Seaside House Vignette


Seaside House Vignette

Nicole has these awesome Vignette Houses in the store. I have been wanted to play now for a while, but just needed the perfect inspiration for it. I love the Ocean theme paper from Graphic 45 and told myself that this is the one. IMG_4600.JPG

I recently went on a girls weekend with fellow team-mate Maggi and Jen, and seeing both Jennifer and Maggi have both done one of these, I had hands on experience in helping me put it together, after a brief demonstration it was much easier than I though.

Here is a video of the process. I apologise now for the camera angle. I didn’t want the shadows to its a bit at an angle.

After adding some details with the fishnet stencil on the background, I started to layer the papers.


I love  how the roof turned out and using the Mini Harlequin Panel, I made the tile effect on the roof.


Using texture paste and some paint to tint the paste, I added two tone effect on the Sandy Toes Title ChipBoard. There is so many ideas you can do with these fun Vignette Houses.

Here is a few more close ups.


I hope I inspirited, Thanks for stopping  by.


Creative Embellishments 

Sandy Toes and A Sunkissed Nose

House Vignette

Fishnet Stencil

Under the Sea Flair

Mini Harlequin Panel


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Eusebius Tower – Mixed Media Page CSI and MuM

Hello all, I have the wonder pleasure of joining Katy Leitch’s Mixed Up Magazine this month with a Guest spot over at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. We are cracking case # 254.

254 copyHello all, I have the wonder pleasure of joining Katy Leitch’s Mixed Up Magazine this month with a Guest spot over at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. We are cracking case # 254.

Here is my Case File

heather thompson framed

Here is a video of how this page came together.


So how I solved the case: The kids and I went to visit my friend Laneen in Holland and we got to see some of the sites and make some memories. The colour palette worked perfect for my pictures of Eusebius Tower. The rich tones of light cherry red and ballerina pink pulled the colours out of the photos.

My Evidence: I can add flowers to anything seeing spring was in the air it was perfect. Along with some Ribbon weaved through out the page to add that extra texture. I also used some old vintage tissue paper to add to the layers of the focal point. I highlighted the elements with some cold paint to add to the gold center’s of the flowers.

Testimony: I added a little info on a storage label with the date and a snippet of Eusebius Tower.

Here are some close ups.









So if you eve need any help with inspiration try your hand at CSI, here is how it works.


I am also throwing my hand in at More Than Words this month, its been awhile and I love the frame idea. I also need to scrap all those new memories from our most recent trip over seas.

More Than Words Challenge Blog


Thanks for Stoping by today and enjoy!


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My Happiness, My Peace

It seems like it has been forever since spring has been around. My grass is still brown, but the snow is gone. Fingers crossed until next year. I want to share a layout I made with one of our many creatures that come to visit us in our gardens. My gardens are my  relaxation and my saving grace from the hustle and bustle of life and work, so I am anxiously awaiting the warmer weather.


I made a video of the creative process.

Using the flourish 26 and 23, I added simple colour with archival ink. Before layering my die-cut elements, flowers and lace trimmings.


I cut apart a set of wings from the fairy wings set 1 and added tissue paper and liquid glass to give the illusion of actual dragon fly wings.


I used on of my favourite stencil, the distress grid stencil on the back ground. I mixed some metallic acrylic paint with modeling paste to get the texture effect. Such a delicate page featuring such a delicate creature. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Spring!


Entered In:

Mixed Media Place


Such a beautiful mood board, I got inspiration from the flowers and the colour tones from the more neutral colour pictures. Flowers can be such serenity for me after dealing with a busy night at work. It’s such a calming feeling to walk through the gardens and see all the life growing about.


Creative Embellishments

Flourish 26

Flourish 23

Fairy Wings Set  1

Distress Grid Stencil

Squares Stamp

Distress Type Stamp

Magical Word Set

Other Supplies:

7 Dots Studio: Northern Lights Frosted 12×12, Northern Lights 6×6 Paper Pack, Die-Cut Elements, Stickers


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Dreamscapes ATC’s with 7 Dots Studio

Hello again, Heather here today sharing a fun set of ATC’s made with the Dreamscapes Collection. I was recently on holiday and had the pleasure of taking a few art classes. A friend of mine Brenda shared this technique of embossing paper and then layering it and adding a layer of paint. Well I left off the paint but I tried to use embossing folders that matched the paper patterns. I did find some fun folders to add to the effect.


I made a video of the creative process for your viewing.

After the ATC’s were all put together I finished off the back with some old vintage paper from and old Sears and Roebuck Catalog.


Here are a few close-ups for you. Enjoy






Thank you for joining me today.


7 Dots Studio

Dreamscapes Chipboard

Dreamscapes Element Stickers

Dreamscapes Die-Cut Elements

Dreamscapes Word Stickers

Dreamscapes 6×6 Paper Pad

Lost and Found Clear Stamp

Paint Chips Clear Stamp


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CSI Case File 253 with Mixed Up Magazine

I have the pleasure of joining CSI on behave of Katy Leitch’s Mixed Up Magazine this month,  we are cracking case file #253.

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Here is my case file.

heather thompson

Here is a little video of how this page came together


How I solved the case: The colour palette is just perfect for the photos I chose. The pictures from our recent trip to Stoke Bruerne’s locks and dams. The grass and the water matched to a tee.


