July challenge – Sizzling Hot Summer Fun

 

We are in the middle of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere), so how we could resist the summer theme in our challenge :) This month we would love to see your projects with any 7 Dots Studio products (as usually) but please include in your project Sizzling Hot Summer Fun spirit :)

Let us inspire you to play with us:

 


Here in Finland the summer isn’t always so hot, but when the temperatures rise people fill the parks and sea side. To our summer ice cream is a must. Especially if it’s a hot day but otherwise too. So the “Sizzling hot summer fun” got me into thinking about the ways to cool oneself and lead me to the ice cream. I chose to go with this photo of my younger daughter all covered in chocolate ice cream and a big grin on her face. Perfect yummy summer fun!

 

Summer finally came to our city and I’m so happy to share it with you. I live near by the sea and climate here is very hot, sometimes even extremely hot :)
I made this picture of my friend a few years ago when I was absolutely exciting about photography. It was really hot summer and the grass was already dry in June. It was absolutely gorgeous summer with lots of fun and sun rays!

There’s nothing more fun that to be near a lake or a beach in the summer. There’s just so many things to do and here is a perfect picture to showcase just that. My son and husband kayaking in the lake is the perfect summer fun activity. I used lots of different 7 Dots Studio stickers to layer the background and for the first time ever I used no flowers, which is very rare for me.

This particular layout features a photo of the daughter of a good scrappy friend. I am always honoured when my friends allow me to scrap photos of their loved ones. This layout is for my friend Amy.

 

I created LO about the first time my son was  visiting the sea shore. He was absolutely thrilled. I decided to reflect in this LO the things he was doing for the 1st time in his life.

For me there is no summer without the sea. I love sitting on the beach, sifting sand through my fingers and just staring at the waves. I love even more warm, southern seas, where the water is turquoise and warm and the air is undulating because of the heat. What more You can ask for hot summer fun? On this layout I used photo taken with my Fuji Instax at the Adriatic Sea.

I have used several 7 Dots Studio collections to create this summer layout with my son at the seaside. He enjoyed a lot playing in the sand. I wanted to show his happiness so you will find a lot of positive quotes on my layout :)

 


For this challenge, I was inspired mainly by th few words that came to mind: “hot summer” this reminds me the “sun” and heat. So I decided to work around the “sun” with warm colors.
When I discovered for the first time the “Dreamer collection,” I was really surprised to see so many hot colors in this collection; for me, this collection was perfect for working on a double-page of art journal with this theme!
I cut several rounds present on the ‘Sleepless’ page which represent a sun / or more suns … And I built my pages around my suns. I made a collage of small papers in different warm colors. I wanted to create a sunset, so I used my paintings and inks to add my colors .
Finally, I have used various stamps with black ink to provide contrast. So I called this double page “into the sunset”, a title that comes from “word stickers” from the collection ‘Nature Walk’.

 

I cherish the way people used to spend their spare time years ago. There is nothing better to wind down than frolics in the bosom of nature. The picture I would like to honour depicts my grandma and was taken during a hot summer day at the river bank. I love the vintage air of this photo.

 

The rules are simple:
create any project inspired by our theme – natural beauty
use at least one 7 Dots Studio product
publish your project on you blog with a link to our challenge
- do not forget to include in your blog post our “inspirational circle” ( you will find it at the top of this blog post)
- use inlinkz and please link directly to your blog post, not to whole blog
Challenge is open till August, 19th midnight CET
We announce winners by the end of the month. One lucky person will win a 50 USD grab bag of our products.
Have fun!
Tusia Lech