Life is good by Keren Tamir

I created a layout using the Fortune Teller collection. I love the dark rich tones of that collection especially how the brown and turquoise combine so beautiful. I added lots of texture to create depth and movement around the photo. The crackles in the background mimic the beautiful trees in the photo. This photo was taken in my recent trip to Mexico. I just loved this hidden shelter between the trees.

Below is the step by step video tutorial on how I created this layout. Enjoy!!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Fortune-teller – Sunny
Fortune-teller – Pad 6×6
Fortune-teller – Soul

Sea by Eirini Tsaima

Hello dear 7 Dots friends!!
Spring is here and I’m already in such a sunny and happy mood that I’m looking forward to start swimming on and exploring the amazing Greek seas again. Last weekend, the weather was perfectly sunny and warm, so me and my family visited the Port and while I was watching the boats and fishermen I thought ‘Oh I wish I could jump in there and escape for a while!’. This was my inspiration! I found that wonderful photo on Pinterest and I made a little tutorial for you. So let’s get started.

1 First I took a sea themed paper from the Destination Unknown collection and with my Burst and Stars stencils, I added some White Prima Gesso.

2.Then I used some gold mist plus some white pearl and light green Lindy’s Stamp Gang, here and there and dried with the heat gun.

3.Next, I stamped with the – Lost and Found- and- Fortune Teller- clear stamps from 7Dots collection in white and black colors, to create a messy depth on my paper.

4.As my stamps were drying I took my chipboard and paint it in teal colour and created some paper layers with several collections from 7 Dots’s leftovers.

5.I started decorating my pictures, making some clusters and using some Sea Theme chipboards among with little shells and gause. Two flairs from the fortune Teller collection fit perfectly too.

6. Some extra establishments like Mica Gold Flakes by Prima and salt – pepper effects using Soft matte Prima Gel. Some white and black splashes here and there are also necessary to give a soft-balance to the whole work.

7.Finally my title and white gesso on my flowers and tiny details give a harmony and brightness on my lay out.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed my Sea themed laout and you found some inspiration for your own creations. Greetings from sunny Greece!
See you soon…Love you all… Eirini

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Homegrown – Wool
Fortune-teller – Soul
Fortune-teller – Tags 12×12
Fortune-teller – Die-cut Elements 6×12

Colourful by Sandra Bernard

Hi 7 Dots people. Today, I feel colourful! I don’t usually use this much colour in my layouts, so I told myself, I need to make them colourful like my personality. So, here we are.

I started with a crazy idea to use the little erase on the end of a pencil as a stamp. I used it point by point, color by color. I’m not used to taking so much time on the background, but I did and I had so much fun doing it.
After, I tough that I need to ease the sides a little from the motive created on the background. So I mixed some ink with water and played with them. I also used stars stencil with the black modeling paste.

To give an extra pop, I mixed up yellow paint and art stones and put over my creation. I also used some stars dies cuts, some stickers from 7 Dots Studio, a star made from a wire, some flowers, thread and some words also from 7 Dots Studio. As always, I sprayed some ink drops to finish it.

See you soon gang…
San xx

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Writer’s Block – Epilogue
Writer’s Block – Die-cuts Elements 6×12
7dots studio- Coton Candy collection- stencil stars