Summer awaits by Riikka Kovasin

Hello there! Are you planning on summer vacation? We haven’t decided yet where we would love to go. I guess this year the budget restricts us from flying but we might take the ferry to Stockholm or train to Saint Petersburg or then just travel inside Finland. We’ve visited Stockholm several times, but that’s always nice city to visit. None of us in the family has ever been to Russia so it would be the first. And there’s also a lot to see in homeland as well.

I made this page with summer in mind while pondering what to do. In the picture I used my girls eagerly waiting to get going – we ware weating for a ferry to take us to Tallinn. I’ve lately been drawn to combination of turquoise or blue and yellow so I used the same scheme in here and mixed different collections together.

I took step pictures while working so if you want to see how I made the layout, please see the steps below!

  • Step 1. I started by making the background paper layers. I cut a piece from the “Sticky Notes” sheet and cut the edge with a notebook punch. Then I tore pieces of the “Board Games” paper and adhered the little pieces as well as the notebook edged paper to “Underpaper” sheet. I added a couple of staples for a grungy look.


  • Step 2. More paper details! I cut the sun from the “Sunrise” sheet and some film strips from “Vignette” and adhered them to the page. Both patterns are great for a summer page, don’t you think?


  • Step 3. Bring in the media. Next I added some yellow and minty watercolour to the layers as well as some stamping using black ink. I used the star stencil two times – first with yellow ink and then with modeling paste.


  • Step 4. Then I clustered some papers and added those to the page using foam dots. I also added the photo on top using the same dots. This brings a lovely dimensional look to the layout.


  • Step 5. First embellishments are in. I added a flair button near the photo and some triangular chipboard shapes along the composition.


  • Step 6. I finished the page with some stickers from Paint Chips collection. I also sprinkled some epoxy stickers here and there to balance the compostion.

Thank you for your visit today! Wishing you great time planning those summer adventures!
Xoxo Riikka


7 Dots Studio supplies:

Products List:
7 Dots Studio – Cotton Candy Dreams – Star stencil
7 Dots Studio – Paint Chips – Element Stickers 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Northern Lights – Board Games
7 Dots Studio – Homegrown – Clear Stamp set
7 Dots Studio – Lost and Found – Sticky Notes
7 Dots Studio – Dreamscapes – Chipboard
7 Dots Studio – Lost and Found – Vignette
7 Dots Studio – Paint Chips – Underpaper
7 Dots Studio – Dreamscapes – Sunrise
7 Dots Studio – Paint Chips – Pad 6×6
Um Wow Studio – Writer’s Block – Written flair