Wednesday, April 1, 2015

7 Dots Guest Design Team spot! Finally!


 I am beyond thrilled to be Guest Designing at the 7 Dots Studio Blog today! 
As one of the two designers chosen from the USA, I am humbled and quite ecstatic. 
A dream come true! 

Here are my first 2 projects. 
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 "Be Amazed"

I am so in love with 7 Dots Studio products, that it was difficult to decide where to begin. Tusia sent me a generous package full of Thoughts Keeper and Soulmates papers and embellishments.
 This lovely black and gray floral really spoke to me and acts as my base. I prepared the paper with a coat of white gesso and then added some texture with molding paste and a stencil.  Unfortunately, part of it was layered over but that it quite alright. I know it's there. 

Next, I added my layers, florals and embellishments. A small amount of inking and distressing was done to the vertical paper strips prioring to adhering them. Then the main body of work was accented with lime-green Gelato. 


You can see that bits of black thread were added in for texture. 


Some punchinella ribbon for interest along with various pieces from the Elements sheet. 


I love that the paper already looks stamped.


This is my "title" corner. And a good close-up of some of the white paint splattered over the page as a finishing touch. 


My center accent is from the Elements Sticker sheet, so perfect for directing your thoughts towards the story told in the photo itself. 

7 Dots Studio Products used:
Thoughts Keeper 3
Thoughts Keeper 4
Thoughts Keeper 5
Thoughts Keeper Element Stickers 6x12
Thoughts Keeper Elements 6x12
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"You and Me"

For my second project, I decided to do something more vintage, romantic. So, I started with random punch work and distressing, then followed with adding texture using a stencil and molding paste. I highlighted these areas with white acrylic paint, then spitzed them with teal mists. I love to let the mist run down the page and then use a wet towel to sponge off. 


A close-up of some of the stenciling and color. These papers take media so well. 


Lots of yummy 7 Dots layers! 


And a Word Sticker to serve as my title. 


Just a little corner cluster with florals, a Tag and Element sticker. Gauze tucked in here and there adds to the romantic feel. 

7 Dots Studio Products used:
Thoughts Keeper 1
Thoughts Keeper 2
Thoughts Keeper 6
Thoughts Keeper Word Stickers 6x12
Soulmates Tags 12x12

It is such an honor to Guest Design for 7 Dots Studio. I can't say enough good things about them and their fabulous products! And I thank them so much for having me here this month. I'll be back on the 4th with a 7 Dots tutorial for you. 

Sandi


5 comments:

  1. Well done on your guest designer spot.. both of these layouts are so beautiful.. so many wonderful details.. love them.!

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  2. Congrats on the GDT!! Your style is PERFECT for their products!! These are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. Your support is so appreciated!

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  3. These are breathtaking! I am with Julie and Lizzy! Congratulations Sandi a well deserved honour!

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