My Evidence: Stripes: I love the stripes of the wood on boats and matched my background paper for just that reason, which also matched the palette. Paint: I used paint on the background and also used it to add texture. Metal: I added metal nautical embellishments to fit the theme of the photos. Die-Cuts: I added themed die-cuts in the many layers of paper and flowers.


Testimony: I used handwriting on the page, which for me, I tend to always leave off because I am afraid



So try your hand at cracking the case at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration 


Thank you for stopping by today.


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“True Beauty” Shabby Layout

Another month at 7 Dots Studio and another fabulous new mood board! So Shabby and elegant, with a hint of spring vintage.


Even though I used a classic collection with the Queen’s Heart, it worked perfect with the board. I used one of my flowers from the garden (Bee Balm) and soften the photo to make it more vintage looking.

Nick's May Challenge.jpgSo after some background work with the Paint Chips and Lost and Found Stamps, I added texture with the Geometry Stencil and sand texture paste.


With leaves and doilies made from the paper pack and lots of lace, it just adds to the vintage shabby look and gives you more feel of the mood board and I finished it off with the “True Beauty” word sticker from the Cotton Candy Dreams Collection.


Heres a video for you all.

And a few more close-ups.





Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy the day!



7 Dots Studio

Paint Chips Clear Stamp

Lost and Found Clear Stamp

Dreamscapes Geometry Stencil

The Queens Heart 6×6 paper pad

The Queens Heart

The Queens Heart Tags

Cotton Candy Dreams Word Stickers

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May Challenge Vintage Photo

A new challenge this month at Creative Embellishments, and this one is so awesome, I love anything vintage and old and this is perfect. So I actually don’t have any pictures of my own family. But you find old photos out there on the internet. I started the page with some stamping and texture with the distress grid stencil, and I layered with more texture with the distress checkered stencil. So adding the flair with flowers and doilies what else help make it vintage other than gold and shadowing. Using the Vines Flourish Frame I coloured with some gold spray.  Lots of layers of paper and the square lattice panel, I topped it off with some pretty gold micro-beads. So here is a video to help inspire you to play along.

Here is a little video for your enjoyment

A few close-ups



So I hope you play along! Thank you for stopping by today!


Creative Embellishments


Vines Flourish Frame

Square Lattice Panel

Heritage Word Set

Grid Stencil

Distress Checker Stencil

Distress Grid Stamp

Distress Checkered Stamp

Distressed Moroccan Stamp

Other Supplies:

Prima Something Blue Collection, Color Blooms, Empress Gold, Golden Walnut

Lindy’s Gang Midnight Rendezvous Raven

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Chained and Geared with Andy Skinner


I am back after a fabulous holiday with so many great friends. After a very creative weekend with the crew at Ministry of Mixology, I jumped right in creating when I landed on home soil.


For more close-ups and details check out Andy’s Blog.

Have a great creative Day

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Family Banner Home Decor

I love the large letters that Nicolle has in the store. She is always willing to take ideas, So when she came out with the large letters I was thinking they would be perfect for those home decor projects. I decided to make a large banner with chicken wire and extra pretties from the flourishes.


Here is a short video of the creative process


Using texture paste on the Family Letter Set, I painted and dry brushed to highlight the peaks and valleys of the texture.


Adding paints and embossing powders to the flourishes and the fern foliage to help pull in the colors scheme of the project.


Adding the Fern Foliage to the background helped hold everything in place, and I love the added touch of gold.


I hope you enjoy and this inspires you to be creative.


Creative Embellishments:

Family Word

Fern Foliage

Flourish Corner 2

Flourish Corner 4

Other Supplies:

Finnabair Stone Effects

DecoArt Media Tinting Base, Quinacridone Violet, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Titan Buff, Gesso White.

13 arts Old Gold Ayeeda Paint

Lindy’s Gang Embossing Powder Angle Wings Ruby, Purely White Embossing Powder.

Petaloo: Darjeeling Mini Mix Tea-stained Cream, Mini Butterflies Tea-stained spice, mini Mix Tea-stained Red, Mini Blossoms Paprika, Wild Blossoms Med Paprika.

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First Class Shadow Box

I am back today to share an altered shadow box project made with the 7 Dots Studio collection Lost and Found Collection. I love anything I can alter or add to a project. I had these old bullet casings that I have found around.  A couple of the we found while in Norway, one from my grandfathers military burial service, and some my boy found at the neighbors.  But I have been wanting to use them and thought of this project.

Nick's Lost and found Shadow Box.jpg

I started with covering the box with papers from the collection. Once the paper was adhered to the back I did some background texture with the geometry stencil and texture paste.


After framing the shadowbox itself was finished, I began to buildup the center portion with papers, tags from the collection and fabric elements, before adding the bullet casings.

Once the casings where glued down I wanted to make it look more aged, like an old veterans certificate or award of honor. I added some fine crackle glaze over portions of the piece.


To top of the piece was a medallion relic I made to look old and then just to find the right title. And when I came across the “First Class” word sticker I thought how perfect for this piece.


So here is a video of the creative process. Enjoy.

Thank you for stopping by today.



7 Dots Studio:

Dreamscapes Geometry Stencil

Hazy Days Clear Stamp

Lost and Found Word Stickers

Lost and Found Die-Cut

Lost and Found Sticker Elements

Lost and Found Typewriter 

Lost and Found Tags

Other Supplies:

Relics and Artifacts® Medallion

DecoArt Media: Quinnocridone Gold, Paynes Grey

Liquid Pearls


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