Why can't my fingers always look like this - 7 Dots Studio

Hi there! Today I'm one of the two designers posting on 7 Dots Studio's blog. Please come and visit the original post here (link)! I'm eagerly waiting for the new collections and can't wait to start using them. This page I created with some older ones and mixed several in the same page.

The topic of the page is my love for messy fingers. I honestly love having paint media in my fingers because that means I’m either making something or have made something. It really makes my tick and keeps me going! 

What I also enjoy tremendously is mixing collections – I guess you might have noticed that one already. And nothing better than to be able to do so! What I love about 7 Dots Studio collections is that you are always able to bring that older paper in with the newer collections as they match!

What guides my mixing is the same guideline I also use otherwise in my creating and that is the colors. I usually work with analogous color scheme, meaning that the colors are neighbors on the color wheel so finding papers from different collections means that I try to find red papers or blue ones and then bring another color in. Like in this one there’s reds, a touch of orange and then the purple. Neutrals like brown or grey are also great as they mix easily with the brighter colors.

Have you seen the new collections? They all have such a great palettes! I can’t wait to start mixing and matching them either together or with the older collections!

Thank you for your visit! I hope to see you back tomorrow! 

Materials from 7 Dots Studio:

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Talens, Tattered Angels, Fiskars, Epiphany Crafts, Ranger, Prima Marketing


Love of rustling leaves - GDT Epiphany Crafts

Sunny Monday! To start the week off I'm sharing this page I did as a GDT to Epiphany Crafts

One of my favorite things about the autumn is the colorful leaves and especially how they rustle under your step! What could be more perfect than to walk in park with thick coverage or fallen leaves! So this page is about that joy.

I'm a mixed media style crafter so this page makes no exception. I love to play with my supplies and use them in different ways. For this page I used both the heart shape bubble caps and buttons to make the background. I used warm, rich colors that have an autumn feeling in them.

I started creating the background by covering the paper partly with gesso. On top I then adhered the heart shapes and then added mists and alcohol ink. The epoxy stickers resist the mist but get color from the alcohol inks which creates quite a neat looking effect! If you want to see how I then continued my page, please check out the start to finish video I created.

Here's a detail shot of the outlook of the background using mists and alcohol inks. If you don't use alcohol inks and wipe the epoxy shapes clean after misting, you can create a totally different looking page. If you want to see an example, please check this earlier video I've made (link).

On top of the hearts in the background I also used Epiphany Crafts details in embellishments. The cool chevrons lead the eye towards the photo and the two vintage settings together with the small Round 14 bubble caps act like flair buttons giving dimension to the page. I also added one heart treated with red alcohol ink to the photo to emphasize my love for the leaves.

Thank you for your visit! Have a great day!

Supplies from Epiphany Crafts in this layout:


Materials: Epiphany Crafts, 7 Dots Studio, Tattered Angels, Ranger, Canvas Corp, Freckled Fawn, Prima Marketing, Basic Grey


Us four - made with stamps by Birgit Koopsen

Hi there an a pleasant Sunday! Do you remember the blog hop I participated? The one with the new stamps designed by Birgit Koopsen to Carabelle Studio? Well, the hop is now done and the winners are being posted! So please check this post (link) to see if you won in my blog and then follow the links there to find out if you were the lucky one in some other blog! 

But back to the layout I'm sharing today. This is one of the six layouts I send to Birgit for the Stempel Mekka launch of her stamps. She asked a few designers to create samples using her stamps and I was one of the lucky ones! I was so taken about the honor! 

This layout is about my family, us four. The picture is taken on a day we played tourists in our home town. We happened to stand on a ring in the tram stop and before I got the picture, the girls were running off. So I asked them to come closer again thus "staging" the ring again. 

I used two of the new stamps in the piece creating the mixed media background and also some "fake" washi tape accents. I also recorded a video to show you my process with this piece. 

Thank you again for your visit today! I'm wishing you a great, pleasant Sunday! If you have some creative time planned, why not join the Scrap Around The World challenge? You still got a few days! 

Stamps used:


Materials: Carabelle Studio, 7 Dots Studio, 7Gypsies, Tattered Angels, Ranger, Design Memory Craft, American Crafts, Prima Marketing, Sodalicious, Wow Embossing Powders


Horsing around - Mixed Media Place

Good evening blog people! Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Today I'm horsing around with these little creatures I created for Mixed Media Place! Which one is your favorite? Don't make up your mind just yet, let me introduce them first.

Some time ago we were going through kid's toys and sorting them. Some of the ones they didn't play with anymore, went into a fleamarket pile. But when I was taking those out, I noticed the little plastic animals. There were elephants, big cats like lions, but also horses. So I grabbed those horses and a donkey from the bag and decided to transform them into fairytale animals.

First, I gathered my metal embellishments, some resists shapes and also little roses on my craft table and went through the metals in order to find the ones small enough to fit on the horses. Most of the lovely metal pieces were too big but I did find some that were just what I was looking for.

I created different moods to every horse. There's the girly, flowery one...


... then the flying mystical Pegasus...


... and also the little steampunk style donkey.

To emphasize the moods even more, I used different colors in every horse. First, I treated them all with gesso and then used Glimmer Mists to color. I misted multiple layers in order to have stronger color. I finished painting the creations with some flicks of mists and also doodling with PITT pens and a white Sharpie.

The horses still needed something - their manes and tails! The pink one got its parts from a small, flowing feather. The little donkey got a mohawk from a paperflower and the turquoise Pegasus got its look finished with two kinds of thread.

They were so fun to make! And the best part was that I already found new homes for them. The blue Pegasus traveled to Ireland to the master herself and the little brown donkey was adopted in Poland and now lives in the gentle care of the lovely Eliza. We still have the pink one in our home. She grazes in the window sill and gazes upon the rising sun accompanied by a Phoenix and occasional lady on a canvas.

Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a pleasant weekend!

Supplies from Mixed Media Place:


Materials: Talens, Tattered Angels, Prima Marketing, Tsukineko, Design Memory Craft, Ranger, 7 Dots Studio, Sharpie, Luminarte, Kreinik

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