Blue ATC by Cindy Brown

Hello Gang!
Today I present ATC cards for 7 Dots Studio. I had fun with the beautiful embellishments from 7 Dots Studio. I am still in love with the brand. I love working with these. Of course I made a little Video for you which you can find down below.



I start with the beautiful paper from the Verano Azul collection. I like to make my own card from the papers pads. Especially as they are perfect for the small projects. Afterwards, I play with stickers, tags and labels. A little bit of splatters and the project is finished.



Please enjoy the video.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Verano Azul – Pad 6×6
Verano Azul – Tags 12×12
Verano Azul – Element Stickers 6×12
Verano Azul – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Verano Azul – Clear Stamps
Verano Azul – Words Stickers 6×12

February Challenge – Love is in the Air

February is the month of love. With the Valentine’s Day as the main event you can feel that Love is in the Air through the entire month. That’s why in this month’s challenge we focus on creating Love oriented projects. So grab your beloved 7 Dots Studio products and express some love to your close ones through layouts, cards, canvases and any other scrapbooking form. And don’t forget to share with us.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:


Hi everyone, I would like to show you my new layout using amazing Writer’s Block collection. New challenge: love is in the air, SO, a layout full of pink, heart and pink. I wanted something soft and sophisticated for this layout, so I used this wonderful paper from the Writer’s Block collection, just a touch of pink with watercolours and of course flowers!

 


When i am in love everything sounds like a music, my mind is blowing up and I feel like I want to dance…Love is everywhere, love is in the air! I can feel it in my veins. I can breath it. I used mainly Writer’s Block collection papers and stickers, combined with stamps from older collections Lost and found and Fortune Teller. I combined a black and white photo with brown,teal and dark pink watercolors.

 


What could be more valuable and better than love? Love your relatives, tell them about it, quietly put chocolates in their pocket :)

 


“Love is in the air everywhere I look around. Love is in the air every sight and every sound.”
I created a shabby tag and I mixed two beautiful collections: Soulmates and Verano Azul

 


My idea was to use papers from Writer´s Block to make cards more masculine, as I did not feel like making romantic & feminine cards for Valentines this year. In fact the only one I give cards to is my partner and my father. I used the patterned papers from the Writer´s Block 6×6 paper pad. I die cut out a doily and leaves from the same papers and used as embellishments together with tags – also from Writer´s Block. I gave my cards the right Valentines touch by using word stickers & stickers from the Homegrown collection. A bit of Pink Mist splatters add extra effect. I’m really satisfied with how the cards turned out.

 


For this challenge I made a project with “love” colors. This is a 3-dimensional frame with mixed-media touch.

 


February is a month of love, indeed. With that in mind, I made a little set of ATCs. I chose positive, sweet texts as the background for these cards and the added some pinks and purples on top. The big texts also reflect love and they are from the Cold Country Die Cut Elements set.

 

In this creation, I am amused with punch of red and black colours. I love the contrast. The Homegrown collection is perfect for this. I added some flowers to brighten up the whole creation. I am still in love with the brand because the collections are always fun to create with. I hope you enjoy the video.

 


With this months challenge Louise has used the beautiful softly patterned vibrant papers and elements from the Homegrown range to create a layout to celebrate the love between a father and his daughter.

 


One says “If You have friends – You have everything”. I would also say “If You have beloved family – You have everything”. And that what’s my layout is about. To make it I used Writer’s Block and some elements from Homegrown.

 


I made this layout with cut-out hearts on the background. It’s all about me and my husband. It’s all about love. On the photo my husband and I are holding hands at sunset. It was our vacation this summer and it was a very romantic moment. I’m happy that I can capture that moment in my project.

 


I made the canvas with my husband and I on our trip to India this winter. When travelling we always fell that love is in the air. The tags and stencils from the collection “Writer’s Block” are very universal, and help to make a project on any topic and in any colour palette.

 


My lover is always running away from cameras, it is rare that I use a photo of us two in my work, but I took this photo just before last Christmas. What better way to express this challenge theme that with a lover’s photo? Play with us by expressing your love on 7 Dots Studio.

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Love is in the air
- 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 March, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the March.
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

 


Peaceful and artful start to the new year 2017 by Riikka Kovasin


It’s Riikka here today to share a couple of projects with you and naturally wish you all a great start to the new year 2017! Hopefully you had a merry, peaceful and joyful Holidays! My first project is connected to something that I looooove to do during the Holiday time and the second one takes us back a couple of years to the Christmas Eve, so let’s get started!

I’m probably not the only one who goes on saying “I should read more”. It seems that in the hectic everyday life I simply don’t have enough hours in the day or week to read as much I would love to. I love to get totally absorbed by the book and really be mesmerized by it. But during Holidays it’s a whole other story – all the hurry is away and I can simply snuggle in a corner with a good book and some hot tea. These ATCs are an ode to that joy of being a bookworm, even if for a moment.


The cards are made using the “Writer’s Block” collection. Base is a piece of patterned paper, then a bigger tag trimmed on top and a smaller tag for layering. I also added some stickers, some watercolour and a chipboard shape on top. The quotes are from the word sticker sheet. Those are really handy to spark ideas! If you are lacking an idea when starting a project, just take a look to the sticker sheet and I bet a couple of ideas pop into your head immediately!


One of the cards already has a new home, but the rest of them are up for grabs, if you are interested! Please visit my own blog, see the email address on the sidebar there and send me a mail if you want one. I’m always open to swaps as well, so don’t hesitate to mail!


As I wrote earlier my second project is kind of turning back the clock. The scene in the picture could be from a week ago, but this one was taken over a year ago. Moments, or rather photos like these really show how time is passing! Both of my girls seems so small in the picture, a lot has happened in a year!


I wanted the two projects in the post have somethings in common so I used same materials here as in the ATCs but also added some of the “Cotton Candy Dreams” in the mix as it creates a lovely snowy, chilly feeling. Because even though the Christmas was quite dark without the snow, my mind still connects snow and Christmas time together. The flowers in the background, done with modeling paste, represent snowflakes, softly falling down.


Thank you so much for your visit today! Once again – great start to 2017! May it be filled with joy, pleasant discoveries and a lot of artful adventures!

Materials from 7 Dots Studio:

In both projects:
Writer’s Block: Element Stickers 6×12
Writer’s Block: Die Cut Elements 6×12
Writer’s Block: Chipboard
Cotton Candy Dreams: Star Stencil
Homegrown: Clear Stamps

ATC:
Writer’s Block: Epilogue
Writer’s Block: 6×6 Pad
Writer’s Block: Tags 12×12
Writer’s Block: Word Stickers 6×12

Layout:
Writer’s Block: Notes
Cotton Candy Dreams: Cloud Watching
Cotton Candy Dreams: Element Stickers 6×12
Verano Azul: 6×6 Pad
Homegrown: Flower stencil