March Challenge: Altered Art – Beyond the page

We all love making different types of beautiful cards and layouts, who doesn’t. This month we want to do something a little different so we challenged our design team and want to challenge you to create an Altered Art project. Will it be a accessory, blank canvas or an ornament you own that you think would use some more colour and embellishments here is a chance to transform it and share with us.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:


I created a 3D pop up book page for the Altered Art March challenge. I used both Destination Unknown and Cotton Candy Dreams to create this underwater assemblage. I used chipboard, flowers, mini art stones, real shells and starfish and a mini glass bottle. I combined everything with some mixed media sprays, gesso, alcohol inks and stuck it all with gel. I mounted it all on an old hard cover book so it would be sturdy enough to withstand the mixed media products and the heavy pieces. I’m quite pleased with the results. This is a picture of my kids during a photo shoot at the beach so I thought it was perfect for this off the page project.

 


I made this little tin lady using an old candy box and papers, stickers and die-cuts from Cotton Candy Dreams. I covered the inside with a piece of the “Pucker Up” paper and then added the little lady, and used the speech bubble from the die-cut sheet as a focal point on the top. Word sticker add the right feeling. She is now sitting on the shelf where I keep all my mists

 


My first idea was to alter something and go really mixed media with it. But as that’s what I love to do, I thought to challenge myself a bit more and go easy with the mediums. Luckily I then found a tall tin jar in my stash and thought to make a pen holder out of it. That way I could use more patterned paper and embellishments and not so much mediums! I did use some mediums, but did use quite a few paper elements as well. Can’t wait to see what you do with the theme!

 


I simply love the design of the abstract flowers on the “Cotton Candy Dreams” papers. I wanted to replicate them and combine my own drawing with the printed design onto a canvas. The process was lots of fun as I experimented how to get a similar effect in my drawing to that on the papers. I just love the end result, it’s so whimsical and exactly how I imagined it.

 


Today Louise is sharing her fun take on paper dolls. Louise loves to create these just for creative fun, and or to use in her scrapbooking and art journal. Louise thought it would be great to use the fabulous 7 Dots Studio stamps so she has used them to create patterns on the dresses of her quaint hand drawn girly peeps.

 


Hi everyone !
My self-confidence is very low… like many of us but I really think that beauty lies beyond the mirror! I created this mirror to express this feeling. At first, this mirror was white, I used a lot of mixed media products, metal embellishments and played with paints and sprays. Of course, I added 7 Dots Studio goodies, I’m in love with the 7 Dots Studio’s Words Stickers, I want to put them everywhere :) They match perfectly here, don’t they?
XOXOXOXOXO, Nathalie Dalibard

 

In this creation, I had fun altering a small box. I love using the 7 Dots Studio papers as the are of nice quality and thickness. I love texture and 3D feel so I embellished the box with a bit of chipboards and tags. It turned out magical and mystical at the same time.
Please enjoy the video.

 


For this challenge, I made small rectangle boxes form 7 Dots Studio papers to add to my canvas to get more volume. I added mediums as well for texture and to decorate the whole. I also used stickers and tags also from 7 Dots Studio. A real pleasure to create.

 


Hello,Everyone! This is my project for Altered Art Challenge. It’s an easel for my cards and tags photo sessions =) I used Sweet Candy Dream Collection.

 


I love altered art! My favourite things to make awesome are bulbs and bottles. So, this month I decided to make spring bottle with wire dragonfly. And now it is my favourite 3D-project. I really love all this glitter and bright colours, and almost alive dragonfly!

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme: Altered Art – Beyond the page
- 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 April, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the April.
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

 


Box of Happiness by Marie Johansson

You know sometimes you have a vision. Mine often comes in the middle of the night, often after an evening of a lot of rushed work. This project was one of those – I had a vision of a box with a poppy on top of it.

I had a small paper box that my mother in law gave me that worked really well for the project. First of all I painted all the edges with Acrylics, and then I cut to size two pieces of paper from “Mint Julep” (Cotton Candy Dreams Collection), one strip and one circle. The strip was glued to the side of the box and the circle on top of the lid.

The fun part is always to embellish, I think. I found this great big poppy in one of my cabinets (It´s actually a piece of home decor… ), and applied it to the lid with hot glue. Then I took two round elements from the Cotton Candy Dreams – Die-cut Elements and placed them on the lid with a pebble stone on top of it. I love the dimensional effect of that. I also added some a couple of gem stones.

To give the box some sort of message I added a “Happy” sentiment and a word stickers on to a tag, and then wrinkled the tag a bit before applying it to the lid.

A small amount of Glimmer Mist Splatters and a touch of the same mist on the edges of the Poppy finished off the box nicely.

