Hey bloggers and paper lovers! Today we want to take you for an inspirational trip again: we are happy to start a new blog project named “Flea Market”!
As you probably guess we’ll be working with the supplies which can be found on markets, in antique shops, in the attics, old drawers or family albums… as well as with our 7 Dots Studio collections which still amaze us with their versatility and are perfect materials for many creative experiments.

Today we start with a very pleasing topic – our fabulous designers went wild with vintage photos, taken out from their family collections or bought on flea markets. Take seat, take cup of tea or coffee and enjoy!

Magdalena Klementowicz made a breathtaking shadowbox with an amazing treasure inside: her grandma’s photo from the time when she’d been only 7. What a beautiful way to expose the family keepsake!

And here are some amazing details of ths project:

7 Dots Studio:

Dreamer 12″x12″ – Drive All Night, Daydreaming, Nights Fever
Dreamer – Stickers 12″×12″

Flea Market Supplies:
a wooden package / box, a pocket watch, a doily lace, laces, a pearls necklace, two spools, a cabinet card (back), a wire, a wooden button, corrugated chipboard

Other supplies:
Melissa Frances frame, 7 Gypsies Metal Page Edge, Maya Road Pin Vintage Pearls, Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber Malted Milk, Fine Texture Gel, Crackle Accents,
Sizzix / Tim Holtz dies: Tattered Florals, Vintage Lace – Decorative Strip, Lamppost,
punch: Nellie Snellen FLP 011


Heidi Kelley has also looked through her family keepsakes for you and she came with beautiful mixedmedia layout in bold colors – “Be4 Love & Me”.

Heidi says: Old photos make me swoon. But THIS old photo makes me completely mushy inside. There is something about seeing family members from days gone by, and being able to tell a story with your project, and this layout is no exception. The baseball player is my Daddy, and that little princess with the wings? My Mama. Yes, they knew each other before they even knew what love was, or that they would have me. They lived next to each other all their lives before they actually “found” one another, and I love that. The other boys in the photos are uncles on both sides as well… :))

This paper was PERFECT for how I wanted to capture this photograph. I wanted it to be full of whimsy, full of spectacular color against the old black and white photo. The paper worked so well as the base for my Mama’s wings before paint and molding paste, and this months challenge of using things from the flea market was exceptional as well. I used an old plane ticket of mine, with my name on it, to incorporate myself into the layout, and then using strips of the 7 dots paper, alongside library index cards and metal sewing tags was exactly what this project needed!!

Supplies used:
7 DotsStudio supplies: I used City Lights, and Drive All Night, as well as the Dreamer stickers!
Flea Market supplies: Old family photos, plane tickets, library catalog cards, and buttons.


And last, but not least – Brises, who fell in love with old cabinet cards from the end of  XIXth and beginning of XXth century. They inspired her to make 2 beautiful notebooks – a great gift idea. Elegant photolab photos combined with well picked, accurate titles gave wonderful effects!

And some close ups for the beautiful photos:

7 Dots Studio: Dreamer – Sweet Dreams, City Lights, Drive All Night
media: tusz Ranger Distress, Kaysercraft paint, Glossy Accents, Crackle Accents.
Photos are taken from http://cabinetcardgallery.wordpress.com

I hope you enjoyed our “Flea Market” inspirational post! We’ll be back soon with new ideas and more projects for you – and in December we’ll invite you to our first challenge too! Stay tuned!