
Adding yet another color. This time, I selected Jade Impasto Paint and applied it with a brush.

Step 5:
Another color for highlight: Green Apple Impasto Paint, applied with a palet knife.

Step 6:
It was very intense, so I decided to apply a mixture of Texture Paste White Sand and White Gesso through the Dreamscapes Geometry stencil. I love the texture added and the white just tone down the colors. 

Step 7:
I stamped a butterfly and a ladybug from the Garden Party Clear Stamps set and fussy cut them. I painted a light coat of green paste on my butterfly to match with my fairy (you'll see later). I also fussy cut a few images from the Garden Party Knotty paper.

Step 8:
I'm building my composition with pieces of the Knotty.

Step 9:
I'm beginning to add layers with chipboards and cut pieces.

Step 10: 
Adding rope, burlap, lace and Prima flowers, along with my little fairy house die-cut and my «fairy». Have you noticed that I used my stamped butterfly as her wings?

Step 11:
I've added some gold flower lace from Prima and my cut out butterflies and fly. I also added some Melange Art Pebbles.

Step 13:
Adding my favorite finishing touches: Die-cut Elements, Element Stickers and Word Stickers from the Garden Party collection.

Step 14:
Some Art Stones, Mega Art Stones, Micro Beads and flakes, just for added texture.

I forgot to take a last picture, but I stamped just a little bit on my background with the text stamp from the Garden Party Clear Stamps set and black Archival Ink. 

And voilà!

A few close-ups!

7 Dots Studio supplies used:
Dreamscapes - Geometry Stencil
Soulmates - Squares Stencil

I really hope you like my project. 

Have a nice day.