“Into the Wilderness” Mixed Media Canvas

Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial For 7 Dots Studio

I know I used an older collection for this Canvas, But one of my goals this year is to use up some older stash of supplies. And the Nature Walk collection worked perfect with the picture I wanted to focus on. Not only the name but the paper it’s self.


This picture is in Norway taken by my good friend Yasmin. It is of her husband and their dog Penny somewhere up on one of the many beautiful mountains.


I did a fair number of background techniques on this page.  I started by making the mosaic background and added loads of texture with pastes and paints to bring out the colour and feel of the photo.


I also added natural elements to the canvas, from tree bark, to poppy pods left over from the garden. I felt it really helped with the feel of the canvas. And it just adds that special touch.


Here is a video of the creative process for you all, Thank you for watching.

Enjoy a few of the close-ups.



Thank you for stoping by today!



7 Dots Studio:

Nature Walk 6×6 Paper Pack

HomeGrown Chipboard

Paint Chips Hatched Stencil

Paint Chips Clear Stamp

Hazy Days Tags

Lost and Found Clear Stamp

Nature Walk Word Stickers

Nature Walk Cloudy

Nature Walk Songbird

Nature Walk Cotton

Other Supplies:

UmWowStudio: Doodle MASH, Chevron Stripes, Doodle Stencil.

Lindy’s Gang: Dark Chocolate Truffle, South Shore Sand

Finnabair: Acrylic Paints Soft Satin, Raven Black, Steampunk Copper

Petaloo: Burlap Rosettes Cream

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Shabby Chic Wedding Card

I want to share another Shabby Chic Card I made for a recent wedding. I am trying to use up some paper supplies I have and decieded to use the Zella Teal Collection.


I actually made a different card adn then realized that the colour sceme was all wrong for the wedding, so back to the drawing board.

I made a video of the creative process.

Here are some close-ups of the card, I also made a card box and the inside of the card is done as well.


The inside of the card.


I had made this darling box to put the card in. I actually couldnt remember if I even signed the card when it acturally came to the wedding.

I like when I make a detailed card and matching box, Its a great way to use up some stash. And honestly we all know we have too much stuff anyways. 😉

Thank you for stopping by today, and dont forget to subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven’t already.


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Laugh and Love Tags for Creative Embellishments


As Valetines fast appoaches, I figured I would try and get into the spirit with some fun tags


I started with a fun background technique that is queit easy and adds some entertaining details to the background. You can watch the video so see how easy it actually is to create.

So after doing the negative impressions on the tag with the hearts stamp, I added more texture with the scribble hearts stencil. I usually never really know where my creativity will take me and most of the time, what I envison is never how it turns out.


Here are some more close-ups


I needed a tittle and I dug and dug and decieded to go with the Happy Word Set, and I simply just sprayed with some spray to add a pretty shimmer to the pieces.



Happy Word Set

Fun Hearts

Scribble Heart Stencil 2

Hearts Stamp

Tag Album

Petaloo Gypsy Rose Branch Soft Pink, Light Pink, Calla Lillies And Berry’s Pink

Lindy’s Gang Black Orchid Silver, Cocklebells Coral, Pretty In Pink Pink

13@rts Starlight Polaris, Starlight Orion

Golden Modeling Paste

Americana Decoupage

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Norway Mini Journal for 7 Dots Studio

We took a trip over to Norway this Summer to see my Good Friend Yasmin, and with all of the flights we were on (6 in total). Well we did hop over to England for a visit. I collected a variety of Bags from Stores and Multi-Bags the airplanes with were on. I did some simple binding with these and made a little mini album.  I even have pull out inserts that I put in the openings of the bags.


I would have to say I think I used something from almost every 7 Dots Collection that has come out. lol.It is a simpler mini-album but tons of product, and many great memories captured.


We had the pleasure of spending a few days in Olso, before heading North for the remainder of the week.


I was surprised that the mini took me a fair number of time to put together, between picking out the best pictures. (I only took about 3000) and then the paper to match the pictures. I give kudos to anyone who does mini’s regularly, they take some heart and dedication. But I enjoyed every minute, and looking back at all the great times we had.


Here are some of the pages.


I made a slide show of all the pages and the inserts for your viewing.

So Many Memories we Made and life long friendships. Thank you for stoping by today.



Hazy Days 6×6 Paper Pack

Hazy Days Die-Cut Elements

Hazy Days Stickers

Hazy Days Clear Stamp

Hazy Days Tags 

Hazy Days Chipboard

Hazy Days Twilight 12×12

Northern Lights Clear Stamps

Northern Lights Tags

Northern Lights Word Stickers

Northern Lights Die Cuts Elements

Paint Chips Clear Stamp

Paint Chips Hatched Stencil

Dreamscapes Chipboard

Dreamscapes Tags

Dreamscapes Die-cut Elements

Dreamscapes Elements Stickers

Lost and Found Chipboard Tags

Lost and Found Wonky Halftone Mask

Lost and Found Word Stickers

Fortune -teller Stickers

Fortune-teller Elements

Cotton Candy Dreams Clear Stamp

Cold Country Clear Stamp

Thoughts Keeper Clear Stamp

Thoughts Keeper Word Stickers

Illumination Chipboards

UmWowStudio Diamonds Stencil

Lindy’s Gang Gag Me with a Spoon Grey, Azure Sea Asters, Tawny Turquoise

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Best Wishes” Vintage Card and Tag Set

Another great inspirational board this month and such a fun twist to the challenge. Hand written. Well if any of you are like me I hate my handwriting, so fingers crossed I didn’t screw it up, or misspell something.


