Complimentary Colours by Karine Gagnon

My dear crafty friends, First, I’d like to wish you a happy new year 2018! I wish you peace, health, joy and time to spend with your loved ones! I’m glad to be back for another year here, with the 7 Dots Studio team. Thanks Tusia for your confidence.

My first layout for this year features the Paint Chips collection. It is called «Complimentary Colours». Here it is.

I’m sorry about the bad reflection on my picture: we don’t get a lot of daylight, here, in Quebec, lately, so I had to use my light box to take a picture, and I couldn’t avoid the light reflection.
I started out with the Underpaper 12×12 paper from Paint Chips collection. I primed it with clear gesso and created a mixed media background. First, I used the Soulmates Squares stencil with Graphite Texture Paste. I also used Paint Chips Clear Stamps and Northern Lights Clear Stamps with Archival black ink. A few splatters of gold and silver paint along with black and white ink and my background was done. Under my picture, I used some of the Paint Chips 12×12 Tags and papers from the Paint Chips Pad 6×6. Here and there, in my embellishments clusters, I used some of the Paint Chips Element Stickers 6×12. I also used the Paint Chips Word Stickers 6×12 here and there on my layout. One of those Word Stickers acts as my title piece. I love those words, as they describe perfectly my relationship with my mother (on the picture with me): she complements me. I love her so much!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Paint Chips – Element Stickers 6×12
Paint Chips – Word Stickers 6×12
Paint Chips – Clear Stamps
Paint Chips – Underpaper
Paint Chips – 12×12 Tags
Paint Chips – Pad 6×6
Northern Lights – Clear Stamps
Soulmates – Squares stencil