7 Dots Studio October/November Challenge "Wood Grain"


I'm popping in quickly to share with you my latest piece for 7 Dots Studio. It is my interpretation of our current  "Wood Grain" Challenge

Wood grain is one of my most favourite textures. I see it all around me and in all of the things that I love. Old wooden doors built into my favourite old buildings, worn and weathered window frames with the paint peeling away but this photo of my favourite jetty is the best wood grain image for me. 

I have the most beautiful memories of walking the length of this jetty as a child in my bare feet, the warmth from the sun heating up the wooden planks, sitting on the edge and dangling my legs over while I went fishing or diving off the landings into the blue ocean to cool off on really hot days. I visit this jetty every summer and it never fails to amaze me with it’s beauty.

I have combined some of the Verano Azul collection with a 12x12 piece from the Yuletide collection.

2 Crafty Chipboard Shares For October

Hello I'm here with you today to share two creations
 I made using the yummy 2 Crafty Chipboard.

First up is a card I made for my sister's birthday the other day. I'm not really what I 
would call a card maker as such. Primarily I'm a layout kind of girl but every now 
and then I like to put together the odd card.

"Happy Birthday"

2 Crafty Chipboard Pieces used;

"6x6 card pack Happy Birthday"
"Circle Lace Panel"
"Element Set 1"

I absolutely love using the 6x6 panels as background pieces and the "Circle Lace Panel"
 is no exception. It has such a romantic feel about it. I simply coated it with black ink
 and then gave it a light covering of gesso.

The "Element set 1" pieces complimented the background panel perfectly. I wanted
 to make them a bit of a feature so I painted the piece black to help it stand out.

Lastly I added the word from the "6x6 card set Happy Birthday". There are 
eight Happy Birthday's on this card! Great value! It is simply white to contrast 
with the black behind it.

"What a Pair!"

My next piece is a layout. I wanted to experiment with stamping using the chipboard.

2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used;
"Loads of Triangles"
"Brick Panel"
"Numbers Panel"

This piece was always going to be paint based. Right from the beginning when
 I was working out how I could stamp with the chipboard, I decided paint would be
 the best medium, so it became the basis of the whole layout.
The "Brick Panel" was trimmed to just use a strip and painted black so it 
would stand out against the background.

The exciting bit is the "Number Panel" and how well it stamped on to the background.
 I painted it generously with black acrylic paint and then carefully stamped the chipboard. 
The result was more than I could ever have imagined.

It was perfectly patchy!

Then I added the actual chippy piece with a rustic paint effect over it.

I finished the piece off by adding a couple of the "Loads of Triangles" 
 painted in coordinating colours.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations this month.
 I look forward to sharing some more in November.

Scrap Around the World October Mid-Month Reveal

Hello lovelies! Time to share the October Mid Month Reveal over at Scrap Around the World.

Here is my take.

And here is Heather's gorgeous moodboard!

I took elements from the water colour effect and the beautiful coloured wings on the bird. I rarely do colourful layouts but every time I do i think to myself, "Why don't I do this more often?"

I used my water colour wheel to create the background. I love the brightness of these colours. The brand is Koh i Noor and the set I used ar the "Brilliant" colours. They are my favourite.

I've dressed up the rest of the layout using some the Simple Stories "I AM" series and some real feathers.

Check out the amazing prizes you could win!


$50 worth of products from 13@rts

{image is for illustration purposes & does 
not reflect exactly what you will receive}

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook 
papers, embellishments & mixed media, artistic 
mediums. See our store HERE where we ship 
worldwide! Our blog HERE is full of inspiration 
& we have a monthly challenge where all our 
welcome! Please follow us on Instragram 
HERE, Twitter HEREPinterest HERE 
& Facebook HERE!


$35 value Goodie Bag of die-cut chipboard from Scrapiniec

{image is for illustration purposes & your prize will be a mix of products}

Scrapiniec is the first Polish producer of die-cut chipboard for scrapbooking. 
 We make individual orders & fulfil even the most unusual requests. 
 We are characterized by reliability, high quality products
& friendly customer contact. 

