Sunday, February 15, 2015

Daydreaming - 7 Dots Studio January/February Challenge

Hello friends! I'm stopping in today to share my entry for the 7 Dots Studio January challenge "Appreciating the Little Things in Life".

With three little boys, life is usually very busy. So the first thing that came to mind when I thought on appreciating the little things is how much I enjoy those small, infrequent moments when everyone is fed, happy and entertained elsewhere, and I can just kick back and relax for a couple minutes. I selected a picture of me relaxing on the hammock at my in-laws' summer cabin - having the opportunity to ride the hammock in peace for a couple minutes only happens once or twice a summer, so I really appreciate those times (who wouldn't with that view?).

I used papers from 7 Dots' Dreamer collection - this is one of those collections I missed out on when it was first released, and have always coveted. Imagine how excited I was when Limor Webber brought it in a couple of months ago! I cut the squares out of one of the City Lights pages, then outlined the holes in black and affixed it to the B side of another piece of City Lights. I took the cut out pieces and outlined them in various colours, then layered them onto my background using foam tape.

I added additional colour to the background and squares using Shimmerz Inklingz, and splatters of 13 Arts Splash Ink and mist before adding my embellishments and photos.

To complement my outdoorsy photo I used lots of natural elements - cork stickers, bark wooden icons, a nest, flowers - and tied all the elements together with a touch of gesso.

Here is this month's Inspiration Circle. The challenge is open until February 19th.

Thank you for stopping by! I always appreciate your visit.

Supplies Used:

7 Dots Studio Dreamer Collection - City Lights x 2
Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pen - Black
Prima Mini Bouquet Rebecca 538569
Prima Serenity 571337
Prima Mini Sachet Rose 565954
Prima Bark Flowers 569297
Prima Seashore Paperclips 573089
Prima Stationer's Desk Wood Icons 572877
Prima Epiphany Cork Stickers 576172
Prima Cradle Robin 552899


Linda Pekrul said...

LOVE this Jackie! It's absolutely wonderful!!

Наталья Шалыгина said...

Beautiful page! Love all the textures and layers! Thanks for playing along with 7Dots Studio!

Татьяна said...

This is great! Unusual and very interesting!Thanks for playing along with 7Dots Studio!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Fabulous page! Loving what you have done with the background! Thank you for joining the 7 Dots Studio challenge!

wiosanka said...

WOW! Great interpretation and composition :-)

Thank You for playing at 7 Dots Studio challenge with us :-)