Tuesday, August 9, 2016

(from challenges at 7 Dots Studio, Berry71bleu
& Scrapki-wyzwaniowo)

I am so happy to be off work for another week (YAY to Summer holidays!) and since I did not make any plans other than just staying home and taking it easy, I am spending most of my days in my scraproom doing what I love best!

Today I was able to create this layout inspired by 3 different challenges:

The first challenge that inspired me is the July-August challenge from 7 Dots Studio which is to share a favorite quote which is what I did.  The quote is from the famous Helen Keller.  What true words of wisdom from such a special lady!  She wasn't able to see nature with her eyes, but she no doubt felt the beauty and wonder of it with her heart!

The next challenge that I incorporated into my creation is the August "Summer Hideaway" challenge at Berry71bleu.  As you can see, I loved the mood board and used the colour palette on my page.  My "Summer Hideaway" is exploring and walking among nature... totally awe-inspiring every time!

The final challenge with which I am playing along today is the Scrapki-wyzwaniowo August challenge, all about meadow flowers.  I added a piece of the Tranquility Foliage chipboard from Blue Fern Studios and used a stunning wallpaper image with a wild flower on it (borrowed from here).

I absolutely adore these papers from 7 Dots Studio, from the Nature Walk and Cold Country collections, which were totally perfect for the whole theme of this page.  I was able to coordinate with several tags and die-cut shapes also from 7 Dots Studio in order to create my homage to nature on paper!  The chipboard word 'Inspiration' is from Blue Fern Studios.

I created many layers with tags, stickers, die-cuts, chipboard and flowers.

I added some dot and leafy flourish stamped designs using a 7 Dots Studio stamp set and sprinkled in some green microbeads.

Below, you can read the quote that I chose.  Beautiful words to never forget, aren't they?

Thank you so much to 7 Dots Studio, Berry71bleu and Scrapki-wyzwaniowo for inspiring me to create today!  I hope you enjoy my layout and that it inspires you to create too!

Now I'm off, dreaming up my next project!


  1. Hoi Nicole ! I never visit blogs unless for the teams, and I am surprised that you found the time to do a challenge, super! Love this layout in every way, such beautiful colors.. Now that I visit your blog I realized that we are in 3 ! teams together . Niceeeeee Thanks for playing with us at Scrapki-Wyswaniowo !

  2. True beauty!!! Thank you for joining us in 7dots and your quote is also amazing...Good luck to the rest of challenges too..

  3. Amazing Layout for sure thanks for playing at 7Dots Studio and Scrapki-Wyswaniowo Challenge

  4. Hi Nicole, wow fabulous layouts as always, thank you for entering our challenge here at Berry71Bleu x

  5. So beautiful layout!!!Thank you for playing with us at 7 Dots Studio!

  6. Amazing Work!! Those Colors are My favorites ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for playing with us at 7dots studio challenge

  7. Fantastic composition and use of color! Thank you so much for playing with us at 7 Dots Studio!

  8. This is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Berry71bleu August challenge!

  9. Beautiful! Thank you for joining the 7 Dots Studio Challenge & Berry71Bleu this month!

  10. So stunning Nicole...love the photo and the beautiful blooms surrounding it! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)

  11. Wonderful layout Nicole!
    Thank You so much for joining our challenges at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo and Berry71Bleu :-)

  12. Stunning layout Nicole! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo!