Last friday I hit the jackpot when I visited the Craftorij. That day the new collections of 7DotsStudio just arrived and oh my.....I LOVE THEM!!
I am especially in love the beautiful colors and designs of Nature Walk....so amazing. I totally went with the nature theme and created this layout based on the current challenge of the Sketchabilities Blog.
The pictures are of my cute, cute niece with her neighbour BFF. They were born a couple of weeks apart, so they're just like sisters, so cute :-)!
I started creating my borders by glueing loads of different pieces of fabric on top of one another. I added a piece of rope and some small wood pieces. I mixed Golden glass bead gel with Stampendous Bronzed & Teal mica flakes and spread that around my fabric borders.
I used Wendy Vecchi's gold embossing paste with a crafters workshop circle template. I added some mixed glass bead / mica flakes gel to it as well. With orange archival I stamped on the background.
I die-cut thin wood veneer branch leafs of Tim's new garden green die in a light and dark color and arranged them on my page. I added a black line along the edges to make them pop a little.
With a paper of the other collection of 7DotsStudio (Cold Country) I weaved a square pattern. On top of that I layered pieces of lace / burlap and a tag of the Nature Walk collection.
I die-cut some black & transparent clearly for art flowers with Tim's tattered florals die. I altered them with different embossing powders and enamels of Stampendous. I love how the flower turned out. I had this red heart in my stash and it totally pops with all the blues and browns.
I had a similar red heart left in white which I covered with Wendy's gold embossing paste and added different teal / bronze embossing powders and enamels. I created a circle with some wire and added it to my layout. I also created a wired heart, which I tuck under my picture.
I am totally happy with this layout. I think the title, which was a little quote on a sticker sheet in the collection works perfect with these pictures. I love the picture and how it pops of this page!
Finally, this was the sketch I based my layout on:
Thanks again for looking!