OMGoodness, when Leanne from Mad About Scrappin approached me to Guest DT I was excited but when she showed me the gorgeous papers from 7 Dots Studio latest PP release I was doing cartwheels. These papers are absolutely divine. The A sides are an explosion of colour, layers and textures and the B sides are soft, warm and simply divine. So I had an absolute blast with these papers here's a product image of the range. 

So if you like what you see here and are interested in  buying a kit to create similar projects to the ones below scoot on over to Leannes FB Page and snaffle up a kit before they sell out or buy yourself some of the papers! :)
Here is an image of the 7 Dots Studio release,
and below are my layouts using the 'Dreamer' range.
I used black tea to stain the paper and create some lush grungy drips. I also used a paper doiley as a mask to ink  the background. Tip: To add some extra bling why not glue some beads to your page they are as cheap as chips and are an unexpected little addition to any page.
Below is a close up of the beads I used Dimensional magic to adhere them.
Cut your photos into circles is a great way to add some interest to your page rather than the same old same old standard formats. 
 Tip: Layer lots of different masks, tapes, stamps and stitching to create and interesting focal point.
Cut out some random shapes from card stock and lay them directly onto your paper before inking. This is a perfect way to add some points of interest to an already very busy patterned paper.
 Tip: Try using some transparent embellishments to add a little extra something without being too obvious.
Gesso, Gesso, Gesso, this should be a staple in your scrap stash. Its an awesome way to tone down an intricate paper without detracting from it. Its also a perfect preparation for inking and misting on top of.
 Tip: Layer lots of elements and cluster them tightly, this is a rule of thumb when I create a page. Also consider using lots of different textured materials and fibres, particularly things you can find around the house...Save onion and garlic bags they are priceless! 
And finally, combine all those tips into one page, tee hee. Masking, Inking and gessoing are fantastic techniques and tools to include in all your pages.
 Tip: Dont feel like you always have to have lots on your page, less is more in some instances, often just one embellishment and or one wordart speaks volumes.
Hope you likey! xox


  1. Thank you so much for doing this kit for me. You inspire me so much!!!!

  2. stunning, stunning, stunning!! em, you are one uber talented chick! Love 'em hon... xx

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  4. I would never in a million years have bought these papers, but your layouts are lovely, so I ordered a kit yesterday for Christmas and can't wait to get started! Thank you

  5. Stunning! All your works are amazing!

  6. I wouldn't have known what to do with these papers... your layouts are so inspiring!

  7. These are amazing, am totally in love with what you have done with these papers!

  8. Totally Devine Emma... And all your tips are amazing. I'm in awe of your work

  9. Que maravilhoso os scraps aqui!!!
    Tão criativo...todos.
    Eu amei encontrar esse blog.

    Beijos do Brazil.

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  11. Emma your layouts are absolutely stunning.......I adore your style...

  12. Amazing creativity - I haven't played with beads like that for a long time ... now on my 'to do' list ... came across some whilst cleaning up my scrappy mess today.

  13. Your LOs are fabulous, Emma!


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