Paint Chips ATC’s February Challenge

Another fabulous challenge at 7 Dots Studio this month. Such great photos to get your mind flowing with all the possibilities. I haven’t done traditional ATC’s in a while, so I chose to make a set. Based off the mood board, I incorporated the jars and all the sparkles and shine.

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I sometimes find it hard to use bright and bold colours but the mood board was so fun, I just went with it. Using the Paint Chips collection was perfect for pulling the deep purples and pinks out of the palette.


Here is a short video of the process.


Here are some close-ups for you.

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Heather Feb Challenge close-up

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Thank you for joining us this month, I eagerly waiting to see the entries. Remember there area 2 different categories.


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Cotton Candy Stars Stencil

Homegrown 6×6 Paper Pack

Homegrown Floral Stencil

Homegrown Clear Stamp

Lost and Found Clear Stamp

Homegrown Flirty 12×12

Homegrown Attic 12×12

Homegrown Word Stickers 6×12

Homegrown Elements Stickers 6×12

Homegrown Die-Cut Elements 6×12

Finnabair Metal Embellishments, Acrylic Paint Sparks, Meatllique Wax Old Silver

Tim Holtz Etcetera Tags, Advantus Tissue Tape,

Petaloo Flowers

Craft Box UK Microbeads Pink, Silver

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Thinking of You Card and Tag Creative Embellishments

Well this is a special post today,  a video and two projects, a card and tags set. I only made a video of the card. It was one of those, I need a few special cards and I need it now, so let’s just throw something together and be done with it.  At work there has been some life altering moments for a few of my co-workers, a death in the family, a sick spouse and a new adventure with a new job. So I need to make a few in a hurry for those unexpected  moments in life we can’t control.

Thinking close-up

So to start, here is the card, Using the Doodle Circle Frame on all of the pieces, just in various ways. I started with a quick later of paper on the background, after getting the paper down, it was a layer of stamping with the distress circle stamp before adding some texture with one of my favourite stencils, the distress patterns stencil.

thinking card

I will show you the card first then move to the tags, I only had time that night to take a few photos, of the card before needing to use it.

thinking inside

After adding the spray to the texture, I began to layer up the boarders and the flowers, adding other elements including sisal, metal embellishments and alphabet cards.

Vintage Tags CE

I will confess, I had more time to take photos of the tags. There is only so much time in  a day. So between the Distress Chevron Boarder and the Checker Boarder, I added on to the focal points, before adding the flowers and other metal goodies.

Vintage Tag 2 CE

Vintage Tags 1 CE

Here is a video of the quick creative process, A quick and fast card.

Thank you for stopping by today.



Doodle Circle Frame

Checker Boarder

Distress Chevron Boarder

Distress Pattern Stencil

Distress Circle Stamp

Lindys’ Gang


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February Tags 7 Dots Studio

I can’t believe how fast this year is already going, we are already into February.  Seeing February is the month known for love, happiness and warm feelings, I choose to make some sentimental tags with the Homegrown Collection. And even the titles of the papers fit for the month….flirty, happy, dreamy, to name a few.

Heather Febuary 2019 7DS

I did a ton of layering on these tags, I covered and covered and then covered some more. I was really enjoying the process and the outcome was unique and full of emotions and texture.

Here is a video of the creative process.


Here is some close-ups of the tags.

Heather Tag 2 Feb 7 DS

Heather Tag 1 Feb 7 DS

Heather Feb Tags Back 7 DS

I hope you all have a flirty, fun February, Thank you for stopping by~


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Cotton Candy Stars Stencil

Homegrown 6×6 Paper Pack

Homegrown Floral Stencil

Homegrown Clear Stamp

Lost and Found Clear Stamp

Homegrown Flirty 12×12

Homegrown Attic 12×12

Homegrown Word Stickers 6×12

Homegrown Elements Stickers 6×12

Homegrown Die-Cut Elements 6×12

Finnabair Metal Embellishments, Acrylic Paint Sparks, Meatllique Wax Old Silver

Tim Holtz Etcetera Tags, Advantus Tissue Tape,

Petaloo Flowers

Craft Box UK Microbeads Pink, Silver

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Life’s Memories Mixed Media Layout

I love the colours from the mood board this month. I had the pleasure of having a good friend Andy Skinner come to visit this last summer. He had a fun time sitting by the pond, enjoying the beautiful weather and company. And these two crazies are like Peas in a Pod so you can imagine the fun that was had.

Life's Memories Creative Embellishments

Here is the inspirational photo.I love the beautiful hues of read, That helped me pick out the paper to go with it. The twist is to add lace, I almost forgot about the twist by the end of the creation of this so I did fit a little lace tape in on some of the layers. (It happens when you get involved with the creative process and forget there is a goal at the end.)


Here are some close ups.


On to the page, I get so wrapped up in the background of things, sometimes I end up covering it all up. But this page did start out like normal, lots of stamping and texture with distress checkered stamp, circle stamp and brick stencil.


