Vintage Hoop by Ola Khomenok


Hello dears!
Today I would like to share with you my new altered hoop, with a photo of my grandparents, when they were young.







I decided to turn an embroidery hoop to a Vintage frame, which can hold my family’s memory. I describe the process in a step by step photo tutorial.

1.I starched a piece of Vintage crochet map on the hoop

2.I glued the edges on the back side of the hoop

3.I added a random layer of White Gesso on the fabric

4.I created a dimensional layering under the photo, using a few papers from Homegrown and Fortune-teller 6×6 pads

5.I also decided to add a little bit of Crackle white paste on the fabric

6.For the background under the photo cluster I choose 7 Dots Studio – Fortune-teller – Charted paper

7.I added texture to the background paper using Home Grown floral stencil and modeling paste

8.I placed the photo cluster and added a few pieces of Vintage crochet

9.Next, I added Bigshot die cuts and started to build the whole composition. The bigger elements, like flowers, I placed around the photo and added a few tags between the cluster layers. The smaller elements I located in a line from the photo to the edge of the hoop. To make my composition more interesting, I added a lot of small embellishments, like brads, wooden teapot and etc.

10.To complete the decoration of my hoop, I prepared a several custom made embellishments: Fortune Teller chipboard die cuts and paper clay elements I coloured with Art Alchemy Metallique paints and Mica powders.

11.Then I glued all elemants to the hoop and added some shading with acrylic paints.
12.The final touch was to add red and black glitter, micro beads and splashes with white gesso diluted with water.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Fortune-teller – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Fortune-teller – Tags 12×12
Fortune-teller – Charted
Fortune-teller – Pad 6×6
Homegrown – Element Stickers 6×12
Homegrown – Floral Stencil
Homegrown – Tags 12×12
Homegrown – Pad 6×6
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12

Gift card holder by Keren Tamir

Hi Everyone,
It’s Keren here with a new project for the 7 Dots Studio Blog with a video tutorial.
I created an DIY altered gift card holder in the shape of a suitcase, using 7 Dots Studio Hazy Days and Dreamscapes collections. To create the suitcase itself I used the Tonic Studios Die called Kings Cross Case. I built it using 6×6 papers from both collections and embellished it with tags, die-cut elements and stickers from both collections as well. I also used the word stickers to add some positive messages in different parts of the suitcase. This is a perfect gift card holder but it can also be given as a inspirational gift.





I have a video below on how I created it, Thanks for watching!!

Thank you so much for visiting the 7 Dots Studio Blog. Have a wonderful day
Keren

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Hazy Days – Die-cut elements 6×12
Hazy Days – Element stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Word stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Tags 12×12
Hazy Days – Pad 6×6
Dreamscapes – Die-cut elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Element stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Word stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Pad 6×6

July Challenge: My Favorite Person / My Hero

We all have people that we look up to, our own personal heroes, our favourite people that mean a word to us. So, this month the theme of our challenge is My Favorite Person / My Hero. Please tell us who is Your favourite person. Create projects with or about those heroes and share them with us.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:

Hello 7 Dots Studio’s fans! I created a page for you that means something special for me.
In my life the most important people are my mother and daughter. They are my inspiration and I am very thankful for that, they are like “… angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering to fly”. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
I started off by cutting out the background pattern and I started layering using papers, sisal, gauze, stickers and chipboards. I love the 7 Dots Studio’s stickers, they are amazing and give work character. For my background, I used the “Under the covers” paper from the DREAMSCAPES collection and “Cotton” paper from the Nature Walk collection. At the end I used stickers from the DREAMSCAPES and HAZY DAY collections.

 

When I saw this challenge, I had a single person who came to mind, my grandmother. She is an extraordinary woman, with an incredible sense of humor. She is never ashamed to speak her mind, but at the same time, it is an extremely sociable and affectionate person. She is, even today at 86 years old, a girl. She adores cuddly toys and her small dog. She was always present for me and it was her who had soothed the torments of my adolescence. Thank you grandma xx love you so much.

 

 

A big hero of my life it’s my beloved husband. He’s always saves me, helps me in everything, and always supports me, especially in difficult moments. So I’ve decided to create something for him – a mixed media canvas with all important words. Actually they are 3 small canvases, which I put together.

 

For our July challenge I’ve created layout about my older son. He’s a really fantastic boy, and I am very proud of him. “Hazy Days” is ideal for such messy, boyish, summery projects.

 

Hello dear 7 Dots Studio’s fans!!! I think that my real Hero is my husband, he is the best father for our sons, an amazing husband, always here for me and our two little elves. I created this home deco with an embroidering hoop and a lot of 7 DOTS STUDIO products. I started my project with the paper SNIKER from the Homegrown collection, I spread Texture paste Graphite with a stencil to create a beautiful texture on it. I then used sprays to add some different shades of blue to my background. For my paper cluster, I used different pieces of papers from different collections . I also used tags and Dies cuts.

 

From the first minute I knew about who would be on my layout! Of course, this is my favourite and strong husband. He is my support, my fortress and my man. I know that this person is sent to me from heaven and I am grateful for this every day. He is strong physically and soul, he is an athlete and he has principles – development is the way to perfection and be better every day! For this I respect and love him. My page is about a real hero, a wonderful father and the most caring husband! I was inspired and used an amazing “Dreamscapes” and “Hazy Days” collections.

 

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – My Favorite Person / My Hero
- 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 August, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the August.
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