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

 


January Challenge – Monochromatic Project


Why would you use an array of different colours when you can stick to just one? In this month’s challenge We want you to create and share some monochromatic projects with us. So pick your favourite colour or the one your not used to and test yourself limited to only one colour hue.

Here is the inspiration from our team:

In this creation I had fun with a new collection, I love it especially it’s magnificent Teal colour. This collection blends wonderfully with this theme. Not to mention my splashing with lot of flowers.
Enjoy the video.

 


I love monochromatic layouts. immediately I got ideas of a wintry, snowy layout. So that’s what I tried to achieve here. I used the beautiful paper from Writer’s block ‘Sincerely’ because it already has that wintry feeling. I used some clear and white gesso on it, just dabbing with a tissue, to give it a snow-look. I used the letters stencil with modelling paste, and when the paste was still wet, I poured ultra fine white glitters on it. I build my page with lace, photo’s, cut out squares from tags, chipboard, wire, flowers leaves and more. My chipboard pieces and flowers are painted black and again dabbed with some white gesso over it. I added more embellishments, die cut stars, rhinestones, glass beads, straws, and more glitter.

 


To tell you the truth I have noticed that monochromatic layouts are a BIG challenge for me. But I am so in love with the colours of the new Cotton Candy Dreams collection that it was a real pleasure to work with these papers!!! I used the “Mint Julep” paper for my background with a thin layer of white gesso and orange ink spray. Lot of embellishments of the same colour, Words stickers and Elements.
XOXOXOXOXOXO Nathalie

 


Green is my favourite colour in scrapbooking. I don’t know why but I feel the nature, the simplicity, hope and life… I just love this colour and I think I’m not bad at crafting with it…

 


I present to you my art spread, I’m a girl and I love the colour pink!

 


For this challenge I created a romantic layout, using a new stunning 7 Dots Studio Collection “Writer’s Block” with a lot of flowers and mixedmedia techniques.

 


Creating monochromatic projects is a really challenging and SO much fun! I sorted trough all my 7 Dots Studio stash and mixed a lot of papers & embellishments that had the same green and grey tone. The “Palmistry” 12×12 paper from the Fortune-teller Collection set the tone and from that I had a great time playing with stencils, Glimmer Mists, stamps & embellishments. I really love the feeling in the finished layout – the colours seem dreamy & a bit punky and rebellious.

 


This challenge proved surprisingly difficult! I usually tend to use analogous color scheme in my projects so it should’ve been a piece of cake. But you know when something is not allowed, it’s just the time you really would like to use it? Lol! But the other difficulty was to choose the color! As I normally gravitate towards blue and turquoise hues I went with a peachy colors this time and did a page about a small puppy, all grown now.

 


Louise has chosen to use one of our fabulous new release ranges to create a simple but effective monochromatic [brown and white] layout. Don’t you just love the Cotton Candy Dreams range?!!

 


I’ve created a canvas with picture taken in a deep forest. I am charmed by its browns and greens merged together. Sometimes I dream about living deep in the forest. That would be wonderful, don’t You think? To create this project I used Writers Block and Nature Walk collections.

 


I love red. I’m not afraid to use it in my work! And today, my choice fell on it. In the photo, my husband and professor, with whom we met while on vacation in Goa! Interesting man, who left very good memories in our hearts.

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Monochromatic Project
- 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 February 2017, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the February.
This year, because of the overwhelming amount of wonderful projects, we decided to reward top 3 creations.
The main winner is going to win One Collection Kit!
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

 


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 !!!
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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