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

Neon by Fiona Paltridge

Hello my 7 Dots Studio friends. Fiona here with you today to share a neon layout I have created using papers from the Dreamscapes collection.

I wanted to create a contrast up against the black striped paper, so I decided what better to contrast with black and white than neon!

I love the way it turned out. I didn’t scrimp on the neon paint either! I slapped it down nice and thick so the impact would be grand and it worked!

I added a coordinating flair and some Chipboard from Um WOW Studio to embellish the layout.

I finished it all off by mounting my photo on a tag from the 12×12 set and a title from the 6×12 word stickers.

I am really happy with the contrasting colours and the striking black and white against it. Neons are not normally my go to colours but I’m thinking I might have to get them out more often.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Word Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12
Dreamscapes – Cloudy
Um WOW Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Oh So Dreamy flair
Dreamscapes – Chipboard

Retreat with my girls by Fiona Paltridge

Hello 7 Dots Studio friends, Fiona here with you today to share a really fun and cute little mini book I have created to share some super silly photos I took in a photo booth with some friends at a retreat last year.

I just love going on retreats with my girls. We always get up to so much mischief. I’m not sure very much scrapping happens but we have plenty of laughs.


I used the gorgeous “Dreamscapes” collection designed by DeeDee Catron for this little mini book. I loved how the pinks and yellows in the collection tied in perfectly with the photo booth photos.

I also used some ephemera pieces to collage onto the background and added some coordinating colors for some interest.

I added some Die Cut Elements and some Sticker Elements to finish it all off. Then for the cover I added a tag from the 12×12 tag set and some cute little UM WOW Studio chipboard.

I just love this little treasure. It is so full of wonderful memories.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements
Dreamscapes – Element Stickers
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12
Dreamscapes – Pad 6×6