I hope you enjoyed my little box of Happiness!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Creams – Mint Julep
Cotton Candy Dreams – Tags 12×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Pad 6×6
Cotton Candy Dreams – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Word Stickers 6×12

December Challenge – Traditions around the world


This time theme of our challenge is “Traditions around the world” and what better month to talk about and create tradition orientated projects then December. There is so much celebration happening it has got to invoke some inspiration. Is it a Christmas, New Years, Ester or any other maybe not so well known tradition we hope You can share your wonderful creations with us in this months challenge.

Here is the inspiration from our team:


For this challenge I created a romantic card, using a new stunning 7 Dots Studio Collection – “Cotton Candy Dreams”! With this card I wanted to tell you a touching New Year’s tradition in my country (Russia). On New year’s eve, when the clock strikes midnight, at this very moment we always think about our fondest desires, which we crave with all our hearts, that we want to come true in the coming year!

 


In kindergarten, all children dressed up in Christmas costumes and did a little matinee. This is me when I was six dressed in my fox costume.

 


The Christmas Boat (Karavaki – Little ship) is part of a very old Greek tradition. It comes from the Islands where each year children go door to door singing ‘kalanda’ (Christmas Carols) usually accompanied by instruments such as triangles, guitars, accordions and harmonicas. The children on the islands carry small wooden boats, either illuminated to light the way or with enough space to store treats given to them by the residents they sing for. Some claim that this custom’s roots are linked with the December 6th Celebration of Agios Nikolas (Saint Nicholas) who is the Patron Saint of Sailors in Greece.
So here is my take on the challenge, wishing you a Very Merry Christmas…

 



“I thought for a long time about how I would tell the story about how we celebrate Christmas in Sweden. I finally decided to make a set of Christmas Tree decorations. The Christmas Tree is essential for all Swedish homes during Christmas, even though the look of the tree differs a lot (fake, real, blue, white, even pink…). We set up our tree 1 week before Christmas Eve and decorate it with a mix of vintage glass baubles and the kids creations. I made these mixed media stars with the Yuletide Collection as a base, and used stickers, die cuts and UmWowStudio flair.”

 


Me again… For the December challenge this time “Traditions around the world” …
Christmas is around the corner and I love this period of the year so much… especially the preparations.
I love doing altered objects for Christmas, for our home decoration. It’s our tradition, changing the Christmas decoration every year .
I created these projects with the beautiful YULETIDE COLLECTION. I would like to wish you, all 7 DOTS STUDIO’s fans, HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!
X0X0X0X0X0X0

 

My interpretation of the theme is my own traditions and a way to document them – so I made a mini album to document the December until the 26th and so to keep track of our family’s Christmas traditions. I decorated the cover and added some details to each spread, but all the photos and texts are coming daily during December.

 


In my part of the country, the fir tree is important. We put presents under the fir tree traditionally the night before Christmas, on December 24th. At home, me and my children as they grow older, add them throughout the month. In the morning of Christmas Day, always in pyjamas, we play and unpack presents together as family. I like giving them to my kids a lot, they unpack a present one very hour to lengthen the pleasure. Merry Christmas everyone

 

In this creation I had fun with a new collection, I love it. I like the mix of paper and medium.
The Writer’s Block collection blends wonderfully with this theme. Not to mention my splashing.
Also a little touch of flowers makes the whole thing come together nicely. Please enjoy my video.

 


In Poland we celebrate Christmas Eve as the most important day over all Christmas. Christmas Eve is known as ‘Wigilia’. It’s traditional that no food is eaten until the first star is seen in the sky. On the table there are 12 dishes. Everyone has to eat or at least try some of each dish. Carp is the main dish of the meal. On the Christmas Eve we open the presents. In most of the houses, before the presents are opened, the family sings carols together. My green Christmas tree is decorated with a star on the top, gingerbreads, sweets, lights and glass ornaments. They are usually hand-made, painted or decorated in other way.
The days after Christmas are often spent with family and friends. Happy Christmas!

 


December is a very special month. It’s the wintery month that is full of joy, happiness and light. We decorate our houses, we spread the joy to others, we give gifts and send beautiful cards to our friends. And we call it – Christmas -. Happy December and Happy Christmas!

 



For our December challenge Louise has decided to use one of our fabulous new ranges to create a combination of coordinated gift tags and mini photo albums. These albums are just the perfect personal gift for grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, and even Godparents. Just fill them up with favourite photos of the family and children and you have a wonderful gift to give at Christmas.

 


When I was a child, I made small gifts of candy for Father Frost every year, and now I wanted to remember that little tradition.

 

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Traditions around the world
- 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 January 2017, 19th midnight CET
We announce winners by the end of the January. The big Winner will get one Collection Kit and one 6×6 pad from our newest collection!
Also one random lucky person will win 10EUR coupon to our store