Enjoy Today- 7 Dots studio and Mixed Media place challenge participation

My Cuba album is coming along nicely since I am so inspired by the beautiful challenges on a few blogs.
My most recent page is a picture of my son while we were out on the Catamran excursion. He was at the front just looking out at the waves, I was lucky to get this beautiful picture.
I am enterting this page in 2 challenges.
So the 1st one is the 7 Dots Studio for July-August. The request was that we use a quote on our page, Just loved the idea.
My Quote: Turn off your mind. Relax and flooat downstream by the Beatles.
Now isn't it just perfect for this picture?
Here is a closer look at the picture, my Cuts2Luv badge, my flowers and seashells that we pickup on the beach during our vacation.
If you want to participate in the 7 Dots Studio blog challenge you can find the link here: July-August 2016
And the inspiration wheel:

Now for the second entry, Mixed Media Place, you can find the link here: July challenge moodboard

Now have a look at this moodboard, it's just YUMMY with that color combination. I was inspired by the Lake picture and the clouds, this is what promted me to use the picture of Gabriel on the boat, you have that similar fell to it.

One product that I always use when I start my mixed media pages is the clear Gesso, it's become my first step in all my most recent pages. There are many out there, but this one is my favorite:

Next steps were to add some heavy Gesso thru one of my finnabair stencils and then start mounting my page. I found that I did not have a spray that had the correct blue that I wanted to use so I decided to make one by diluting one of my new Finnabair Metalic paints. I used it to spray my cheese cloth:

Next step was to paint the metal piece that I had found, it was bronze and I didn't feel it had the right fit for the page. I used my same paint directly on the piece, no need to gesso before. It worked perfectly and I love the shimmer you get out of this paint. They've become my most recent favorites.

Other products used: Kaiserkraft die, Prima Marketing Flowers, Cuts2Luv badge, seashells, Finnabair Gel Medium & Scrapiniec die-cut.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my page, it was fun to make. Thanks for the inspiration ladies


Chidkid said...

Love the quote.. perfect for this photo as you say

Tsaima Eirini said...

Wow... Love your quote,love your colors ,love your photo...everything so pretty and elegant!! Thank you for joining both 7 dots and MMP!! Good luck!!!

talkis23 said...

Superbe page j'Adore ta texture dedans merci de ta participation au défi de Mixed Media PLace

talkis23 said...

Je te dis aussi bravo pour le challenge de 7Dots Studio

Sanderijn de Bruin said...

I am in love with your page! It's fabulous! Your quote is just so amazing, love it! Thank you for joning 7 Dots Studio challenge this month!

France Ringuette said...

Thanks fir your kind words Tsaima

France Ringuette said...

Thanks Sanderijn, you are too sweet

istorkina said...

Oh! The sea is my big love! Your layout as cold breathe for me! Thank you for joining 7Dots Studio challenge!

Nathmaël said...

Stunning quote, AMAZING layout !! Thank you for joining 7Dots Studio challenge !

talkis23 said...

Superbe creation j'adore tout merci de ta participation au challenge 7 dots studio

wiosanka said...

Wonderful, full of stunning details!
Thank You so much for joining our challenge at 7 Dots Studio!

Sandra Bernard said...

Superbe interprétation !! Merci de ta participation au defi de 7dots studio Xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous layout - Thank you for joining us at MMP xx

Riikka Kovasin said...

Beautiful page, such a sweet color scheme! Thank you so much for playing with us at 7 Dots Studio!

Marie/Mison said...

Love the color scheme! Thank you for joining the 7 Dots Studio Challenge this month!