October Challenge: Sunrise – Sunset

We cant imagine our life without the Sun and yet the beauty of Sunrises and Sunsets remains the endless source of inspiration. This month we would like you to be inspired by the dusks and dawns. Let the sun fill your projects that you share with us this month.
Also from this month onwards the winner of the Challenge will get a chance to be a guest designer on our blog.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:


When I heard about the theme from this challenge, I immediately knew I wanted to use this picture. This picture is from the first sunset at Lake Garda (Lago Di Garda) in Italy, when we arrived there this summer. I have never been to Italy and I absolutely love the country already. Lake Garda is gorgeous and you get to see the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises (although I never saw those because I was asleep). I took many pictures of the sunset that vacation, and I love to have those warm and happy memories every time I see them again…

 


I always liked the photos of sunrise and sunset. I always found it inspiring. Then, what asked of better for a challenge? I played with cotton candy dreams collection because the colors were just perfect to fit with my picture. My cousin took this picture from a trip in Replublic Dominican with all my ants and I…so much fun we had…

 


I love to watch as the sun rises and sets! It seems to me that at this time miracles happen!For my layout I have used 7 Dots Studio – Dreamscapes collection.

 

A new challenge so new inspiration. And what better than a bright and lively canvas. I wanted to do something a bit different this month and decided how perfect than to use the “Sunrise” Paper from the Dreamscapes Collection and focus on the face as the focal point of the composition. Using various elements from the collection with layering and adding texture, the piece comes together and brings a little bit of sunshine into your day. You can also watch the video of the creative process.

 

When I think Sunrise, I imagine a new beginnings, inspiration, creating… I decided to create a Sunrise themed layout. I picked a beautiful picture from free image stock and matched to it 2 different color papers, just like in the picture. Next I added a background stumping, modeling paste through Geometry stencil and all the embellishments. You welcome to watch the whole process in my video tutorial.

 

When I think – sunset – I always see the beautiful sun falling down into the Baltic Sea… For me it is one of the most wonderful views in the world. Don’t You think? Just take a look… Enjoy!

 


Hello everyone! I made an autumn notepad in the technique of “midori”. I used the Dreamscapes collection.

 


For this months Challenge Louise has scrapped a simple style, 6 x 12 inch layout featuring selfie photos of her profile, on the beach at Terrigal Beach, just as the sun was setting.

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Sunrise – Sunset
- 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 November, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the November.
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
Also from this month on the Winner of the Challenge gets a chance to be a Guest Designer on our blog!!!

 


Bright album by Anastasi Kuznetsova


Hello everyone! Anastasi here with you today and I want to show you a big, bright album made entirely of paper 7 Dots Studio. It perfectly combines the Lost and Found and Cotton Candy Dream collections. There are even several sheets from the Yuletide, Writer’s Block and Domestic Goddess collections. And the cover is combined and made of genuine leather and suede. On the finished pages I made some prints with archive ink and sprinkled it with black paint.











7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Element Stickers 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Brain Freeze
Cotton Candy Dreams – Mint Julep
Cotton Candy Dreams – Sugar Haze
Domestic Goddess – Raspberry Pudding
Domestic Goddess – Ah Whatever
Lost and Found – Lab Notes
Lost and Found – Stained
Yuletide – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Yuletide – Warm Cinder
Hazy Days – Clear Stamps
Writer’s Block – Notes

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