Scrap Around The World epic anniversary event with 7 Dots Studio prizes

Hello scrappers :)

This month well known challenge blog – Scrap Around The World – celebrates 1st anniversary!!! The event is really big – ten people will win prizes about 1000 USD worth! This is no ordinary month at Scrap Around the World. 9 out of 10 of the prizes awarded will be going to past Winners, Features or Finalists (those featured on their legendary Wall of Fame in the past year) & one prize will be awarded to a totally NEW winner {someone who has never featured on their Wall of Fame before}. This is so that TEN EPIC WINNERS can be selected as the TOP TEN PLAYERS of 2013/14 at Scrap Around The World!

7 Dots Studio is one of the sponsors and this month our team plays with Scrap Around The World May moodboard.

Isn’t May moodboard gorgeous? Our designers used 7 Dots Studio products to create layouts inspired by moodboard – we are very happy to say, that we are also a Guest Team at Scrap Around The World blog.

Irina Gershuk

 

Frau Muller

 

Melenia Agapides

 

Amy Lassiter

 

Riikka Kovasin

 

Sandi Smith

 

Wiosanka

 

Marianne

Tusia Lech is also representing us as one of the 10 chosen Guest Judges & we are so pleased to be involved in this great event, celebrating SATW’s First Birthday!

This will be a yearly competition held at this fantastic challenge blog & we are honoured to be a part of this inaugural event. Please support Helen & her team at SATW by playing along this month. There are 10 prizes, each valued at approximately $100 up for grabs, including free postage as usual, so it is so worth it, plus the inspiration is amazing!

Have a great day!

Tusia and 7 Dots Studio team

April challenge

From this month on we will have a little change in our challenges. First of all each month there will be visual reminder of our challenge :) A board, which we would like you to insert into your blog post with your entry. Secondly our blog post with challenge will be more simple – there will be only one photo of each designer project – but you will be able to find all details on their blog. We would like to encourage you for visiting our designer’s blogs also – not only our. And monthly challenge seem to be a great opportunity for it. We hope you will like our monthly challenges even more than before.

This month theme is “April showers bring May flowers:) Please interpret it any way you feel. And here is inspiration from our design team:

 

 

 Bloom Through Storm
My younger daughter turned three some time ago and she’s really demonstrating her own will at the moment and trying the boundaries. So I made this page the theme in my mind – even though it’s now raining and pouring so to speak, she’s still blooming through the storm. It’s part of life and wouldn’t have it any other way!
I tried to capture the theme with the water-color style background, using a raindrop stamp and embellishing the layout with flowers.

 

Seeing raindrops on my car window in the winter gives me hope that spring is coming. I used the cold country collection to create this wet and rainy layout.

 

On the photo there are my kids – it was spring and they were so happy seeing all these wonderful flowers around! We walked in Warsaw Łazienki park and there were also cute ducks and lovely, big fishes :) So lots of fun for children. You can see on the photo wonderful, violet rhododendron flowers – I love them!!! I have a few rhododendrons in my garden. I wanted to extend their beauty onto the background paper, so I colored the paper using Luminarte Primary Elements (pigment).

I have used Cold Country collection, mixed with All I Ever, Dreamer and Nature Walk die-cut elements and stickers together with Nature Walk and UmWowStudio chipboards.

 

I adore April for the variety of blooming colors. They are soft and delicate, and they make your feel a bit melancholic while reading some old poems.
I used Cold Country collection as I love its cold tones m they are a perfect match for the first flowers.

 

This month’s challenge really sparked my creativity. I started this 12×12 canvas by doing paint flecks over the head of the vintage photo silhouette (this is a photo of an 1920′s abstract artist). I collaged the Cold Country papers around the shoulders of the photo, and then created the assemblage around her head….symboliizing the ideas flowing beautifully from her mind.

 

 

We all know that in order for the flowers to bloom, some showers are needed first. The same thing happens in life – situations occur that may cause tears and sadness, but we must remember that God has in store something good for us. It’s amazing how beautiful emotions, relationships, opportunities can emerge in our lives rights after a hardship and a trial. We should never forget that.  For this layout of mine,  I used the Illumination collection to accent the contrast between the bad situations and the beautiful outcomes.  I think it did a great job in helping me to express my thoughts on this

The rules are simple:

- create any project inspired by our theme

- 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 May, 20th 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


Dream without fear by Amy Lassiter

Good day, 7 Dots Studio friends! Today it is Amy sharing on the blog, and I have used the beautiful Cold Country and Nature Walk collections for this layout. I was inspired by the natural beauty that is appearing outside outside my window as spring approaches. As I shake off the winter blues, I realize I’m strong enough for anything that comes my way, I just need to keep the faith. This project celebrates that.

 

 

I love how well all of the new collections can be mixed and matched. The way the fussy cut chevron in the Nature Walk contrasts with the colors of Cold Country are a dream…..and work so well with mixed media.

Supplies:
Cold Country- Lost Letter 12×12
Cold Country- Forgotten 6×6
Cold Country-Lonely Evenings 6×6
Nature Walk-Songbird 6×6
Nature Walk-Stamps
Cold Country-Stamps
Cold Country-Word Stickers
Illumination-Word Stickers

I was so inspired by the wild and free nature theme of Nature Walk, that it brought my mind to our family’s trip to Hawaii last year……where nature was something of a piece of heaven. The colors that flooded the eyes- the blue sea, the rainbow over a pineapple field, lush green mountains that created waterfalls when it would rain….I wanted to capture that.

 

While the Nature Walk collection is neutral, adding vibrant color makes a fabulous contrast. I used a photo of my youngest daughter, with a hibiscus flower in her hair…and built upon my memories of those two weeks in paradise. I added plenty of butterflies, stamped, and also paper punched and sewn on the page, to add movement, and a cluster of rainbow painted flowers for my own Hawaiian garden on a page. :)

 

7 Dots Studio Supplies Used:
Nature Walk- Chipboards
Nature Walk- Word Stickers
Nature Walk- Die Cut Elements
Nature Walk- Die Cut Tags
Nature Walk 12×12 Paper, Musical Blooms
Nature Walk- Clear Stamps