I made a video of the process for you all

So I made a card and tag set for the challenge and used some vintage looking paper for the base, I also used the Window Shutters 2 and cut the edges apart, it flowed better with the background paper. After I got my layering done, I used the Fishnet Stencil to get more lace effect on the paper.


And to finish it off I am famous for deconstructing things. I also cut apart the Flourish 10 to add more leaves in with my flowers.


I used some simple “painting” on spray on the chipboard. I feel I can control it better and I don’t waste as much spray. So I hope you play along with month. its a beautiful inspirational picture.

22549533_10155599458951147_4764086995194685536_n.jpgHere are some close-ups for you.

I hope I have inspired you to play along this month. Don’t forget to load it to the Creative Embellishments Facebook page.



Creative Embellishments

Fishnet Stencil

Flourish Set 10 

Window Shutters 2

Stamperia Atelier Collection

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Wish Altered Tags



As January seems to be flying by and the next holiday in the books is Valentines Day. A holiday I don’t normally celebrate. But it is always fun to make some pretty girly tags. always out of my comfort zone but they are sure pretty.


So as I started out, I realized I am out of tags. Really? Out of tags. I will have to change that one. So I just made my own for today. But I started with some simple background stamping to match the paper more using the Music Note Stamp and the Distress Crackle Stamp.


Love the background stamps found in the store and used the Distressed Circle Stencil on both the background and the acetate banners I made.


I am one who likes to cut and piece things together, I used the Circle Vine Frame and cut in half, one for each tag and simply used some matching spray to match the tags.


I used the same Alcohol Inks on the Flourish and then I cut those apart ( I tend to be a bit destructive when I create). And then picking the title “Wish” to match the More Than Words Mini Challenge.


But here is a video for your enjoyment and how the creative process evolved.

Thank you for stopping by today!



Creative Embellishments:

Grunge Sheet Music Note Stamp

Distress Crackle Stamp

Flourish 32

Circle Vine Frame

Distress Circle Stencil

Stampin’ Up: Banners Set

Lindy’s Gang: Cape Cod Coral, Bougainvillea Fuchsia, Pretty in Pink Pink

Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Red Peper, Ginger, Cranberry

Prima: Love Clippings Collection


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Dragonfly Relics and Artifacts

As I long for spring to arrive, I always know when I see my dragonflies spring is here. Visit Sandra’s Muse  page for more on this reading.


Thank you for Stopping By.



Relics & Artifacts®: Coquille, Bohemian Jewels Aquamarine, Archival Wood Tray II

Cat Kerr: I See You Stamp.

DecoArt Media: Gesso White, Texture Sand Paste, Carbon Balck, Payens Grey, Titanium White, Primary Yellow, Phthalo Green-Blue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue,Cobalt Teal Hue. Americana Gloss Enamels Festive Green

Iced Resin Iced Enamels Medium Iced Enamels Pewter, Opals, Crystal Opal

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Toxic Love


“Toxic Love”

In the world of opinion, we open ourselves up to interpretations and as we share our art,  we put it out there for all to see, And our art can become a toxic love. A love we all share and want to be appreciated for the thoughts and creativity that goes into each and every piece. For more close-ups and details check out Andy’s Blog for the full reveal of the project.


Thank you for stopping and head on over to Andy’s Blog.

black and white head shot



DecoArt Media


Fluid Acrylics Cadmium Red Hue

Fluid Acrylics Yellow Green Light

Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black

Fluid Acrylics Raw Umber

Fluid Acrylics Primary Yellow

Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff

Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold

Fluid Acrylics Pyrrole Ornage

Fluid Acrylics Primary Cyan

Antiquing Cream Raw Umber

Ultra-Matte Varnish

Americana Deco-page Matte

Tando Creative


Industrial Elements

Long Tag



Andy Skinner Industrial

Andy Skinner Steampunk

Andy Skinner Handle With Care


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Winter Wonderland Creative Inspiration Magazine

As another privilege as Guest Designer at Creative Inspiration Magazine I am joining in on the mini crop. The Theme is Winter Wonderland. This is a fun layout I made using the beautiful paper from Studio Light and added so many sparkling details on the chippies.


Here is the video for the watching! Enjoy!

So as you see, lots of beautiful details, but taking photos in the dead of winter is always hard to get the true effect and texture of the page. Where I am at the sun sets at 4 in the afternoon so I have a small window, but unfortunately it is mostly cloudy too which doesn’t help.


This picture was of the Maksim this year tree hunting, I added extra little elements with the bark stars and the snow paste and glitter glass.



Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see some winter wonderland creations.




StudioLight  Frozen Forest

7 Dots Studio Pixelated Snowflakes Stencil,
Northern Lights Clear Stamp, Paint Chips Clear Stamps

AALL& Create #7 Stencil.

Creative Embellishments: Large Snowflakes, Snow Word Set, Snowflake Boarder

Petaloo Textured Elements Burlap Blossoms Black

Finnabair Clear Crackle, Snowflake Paste,

Aleena’s Glitter Snow

Lindy’s Gang Black Orchid Silver

DCWV The Corrugate Stack 6×6

13@rts White Gesso

DecoArt Media White Gesso

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Travel Layout-Creative Inspiration Magazine

As part of my Guest design work for Creative Inspiration Magazine, I got to pick between various challenges. I choose to do a scrap lift and my take on it. I thumbed through all the amazing creations that are on the forum and I had narrowed it down to three.

I found a beautiful page from Colleen and I lifted from her page.


Here is the video of how this page page came together.


 Here are a few close-ups for you all.


A simple flower swag.


These pictures were taken while we where in Oslo, Yasmin took us to so many unique and interesting place. One place was the Akershus Festning which is a fortress. Along with a ship ride through the Inner Olslofjord.


I hope this page inspired as Colleen’s page inspired me. Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.


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