September Challenge: Favourite Historical Figure

Last month we asked you who your favourite artist was. Now after all of your amazing entries on that subject we want you to share with us who is your Favourite Historical Figure. Make projects about people from the past either those who changed the world or  those who are important to you. Who’s going to be your inspiration this month?

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:

I chose to tell you about a woman I discovered only recently: Irena Sendlerowa, who worked as a plumber and locksmith in Warsaw’s ghetto during World War II. She saved the lives of 2500 children by taking them out of the ghetto, hiding them in her toolbox or in a big bag according to the size of the children. To help her, she trained her dog to bark on command in order to cover the sounds made by the children, so the nazi guards did not discover their presence. To make my page, I used the magnificent Dreamscapes collection that I find perfect for this theme.

 

I chose Johannes Kepler – a German mathematician, an astronomer, a mechanic, an optician, the discoverer of the laws of motion of the planets of the solar system. For my work, I chose paper from the old collection “Destination unknown” and “Fortune Teller”.

 


Hello, friends! I’ve been thinking of the some historical character for me to do as the main character of my page. And then I remembered a wonderful film called the Golden age. It tells of the reign of Queen Elizabeth of England. I love that movie. I like the outfits, the gorgeous decorations of the palaces, gold and luxury of the era! The Queen Elizabeth was beautiful red hair. I took a photo of a girl with similar hair, but her face is not visible, it disappeared in time… For my layout I have used 7 Dots Studio – Hazy Days

 

As the new challenge is about historical persons of interest, I had so many historical figures pass my mind. Thinking about so many influential people that helped shape the world as it is today. I had finally choose Anne Frank. She was such an old wise soul in such a young person. And with all that was going on in the world during her short time here, so many positive and encouraging words of wisdom came from her and her writing. She was brave and she has a legacy that will live on for generations to come.

 

”I had a dream”.. Who does not know this famous sentence? My creation is based on this famous quote of Martin Luther King. This evocation which no matter who we are or where we come from, we have the possibility of moving forward, of making our dreams a reality. I adore this idea and what it evokes, and it is true especially with all which takes place in the fault the world…

 

This is a delightful challenge and I could not decide who will be my favourite historical figure, so many ideas!
I am more often inspired by books, fairy tales and films and this time my heart was subdued by King Arthur. I dreamed of making a layout with this picture! How much strength, emotion and no need for words here. This project was very exciting for me, because I did the first layout in the style of grunge. And I was inspired by an amazing new collection ” Hazy Days”. Each sheet of this collection opens up new possibilities and ideas for me. It’s incredible. And of course I like to use a stencil from the collection “Writer’s Block” – Letters. For decor I used tags from collection ” Hazy Days” and Finnabair products for mixed media. This is an amazing and very inspiring challenge and I hope you will join us soon!

 

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Favourite Historical Figure
- 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 our “inspirational circle” in your blog post (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 October, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the October.
The main winner is going to win One Collection Kit and one 6×6 Pad!
The second and third place are going to get 30% and 15% coupons to our store respectively.
Also one lucky person will win 10EUR coupon to our store

 


Live for today by Sanderijn de Bruin-Mittendorff

My project is about art.
How we create to inspire. Inspire myself to never give up, to live for today, but also to inspire others and hopefully let them feel uplifted and confident to live their life, follow their dreams…

This is how I made my mixed media piece:
I used the paper from Hazy Days ‘Zip’ in the frame, to give it that worn, rusty look. When it was glued down, I put a thin layer of clear crackle over it. When it all was dry and crackled, I brushed gold mica powder over it, so the crackles were more visible and shiny. I gave this piece the title ‘live for today’ with the word stickers from Hazy Days.


I build up my light bird with chipboard wings, wire, flowers, metal pieces, stars, little paper circles from Hazy Days die cut elements, a piece of a fabric scarf as a tail, and the centre is a light bulb with a metal star and a swarovski crystal in it. I painted the light-bulb with golden sparkle paint at the backside, before glueing it down. This way it lights up very bright. I gave the other elements (chipboard, metal embellishments, flowers and fabric) several layers of spray ink, green and brass coloured wax, gold mica powder and a little bit of glitter…


Products used:
Hazy Days – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Hazy Days – Clear Stamps
Hazy Days – Zip
Hazy Days – Word stickers

Just Imagine by Nathalie Dalibard

Hello, it’s my turn on the blog today and I want to share a new layout ! Here I mixed some old collections papers. I have used two of my favourite collections : Cotton Candy Dream and Writer’s Block. I love these collections so much!!




Watch my video tutorial above to see how I created this :

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Writer’s Block – Element Stickers 6×12
Writer’s Block – Epilogue
Cotton Candy Dreams – Brain Freeze
Fortune-teller – Tags 12×12