 You can visit our blog HERE & look at all our amazing designs in our 
online shop HERE!  We are also very present on social media & 
would love you to join us on Facebook HERE, Instagram HERE
Google Plus HERE, Pinterest HERE & Twitter HERE!


$30 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by
 Michael & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team, designing & manufacturing 
unique, high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps & flair products since 2013. 
We offer fun, inspiring products to add to any project! We are expanding into other
 product lines such as acrylic & stencil embellishments SOON. We also custom
 cut for individual orders & have a wholesale store for retailers, kit clubs & classes.
 Do your shopping HERE! If you own a store, register for our wholesale section HERE. Be inspired by our blog HERE & follow us on Instagram HERE YouTube HERE.

Prize package valued at $25 from 7 Dots Studio

{prize is exactly as shown}

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high quality scrapbooking
 products – paper, stickers, die-cuts, collage sheets, 6 x 6 pads, collection kits, 
chipboard, stamps & stencils.  Our collections are created by amazingly
 talented artists - from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media grunge.
 You can always be sure of high quality, thick papers, perfect for mixed media. 
 We feel so blessed & happy at how much our products are loved by crafters
 & artists all around the world!  Please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook page
 HERE & follow us on Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram HERE.


$20 worth of chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard

{image is for illustration purposes & you will receive assorted chipboard product

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler
 of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been in
 operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.  We
 pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with market 
trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, with quick turnaround
 of jobs large & small. Visit our website HERE & our blog HERE!  We are happy
 to quote on personalized jobs, whether it be a single title for customer,
 or large jobs for retreats, classes, etc. If you are a retailer would like to
 stock our products, please contact us for more information. 


$15 gift certificate from Studio75

Studio 75 is a Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
 & a highly inspirational blog HERE!  Come & visit us - let's connect!


15 Euros worth of products from Scrap-Unlimited

{image is for illustration purposes & you will receive a selection of product

Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands, creating
 & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the crafting industry. 
 We offer shabby chic, vintage & steam-punk inspired embellishments, ribbon,
 flowers, metals, mini-books & mini novelty items.  Check out our online store
 HERE for SO MUCH MORE!  LIKE us on Facebook HERE & follow our
 highly inspirational blog HERE & our Pinterest board HERE.


$15 gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place is a treasure trove of different media for creative minds,
carrying a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects going. 
The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - we are here
 to help you to spread your wings & fly!  Find our blog HERE, LIKE us
 on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE
 & do your shopping HERE!


17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France.

www.copicmarqueurs.com is an online store 100% dedicated to all 
Copic products. All Copic products made & assembled by the European
 importer are available in stock & we offer fast, international delivery!

10th PRIZE

Over $25 worth of scrapbooking supplies from 
Design Team member Rachael Funnell {Australia}!

{Prize is exactly as shown}

This generous prize includes a 6x6 paper pad from Kaisercraft,
2 packs of Prima flowers, 1 pack of Websters Pages Flowers, 
2Crafty Chipboard, Crate Paper Brads & Glitz mini-alphas.


Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club

{Our random winner will receive the SOE June 2015 kit valued at $36.95}

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs
 that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other 
kit clubs offer.  Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking
 to a level beyond.  We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market
 that will enable you  to create not "just a layout", but a work of art. Visit our blog
 HERE,our Store HERE & sign up for our kits HERE & HEREPlease LIKE us
 on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HEREsubscribe to our YouTube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE!


$50 gift certificate from The Dusty Attic

The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned Laser Cutting business that designs
 & manufactures craft items & embellishments for the paper crafting market.  
We began in July 2009 & are located in Perth, Western Australia.  We are proud 
to be able to make our mark on the scrap booking & craft industry with our great
 range of products. We are continually creating new designs to keep things fresh! 
  We love seeing the creations our customers have made & also love to hear your 
feedback, as this helps us with new ideas.  We have an on-line store from which 
you can get all of your Dusty Attic supplies. Visit our store HERE and our blog 
HERE! If you are a retail business & would like to stock our range of unique 
products, please contact us for details on how to open up a wholesale account.

The deadline for this challenge is Saturday 31st October 2015.