August Challenge: Favorite Artist

Every artist must start somewhere and usually we start looking up to somebody. Our favourite artists inspire us with they creativity and spark our own. That’s why this month the theme of our challenge is Favourite Artist. So, who is it? Who inspires you? Make any scrapbooking project about your favourite craftsperson using 7 Dots Studio products and share it with us in the August Challenge.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:

This month’s theme at 7 Dots Studio is “Favourite Artist” and I created a mixed media collage project about one of my favourite artists: Frida Kahlo. I’ve always admired her courage as an independent woman who despite her physical and emotional pain she was able to succeed as an artist in a male dominant society. I call this piece Ode to Frida Kahlo and I used a gel transfer technique for her face. Then I used rust and patina paste to alter it. I also used the Hazy Days collection for the background. Watch my video tutorial above to see how I created it.

 

I choose Franz Marc as my favorite artist. This oil painting he created in 1912 (Little Yellow Horses) is one of my favourite paintings ever in the history of art. Franz Marc has been an inspiration for me since I was a teenager. I love the expressionistic peroid in the history of art, with the bright colors and the way they started painting more and more abstract. This is one of my favorite periods, and Franz marc was inspired by lots of other artist who are also on my fav list. I decided to use oil pastels to recreate this painting. I used the paper from Dreamscapes ‘Narwhal’ to draw the horses on, and I glued it down on the paper from Hazy Days ‘Twilight’. I wanted to create the background differently, so I used stamps, stencils and word stickers to come to a similar composition.

 

This piece of art is titled ‘Bewitched Park’ by Leonid Efremov. He is my favourite artist at the moment. I enjoy his bright, and vivid style. He paints with oil paints and only a palette knife. His art has inspired my layout.

 

One of my favourite artists is Leonardo da Vinci. I admire his personality, his creativity and his great mind. I decided to do a canvas using Fortune teller paper collection and stamps from Hazy days collection. Wish you good mood and a lot of inspiration. Hugs, Nadya

 

I created layout with one of my favorite Actresses Scarlett Johansson. I just love movies with her participation! I think she is very talented and her roles are always memorable!

 

This month’s the challenge at 7 Dots Studio is Your Favourite Artist. Well there are so many to choose from, I had to narrow it down to someone who called to me, who had some of the same interests as me, and why not do Leonardo da Vinci. He was not only famous for the Mona Lisa but he desire to explore and under stand the human body as portrayed in the Vitruvian Man. His desire to learn and understand anatomy and physiology intrigues me. His talent not only an artist but scientist and botanist, although never truly considered a scientist, all of those subjects that interest me. So I hope you enjoy my “Specimen A” of the Vitruvian Man.

 

For this months challenge Louise has created a 6 x 12 layout about one of her favourite artists, or more so one of her favourite group of artists; ‘Street Artists’. Louise just loves Urban street art, and especially loved all of the street art she saw when she travelled to NYC. This particular photo is of some street art from Brooklyn NY.

 

I’m a bit shy today to show you my layout for this challenge. I didn’t use a picture for my favourite scrapbook artist, but I choose to use her style with the aim of honoring her. I hope that you recognize her through this layout… After some years as 7 Dots Studio DT member, She’s now one of our great Brand Ambassador, Louise Nelson. For, me, she is a real artist, she create with emotions and always try something new and creative. I always love to discover her last piece of art… Thanks for inspiring me Louise …xx

 

One person immediately came to my mind for this challenge is “Aishwarya Rai”. Former Miss world and a great actress,a best example for beauty with brains. Even after two decades of winning the title, she is still popular and successful, the way she carries herself with dignity is something commendable. My childhood favourite and a role model to every women out there.

 

Most recently, I got acquainted with the work of the Yakut artist Andrei Chikachev. I really liked his paintings, they are about life, about nature. And one picture has sunk into my soul especially. It is called “Widow”. I was very touched by the old woman, pictured on it. And very surprised and delighted the artist’s desire to capture this episode from the life of this particular woman.
For my work, I chose a piece of paper from the old collection “Domestic Goddess”. With a background perfectly with the new collection “Dreamscapes”.

 

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

 


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

 


June Challenge: Daily Routines

This time for our monthly challenge we want you to focus on things that accompany you in your daily life. The topic of this month challenge is “Daily Routines”. We want you to look around and search for things you can’t live without day by day. What is it? Please take part in the monthly fun and share with us the projects you come up with about day-to-day activities.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:

I have many daily routines and I’m a kind of routine lover. I love when I know what to do and when and that the everyday life is rolling. When thinking of a project to represent a daily routine I first thought about altering a tea cup but then decided to do a “tea bag”. Ha ha, pun intended! Tea is something I drink daily. Weekends start with a cup of tea, creating starts with a cup of tea and I usually end my day with a cup, too. I’m usually in too much of a hurry to drink a cup during the workday but sometimes I treat myself with a cuppa there, too. The soft tones of “Dreamscapes” fit the project perfectly.

 

What are your daily routines??Well… mine are those of a modern lifestyle for sure…Coffee first thing in the morning, e mail checking, mobile close for capturing a moment!! I know this may be your daily routines too. I also know this is not a healthy life he he he. But I have another routine for myself only… Gym trainning. Now try to include this one in your life too!!Kisses.

 

With this layout Louise wanted to document a fairly regular routine she has during her working week. With many of the private hospitals she works in they have fabulous little cafe’s so she always like to get to the hospital a little bit early so that she can have a nice big Coffee before starting work.

 

The inspiration for this Art Journal page actually came from the packaging of the Hazy Days stamps. I love how it looks and wanted to make a spread that reminded of if. I used several layers of acrylic paints and the Hazy Days stamps in combination to achieve a similar background to the one in the stamp set pack. When happy I added dimension with texture paste and the Dreamscapes Triangle stencil. The topic of this months challenge is “Daily Routines” and I wanted to share a brief overview of my day from wake up call to bedtime. The Writer´s Block numbers stencil worked perfectly to add my time schedule, and the word stickers from Hazy Days summon my day with a humoristic twist.

 

I can’ imagine a day without reading books. It’s my addiction, the air I need to breathe. That’s why I’ve created three bookmarks for our June challenge. I made them from “Dreamscapes” – one of the newest collections.

 

Hello 7 Dots Studio’s fans! My daily routine? READING! Each day I try to read at least for 30 minutes, It’s my moment where I can really relax! For my background, I used the “Under the covers” paper from the DREAMSCAPES collection. I have added some stamping, Art Stones and started layering using Dreamscapes papers, tags and stickers from the Writer’s Block.

 

Because the challenge topic is about routine for my page I chose something that I do every morning. A walk with my dog. He needs to move and so do I. I wanted to emphasize the yellow of my paper to make a reference to the sun and to the happiness this routine gets me. Scrapbooking is great at highlight the good little things and 7 Dots can always help you with it. Thanks. San xx

 

Today I present a page that illustrates my passion the arts. Every day I try to be in direct connection with my heart. I had fun using black and white together with some bursts of happiness. I used the illumination collection I adore. I made a little video for you. Please enjoy.

 

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Daily Routines
- 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 July, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of July.
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