After most of the background I end up suing some embossing on the  Travel Corner, seeing it was a bit of a trip for all of us this fall. I filled in some of the layers with some washi tape that was heat embossed.

But like usual, I made a video fo the creative process for you all.

A few more close-ups.




Thank you for stopping by today, Enjoy and I hope this inspires you to join the challenge.



Distress Checkered Stamp

Distressed Circle Stamp

Washi Tape

Travel Corner

Distress Brick Stencil

Ciao Bella Paper Loving in the Rain, A4

Prima Flowers, White Sand Texture Paste

Lindy’s Gang Embossing Powder Midnight Pewter, Queen Sheba Silver, Cuckoo Clock Cardinal

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Cadmium Red Hue, Carbon Black, Medium Grey Value.

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Nomadic Soul Diaries Feather Tags

Hello All, I want to welcome you to a great year long adventure located over at the Nomadic Soul Diaries IG page.  Monthly Challenges, Great Sponsors and a boat load of worldly talent, nothing like this ever before. It’s a challenge to get your creative juices going week after week through the whole year.


Nomadic Souls Tags

Here is the inspiration challenge this month


Here is a short video and more close-ups for you.


NS Tag 3

NS Tags 4


NS tag Close up


Thank you for stopping by today, look for more Nomadic Soul Diaries IG account.

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Stamperia Time is an Illusion Collection

Tando Tags

Hot Of the Press Feathers Stencil and Stamp

Lindys Gang: C’est la Vie Cerise, Mission Bells BrownTainted Love TealOcean B breeze Blue.

Creative Embellishments Distress Diamond Stamp

Prima Marketing Inc. Moulds


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Altered Bird House – Creative Embellishments


Hello everyone, I would like to share with you all a different project. An altered birdhouse, I love getting away from the normal projects I make from time to time and make something more three dimensional.  And Nicolle has these awesome hexagon shingle panels in the store and I have just wanted to dig in and play with them.

Here it is, using natural items the kids and I have found in the yard, bark and moss, along with some flowers and chipboard.

Birdhouse CE

I made a short video of how this came together with the background work with the stencils and sprays to the small composition within the house itself.

Using the mood board as my inspiration I started with a base of white paint, I used light paste and the distress patterned stencil to give a little texture on the sides of the house and the inside panel. After drying I did some blending with spray Mission Bells Brown and Edelweiss Moss Green and let it dry before adding stamping with the Distress Crackle stamp and the Distress Harlequin Stamp.

Heather Close up CE Birdhouse

After stamping I began to work on the inside focal points,  I did a fair number of heat embossing on this project,  I think it adds more texture with the layers of sand paste and sprays. Using various natural colours based off the Lindy’s mood board, I head embossed the fern foliage and the Mini Ornate Frames for the mini focal points. Full supply list with links can be found below.

Heather Birdhouse CE 2

Here is one more view of the project, you can see the texture on the shingles.

Heathers Birdhouse CE

I hope you enjoyed, Thank you for stopping by today.


Based on the Lindy’s January Mood Board



Creative Embellishments:

Mini Ornate Frames

Hexagon Shingles

Fern Foliage

Distress Harlequin Stamp

Distress Crackle Stamp

Distress Patterns Stencil

Lindy’s Gang:

Starburst: Opal Sea Oats, Mission Bells Brown, Edelweiss Moss Green, Gag Me With a Spoon Grey.

Cafe Au Lait Embossing Powder, Bratwurst Brown Embossing Powder, Oakleaf Olive Embossing Powder, Tannebaum Green Gold

Prima Marketing Shabby chic Treasures Forever Green Collection

Finnabair Altered Metal Frame Birdhouse


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The Great Up North Mixed Media Page

Hello All, I would like to share a page I made featuring the Hazy Days collections. This page was made for a friend who recently ventured to the wild outdoors of Alaska. From camping in the woods, to canoeing down a rapids to enjoying the beautiful scenery of the  Great Up North. These photos were taken in the harbors of Anchorage, the mountains in the background, and the stillness of the water gives you a serene calming feeling.

Heather Jan 7 Dots Challenge.jpgJanuary Mood board is bringing in the beautiful tones of blues and browns, and the wintery feel and ambience of cold and snow. The crisp wintery feel of the photos was perfect.


Here is a video of the creative process.

Enjoy the closeups.

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Heather Close up Jan 2019 2

Heather Close up Jan 3

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope to see some entries with the beautiful mood board we have to work with this month.



7 Dots Studio

Hazy Days Twilight 12×12

Hazy Days Brittle 12×12

Hazy Days Element Stickers 6×12

Hazy Days Die-Cut Elements 6×12

Hazy Days Tags

Hazy Days Chipboard

Hazy Days Clear Stamp

Northern Lights Word Stickers

Northern Light Clear Stamp

Cold Country Clear Stamp

Lost And Found Wonky Half Tone Stencil

Craft Box UK Micro Beads Silver, Brown

Finnabair Sand Texture Paste, Graphite Texture Paste, Soft Matte Gel, Opal Magic Wax Turquoise Satin, Acrylic Paint Sparks Raven Black, Metal Embellishments.

