Art is life by Fiona Paltridge


Hello my gorgeous 7 Dots friends, Fiona here with you today to share a process video on an art journal page I have made for you all.

I made a double page spread with a hessian inclusion. This is one of my new journals and I’m just loving the varied papers and textures in it.

I attached some tags from the 12×12 sheet to the hessian inclusion piece using a stapler and then they became a part of the design and almost another whole page of its own.

I added some abstract style painting over the whole page including on the inclusion. I love being random when I paint.

I created some little feature pieces using both the element stickers and the die cut elements. These are great little embellishments for your projects.

Sit back and enjoy the process video. You will be able to watch the layer upon layer process that I took to create this fun piece of art. I’ll see you all again very soon xx

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Hazy Days – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Hazy Days – Element Stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Chevron Stencil
Hazy Days- Tags 12×12

An ode to triangle by Riikka Kovasin


Hello there 7 Dots Studio fans! It’s Riikka here today with two projects. I again drew the inspiration for these pieces not only from the wonderful 7 Dots Studio products but the theme of the latest challenge theme “Historical figure”.

There’s plenty of historical figures I could have used. When thinking about the theme, a problem developed – I had too many figures to choose from! My love for the Finnish band Turisas led me to Vikings, my adoration to 18th century fashion to Madame Pompadour and so forth. So I took the easy way out and asked my husband to name a historical figure. The first one he suggested was Pythagoras. Pythagoras = a^2+b^2=c^2 = triangles! And as the chipboard sheet of “Dreamscapes” is full of triangles, I had my theme. I made two projects celebrating this lovely shape and the mathematical formula of right triangle, the Pythagorean Theorem.

The first project is an art journal page celebrating the triangle. The earthy tones of the Dreamscapes turned into rusty ones in my mind and I used tea coloured watercolour, earthy inks and rust paste in my make. The background is done using several pieces of patterned papers I had in my stash. I love how the collections are so easy to mix and I love to mix different patterns in my projects.




My other project is a set of ATCs. There’s three cards, like the sides or points in a triangle. And there’s letters a, b and c, representing the letters in the theorem. The cards have a lot of the same elements as the journal page, like the rust paste.



Thank you for stopping by today! And don’t forget to participate to the challenge! Ta ta for now!
Xoxo Riikka

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Element Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Triangles Stencil
Dreamscapes – Clear Stamps
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12
Dreamscapes – Pad 6×6
Hazy Days – Element Stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Tags 12×12
Writer’s Block – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Writer’s Block – Pad 6×6
Cold Country – Clear Stamps
Yuletide – Pad 6×6
Writer’s Block – Letter Stencil
Hazy Days – Word Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Chipboard

Dream by Heather Thompson

Hi all, I just want to share a little mixed media journal cover I made. I really want to start to art journal and figured well, lets just start with the cover and see where it takes me. I have a number of art journals I have picked up over the years but they sit and collect dust. So I need to just get going with it.


I really love the natural look of the cover and wanted to keep some of it. I added a few little details with stamping and texture with stencils and pastes on the background. But also keeping some of the originality of the cover. I wanted to add details on the back cover to keep the journal easily useable. So hopefully this inspires me to be more creative and start my first art journal. Thank you for taking a look.




Here’s the video

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Die-Cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Element Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Pad 6×6
Hazy Days – Chevron Stencil
Hazy Days – Clear Stamp
Lost and Found – Clear Stamps
Homegrown – Clear Stamps