September challenge – Steampunk

This month we would like to encourage you to create any Steampunk project. According to Wikipedia: “Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.”


  Here is the inspiration from our team:

For this challenge Louise has taken a simple approach to the steampunk theme, a simple black and white colour palette, and chipboard cog embellishments; all together the layout is simple and elegant with a touch of steampunk.


In this creation I had fun in texture and gears. I love his. I like the mix of metal and grunge. The Cold Contry Collection marries wonderfully with is style.
The Prima – Art Alchemy – Metallique of Finnabair and Gesso are great for the Splatters effect.
I love the Steampunk Style.
Of course you find the theme of the challenge in this page.
Enjoy my video:



Steampunk is very hard style for me. But i deceided my make altered prodject for our challenge. I make a feather for Steampunk Girl using Fortune-teller die-cut elements, element stickers and Lost and Found word stickers. I think this collections have special steampunk mood.



For our new challenge I made a steampunk clock. I used quotes from Lost and Found collection. I covered all gears and clock with hot embossing and mists to make vintage-look.



When i heard about the Steampunk Challenge, i could’t decide whether to design a lay out which is more comfortable for me or something totally different…So i challenged myself too, doing a Steampunk shadow box with many tiny details and and a lot of distressing.My hands became brown for several days, but i really enjoyed the procedure.Fussy cutting to some vintage-steampunk pictures among with ”Fortune teller” collection papers and stickers were my main materials used.



I adore this style, but I rarely dare to venture there. Here, I built around a box packaging of Prima. Several chipboards and elements métalique were stacked to realize this page-pattern. I used several stickers, paper and words of the collection Fortune Teller. This collection was ideal to realise the Steampunk style. I also paint my flowers to add a metallic touch to them with the Finnabair paint.

What an amazing challenge,STEAMPUNK !!!
For this challenge, I wanted to create something different with the papers from Fortune-Teller 7 Dots Studio collection.
I used the Fortune Teller collection pad 6×6 to create my hot air balloon, and I love it !!
I played with texture, papers, metal embellishments…


To me steampunk means gears, rusty colors, textures and old photos. I tried to combine all those elements in this journal cover. There’s chipboard gears and there’s brown and rusty colors. For texture part I used a denim journal at the first place and then added rust paste to the journal as well as used different materials. Old photo part was an easy one as there’s plenty to choose from in the 7 Dots Studio collections, for example the new Fortune-teller or the older Cold Country.


For Steampunk challenge I decided to make a love card. I used our older collections – Domestic Goddess and Destination Unknown. I made the paper a little rusty by using some mists. I must admit it was great. I hope You’ll play with us with this inspirational challenge.


I love all styles of mixed media but combining the techniques with a Steampunk theme is one of my favourites. I used the elements from the 7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller and combined them with metallic and resin embellishments to create these mini 4×4 canvases. I used rust paste to give it the rusted look.”
Here is the recording of a video on how I created these Winged Boxes live during the Artsits Live Ustream Show on Monday September 5th”

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Steampunk
- 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 in your blog post our “inspirational circle” (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 October 2016, 19th midnight CET
We announce winners by the end of the October . One lucky person will win one Collection Kit and one 6×6 pad!


Color and cut it! – Riikka Kovasin

Hello there! Today it’s Riikka here sharing a couple of projects with you. This time I created two cards and a layout using the same idea – making the poppy pattern from the “Homegrown” paper into an embellishment. The cards hold the flowers cut from the 6×6 sheet and the layout has the 12×12 version.

The layout is about my younger daughter and my father’s dog. Both of my girls love animals, but whereas my older one is a bit drawn back and cautious, my younger one is more open with her love and affection. In the picture she’s hugging the young dog. Even though the picture doesn’t show the dog so well, I thought her expression was so sweet and wanted to scrapbook the shot anyway.

In both projects, the layout and the cards, I colored the flower motif with watercolors. After the first layer of the paint had dried I then added some details using watercolor pencils and then cut the pattern loose. In both projects the flowers are adhered using foam dots here and there to create an idea of depth.

The cards have the focal point cut from the “Fortune-teller” collection’s “Soul” sheet. I used the other cards from the same sheet to add layers behind the images. The base of both cards is made from a sheet of white cardstock decorating it with a stencil and a stamp to match the color palette.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you all the best,

Xoxo Riikka

Homegrown – Happy
Homegrown – 6×6 Pad
Fortune-teller – Tarot
Fortune-teller – Soul
Verano Azul – 6×6 Pad
Soulmates – Not About Labels
Domestic Goddess – White Apron
The Queen’s Heart – Army of Love
Homegrown – Clear Stamps
Fortune-teller – Dots stencil
Homegrown – Element Stickers 6×12
Lost and Found – Die Cut Elements 6×12
Verano Azul – Word Stickers 6×12

Um Wow Studio – Homegrown – Oh So Happy flair
Um Wow Studio – Fortune-teller – Gypsy Soul Flair
Um Wow Studio – Fortune-teller – Wheelie mask

Yasmin Tolche – our Guest Designer with one more project

Hello Everyone, It’s Yasmin here on the blog today and I’m so glad to be back for my final post here as a Guest DT member. I have a layout with a tutorial to share with you, playing with my ultimate favorite 7dots Studio collection “Lost and Found”.

I’ve also added some pieces from some of the other collections like fuzzy cutting out images from the “Domestic Goddess” collection.

I’ve used some modeling paste, stenciling, watercolor confections and stamping to create my background. Would you like to see my creative prosess on this layout please check out the video below.


I have to admit that the title stickers are perfect for any layout, card or project. I cherish all my title stickers. These are form the “Nature Walk” collection. I’ve also cut some elements out of the “Homegrown” papers. The poppies are adorable.

Products used in this post:
Lost and Found – Stained 12×12″
Lost and Found – Lab Notes 12×12″
Lost and Found – Sticky Notes 12×12″
Domestic Goodess – Proudly Handcrafted 12×12″
Homegrown – Attic 12×12″
Lost and Found – Stamps
Soulmates – Stamps
Nature Walk – Word Stickers

Thank you so much for having me over as a Guest Designer! I’ve had so much fun playing with 7dots Studio products!