Hi All! I am over-the-moon thrilled to share that I was recently asked to Guest Design for 7 Dots Studio-----I am star struck--- this company is incredible, their product TOP NOTCH, and the designers---- swoon worthy! You can check out more beautiful inspiration here on their 7 Dots Studio blog
I was so happy to receive a box full of yummy paper products from 7 Dots Studio and I have them to share with you today! I have four very different layouts- each tailored to suit the paper's design. I LOVE playing off paper- looking at each one carefully to see what fun little details it holds.
You can see for the first one, I chose to work with the amazing Dreamer Collection. The colors of this line are darker, more dramatic, and so beautiful. For this one I played off the color palette, first choosing a photo that would compliment the paper! That is half the battle in my opinion as if the photo clashes with the paper the whole process is that much harder. I picked some grungy stamps for my background, a mixture of textured fabric, and a few flowers which I have misted to have them all work cohesively together. The final step I found was that my design was missing something- something bold. I took a stencil to it with gesso, which has added so much to the final result. The stenciled image definitely creates a contrast that I was looking for!
For my next one, I wanted to have some fun with this playful print from the Hopefully Collection. The paper was fun and prefect for a photo of my daughter . The add-ons to the collection had stickers and a tag that their colors complimented the colors in my photo quite well. I then played off those colors in creating my background. I have used all water colors to achieve the look excluding my white mist that I used as a "paint" at the end to tone the colors down here and there. I have added some fun stickers and a tag behind my photo.
For Queen of Hearts- I went with a black and white photo of my kiddies..... I had two different wallet size photos that were meant to be a pair. I took a stamp set of Vintage Mirrors and stamped the image onto 7 Dots paper, I then cut the frames out and added some dimensional tape behind them to give them a lift off the paper. used tons of mediums as well as using a Stencil and Gesso to highlight the vertical lines in the patterned paper. I also added some black here and there to give some shadowing and contrast.
For my last one, I adore this collection! Love Is In The Air is AWESOME! WOW! Beautiful textures and prints. I love the colors of this particular paper--- the earth tones are beautiful against the blue shades..... I added some cardboard that I ripped into pieces to add lots of texture and give some added interest. I really whitewashed quite a bit of the paper and then added various mists in coordinating colors. I have also added some coordinating Scrap FX Chipboard pieces to the composition to help add a very masculine, yet fun boyish page. Of course I added the girly flowers too- couldn't quite help myself! LOL!
I want to thank 7 Dots for this AWESOME opportunity! I am so humbled by their talent and asking me to showcase their product has been a wonderful opportunity!
Until Next time,