Petaloo Flowers


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Winter Mixed Media Acetate Page


Hello I would love to share a fun mixed media page I made using acetate and the fun Winter Frames from the store. Tis the season for cold weather, with the changes of the climates around the world, we are having less snow but more weather anomalies. I have the pleasure of coming home in the morning and experiencing the dense fog and sudden drop in temps. This leads to a huge icicle formations on everything around me.

CE January 9th post

I wanted to use the acetate to help give the feel of ice and the crazy icicle formations that happen with this sudden change in temps.

Here is a video of the creative process.

Here are some close-ups of the project

CE Jan 9 close up

When working on the acetate, I knew I had to use inks that would not rub or smear, I started with the Grunge Snowflake Stamp and some archival ink. I then switched to some alcohol ink and the Distress Circle Stamp along with the Distress Chevron Stamp.

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I added more feel to the page with the Distress Weave stencil and some thick texture paste. After adding some background colour I moved to the Winter Frames Chipboard and the Page Corner Flourishes.

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I used Embossing powder to add to the chipboard.

CE Jan 9th close up 8

I finished off the page with a little Snow Day Flair tucked into the flower cluster.

CE Jan 9th close up 4

Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy the creative Day.



Entered in Mixed Media Place 



I love the blue tones in the inspirational board, I incorporated the winter feel of the photos in to my layout.



Creative Embellishments

Snow Day Flair

Grunge Snowflake Stamp

Photo Page Corner Sets 5

Distress Circle Stamp

Distressed Chevron Stamp

Distress Weave Stencil

Winter Frame Set

13@rts Until Dawn All Good Things, Sending Flowers, Frosty Morning

Prima Floswers Lady Bird Flowers, Fairy Belle Flowers

Emerald Creek Baked Texture Patina Oxide

Lindy’s Gang Magical Bavarian Blue, Time Travel Teal

Ranger Alcohol Ink Sail Boat Blue, Denim


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Gypsy Soul 7 Dots Studio

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the new year, a new year of inspiration and creativity. Today I would love to share a new mixed media page I made of a photo my sister took. This photo reminds me of the free spirited life down by the ocean. Taken down in the Keys of Florida. Tons of texture and an ambience of bohemian life and carefree mind.Soaking up the sun, relaxing in the atmosphere of easy living, tipping back an ice cold cocktail,  listening to a street performer playing your favourite tunes.

Heather's 7 dots Jan 2019

Here is a video for your enjoyment, you can also find it on the YouTube Channel with lots of other great videos.

Here is how this page evolved and became what it is.

Nick Jan 2019 Close-up 2

Along with the fabulous paper from Fortune-teller, which is one of my favourite collections, I used the matching
UWS chipboards to help give the gypsy feeling to the page.
Here are some more close-ups,

Nick Jan 2019 Close-up 3

Nick January 2019 Close-up 5

Look forward to more inspiration in the year to come!



Writers Block Numbers Stencil

Fortune-teller Tags 12×12

Fortune-teller Soul 12×12

Fortune-teller Elements 6×12

Fortune-teller Element Stickers 6×12

Fortune-teller Clear Stamp

Paint Chips Clear Stamp

Writers Block Word Stickers 6×12

Garden Party Garden Gnomes 12×12

UmWowStudio X Marks the Spot Stencil

UmWowStudio X Marks the Spot MASH

UmWowStudio Fortune-teller MASH

UmWowStudio Contoured Feather

UmWowStudio Victorian Flourish

Prima Marketing Timeless Memories Flowers

Finnabair Micro beads Bronze, Black

Soft Matte Gel

Lindy’s Gang Starburst Afternoon Delight Denim Moonshadow Mist Tawny Turquoise Starburst Frolic in the Forest Black

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Creative Embellishments January Challenge Shaker Cards

Hello All and Happy New Year to you all! I hope this year brings lots of love and creativity your way. And for me I am starting out with a set of shaker cards with the fun and very creative ATC coins Nicolle has in the store. I figured I better be Jen to the punch with her fabulous card making talents, 😉 So I made this set with the Winter Artist Trading Coins.  And with the twist from the mood board to add snow, what better effect than to have some in the shaker window and add some snowflakes and small flourish to to the flower cluster.

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Here is the inspiration mood board fro the month and don’t forget to use snow (how ever you may interpret the challenge) any where on your project.


Heres the creative video for you.

How about some close-ups

CE Jan card 1


CE January card 2

Happy New Year to you all and I look forward to a creative New Year.



Creative Embellishments

Weather Artist Trading Coins


Small Flourish

Studio Light Winter Tales Paper and Die-Cuts

Shimmers Paintz

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