Thursday 16 March 2017

Dream Garden

New layout using 7 dots studio, this month's challenge is Love is in Air

I used Cotton Candy Dreams and started by layering on tag, and some paper panels.  I also cut out hexagons from Cotton Candy Dreams glued on in a pattern.  Next add texture with stencil and light modeling paste.  Add some color, use spray nozzle to sprinkle color onto page then spray with water and move color around page.  I used three different colors here.  Finally around the outside edges of paper panels rub on brown gelatos.

Stamp with texture stamp and resist ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder, heat set.  Next stamp checker texture with black archival ink, painted checker with tangerine distress paint.

Emboss chipboard pieces with white embossing enamel I used
Hanging Lantern
Scroll Flourish
Ornate Fence 
all available on my etsy store Boozybear.
I made wire circles and glued them down on layout (my stapler is holding them down)

Around the wire circle frame, I painted alchemy blue gold opal then sprayed with water to blur edges. While the paint is still wet add a few beads and embossing powder.

Add the picture and top paper layers, this is a photo of my grandparents.  I also loved this pic even though they are standing side by side not touching you can see the love and that they were teasing each other.  Added some more stamping on layout and chipboard.

To finish I embossed and stamped some coral paper and cut into 0.25" strips, ripped into different sizes and inked the sides.  Finally tucked them in underneath photo, love how it add more texture but isn't bulky.

I really wanted a shabby chic look and I think it was a success.  Now for the close ups.


  1. Love this lay out,that chipboards look fabulous too. Amazing work. Thanks for playing along with us at 7dots.

  2. Thank you so much for participating to the 7 Dots Studio challenge! Great layout and love that you recorded the steps, too!

  3. Amazing Art wow Love This Thanks for your participation at 7 Dots Studio Challenge!

  4. Beautiful! Thank you for joining the 7 Dots Studio Challenge.

  5. Love the shadow in your backgroud!! 😍 Thanks for playing with us at 7dots studio challenge