Tea Bag Tags by Louise Nelson

For today’s tutorial I would like to share with you some of the creative fun I have been having with creating ‘Tea Bag Art’. I have incorporated them into some fun tags created with the newly released Dreamscapes range.



Step by Step
Begin with saving some of your used teabags and allowing them to dry out. When they are dry tear the bottom of the bag to open them up. Empty out all of the dried tea leaves. Apply 2 coats of heavy white gesso to the tea bags, this will make it easier to stamp on.

When the gesso is dry select your favourite 7 Dots Studio stamp and begin to stamp images on to the areas of gesso on the tea bags. When you have finished stamping enough teabags for your projects select those that suit your tag designs. For these tags I deconstructed the teabags and only used the top layer.
Next select your desired tags and begin to put them together. I selected 2 large tags for the Dreamscapes range.

Construct your tags using the fabulous die cut elements and sticker elements from the Dreamscape range. I also added cotton thread and Flair button embellishments.

To complete the tags I selected some coordinating cardstock branch design die-cuts. These were coloured with chalkboard spray mist. When dry adhere them to the tags to compliment your design. To finish off add some coordinated mist splats to the tags and colour some silk ribbon for the tag ties.

Well that is it from me for this tutorial, I do hope that you have enjoyed how I have incorporated some fun ‘Tea Bag Art’ into creating these tags.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Tags
Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements
Dreamscapes – Element Stickers
Natures Walk – Clear Stamps

Be You by Louise Nelson

This layout is a celebration of my beautiful young friend Jessica. With the design of this layout Louise has used the cracked and peeled paint pattern to accentuate the photo.


These two, 6 x 12 layouts are almost like a double layout, they are 2 halves of the 1 piece of patterned cardstock. Louise has kept the embellishments on these layouts quite minimal and accentuated the pattern of the paper by continuing with a white gel pen.




7 Dots Studio supplies:
Hazy Days – Gelly
Hazy Days – Word Stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Element Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Word Stickers 6×12

May Challenge: Dreams

In the month of May we thought that the next challenge will be about Dreams. May it be dreams, goals, aspirations or actual night dreams we want you to take what lies inside you imagination and channel it into your projects. So what dreams have you been having lately? Come and share them with us in this challenge.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:

“Dreamroad This Way” – I created an art journaling page using the Dreamscapes and Hazy Days collections from 7 Dots Studio. I had a specific idea for this page but it didn’t turned out at all like I expected; it actually turned out better. The page took a turn on its own which made me realize that I must follow my heart and intuition when creating. It really fit the theme of this challenge perfectly as I really felt as if my dreams really know the way and I must follow!! There is a video tutorial above on how I created this art journaling page.

 


I guess we all have big dreams, goals to achieve in our life. It’s ok – I have such dreams myself, but I always try to remember that we should enjoy the little things, everyday miracles. Only then we’ll be happy. I prepared my layout using Dreamscapes collection.

 

I had fun making a tag in for this challenge from the Cotton Candy Dreams collection that i think fits theme perfectly. Please enjoy the video.

 


For our May challenge I made this tag in delicate, pastel colours. I used elements from Dreamscapes and Hazy Days collections. I liked geometric stencils and chipboards, with their help you can conjure up beautiful patterns.

 


Hello everybody, I love this picture of my little son, now He’s 6 years old, but dreaming is still one of his favourite activities. He is a great dreamer. So this theme is perfect for him !!! I created the background for my project with a paper from the Writer’s Block collection, used blue sprays and modeling paste + a stencil to add texture. I also used Word Stickers, Dies cut and more papers from the same collection, I love it! The embroidering hoop was paint with metallic paints and wax .

 


What could be more perfect collection to use for a Dream related project than Cotton Candy Dreams? My project is a sweet reminder to never let go of your dreams. You need to chase them, grasp them, make them true. But what’s most important, you need to have them. So sweet dreams!

 


HI dreamers! This month, I treated my layout as an art journal. I choose Cotton candy collection to play with. I cut two papers and added to my background to make a 12×12 paper. I added gesso to blend the colours. I added some tags ,elements, stamps and words stickers from the same collection. You can get all that you need in one collection to make a layout or an an journal page. Have fun!

 


For the May challenge Louise has created a cute little 6 x 12 layout. Louise has struggled through some health and work related issues over the last 12 – 18 months and as a result she feels she has become, a little more grumpy and less tolerant in her day to day life. The layout is a reminder to not forget ‘Kindness’ to herself and those around her.

 

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Dreams
- 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 our “inspirational circle” in your blog post (you will find it at the top of this blog post)
- use inlinkz and please link directly to your blog post, not to whole blog
Challenge is open till June, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the June.
The main winner is going to win One Collection Kit and one 6×6 Pad!
The second and third place are going to get 30% and 15% coupons to our store respectively.
Also one lucky person will win 10EUR coupon to our store